How to debug the open-vm-tools  on Linux Server

To enable debugging, create/edit the /etc/vmware-tools/tools.conf file.

It is possible to enable debug for vmtools and vmsvc service as following:


vi /etc/vmware-tools/tools.conf

log = true
vmtoolsd.level = debug
vmtoolsd.handler = file = /var/log/vmtoolsd.log
vmsvc.level = debug
vmsvc.handler = file = /var/log/vmsvc.log

Once the debug mode is enabled, restart the open-vm-toolsservice

# systemctl restart vmtoolsd

Once the service is reloaded, the both files will be presented into the /var/log/ directory.

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