VMware Cloud Director provides logging information for each cloud cell in your server group. You can view the logs to monitor your cells and to troubleshoot any problems that you encounter during the day-to-day running of VMware Cloud Director.
VMware Cloud Director Logs
|Log Name File or Directory||Description|
|/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/cell.log||Console output from the VMware Cloud Director cell.|
|/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/cell-management-tool||Cell Management Tool log messages from the cell.|
|/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/cell-runtime||Runtime log messages from the cell.|
|/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/cloud-proxy||Cloud proxy log messages from the cell.|
|/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/console-proxy||Remote console proxy log messages from the cell.|
|/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/server-group-communications||Server group communications from the cell.|
|/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/statsfeeder||Virtual machine metric retrieval from vCenter Server and storage information and error messages.|
|/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/vcloud-container-debug.log||Debug-level log messages from the cell.|
|/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/vcloud-container-info.log||Informational log messages from the cell. This log also shows warnings or errors encountered by the cell.|
|/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/vmware-vcd-watchdog.log||Informational log messages from the cell watchdog. It records when the cell stops responding, is restarted, and so on.|
|/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/diagnostics.log||Cell diagnostics log. This file is empty unless diagnostics logging is enabled in the local logging configuration.|
|/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/ YYYY_MM_DD.request.log||HTTP request logs in the Apache common log format.|
VMware Cloud Director Appliance Logs
The VMware Cloud Director appliance features some additional log files.
|/opt/vmware/var/log/firstboot||Contains logging information related to the first boot of the appliance.|
|/opt/vmware/var/log/vcd||Contains logs related to the Replication Manager (repmgr) tool suite setup, reconfiguration, and appliance synchronization.|
|/opt/vmware/var/log/vcd/pg||Contains logs related to the backup of the embedded appliance database.|
|/opt/vmware/etc/vami/ovfEnv.xml||Contains the OVF deployment parameters.|
|/var/vmware/vpostgres/current/pgdata/log||Contains logs related to the embedded PostgreSQL database.|
|/opt/vmware/var/log/vami/updatecli.log||Contains logging related to appliance upgrades.|
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