In this post I will cover about SCOM log files, the location of these log files and their description. When you are working on Operations Manager, it is beneficial to know about SCOM log files. You must also know what each of these log files record and their locations.
Similarly SCOM log files are also helpful when it comes to troubleshooting issues related to SCOM features. Unlike SCCM there aren’t many log files. In addition to that, most of the significant events are written to Operations Manager event log.
Location of Operations Manager Log Files
The operations manager log files are located here – C:\Users\<UserName>\Appdata\Local\SCOM\Logs.
<UserName> – This is the name of the account you used to run the SCOM installation. When you install Operations Manager, you have the option of specifying either a domain account or using LocalSystem. The more secure approach is to specify a domain account.
SCOM Log Files Location and Description
This table lists all the Operations Manager log files.
|Operations Manager Log Files||Location of Log File||Log File Description|
|OpsMgrSetupWizard.log||Appdata\Local\SCOM\Logs||Reports activity and progress of operations manager setup wizard.|
|WebConsole.log||Appdata\Local\SCOM\Logs||Records the installation details of the operations console.|
|OMConsole.log||Appdata\Local\SCOM\Logs||Refer this log file when you install operations console.|
|OMServer.log||Appdata\Local\SCOM\Logs||Logs progress of installation of the management server feature.|
|SCOMPrereqCheck.log||Appdata\Local\SCOM\Logs||XML output of the prerequisite checker.|
|OMReporting.log||Appdata\Local\SCOM\Logs||Logs progress of installation of the reporting feature.|
|Setupx.log||Appdata\Local\SCOM\Logs||Detailed logging of installation progress.|