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Configuring Logs

May 26, 2015

The Command Center server implicitly generates server logs that you can use to analyze the server activity and debug any issues. You can configure the log settings to specify the number of lines each log file should contain and the log level for which you want to use the log file. You can also generate support logs for analysis.

This topic includes the following details:

Generating Technical Support File

Command Center lets you generate support archive logs for analysis.

To generate support logs

  1. On the Administration tab, in the right pane, under Tools, click Generate Technical Support File.
  2. Under Generate Technical Support File, click OK.

Viewing Server Logs

The Command Center server implicitly generates server logs that you can use to analyze the server activity and debug any issues.

To view server logs

  1. On the Administration tab, in the right pane, under Logging, click View Logs.
  2. Under View Logs, you can view the following:
    • Name—Name of the log file. Click a file name to view the log details.
    • Last modified—Date and time when the log file was last modified.
    • Size—Size of a log file.
    Note:

    To display additional details, right-click the name of the log and select Open Link in New Tab.

    To display the logs on a Command Center server, use editor tools such as notepad or text pad for Windows, and vi editor or vim editor for Linux and Command Center appliances.

Configuring Server Log Settings

The Command Center server implicitly generates server logs that you can use to analyze the server activity and debug any issues. You can configure the log settings to specify the number of lines each log file should contain and the log level for which you want to use the log file.

To configure log settings

  1. On the Administration tab, in the right pane, under Logging, click Log Settings.
  2. Under Log Settings, you can view and do the following.
    • Logger: Type of log file.
    • Max Lines / File: Specifies the maximum number of lines in a log file. Select the number of lines you want a file to contain. The possible values are: 5000, 10000, and 20000.
    • Level: Level of log you want to generate. Select the log level for a file.
    • Appender: A link to set the file appender details.
      When you click on file name in the Appender column, you can modify the following settings:
      • File Name: Name of the log file with which the appender is associated.
      • Max Backup: Maximum number of files to be backed up when storing the logs. When this limit is reached, the log file is rolled back.
      • File Size: Maximum size of the log file.

Monitoring Syslog Events

You can designate a syslog server to monitor the syslog events generated by the Command Center. Command Center then redirects all syslog messages to the syslog server. After you configure the syslog server, it displays the details of the events.

You can click the System Logs Parameters and specify the date and time format, and select the types of messages to be displayed by the syslog server.

Designating a Syslog Server

  1. On the Administration tab, on the right-pane, under Security, click Syslog Server.
  2. Click Add, specify the date and time format, and select the type of events to be displayed in the logs.