You can adjust vRealize Automation to log only the information you want to see in the Manager Service log.

If vRealize Automation is running in high availability mode, and you make changes to the ManagerService.exe.config file after installation, you must make the changes on the primary and the failover vRealize Automation servers.


  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation server by using credentials with administrative access.
  2. Edit the ManagerService.exe.config file in %SystemDrive%\Program Files x86\VMware\vCAC\Server, or in the vRealize Automation server install directory, if it is in a different location.
  3. Edit the RepositoryLogSeverity and RepositoryLogCategory keys to configure what types of events get written to your log files.




    Specify a severity level to ignore events below that severity.

    • Error logs only recoverable errors and higher

    • Warning logs noncritical warnings and higher

    • Information logs all informative messages and higher

    • Verbose logs a debugging trace and can impair performance

    For example, <add key="RepositoryLogSeverity" value="Warning" />.


    Specify a category to log all events for that category regardless of severity. For example, <add key="RepositoryLogCategory" value="MissingMachines,UnregisteredMachines,AcceptMachineRequest,RejectMachineRequest" /> logs all events for missing or unregistered machines, and every accepted or rejected machine request.

  4. Save and close the file.
  5. Select Start > Administrative Tools > Services and restart the vCloud Automation Center service.


You can see how your changes effect logging by viewing the Manager Service log file located in %SystemDrive%\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Server\Logs on the machine where the Manager Service is installed, or in the vRealize Automation server install directory, if you installed it in a different location.