vSphere records events in the vCenter Server database. System log entries include such information as who generated the event, when the event was created, and the type of event.

Before you begin

  • Required privilege: Global > Diagnostics


  1. Select a vCenter Server instance in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click Monitor, and click System Logs.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select the log.
  4. (Optional) : Click Show All Lines or Show Next 2000 Lines to see additional log entries.