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3 replies Latest Post - ‏2011-11-17T21:04:46Z by davidlskeen
JGraul
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Pinned topic ITCAM for App Diag Log Analysis

‏2011-11-17T13:18:20Z |
Is there any way to watch for a particular exception in a WebSphere application server SystemErr.log? Looks like the Log Analysis situations only look at SystemOut.log.
Updated on 2011-11-17T21:04:46Z at 2011-11-17T21:04:46Z by davidlskeen
  • davidlskeen
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    Re: ITCAM for App Diag Log Analysis

    ‏2011-11-17T17:29:57Z  in response to JGraul
    The Log Analysis situations only work for the SystemOut.log. To request that the WebSphere agent add support for SystemErr.log, please submit a Request For Enhancement at http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/?BRAND_ID=90

    Also, you could use ITM Agent Builder to analyze SystemErr.log with a custom agent.
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    Dave Skeen
  • JGraul
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    Re: ITCAM for App Diag Log Analysis

    ‏2011-11-17T17:49:50Z  in response to JGraul
    I created a situation to test this after I submitted the post, and it actually did find the exception in systemerr.log. So not sure how it did find it since the documentation seems to follow your answer, David.
    • davidlskeen
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      Re: ITCAM for App Diag Log Analysis

      ‏2011-11-17T21:04:46Z  in response to JGraul
      Thanks for catching this; my earlier post is in error. The doc does say (correctly) that the Log Analysis workspace only shows messages from the SystemOut.log file. However, the corresponding attributes are based on both SystemOut.log and SystemErr.log. This is documented in http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v24r1/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.itcamfad.doc_7101%2Fitcam_71_was_tema_help%2Fattr_kynloganal.html

      I verified that a situation based on Log Analysis attributes can see errors appearing in SystemOut.log or in SystemErr.log (with a WebSphere agent at 7.1.0.2).
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      Dave Skeen