You can change the size, number, and location of Site Recovery Manager Server log files.

About this task

You can modify the Site Recovery Manager log settings in the vmware-dr.xml configuration file on the Site Recovery Manager Server.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Site Recovery Manager Server host.
  2. Open the vmware-dr.xml file in a text editor.

    You find the vmware-dr.xml file in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\config folder.

  3. Find the <log> section in the vmware-dr.xml file.
  4. Set the maximum size in bytes of the logs to retain.

    You set the maximum log size by adding a <maxFileSize> section to the <log> section. The default is 10485760 bytes.

    <log>
    
       <maxFileSize>10485760</maxFileSize>
    
    </log>
  5. Set the maximum number of log files to retain.

    You set the maximum number of logs by adding a <maxFileNum> section to the <log> section. The default is 20 log files.

    <log>
    
       <maxFileNum>20</maxFileNum>
    
    </log>
  6. Change the location on the Site Recovery Manager Server in which to store the logs.

    You change the log location by modifying the <directory> section in the <log> section.

    <log>
    
       <directory>C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery
        Manager\Logs</directory>
    
    </log>
  7. Change the default prefix for log files.

    You change the default prefix by modifying the <name> section in the <log> section.

    <log>
    
       <name>vmware-dr</name>
    
    </log>
  8. Change the logging level.

    You change the logging level by modifying the <level> section in the <log> section. The possible logging levels are error, warning, info, verbose, and trivia. If you set the level to trivia, you will see a noticeable negative effect on performance.

    <log>
    
       <level>info</level>
    
    </log>
  9. (Optional) Set the level of logging for Site Recovery Manager Server components.

    You can set specific logging levels for components by modifying the appropriate <level> sections. For example, you can set the logging level for the recovery component to trivia.

    <level id="Recovery">
       <logName>Recovery</logName>
       <logLevel>trivia</logLevel>
    </level>
  10. Restart the Site Recovery Manager Server service for changes to take effect.