Wednesday, April 11, 2012

vCenter Inventory Service Tune Up

I noticed that the wrapper.log file (typically found in C:/ProgramData/VMware/Infrastructure/Inventory Service/Logs/wrapper.log) for the VMware Inventory Service (which gets installed with the vCenter server) can keep growing by default and so if you are not interested in wrapper.log file to keep growing forever and thus impacting eventually the vCenter server itself (since it will fill up the entire disk space) then change the wrapper.conf to have a rolling file instead of a growing log file.

# Wrapper Logging Properties

# Log file to use for wrapper output logging.
wrapper.logfile=C:/ProgramData/VMware/Infrastructure/Inventory Service/Logs/wrapper.log

# Format of output for the log file. (See docs for formats)

# Log Level for log file output. (See docs for log levels)

# Maximum size that the log file will be allowed to grow to before
# the log is rolled. Size is specified in bytes. The default value
# of 0, disables log rolling. May abbreviate with the 'k' (kb) or
# 'm' (mb) suffix. For example: 10m = 10 megabytes.

# Maximum number of rolled log files which will be allowed before old
# files are deleted. The default value of 0 implies no limit.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this, I ran into this problem just now and the wrapper was over 25GB in size for an environment of merely 2 hosts and 7 VMs. Perfect timing.

Watsh Rajneesh said...

you are welcome