VMware Event Log

VMware Event Log returns an aggregate view of vCenter managed logging. You can determine which categories of event messages to collect when you enable WhatsVirtual event listeners for each vCenter server device.

Each log message record contains the following data columns:

Fetch and filter log data

Choose device. Choose one or more host devices.

Choose time constraints. BusinessHours Choose specific windows for log data, or choose Last Polled DateRange for the latest.

Filter and reduce by row and by column. Select rows based on specific column values, remove columns, and remove noise and chaff from the table.

Note: VMware Event Log only returns log messages for hosts that have the appropriate WhatsVirtual listeners and event collection enabled. For more details, see Enable WhatsVirtual Event Listeners.

Tip: Date-time stamp for VMware Event Log log messages are relative to time settings configured for the vCenter/hypervisor.

Export report data

Report data can be exported from WhatsUp Gold, reused, and distributed in multiple formats. Select Expand (Full_Screen_Transparent) from the Dashboard Options (DasboardOptions) menu. After the report has been expanded, select the Export Data icon to access the following options:

See Also


About Logs

Logging Quick Start

Survey of Frequently Used Logs

Consolidated Logs

Action Log

Activity Log

Alert Center Log View

Blackout Summary Log

Scan History

General Error Log

Hyper-V Event Log

Logger Health Messages

Passive Monitor Error Log

Performance Monitor Error Log

Policy Audit

Recurring Action Log

Scheduled Report Log

SNMP Trap Log


Web User Activity Log

Windows Event Log

Network Traffic Analyzer Logs

Applications State Change Log

APM-Resolved Items Log