The Platform Services Controller services use syslog for logging. You can examine the log files to determine the reasons for failures.

Table 1. Service Logs

Service

Description

VMware Directory Service

By default, vmdir logging goes to /var/log/messages or /var/log/vmware/vmdird/.

For issues at deployment time, /var/log/vmware/vmdir/vmafdvmdirclient.log might also contain useful troubleshooting data.

VMware Single Sign-On

vCenter Single Sign-On logging goes to /var/log/vmware/sso/.

VMWare Certificate Authority (VMCA)

VMCA service log is located in /var/log/vmware/vmcad/vmcad-syslog.log.

VMware Endpoint Certificate Store (VECS)

VECS service log is located in /var/log/vmware/vmafdd/vmafdd-syslog.log.

VMware Lookup Service

Lookup service log is located in /var/log/vmware/sso/lookupServer.log.