Working with vCloud logfiles

In this recipe we will see how to access the logfiles and make sense of its contents.

Getting ready

We just need a working vCloud environment.

How to do it...

We will first see how to access a logfile and then we will go into the specifics of the two most important files, followed by a look at the vCNS logfiles.

Working with a vCD cell logfile

  1. Log in to the vCloud Cell.
  2. Gain root access, if you haven't already.
  3. Run the following command:
    less /opt/vmware/cloud-director/logs/[logfile]
  4. Use the cursor to move around or refer to the There's more section for more detailed instructions on how to work with less.
  5. Exit the program by pressing q (lower case).

Cell log

The cell log shows the boot status of a cell. The file is located at ...

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