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. Table 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.