You can browse the log files in the vCenter Server Appliance to examine them for errors.


  1. Access the appliance shell and log in.
  2. Type the showlog command, add a space, and press the Tab key to view all the contents of the /var/log folder.
  3. Run the command for viewing the firstboot log files of the vCenter Server Appliance.
    showlog /var/log/firstboot/cloudvm.log