Monitoring log files to follow installation progress

You can follow the progress of an installation by monitoring log files.

To monitor a log file, use the command tail -f logfilename where logfilename is the path and name of the log file.

The tail command is available on Microsoft Windows systems if you have installed the Microsoft Windows Resource Toolkit, MKS Toolkit, or a third-party tail utility. The command is also available if you have installed IBM® InfoSphere® DataStage® or server-side software. (The MKS Toolkit is installed with this product module.)

If the tail command is not available, open the log file in a text editor that does not lock the file for editing while it is open. To view updates, close the file and then reopen it.