You can export a support bundle containing the log files for a specific product included in vCenter Server.


Verify that the user who logs in to the vCenter Server instance is a member of the SystemConfiguration.Administrators group in vCenter Single Sign-On.


  1. Use the vSphere Client to log in as administrator@your_domain_name to the vCenter Server instance.
    The address is of the type http:// appliance-IP-address-or-FQDN/ui.
  2. On the vSphere Client home page, click Administration > Deployment > System Configuration.
  3. Select a node from the list and click Export Support Bundle.
  4. In the Export Support Bundle window, expand the trees to view the services running in the appliance and deselect the services for which you do not want to export log files.
    All the services are selected by default. If you want to export the support bundle and send it to VMware Support, leave all check boxes selected. The services are separated in two categories: a Cloud infrastructure category, which contains the services of specific products in the appliance, and a Virtual appliance category, which contains the services specific for the appliance and the vCenter Server product.
  5. Click Export Support Bundle and save the bundle on your local machine.


You saved the support bundle to your machine and can explore it.