When you retrieve logs for a host or vCenter Server, you can use these logs to view, search, filter, and compare with other system logs.
- Navigate to the host or vCenter Server that contain the logs you want to retrieve.
- Click the Monitor tab.
- Click Log Browser.
- (Optional) If no logs for the host or vCenter Server are available, click Retrieve now to retrieve the logs for that object.
The retrieved logs are based on a current snapshot of the system. Retrieving logs can take a few minutes. You can perform other tasks while the logs are being retrieved.
- (Optional) Click Refresh to retrieve newer logs.
- Select the type of log you want to browse.
The log displays in the browser.