You may need the VMware Server system log files and the configuration file to resolve technical issues.

VMware Server System Logs lists log files associated with VMware Server hosts.

VMware Server System Logs

Component

Operating System

Location

Virtual Machine Console log

Windows

Temp directory

Example:C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp\vmware-<username>-<PID>.log

Linux

Temp directory

Example:/tmp/vmware-<username>/ui-<PID>.log

If you encounter problems with the VMware Virtual Machine console on a remote vSphere Client, please submit a support request and this log file.

Virtual Machine log

Windows and Linux

vmware.log

Located in the same directory as the virtual machine .vmx file.

Run the support script or save the log file before you launch the failed virtual machine again.

Virtual Machine Event log

Windows

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Virtual Infrastructure\ vmserverdRoot\eventlog\vent-<path_to_configuration_file>.vmx.log

Linux

/var/log/vmware/event-<path_to_ configuration_file>.vmx.log

Virtual Machine Configuration file

Windows

<virtual_machine_name>/<virtual_machine_name>.vmx

Located in the folder where virtual machines are stored.

Linux

<virtual_machine_name>/<virtual_machine_name>.vmx

Located in the folder where virtual machines are stored.