Nice to Know – Debug Logging SCVMM 2012 SP1

It happens that you need to find issues, yes, trust me it happens even for me… and here is how:

To enable VMM debug logging, use the following steps:

  • Create a folder called C:\vmmlogs.
  • Open an elevated PowerShell window on the VMM server or host computer and run the following commands (the second command may wrap in your display):
logman delete VMM
logman create trace VMM -v mmddhhmm -o $env:SystemDrive\VMMlogs\VMMLog_$env:computername.ETL -cnf 01:00:00 -p Microsoft-VirtualMachineManager-Debug -nb 10 250 -bs 16 -max 512 -a
  • Start the trace by typing the following command in the elevated PowerShell window:
logman start vmm
  • Reproduce your issue.
  • As soon as you reproduce your issue, stop the trace by typing:
logman stop vmm
  • Switch to C:\vmmlogs. 
  • To convert the trace, type the command:
Netsh trace convert <filename>
  • Read file, find issue, fix, have a nice day.

The original post from Microsoft is here


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