Friday, 11 March 2016

Changing Logging Location For vCenter 6.0

Written by Suhas Savkoor

By default your vCenter 6.0 logs are in the install directory.
Now, if you do not want to have this location for logging, but a custom location, then you will have to make a few changes.

Perform the below steps:

1. Navigate to the below directory:
2. Make a copy of the vpxd.cfg file so that you can quickly restore if something goes wrong.
3. Stop VMware Virtual Center service from services.msc
4. Open the vpxd.cfg file using a notepad/wordpad
5. There are two "<log> </log>" tags that are available. Add the below line between <log> and </log> [<log> represents the start of the xml code of log function and </log> determines the end]
**Make sure that this is added under both <log></log> tags**

6.Save the vpxd.cfg file
7. Start the VMware Virtual Center service.

Your new logging will take place in the custom directory that was defined.