You can examine the log files for errors and warnings when you apply patches to the VMware Cloud Director appliance.


If the vamicli command returns an error, you can use the log files to troubleshoot.


  1. Log in directly or SSH to the VMware Cloud Director appliance console as root.
  2. Navigate to the appropriate log file.
    • If the vamicli update --check fails, navigate to /opt/vmware/var/log/vami/vami.log.
    • If the vamicli update --install latest fails, navigate to /opt/vmware/var/log/vami/updatecli.log.
  3. Examine the log file.