Horizon 7 creates log files that record the installation and operation of its components.

Note:

Horizon 7log files are intended for use by VMware Support. VMware recommends that you configure and use the event database to monitor Horizon 7. For more information, see the View Installation and View Integration documents.

Table 1. Horizon 7 Log Files

Horizon Component

File Path and Other Information

All components (installation logs)

%TEMP%\vminst.log_date_timestamp

%TEMP%\vmmsi.log_date_timestamp

Horizon Agent

<Drive Letter>:\ProgramData\VMware\VDM\logs

To access Horizon 7 log files that are stored in <Drive Letter>:\ProgramData\VMware\VDM\logs, you must open the logs from a program with elevated administrator privileges. Right-click the program file and select Run as administrator.

If a User Data Disk (UDD) is configured, <Drive Letter> might correspond to the UDD.

The logs for PCoIP are named pcoip_agent*.log and pcoip_server*.log.

Published Applications

View Event Database configured on an SQL Server or Oracle database server.

Windows Application Event logs. Disabled by default.

View Composer

%system_drive%\Windows\Temp\vmware-viewcomposer-ga-new.log on the linked-clone desktop.

The View Composer log contains information about the execution of QuickPrep and Sysprep scripts. The log records the start time and end time of script execution, and any output or error messages.

Connection Server or Security Server

<Drive Letter>:\ProgramData\VMware\VDM\logs.

The log directory is configurable in the log configuration settings of the View Common Configuration ADMX template file (vdm_common.admx) .

PCoIP Secure Gateway logs are written to files named SecurityGateway_*.log in the PCoIP Secure Gateway subdirectory.

Blast Secure Gateway logs are written to files named absg*.log in the Blast Secure Gateway subdirectory.

Horizon Services

Horizon Event Database configured on an SQL Server or Oracle database server.

Windows System Event logs.