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Creating a separate Log file for OSLC API

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Creating a separate Log file for OSLC API


Many support engineers  and customers know how time consuming is SystemOut and SystemError log searches  for the error thrown by the specific application. In Maximo 760X the custom  logging  has been introduced.

Using the new feature, we can create a separate Log with desired Logging level that would contain   a diagnosing data for the specific application failure only. We will configure a Custom Logging for the OSLC   as an example.

Step 1

Navigate to System Configuration > Platform Configuration > Logging and set OSLC Logger to DEBUG.









Step 2

Navigate to “Configure Custom Logging” under “More actions” on the Logging Application screen and

select “Thread Logger” tab .














Step 3

In “Context Name” select OSLC,   in  “User Name” specify    MAXADMIN and in “Thread Logger Details”

select OSLC Logger and check “Is Enabled” box

Make sure you have saved a configuration


















Ste 4

Issue OSLC call that should fail and look under   \ibm\Web Sphere\AppServer\profiles\ctgAppSrv01 directory for files “ OSLC.*” .  You will see a file that contains the OSLC call related trace.

Easy to read , right to the issue stuck trace.

What a time saver .!!!



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