vSphere records events in the vCenter Server database. System log entries include such information as who generated the event, when the event was created, and the type of event.


Verify that you have logged in to the vSphere Web Client.

Required privilege:Global > Diagnostics privilege.


  1. Select a vCenter Server instance in the object navigator.
  2. Click Monitor, and click System Logs.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select the log.
  4. (Optional) Click Show All Lines or Show Next 2000 Lines to see additional log entries.