Monitoring the WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment application deployment

You can follow the progress of the IBM® WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment application deployment by monitoring the installation log files.

Before you begin

The monitoring procedures assume that you have installed InfoSphere® Information Server in the default installation path. If your installation is different from the following path, substitute your path when you complete the procedures.

Operating system Default installation path
AIX® /opt/IBM/InformationServer
Linux /opt/IBM/InformationServer
Windows C:\IBM\InformationServer

About this task

Some application deployments can take up to 25 minutes, which can cause the installation program to seem as if it has stopped running.


  1. On the computer on which the installation program is running, navigate to the directory that contains the log file:
    Operating system Directory
    AIX cd /usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/InfoSphere/logs/server1
    Linux cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/InfoSphere/logs/server1
    Windows cd c:\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\Profiles\InfoSphere\logs\server1
  2. Open the log file:
    Option Procedure
    Use the tail command
    tail -f SystemOut.log
    SystemOut.log is the most recent log file.
    Use a text editor that does not lock the file Close the file and then reopen it
    Note: Do not delete the installation log files or the log file directory during the installation process.