IBM WebSphere Application Server system log files

The WebSphere® Application Server log files contain information that allows you to monitor WebSphere Application Server startup and diagnose errors.

The log files that are most useful for diagnosing IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server-related issues are:
SystemOut.log
WebSphere Application Server messages to STDOUT are redirected to this file.
SystemErr.log
WebSphere Application Server messages to STDERR are redirected to this file.
These files are located in the following directories on each node in your WebSphere Application Server installation:
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    path/profiles/profile/logs/server1
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    path\profiles\profile\logs\server1
In the directory path:
  • path is the WebSphere Application Server installation path. By default, path is one of the following paths:
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      opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
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      C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer
  • profile is the profile name where IBM InfoSphere Information Server is installed. For a stand-alone installation, the default value is InfoSphere. For a clustered installation, the default value for a custom profile is Customxx.
  • server1 is the name of the application server. For a stand-alone installation, the default value is server1. For cluster installations, there might be multiple application server directories under the custom profile. The typical value is serverx, where x is the number of the application server instance. For a Deployment Manager profile, the default value is dmgr. For a node agent under the custom profile, the default value is nodeagent.
For more information about WebSphere Application Server log files, see the WebSphere Application Server documentation: