vCenter Log Browser
The vCenter Log Browser is a quick and easy way to look at vCenter server logs.
You can browse the following log data:
- Main vCenter diagnostic logs (vpxd).
- Storage management service logs (sms logs).
- vCenter web services logs (vws/tomcat/stat/cim-diag).
For this dashboard to work correctly, you must have vclog data set up to forward to the Splunk App for VMware. See Configure Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics to collect vCenter Server log data in the Splunk Add-on for VMWare Metrics manual for detailed instructions.
Use the drop-down lists on the dashboard to filter your search results. The drop-down lists are explain in the table below.
|Time range||The time range over which events are reported.|
|vCenter||A list of vCenter servers from which you are collecting syslog data. The default value is All.|
|Look for||Enter the term that you want to specifically search for in the logs.|
|Level||A logging level. This can be DEBUG, INFO, WARN, ERROR, or FATAL. The default is ERROR.|
The following source types must be present for the data to populate the panels:
ESXi Log Browser
ESXi Hosts Task Overview
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for VMware: 4.0.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.3