lurims123
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Where to find vCO log files in the vCO appliance, how to view them live from Windows machine?

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I have seen several links those refer to vCO installed on a windows machine but for appliance, what is the location/path?  One more question, how do I look at them live from a windows machine like a log analyzer or Notepad++.

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iiliev
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Server log files in vCO appliance are located at

   /var/log/vco/app-server/                    (for vCO 5.5 and newer)

   /opt/vmo/app-server/server/vmo/log/  (for vCO 5.1 and older)

How to view the files usually depends on the client you use to connect to appliance. For example, you can connect with WinSCP and open the log files with some editor like Notepad++.

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iiliev
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Server log files in vCO appliance are located at

   /var/log/vco/app-server/                    (for vCO 5.5 and newer)

   /opt/vmo/app-server/server/vmo/log/  (for vCO 5.1 and older)

How to view the files usually depends on the client you use to connect to appliance. For example, you can connect with WinSCP and open the log files with some editor like Notepad++.

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Burke-
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With regard to viewing the files live from Windows, I always launch putty.exe (SSH Client application) and connect to the Orchestrator server. Once connected, I make the window very wide and type the following command to watch the server.log file:

tail -f /var/log/vco/app-server/server.log

This gives a LIVE view of what is happening in the log file. If you wish to watch log files on a Windows based system, I like baretail.exe as a tool.

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JamesMW
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I have the appliance install of vRO, but am mainly on a Windows system. I use a combination of things to get this working:

1. Open putty session to vRO server with all session output dumped to a file

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2. Run the command:

          tail -f /var/log/vco/app-server/scripting.log

    Or the command

          tail -f /var/log/vco/app-server/server.log

3. Open vro.log (in this example) in whatever Windows log analysis tool you want.(use CMTrace, or Trace32 because it does live logging)

-James