19.4. Host Log Files

Log FileDescription

/var/log/messages

The log file used by libvirt. Use journalctl to view the log. You must be a member of the adm, systemd-journal, or wheel groups to view the log.

/var/log/vdsm/spm-lock.log

Log file detailing the host’s ability to obtain a lease on the Storage Pool Manager role. The log details when the host has acquired, released, renewed, or failed to renew the lease.

/var/log/vdsm/vdsm.log

Log file for VDSM, the Manager’s agent on the host(s).

/tmp/ovirt-host-deploy-Date.log

A host deployment log that is copied to the Manager as /var/log/ovirt-engine/host-deploy/ovirt-Date-Host-Correlation_ID.log after the host has been successfully deployed.

/var/log/vdsm/import/import-UUID-Date.log

Log file detailing virtual machine imports from a KVM host, a VMWare provider, or a RHEL 5 Xen host, including import failure information. UUID is the UUID of the virtual machine that was imported and Date is the date and time that the import began.

/var/log/vdsm/supervdsm.log

Logs VDSM tasks that were executed with superuser permissions.

/var/log/vdsm/upgrade.log

VDSM uses this log file during host upgrades to log configuration changes.

/var/log/vdsm/mom.log

Logs the activities of the VDSM’s memory overcommitment manager.