How to capture a SCOM ETL Trace

The steps for capturing SCOM ETL Trace are as follows:

  • Open an elevated command prompt and navigate to the SCOM installation folder and look for the tools folder. By default, it is C:\Program Files\System Center 2012\Operations Manager\Server\Tools
  • Execute “StopTracing.cmd”
  • Delete all the files under C:\Windows\Logs\OpsMgrTrace
  • Execute “StartTracing.cmd VER” to enable the verbose tracing. Note: VER should be in capitals as shown
  • Reproduce the issue that you’re experiencing.
  • Execute “StopTracing.cmd”
  • Execute “FormatTracing.cmd”

All the readable log files are under C:\windows\Logs\OpsMgrTrace. You might be able to traverse through these and locate the source of the problem you’re experiencing, but most likely you’ll be sending these off to Microsoft Support at their request.


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