Monitoring SnapCenter logs

You can view and download SnapCenter server logs, SnapCenter host agent logs, and plug-in logs. You might want to view logs to help with troubleshooting.

You can filter the logs to show only a specific log severity level:

You can also obtain job level logs: for example, logs that help you troubleshoot the reason for a backup job failure. For job level logs, use the Monitor > Jobs option.

For information on the SnapCenter VMware vSphere web client logs, see the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere documentation.

Protecting VMs and datastores


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Monitor.
  2. In the Monitor page, click Logs.
  3. Select the log type, host, and instance.

    If you select a log type of plugin, you can select a host or SnapCenter plug-in. You cannot do this if the log type is server.

  4. To filter the logs by a specific source, message, or log level, click the filter icon at the top of the column heading.

    To show all logs, choose "Greater than or equal to"" the level of "Debug".

  5. Click Refresh.
  6. View the list of logs.