You can configure the amount of detail that vCenter Server collects in log files.

About this task

Required privilege: Global > Settings


To configure statistics settings, the vSphere Client must be connected to a vCenter Server system.


  1. If necessary, select Administration > vCenter Server Settings to display the vCenter Server Settings dialog box.
  2. In the navigation pane, select Logging Options.
  3. From the vCenter Server Logging list, select logging options.



    None (Disable logging)

    Turn off logging

    Error (Errors only)

    Display only error log entries

    Warning (Errors and warnings)

    Display warning and error log entries

    Info (Normal logging)

    Displays information, error, and warning log entries

    Verbose (Verbose)

    Displays information, error, warning, and verbose log entries

    Trivia (Extended verbose)

    Displays information, error, warning, verbose, and trivia log entries

  4. Click OK.


Changes to the logging settings take effect immediately. You do not need to restart vCenter Server system.