You can retrieve the database upgrade log files manually for examination.

You can retrieve the database upgrade logs after you complete the vCenter Server upgrade process.

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Navigate to the database upgrade log locations.

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Open the database upgrade logs in a text editor for examination.

You can examine the log files for the details of your database upgrade process.

For pre-upgrade checks, review the %TEMP%\..\vcsUpgrade\vcdb_req.out file.

The vcdb_req.err file tracks any errors that were identified during the pre-upgrade phase.

For export details, review the %TEMP%\..\vcsUpgrade\vcdb_export.out file.

The vcdb_export.err file contains errors that were identified during the export phase of the upgrade.

For import details, review the ProgramData\Vmware\CIS\logs\vmware\vpx\vcdb_import.out file.

The vcdb_import.err file contains errors that were identified during the import phase of the upgrade process.

For in-place upgrade log details, review the ProgramData\Vmware\CIS\logs\vmware\vpx\vcdb_inplace.out file.

The vcdb_inplace.err file contains in-place upgrade errors.

Examine the vcdb_inplace.* log files.