You can collect vSphere log files into a single location.

Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.

View the log file using one of the following methods.

Task

Action

View the viclient-*.log file

Change to the directory, %temp%.

Download the log bundle from vSphere Client connected to a vCenter Server system

Select Administration > Export System Logs to download the log bundle.

The log bundle is generated as a .zip file. By default, the vpxd logs within the bundle are compressed as .gz files. You must use gunzip to uncompress these files.

Generate vCenter Server log bundles from a vCenter Server system

Select Start > Programs > VMware > Generate vCenter Server log bundle.

You can use this to generate vCenter Server log bundles even when you are unable to connect to the vCenter Server using the vSphere Client.

The log bundle is generated as a .zip file. By default, the vpxd logs within the bundle are compressed as .gz files. You must use gunzip to uncompress these files.