You can use the vSphere Replication logs for system monitoring and troubleshooting. A VMware support engineer might request these logs during a support call.

Before you begin

  • Verify that the vSphere Replication appliance is powered on.

About this task

To access and download the vSphere Replication logs, you need access to the vSphere Replication virtual appliance management interface (VAMI). vSphere Replication rotates its logs when the log file reaches 50MB and keeps at most 12 compressed log files.

To manually copy log files, see Manually Access the vSphere Replication Logs.


  1. Connect to the VAMI of the vSphere Replication appliance in a Web browser.

    The URL for the VAMI is https://vr-appliance-address:5480.

  2. Click the VRM tab and click Support.
  3. Click Generate to generate a .zip package of the current vSphere Replication logs.

    A link to the package containing the replication and system logs appears. Log files from the vSphere Replication appliance and all connected Additional vSphere Replication Servers are included in the same package.

  4. Click the link to download the package.
  5. (Optional) : Click Delete next to existing log packages to delete them individually.