The Integrated Solutions Console provides a variety of logs to collect logging messages. System messages from the server are written to general-purpose logs such as the JVM logs and the IBM
® service log.
Other logs are very specific in nature and focused on a component or activity. The general purpose logs such as the JVM logs and the IBM
service log can be helpful in monitoring the health of the application server, however, the problem determination procedure for a specific component might instruct you to examine the contents of a component- or product-specific log. This section describes the log files available for IBM WebSphere
® Application Server, the logs that the server and services make use of, and how you can configure and view the files.
- The first source of information for configuration and administration problems are the general-purpose logs.
- If you cannot solve the problems using these files, try using a trace.
- For runtime code problems, again look at the general-purpose logs first. Then running a trace with component-specific flags as required.
For more information about logging and tracing, go to the Monitoring and Troubleshooting documentation for distributed operating systems in the WebSphere
Application Server Library at http://www-01.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/was/library/
Parent topic: Setting a diagnostic trace on a Sametime Media Manager server