You can export a support bundle that contains the log files for the vCenter Server services from the vSphere Client, or by using an API. After the export, you can explore the logs locally or send the bundle to VMware Support.

For more information about the API, see vCenter Server Management Programming Guide.


Verify that the vCenter Server is successfully deployed and running.


  1. From a Web browser, connect to the vCenter Server configuration management interface at https://vcenter_server_ip:5480.
  2. Log in as the root user for the vCenter Server.
  3. From the Actions menu, select Create Support Bundle.
  4. Unless browser settings prevent an immediate download, the support bundle is saved to your local machine.