After you deploy the vCloud Director appliance, you can examine the firstboot and database logs for errors and warnings.

Procedure

  1. Log in directly or SSH to the vCloud Director appliance console as root.
  2. Navigate to /opt/vmware/var/log.
  3. Examine the log files.
    • The firstboot file contains logging information related to the first boot of the appliance.
    • The /opt/vmware/var/log/vcd/ directory contains logs related to the Replication Manager (repmgr) tool suite setup and reconfiguration and appliance synchronization.
    • The /opt/vmware/var/log/vcd/pg/ directory contains logs related to the backup of the embedded appliance database.
    • The /opt/vmware/etc/vami/ovfEnv.xml file contains the deployment OVF parameters.