VCF on VxRail – Useful Log File Information

The following log file info is especially useful during the implementation stage, new WLD or LCM tasks:

VxRail – marvin.log, loudmouth.log:


VC Conversion log:
cat /mystic/vxrail_vvd_vc_conversion.log

###Useful Log analysis commands###

# cat marvin.log
# tail -f marvin.log
# tail -f marvin.log | grep ERROR
# tail -f marvin.log | grep ERROR –color
# tail -n 100 marvin.log
# more marvin.log

VMware Cloud Builder – vcf-bringup.log:

SSH to CB and cd to the following location to access the VCF bring-up log files:


Tasks details:
ls -lt /var/log/vmware/vcf/bringup

###Useful commands###

#tail vcf-bringup.log
#tail -f vcf-bringup.log
#tail -f vcf-bringup.log | grep ERROR
#cat vcf-bringup.log | grep ERROR
#grep “ERROR” /opt/vmware/bringup/logs/vcf-bringup.log | grep 2019-10-11 | wc -l

VMware SDDC Manager – solutionsmanager.log, domainmanager.log, operationsmanager.log, sddcManagerServer.log, lcm.log:

SSH to the SDDC manager VM as user ‘vcf’


View log messages:
tail -f /var/log/messages

Collect SDDC Mgr logs:
/opt/vmware/sddc-support/sos --sddc-manager-logs

ESXi Logs

tail -f /var/log/vmkernel.log


Transfer Log Files via SCP:
scp ./sddcManagerServer.log ringd@

Find the directory of a specific log file e.g ‘marvin.log’:
find /* -name marvin.log
find /* -name *conversion.log

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