You can monitor the events that VMware Cloud Director Availability generates either by using a syslog server, or in VMware Cloud Director, or by using email delivery for the notifications.

Event Notifications Delivery Channels

For VMware Cloud Director Availability monitoring in the cloud site, the Cloud Service delivers information about significant events by using the following delivery channels:
  • Syslog
    As a service provider, you can use the syslog protocol to deliver the event notifications to a preconfigured syslog server, for example vRealize Log Insight. To enter the syslog server IP address and UDP port, see Configure Provider Events.
  • Cloud Director
    This event notification delivery channel is available for both service provider and tenant users. In the VMware Cloud Director, as an OrgAdmin user, you can monitor VMware Cloud Director Availability events and also monitor events about user actions for replications owned by the same user. As a SysAdmin user, you can monitor all events, including the events that OrgAdmin users see, with additional event details.
  • Email
    This event notification delivery channel is available for both service provider and tenant users. In VMware Cloud Director, as an OrgAdmin user, you can configure an SMTP server for the events notifications. VMware Cloud Director Availability uses the SMTP configuration of VMware Cloud Director and to receive email notifications from the Cloud Service, configuring the SMTP settings in VMware Cloud Director is required.
    • For information about configuring the email notifications as a service provider, see Configure the System Email Settings in the VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal Guide.
    • For information about configuring the email notifications as a tenant user, see Modify Your Email Settings in the VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal Guide.
All the delivery channels carry the same notification information, that is formatted according to the delivery method. To receive events notifications, you can use a single channel, all three channels, or not use any of the event notification channels.

Event Types

Based on the generation mechanism, VMware Cloud Director Availability logs the following two types of events:
Management Events
User actions generate these events, for example, starting a replication, replication operations, policy changes, and others. For more information about the management event types, see the following table.
VMware Cloud Director Availability logs the following two types of management events:
System Management Events
Only available for service provider users.
Replication Management Events
Available for both service provider and tenant users.
Monitoring Events
The system generates these events, for example, periodic checks that are generated when a certain criteria is met. For more information about the monitoring event types, see the following table.
VMware Cloud Director Availability logs the following two types of monitoring events:
System Monitoring Events
Only available for service provider users.
Replication Monitoring Events
Available for both service provider and tenant users.
Table 1. Management Events
Event Type Log Level Resource ID Description Details
start INFO Replication ID The replication of the vm-name virtual machine started.

If the replication is a migration, what is the replication direction: cloud to cloud, cloud to on-premises, or on-premises to cloud, and warning messages

start ERROR N/A The replication of the vm-name virtual machine failed to start.

If the replication is a migration, what is the replication direction: cloud to cloud, cloud to on-premises, or on-premises to cloud, and a stack trace

stop INFO Replication ID The replication of the vm-name virtual machine stopped. Warning messages
sync INFO Replication ID A replication instance is created for the replicated vm-name virtual machine. The latest instance ID
sync ERROR Replication ID Failed to create a replication instance for the replicated vm-name virtual machine. A stack trace
failover INFO Replication ID The replicated vm-name virtual machine failed over.

Recovery information and warning messages

failover ERROR Replication ID The failover failed for the replicated vm-name virtual machine. A stack trace
migrate INFO Replication ID The replicated vm-name virtual machine is migrated.

Recovery information and warning messages

migrate ERROR Replication ID The migration failed for the replicated vm-name virtual machine. A stack trace
failoverTest INFO Replication ID The test image is created for the replicated vm-name virtual machine.

Recovery information and warning messages

failoverTest ERROR Replication ID The test image creation failed for the replicated vm-name virtual machine. A stack trace
failoverTestCleanup INFO Replication ID The cleanup of the test image is successful for the replicated vm-name virtual machine. Warning messages
failoverTestCleanup ERROR Replication ID The cleanup of the test image failed for the replicated vm-name virtual machine. A stack trace
pause INFO Replication ID The replication synchronization is paused for the replicated vm-name virtual machine. N/A
pause ERROR Replication ID Failed to pause the replication synchronization for the replicated vm-name virtual machine. A stack trace
resume INFO Replication ID The replication synchronization is resumed for the replicated vm-name virtual machine. N/A
resume ERROR Replication ID Failed to resume the replication synchronization for the replicated vm-name virtual machine. A stack trace
reverse INFO Replication ID The replication is reversed for the replicated vm-name virtual machine.

Warning messages and the reversed replication ID

reverse ERROR Replication ID Failed to reverse the replication the replicated vm-name virtual machine. A stack trace
reconfigure INFO Replication ID The replication configuration is changed for the replicated vm-name virtual machine.

The new configuration and warning messages

reconfigure ERROR Replication ID Failed to change the replication configuration for the replicated vm-name virtual machine. A stack trace
reconfigureDisks INFO Replication ID The replicated disks changed for the replicated vm-name virtual machine.

The replicated disks and warning messages

reconfigureDisks ERROR Replication ID Failed to change the replicated disks for the replicated vm-name virtual machine. A stack trace
pair INFO Site name Paired to the site-name remote site. Warning messages
pair ERROR Site name Failed to pair to the site-name remote site. A stack trace
repair INFO Site name Updated the pairing to the site-name remote site. Warning messages
repair ERROR Site name Failed to update the pairing to the site-name remote site. A stack trace
unpair INFO Site name Broke the pairing with the site-name remote site. Warning messages
unpair ERROR Site name Failed to break the pairing with the site-name remote site. A stack trace
policyChange INFO Replication Policy ID The replication policy is changed. The new policy
Table 2. Monitoring Events
Event Type Log Level Resource ID Description Details
lsConnectivity ERROR N/A Failed to connect to the vCenter Server Lookup service. A stack trace
dbConnectivity ERROR N/A Failed to connect to the database. N/A
ntpConnectivity ERROR N/A Time is not synchronized with the NTP servers. The NTP servers
managerConnectivity ERROR Manager Service ID Failed to connect to the Manager Service. Stack trace
vcdConnectivity ERROR N/A Failed to connect to VMware Cloud Director. A stack trace
tunnelConnectivity ERROR N/A Failed to connect to the local Tunnel Service. A stack trace
offlineRemoteSites WARN N/A There are offline paired sites. The site names
offlineLocalReplicators WARN N/A There are offline local Replicator Service instances. Replicator Service IDs
certExpiration WARN N/A The certificate of the appliance expires in number days. N/A
adminRemoteAccess WARN N/A The administrative access is allowed from anywhere. N/A
sshEnabled WARN N/A The SSH access is enabled. N/A
licenseExpired WARN N/A The license is expired. N/A
replicationErrors WARN N/A There are number replications with errors. The replications IDs
rpoViolations WARN N/A There are number replications with an RPO violation more than number minutes. The replications IDs
offlineOnpremReplicators WARN N/A There are offline VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance instances. VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance IDs