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


Required privilege: Global > Settings


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the vCenter Server instance.
  2. Select the Manage tab.
  3. Under Settings, select General.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Select Logging settings.
  6. Select the logging options.



    None (Disable logging)

    Turns off logging

    Error (Errors only)

    Displays only error log entries

    Warning (Errors and warnings)

    Displays 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

  7. Click OK.


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