VMware Cloud Builder contains various log files for different components of the system.

VMware Cloud Builder has a number of components which are used during the bring-up process, each component generates a log file which can be used for the purpose of troubleshooting. The components and their purpose are:
  • JsonGenerator: Used to convert the deployment parameter workbook into the required configuration file (JSON) that is used by the Bringup Validation Service and Bringup Service.
  • Bringup Service: Used to perform the validation of the configuration file (JSON), the ESXi hosts and infrastructure where VMware Cloud Foundation will be deployed, and to perform the deployment and configuration of the management domain components and the first cluster.
  • Supportability and Serviceability (SoS) Utility: A command line utility for troubleshooting deployment issues.
The following table describes the log file locations:
Component Log Name Location
JsonGenerator jsongenerator-timestamp /var/log/vmware/vcf/sddc-support/
Bringup Service vcf-bringup.log /var/log/vmware/vcf/bringup/
vcf-bringup-debug.log /var/log/vmware/vcf/bringup/
rest-api-debug.log /var/log/vmware/vcf/bringup/
SoS Utility sos.log /var/log/vmware/vcf/sddc-support/sos-timestamp/