You can collect diagnostic information manually if you do not use the support bundle capability.

Log File Locations

If you do not use the support bundle capability, you can collect diagnostic information manually. The following table lists the log locations for all the tenant components.

Component

Log Location

vCenter Server 6.x

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMWare\vCenterServer\logs\

vCenter Server 5.x and earlier versions on Windows XP, 2000, 2003

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs\

vCenter Server 5.x and earlier versions on Windows Vista, 7, 2008

C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs\

vSphere Replication Appliance

/opt/vmware/hms/logs

vCTA

/opt/vmware/vcta/logs on the vSphere Replication Appliance.

hostd

/var/run/log/hostd.log on the ESXi host.

vmkernel

/var/run/log/vmkernel.log on the ESXi host.