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IBM WebSphere® Application Server for Distributed Platforms and z/OS®: An Administrator’s Guide by Alan Beaubien, Yu Tang, Mike Casile, Michel Betancourt, Thomas Gissel, Mihaela Herescu, Dipak Patel, Keith McGuinnes, Radhike Iyer, Kyle Miller, Dave Draeger, Mike Everett, Ann Black

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Chapter 24. WebSphere Problem Determination Tools—Logging and Tracing

Objectives

This chapter covers the following concepts:

  • The various WebSphere log file types

  • Configuration and interpretation of WebSphere log files

  • Enabling and configuring WebSphere trace

  • The Log Analyzer utility

  • The First-Failure Data Capture service

WebSphere Log Files

WebSphere Application Server Base and Network Deployment (hereafter referred to as WebSphere) logs are good references for problem determination. Descriptive information about WebSphere’s installation, configuration, and run time are written into its various log files and provide clues when problems arise.

There are four main types of log files associated with the WebSphere Base and Network Deployment editions:

  • JVM logs ...

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