You can retrieve the database upgrade log files manually for examination.

Before you begin

About this task

You can retrieve the database upgrade logs after you complete the vCenter Server upgrade process.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the database upgrade log locations.
  2. Open the database upgrade logs in a text editor for examination.

Results

You can examine the log files for the details of your database upgrade process.

Database Upgrade Locations

  • For pre-upgrade checks, review the %TEMP%\..\vcsUpgrade\vcdb_req.out file.

    The vcdb_req.err file tracks any errors that were identified during the pre-upgrade phase.

  • For export details, review the %TEMP%\..\vcsUpgrade\vcdb_export.out file.

    The vcdb_export.err file contains errors that were identified during the export phase of the upgrade.

  • For import details, review the ProgramData\Vmware\CIS\logs\vmware\vpx\vcdb_import.out file.

    The vcdb_import.err file contains errors that were identified during the import phase of the upgrade process.

  • For in-place upgrade log details, review the ProgramData\Vmware\CIS\logs\vmware\vpx\vcdb_inplace.out file.

    The vcdb_inplace.err file contains in-place upgrade errors.

What to do next

Examine the vcdb_inplace.* log files.