vCloud Director provides logging information for each cloud cell in the system. You can view the logs to monitor your cells and to troubleshoot issues.

You can find the logs for a cell at /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs. 1 lists the available logs.

Table 1. vCloud Director Logs

Log Name

Description

cell.log

Console output from the vCloud Director cell.

cell-management-tool

Cell Management Tool log messages from the cell.

cell-runtime

Runtime log messages from the cell.

cloud-proxy

Cloud proxy log messages from the cell.

console-proxy

Remote console proxy log messages from the cell.

server-group-communications

Server group communications from the cell.

statsfeeder

Virtual machine metric retrieval (from vCenter Server) and storage information and error messages.

vcloud-container-debug.log

Debug-level log messages from the cell.

vcloud-container-info.log

Informational log messages from the cell. This log also shows warnings or errors encountered by the cell.

vmware-vcd-watchdog.log

Informational log messages from the cell watchdog. It records when the cell crashes, is restarted, and so on

diagnostics.log

Cell diagnostics log. This file is empty unless diagnostics logging is enabled in the local logging configuration.

YYYY_MM_DD.request.log

HTTP request logs in the Apache common log format.

You can use any text editor/viewer or third-party tool to view the logs.