The files that contain system messages are located in the vSphere Replication virtual appliance.

File Location Description
/opt/vmware/hms/logs/hms-configtool.log Used to log errors that occurred during the VRMS Appliance Management Interface configuration.
/opt/vmware/hms/logs/hms.n.log.gz Used to track the runtime information of vSphere Replication Management server. The most recent log file is labeled hms.log, and hms.n.log.gz files contain older log messages. The file with the highest n value contains the most recent messages.
/var/log/vmware/ The folder contains the vSphere Replication server log files. Used to track replication problems.
/var/opt/apache-tomcat/logs/dr.log Site Recovery user interface logs.
/opt/vmware/hms/logs/hms-audit.log vSphere Replication audit logs.

Log Messages Related to Security

The /opt/vmware/hms/logs/hms.log file contains login and logout event messages, authorization error messages, and certificate verification error messages in the following format.

  • Login message

    2015-03-23 15:54:05.558 DEBUG [tcweb-5] ( operationID=087657ec-ef0f-494c-9739-a4af62a5c049-HMS-1033 | Adding new session to the session[


    key = site_...1b034,

    userName = root,

    fullName = root ,

    loginTime = ...,

    lastActiveTime = ...,

    hmsServers = null,

    locale = en,

    messageLocale = en


  • Logout message

    15-03-23 15:54:05.585 INFO [tcweb-8] ( | HmsSessionManager.HmsSessionManagerLogout called on session-manager by root@/ with opId 43263a64-1681-4459-a921-1d9406308dc8-HMS-1036

  • Authorization message

    2015-06-25 16:10:35.994 INFO [tcweb-5] ( | Authorization for method "HmsRemoteSiteManager.HmsRemoteSiteManagerFindHmsServer" failed.

    (vim.fault.NoPermission) {

    faultCause = null,

    faultMessage = null,

    object = MoRef: type = HmsRemoteSiteManager, value = site-manager, serverGuid = 18327b1a-dac2-44d9-972e-fa9dd99fce47,

    privilegeId =


  • Certificate verification error message

    2015-06-25 16:19:13.794 WARN jvsl.sessions [hms-main-thread-1] ( | Can not start HMS connection to remote site ''

    java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: com.vmware.vim.vmomi.client.exception.SslException: com.vmware.vim.vmomi.client.exception.VlsiCertificateException: Server certificate chain is not trusted and thumbprint doesn't match