Site Recovery Manager creates several log files that contain information that can help VMware Support diagnose problems. You can use the Site Recovery Manager log collector to simplify log file collection.

The Site Recovery Manager Server and client use different log files. The Site Recovery Manager Server log files contain information about the server configuration and messages related to server operations. The Site Recovery Manager client log files contain information about the client configuration and messages related to client plug-in operations. The Site Recovery Manager log file collects or retrieves the files and compresses them in a zipped file that is placed in a location that you choose.

Site Recovery Manager also provides for the collection of vSphere Replication log files as part of the Site Recovery Manager log bundle. Log files from vCenter Server instances and ESXi Server instances that are part of your Site Recovery Manager system might also include information useful for diagnosing Site Recovery Manager problems.

You can download logs for Site Recovery Manager, the vSphere Replication appliance, and vSphere Replication servers to a user-specified location.

You can download Site Recovery Manager Server log files in a log bundle that you generate manually. This is useful if you are unable to access the vSphere Client.