VMware Player log files
You can view the Message log of a virtual machine in VMware Player. This log contains various warning information. Here are the steps:
1. Power on the virtual machine.
2. Go to Player > Manage > Message Log:
3. The Message Log window opens:
The Message log displays only warning information about the virtual machine. To view more information about the virtual machine, browse to the directory on the host system where the virtual machine files are stored. You should see a file named vmware.log:
This file contains information specific to a running instance of the virtual machine, such as startup configuration, operations, and shutdown of the virtual machine: