You can configure the amount of detail that vCenter Server collects in log files.

Required privilege: Global.Settings

To configure statistics settings, the vSphere Client must be connected to a vCenter Server system.


If necessary, select Administration > vCenter Server Settings to display the vCenter Server Settings dialog box.


If the vCenter Server system is part of a connected group, select the server you want to configure from the Current vCenter Server drop-down menu.


In the settings list, select Logging Options.


From the vCenter Server Logging list, select logging options.



None (Disable logging)

Turn off logging

Error (Errors only)

Display only error log entries

Warning (Errors and warnings)

Display warning and error log entries

Info (Normal logging)

Displays information, error, and warning log entries

Verbose (Verbose)

Displays information, error, warning, and verbose log entries

Trivia (Extended verbose)

Displays information, error, warning, verbose, and trivia log entries


Click OK.

Changes to the logging settings take effect immediately. You do not need to restart vCenter Server system.