Enabling static tracing for the Log Forwarder

For the Log Forwarder, you can enable static tracing by using the logging configuration file.

About this task

The trace settings in the logging configuration file are applied each time that the Log Forwarder is started.

If you do not want to restart the Log Forwarder to enable tracing, use the MVS™ MODIFY command to enable dynamic tracing.


To enable static tracing, complete the following steps:

  1. Copy the logging.properties file from the samples directory to a read/write directory.
  2. Edit the logging.properties file as instructed by IBM® Software Support.
  3. Update the environment configuration file to set the value of the ZLF_LOG environment variable to the directory where you copied the logging.properties file in step 1.
  4. Restart the Log Forwarder.

What to do next

When the trace settings are no longer needed, return the logging configuration file to its original contents.