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Activity Logs for VMWare Workstation 8

I am trying to determine if there is a log for VM Workstation 8 that shows if a virtual machine started successfully or failed when attempting to start it via the vmrun command.  I am trying to automate a solution to verify that virtual machines were started successfully and log the results in a database.  Interested if there is a log I can parse to get weather the VM started successfully or failed, or if there is any other way to verify the VM started.  Any info would be appreciated.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
vmware.log, logs in the VMware Folder?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Each VMware Virtual Machine Folder contains a Virtual Machine Log - VMware.log
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coolsport00Commented:
There are several .log files in the actual folder the VM files are in. Some have a -x.log extention. What you need is simply the "vmware.log" file. You can probably do a search for "IDE*.start" and that should be what you need to check when a VM started.

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rknealAuthor Commented:
The vmware.log file in the same directory as the VM seems to be what I am lookign for.  Do you know what specifically i could key off of in the log file to indicate a successful start?  I tried searching for "IDE*.start but it was not found in my log file even though i can tell that the VM started up successfully by looking at the console.
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coolsport00Commented:
Well, there is an "IDE" object in there, you just have to determin which is for your VM's virt disk - IDE0:0, IDE0:1, etc.
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coolsport00Commented:
For mine, it's: ide0:1.startConnected = TRUE
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
How about VMAutomation_PowerOn. Powering on
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
and VMAutomation_PowerOff: Powering off
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