Splunk® App for VMware (Legacy)

User Guide

On August 31, 2022, the Splunk App for VMware will reach its end of life. After this date, Splunk will no longer maintain or develop this product. The functionality in this app is migrating to a content pack in Data Integrations. Learn about the Content Pack for VMware Dashboards and Reports.

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.

Field Description
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:

Panel Source type
vpxd vmware:vclog:vpxd
sms vmware:vclog:sms
vws/tomcat/stat/cim-diag vmware:vclog:vws or vmware:vclog:stats or vmware:vclog:cim-diag or vmware:vclog:vim-tomcat-shared or vmware:vclog:tomcat
Last modified on 13 April, 2022
ESXi Log Browser   ESXi Hosts Task Overview

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for VMware (Legacy): 4.0.4

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