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.


  • 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.