How vRealize Operations Manager Logs Work

For troubleshooting in the product UI, the product provides an expandable tree of vRealize Operations Manager log files that you can browse and load for review. You can also edit the log file folders and limit the retained log size, send the logs to an external syslog server, and set logging levels.

vRealize Operations Manager logs are categorized by cluster node, and log type.

Where You Find vRealize Operations Manager Logs

In the menu, click Administration, and in the left pane click Support > Logs.

Log Viewer Options

Use the toolbar options to control the tree of items and the viewer.

  1. Click Node and select any component that are listed under the node.

  2. Select the Syslog Export checkbox.

  3. Click the gear icon, enter the IP address or Host Name, and Port.

  4. Click OK.

Note:

Not all components have relevant syslog information. Therefore, not all nodes have the configuration option enabled.

Figure 1. Logs
Figure 2. Log Options
Table 1. Log Viewer Toolbar Options

Option

Description

Group By

Organizes the tree by cluster node or log type.

Collapse All

Closes the view of the tree to show only the high-level folders.

Edit Properties

For the selected folder, you can limit the log size, send the logs to an external syslog server, and set logging levels.

Caution:

The logs that you transmit to a syslog server are unencrypted. Verify that your network is secure before using the syslog option.

Delete Selected File

Deletes the log file.

Starting Line

Indicates the starting line of the file .

0 is for the first line. -1 or no value indicates that the file has to be displayed from the end.

Number of Lines

Specifies the number of lines to be displayed in the search result.

For example:

If you want to see the first 10 occurrences of a particular chunk of text, enter the number of lines as 10 and the starting line as 0.

Min Log Level

If you specify the minimum log level, the logs for that particular log level and higher are shown.

For example:

If you select warning, the logs having the same log level (warning) and higher are shown .

Text to Find

Enter the specific text that you want to search in the logs. . Add the following filters for search, if required:

  • Case Sensitive

  • Regular Expression

You can perform the search at various levels:

  • On a single file: Use this option if you want to search a single log file .

  • On all the log files of an entity: Use this option if you want to search all the log files of an entity such as a log type or folder.

  • On all the log files of a node: Use this option if you want to search all the log files that are grouped under a node.

The last modified time for any file is found by placing the cursor on the file in the tree.

Set Timerange

If you specify a time range, the logs for that particular time range are shown in the search results.

Word Wrap

If you select this option, the part of the line that does not fit on the screen is moved to the next line. If you do not select this option, a scroll bar is provided to see the complete line.