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Location of VMware vCenter Server 6.0 log files

Purpose

This article provides the default location of the VMware vCenter Server logs.

Resolution

The VMware vCenter Server 6.0 logs are located in the %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMWare\vCenterServer\logs folder.
The VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 logs are located in the /var/log/vmware/ folder.
vCenter Server logs are grouped by component and purpose in these sub-directories:
vCenter Server
vCenter Server Appliance
Description
vmware-vpx\vpxd.log
vpxd/vpxd.log
The main vCenter Serverlog
vmware-vpx\vpxd-profiler.log
vpxd/vpxd-profiler.log
Profile metrics for operations performed in vCenter Server
vmware-vpx\vpxd-alert.log
vpxd/vpxd-alert.log
Non-fatal information logged about the vpxd process
perfcharts\stats.log
perfcharts/stats.log
VMware Performance Charts
eam\eam.log
eam/eam.log
VMware ESX Agent Manager
invsvc
invsvc
VMware Inventory Service
netdump
netdumper
VMware vSphere ESXi Dump Collector
vapi vapi VMware vAPI Endpoint
vmdird
vmdird
VMware Directory Service daemon
vmsyslogcollector
syslog
vSphere Syslog Collector
vmware-sps\sps.log
vmware-sps/sps.log
VMware vSphere Profile-Driven Storage Service
vpostgres
vpostgres
vFabric Postgres database service
vsphere-client
vsphere-client
VMware vSphere Web Client
vws
vws
VMware System and Hardware Health Manager
workflow
workflow
VMware vCenter Workflow Manger
SSO SSO VMware Single Sign-On

For more information, please read VMware KB (2110014)




VMware vSphere ESX/ESXi and vCenter/VirtualCenter Build Numbers Table

VMware Product Version Name Release Data Build Number Installer Build Number  VMware Software URL
ESXi 6.0 Information:
ESXi 6.0 GA 2015-03-12 2494585 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Information:
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 6 2015-02-05 2456374 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 4 2015-01-27 2403361 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 5 2014-12-02 2302651 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 3 2014-10-15 2143827 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 2 2014-09-09 2068190 N/A  Download
ESXi 5.5 Patch 2 2014-07-01 1892794 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 4 2014-06-11 1881737 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 1a 2014-04-19 1746018 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 3 2014-04-19 1746974 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 1 2014-03-11 1623387 N/A  Download
ESXi 5.5 Patch 1 2013-12-22 1474528 N/A
ESXi 5.5 GA 2013-09-22 1331820 N/A  Download
ESXi 5.1 Information:      
ESXi 5.1 Update 3 2014-12-04 2323236 N/A  Download
ESXi 5.1 Patch 6 2014-10-30 2191751 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 5 2014-07-31 2000251 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 5 2014-06-17 1900470 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 4 2014-04-29 1743533 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 4 2014-02-27 1612806 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Update 2 2014-01-16 1483097 N/A  Download
ESXi 5.1 Patch 3 2013-10-17 1312873 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 2 2013-07-25 1157734 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 3 2013-05-23 1117900 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Update 1 2013-04-25 1065491 N/A  Download
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 2 2013-03-07 1021289 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 1 2012-12-20 914609 N/A
ESXi 5.1.0a 2012-10-25 838463 N/A
ESXi 5.1.0 GA 2012-09-10 799733 N/A  Download
ESXi 5.0 Information:
ESXi 5.0 Patch 9 2014-08-28 2000308 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 6 2014-07-01 1918656 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 8 2014-05-29 1851670 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 7 2014-01-23 1489271 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Update 3 2013-10-17 1311175 N/A  Download
ESXi 5.0 Patch 6 2013-08-29 1254542 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 5 2013-05-15 1117897 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 5 2013-03-28 1024429 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Update 2 2012-12-20 914586 N/A  Download
ESXi 5.0 Patch 4 2012-09-27 821926 822948
ESXi 5.0 Patch 3 2012-07-12 768111  N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 4 2012-06-14 721882  N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 3 2012-05-03 702118  N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 2 2012-04-12 653509  N/A
ESXi 5.0 Update 1 2012-03-15 623860  N/A  Download
ESXi 5.0 Patch 2 2011-12-15 515841  N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 1 2011-11-03 504890  N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 1 2011-09-13 474610 474643
ESXi 5.0 GA 2011-08-24 469965 469512  Download
ESX/ESXi 4.1 Information: N/A
ESX 4.1 Patch 11a 2014-10-01 2168595 N/A
ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 11 2014-04-10 1682698 N/A
ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 10 2013-12-05 1363503 N/A
ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 9 2013-07-31 1198252 N/A
ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 8 2013-04-30 1050704 N/A
ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 7 2013-01-31 988178 N/A
ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 6 2012-11-15 874690 N/A
ESXi/ESX 4.1 Express Patch 3 2012-06-14 721871 N/A
ESXi/ESX 4.1 Express Patch 2-1 2012-05-03 702113 N/A
ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 5 2012-04-26 659051 N/A
ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 4 2012-01-30 582267 N/A
ESXi/ESX 4.1 Update 3 2012-08-30 800380 N/A
ESXi/ESX 4.1 Update 2 2011-10-27 502767 N/A
ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 3 2011-07-28 433742 N/A
ESXi 4.1 Patch 2 2011-04-28 381591 382386
ESX 4.1 Patch 2 2011-04-28 381591 396960
ESXi 4.1 Update 1 2011-02-10 351620 348481
ESX 4.1 Update 1 2011-02-10 351621 348481
ESX 4.1 Express Patch 1 2010-11-30 320381 320137
ESX 4.1 Patch 1 2010-11-16 320092 N/A
ESX 4.1 GA 2010-07-13 260247 N/A
ESX/ESXi 4.0 Information:
ESX 4.0 Patch 15 2014-10-01 2167889 N/A
ESX 4.0 Patch 14 2013-10-24 1335992 N/A
ESX 4.0 Patch 13 2012-05-30 1070634 N/A
ESX 4.0 Express Patch 9 2013-02-07 989856 N/A
ESX 4.0 Patch 12 2012-09-14 787047 N/A
ESX 4.0 Express Patch 8 2012-06-14 721907 N/A
ESX 4.0 Express Patch 7 2012-05-03 702116 N/A
ESX 4.0 Patch 11 2012-03-30 660575 N/A
ESXi 4.0 Update 4 2011-11-17 523315 504850
ESX 4.0 Patch 10 2011-10-13 480973 N/A
ESXi 4.0 Update 3 2011-05-05 403554 398348
ESX 4.0 Update 3 2011-05-05 403553 398348
ESX 4.0 Patch 9 2011-03-07 360236 N/A
ESX 4.0 Patch 8 2011-01-04 332073 N/A
ESX 4.0 Patch 7 2010-09-30 294855 N/A
ESX 4.0 Update 2 2010-06-10 261974 N/A
ESX 4.0 Patch 6 2010-05-27 256968 N/A
ESX 4.0 Patch 5 2010-04-01 244038 N/A
ESX 4.0 Patch 4 2010-03-03 236512 N/A
ESX 4.0 Patch 3 2010-01-06 219382 N/A
ESX 4.0 Update 1 2009-11-19 208167 N/A
ESX 4.0 Patch 2 2009-09-24 193498 N/A
ESX 4.0 Patch 1 2009-07-09 175625 N/A
ESX 4.0 Eval & Free Download 171294 N/A
ESX 4.0 GA 2009-05-21 164009 N/A
ESX/ESXi 3.5 Information:
ESX 3.5 Patch 27 2013-02-21 988599 N/A
ESX 3.5 Express Patch 3 2012-06-14 725354 N/A
ESX 3.5 Express Patch 2 2012-05-03 702112 N/A
ESX 3.5 Patch 26 2012-03-09 604481 N/A
ESX 3.5 Patch 25 2011-06-30 391406 N/A
ESX 3.5 Patch 24 2010-12-07 317866 N/A
ESX 3.5 Patch 23 2010-08-31 283373 N/A
ESX 3.5 Patch 22 2010-06-24 259926 N/A
ESX 3.5 Patch 21 2010-03-30 238493 N/A
ESX 3.5 Patch 20 2010-02-16 226117 N/A
ESX 3.5 Patch 19 2009-12-29 213532 N/A
ESX 3.5 U5 2009-12-03 207095 N/A
ESX 3.5 Patch 18 2009-10-16 199239 N/A
ESX 3.5 Patch 17 2009-08-31 184236 N/A
ESX 3.5 Patch 16 2009-07-30 176894 N/A
ESX 3.5 Patch 15 2009-06-30 169697 N/A
ESX 3.5 Patch 14 2009-05-28 163429 N/A
ESX 3.5 Patch 13 2009-04-29 158874 N/A
ESX 3.5 U4 2009-03-30 153875 N/A
ESXi 3.5 U4 2009-03-30 153875 N/A
ESXi/ESX 3.5 U3 Patch 11.5 2009-03-20 153840 N/A
ESX 3.5i U3 Patch 11 2009-01-30 143129 N/A
ESX 3.5 U3 Patch 11 2009-01-30 143128 N/A
ESX 3.5 U3 Patch 10 2008-12-02 130756 N/A
ESX 3.5 U3 2008-11-06 123630 N/A
ESXi 3.5 U3 2008-11-06 123629 N/A
ESX 3.5 U2 Patch N/A 113339 N/A
ESX 3.5 U2a N/A 110268 N/A
ESX 3.5 U2+patch N/A 110181 N/A
ESXi 3.5 U2 2008-08-13 103909 N/A
ESX 3.5 U2 2008-08-13 103909 N/A
ESX 3.5.0 Patch 05 N/A 98103 N/A
ESX 3.5.0 Patch 04 N/A 95350 N/A
ESX 3.5/3i U1 2008-04-10 82663 N/A
ESX 3.5.0 GA 2008-02-20 64607 N/A
ESX 3.0 Information:
ESX 3.0.3 P13 2011-02-15 312855 N/A
ESX 3.0.3 P10 N/A 184235 N/A
ESX 3.0.3 GA 2008-07-14 104629 N/A
ESX 3.0.2 U1 2007-10-25 61618 N/A
ESX 3.0.2 GA 2007-07-26 52542 N/A
ESX 3.0.1 GA 2006-09-25 32039 N/A
ESX 3.0.0 GA 2006-06-16 27701 N/A
ESX 2.5 Information:
ESX 2.5.5 P14 N/A 184659 N/A
ESX 2.5.5. GA 2007-09-17 57619 N/A
vCenter 5.5 Information (Microsoft Windows):
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d 2015-01-27 2442329 2442328
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2b 2014-10-09 2183111 2183112
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2 2014-09-09 2001466 2105955
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1c 2014-07-22 1945274 1945270
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1b 2014-06-12 1891313 1891310
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1a 2014-04-19 1750787 1750795
vCenter Server 5.5.0c 2014-04-19 1750596 1750597
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1 2014-03-11 1623099 1623101
vCenter Server 5.5.0b 2013-12-22 1476327 1476387
vCenter Server 5.5.0a 2013-10-31 1378903 1378901
vCenter Server 5.5 GA 2013-09-22 1312299 N/A
vCenter 5.5 Information (Appliance):
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2d 2015-01-27 2442329 2442330
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2b 2014-10-09 2183111 2183109
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2a 2014-10-01 2001466 2170515
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2 2014-09-09 2001466 2063318
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 1c 2014-07-22 1945274 1945271
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 1b 2014-06-12 1891313 1891314
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 1a 2014-04-19 1750787 1750781
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.0c 2014-04-19 1750596 1750593
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 1 2014-03-11 1623101 1624811
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.0b 2013-12-22 1476327 1476389
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.0a 2013-10-31 1398495 1398493
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 GA 2013-09-22 1312298 1312297
vCenter 5.1 Information (Microsoft Windows):
 VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Update 2c 2014-10-30 2207772 2212977
 vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3 2014-12-04 2306353 2308386
 vCenter Server 5.1 Update 2a 2014-07-01 1882349 1917403
 vCenter Server 5.1 Update 2 2014-01-16 1473063 1474365
 vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1c 2013-10-17 1364037 1364079
 vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1b 2013-08-01 1235232 1235309
 vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1a 2013-05-22 1123961 1123966
 vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 2013-04-25 1064983 1065152
 vCenter Server 5.1.0b 2012-12-20 947673 947939
 vCenter Server 5.1.0a 2012-10-25 880146 880471
vCenter Server 5.1 GA 2012-09-10 799731 799735
vCenter 5.1 Information (Appliance):
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 2014-12-04 2306353 2308385
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 2b 2014-10-01 1882349 2170517
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 2a 2014-07-01 1882349 1917404
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 2 2014-01-16 1474364 1474365
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 1c 2013-10-17 1364042 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 1b 2013-08-01 1235232 1235310
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 1a 2013-05-22 1123961 1123965
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 1 2013-04-25 1065184 1064983
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1.0b 2012-12-20 947673 947940
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1.0a 2012-10-25 880472 880146
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1GA 2012-08-13 799730 799731
vCenter 5.0 Information (Microsoft Windows):
vCenter Server 5.0 U3c 2014-11-20 2210222 2215678
vCenter Server 5.0 U3a 2014-07-01 1917469 1923446
vCenter Server 5.0 U3 2013-10-17 1300600 1343691
vCenter Server 5.0 U2 2012-12-20 913577 923238
vCenter Server 5.0 U1b 2012-08-16 804277 804276
vCenter Server 5.0 U1a* 2012-07-12 755629 757163
vCenter Server 5.0 U1 2012-03-15 623373 639890
vCenter Server 5.0 GA 2011-08-24 455964 456005
vCenter 5.0 Information (Appliance):
 vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U3c 2014-11-20 2210222 2213719
 vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U3b 2014-10-01 1917469 2170782
 vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U3a 2014-07-01 1917469 1923445
 vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U3 2013-10-17 1302764 N/A
 vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U2 2012-12-20 920217 N/A
 vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U1b 2012-08-16 804277 804279
 vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U1a 2012-07-12 759855 N/A
 vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 GA 2011-08-24 455964 472350
vCenter 4.1 Information (Microsoft Windows):
vCenter Server 4.1 U3a 2013-01-31 925676 978694
vCenter Server 4.1 U3 2012-08-30 816786 799345
vCenter Server 4.1 U2 2011-10-27 491557 493063
vCenter Server 4.1 U1 2011-02-10 345043 345042
vCenter Server 4.1 GA 2010-07-13 258902 259021
vCenter 4.0 Information (Microsoft Windows):
vCenter Server 4.0 Update 4b 2013-02-17 934016 934018
vCenter Server 4.0 Update 4a 2012-09-13 818020 792836
vCenter Server 4.0 U4 2011-11-17 496403 502539
vCenter Server 4.0 U3 2011-05-05 385281 387869
vCenter Server 4.0 U2 2010-06-10 258672 264050
vCenter Server 4.0 U1 2010-11-19 208111 208156
vCenter Server 4.0 Patch 1 2010-02-25 183347 N/A
vCenter Server 4.0 GA 2009-05-21 162856 162902
VirtualCenter 2.5 Information (Microsoft Windows):
VirtualCenter 2.5.0 U6c 2013-02-21 988588 N/A
VirtualCenter 2.5.0 U6b 2012-03-08 598800 N/A
VirtualCenter 2.5.0 U6a# 2011-05-05 341471 N/A
VirtualCenter 2.5.0 U6 Localized 2010-01-29 227640 N/A
VirtualCenter 2.5.0 U6 English 2010-01-29 227637 N/A
VirtualCenter 2.5.0 U5 Localized 2009-07-10 174835 N/A
VirtualCenter 2.5.0 U5 English 2009-07-10 174768 N/A
VirtualCenter 2.5.0 U4 Localized 2009-02-23 147704 N/A
VirtualCenter 2.5.0 U4 German 2009-02-23 147697 N/A
VirtualCenter 2.5.0 U4 English 2009-02-23 147633 N/A
VirtualCenter 2.5.0 U3 2008-10-03 119598 N/A
VirtualCenter 2.5.0 U2 2008-07-25 104215 N/A
VirtualCenter 2.5.0 U1 2008-04-10 84767 N/A
VirtualCenter 2.5.0 GA 2007-12-10 64192 N/A



Error Connecting to vCenter Server, using the vSphere Client after initial installation.

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Full Error Message:

The vSphere Client could not connect to “your vCenter Server”.
You do not have permission to login to the server: your vCenter Server FQDN.

You will need to grant permissions for you domain account/group, before you can connect using your Domain Login credentials.
Step # 1
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Login using Administrator@vsphere.local with your password that you created during installation.
Step # 2
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Now that you are logged into your vCenter Server.

1) Click on your vCenter in the left pane, in my lab it is vc02.lab.local

2) Next, click on the Permissions tab.

3) Within the Permissions tab, you should see a VSPHERE.LOCAL\Administrator Account.

4) Right-Click anywhere on the white space, and select Add Permission…

Step # 3
In the Assigned Role Section, Click on the drop down box and select Administrator.

Leave Propagate to Child Objects “Checked”

Step # 4
In the Assign Permissions Section, click on the Add button.

On the Select Users and Groups, Click on the drop down box and select your current Domain.

In my case, I selected Administrator for my LAB domain.  If I were doing this in my production environment, I would select an VMware Administrator group and not an individual domain account.

Next, click the Add button, now you should see it in the Users: textbox area.

Then, click on the Check Names, and if you do not encounter any problems, click on the Ok button.

Once you click on the Check Names button, it will start validating users and groups.

Now, click on the Ok button again to exit.

Step # 5
Click File and Exit, so that you can logout of the VMware vSphere Client.

Now, try to log back in to vCenter, but this time use your Domain Login credentials.

If everything went perfect, you are now logged into vCenter with your Domain Credentials.

At this point I would start assigning my vCenter Permissions.