You can change the levels of logging that Site Recovery Manager provides for the Site Recovery Manager Server components.

About this task

Site Recovery Manager Server operates log rotation. When you restart Site Recovery Manager Server, or when a log file becomes large, Site Recovery Manager Server creates a new log file and writes subsequent log messages to the new log file. When Site Recovery Manager Server creates new log files, it compresses the old log files to save space.

You might reduce the logging levels for some Site Recovery Manager Server components because log files become too large too quickly. You might increase logging levels for certain components to help diagnose problems. The list of available logging levels is the same for all Site Recovery Manager Server components.

none

Turns off logging.

quiet

Records minimal log entries.

panic

Records only panic log entries. Panic messages occur in cases of complete failure.

error

Records panic and error log entries. Error messages occur in cases of problems that might or might not result in a failure.

warning

Records panic, error, and warning log entries. Warning messages occur for behavior that is undesirable but that might be part of the expected course of operation.

info

Records panic, error, warning, and information log entries. Information messages provide information about normal operation.

verbose

Records panic, error, warning, information, and verbose log entries. Verbose messages provide more detailed information than information messages.

trivia

Records panic, error, warning, information, verbose, and trivia log entries. Trivia messages provide all available information. This level of logging is useful for debugging but it can produce so much data that it might affect performance.

Note:

Set this logging level only when instructed by VMware Support to help resolve a problem.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, click Site Recovery > Open Site Recovery.
  2. On the VMware Site Recovery home tab, select a site pair and click Open.
  3. In the left pane click Configure > Advanced Settings > Log Manager.
  4. Select a site and click Edit to modify the logging settings.

    By default, all components record verbose level logs, unless stated otherwise in the description of the logging level.

    Option

    Description

    Set logging level for all components that do not have an entry in logManager. The default is verbose.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.Default drop-down menu.

    Set logging level for the external API module. The default is verbose.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.ExternalAPI drop-down menu.

    Set logging level for vSphere Replication. The default is verbose.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.HbrProvider drop-down menu.

    Set logging level for the IP Customizer tool. The default is verbose.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.IPCustomizer drop-down menu.

    Set logging level for inventory mapping. The default is verbose.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.InventoryMapper drop-down menu.

    Set logging level for licensing issues. The default is verbose.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.Licensing drop-down menu.

    Set logging level for persistence issues. The default is verbose.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.Persistence drop-down menu.

    Set logging level for recovery operations. The default is verbose.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.Recovery drop-down menu. By default, recovery logging is set to verbose.

    Set logging level for recovery configuration operations. The default is verbose.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.RecoveryConfig drop-down menu.

    Set logging level for replication operations. The default is verbose.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.Replication drop-down menu.

    Set logging level for authorization issues between Site Recovery Manager Server and vCenter Server. The default is verbose.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.ServerAuthorization drop-down menu.

    Set logging level for session management. The default is verbose.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.SessionManager drop-down menu.

    Set logging level for the SOAP Web Services adapter. The default is info.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.SoapAdapter drop-down menu. Due to the levels of traffic that the SOAP adapter generates, setting the logging level to trivia might affect performance. By default, SOAP adapter logging is set to info.

    Set logging level for storage issues. The default is verbose.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.Storage drop-down menu.

    Note:

    The setting is not supported in Site Recovery Manager 8.0.

    Set logging level for storage provider issues. The default is verbose.

    Select a logging level from the logManager.StorageProvider drop-down menu.

    Note:

    The setting is not supported in Site Recovery Manager 8.0.

  5. Click OK to save your changes.

    The new logging levels apply as soon as you click OK. You do not need to restart the Site Recovery Manager service. If you restart Site Recovery Manager Server, logging remains set to the level that you chose.