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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Second Edition by Cody Bunch, Kevin Jackson

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Understanding logging

Logging is important in all computer systems, but the more complex the system, the more you rely on logging to be able to spot problems and cut down on troubleshooting time. Understanding logging in OpenStack is important to ensure your environment is healthy and you are able to submit relevant log entries back to the community to help fix bugs.

Getting ready

Log in as the root user onto the appropriate servers where the OpenStack services are installed. This makes troubleshooting easier as root privileges are required to view all the logs.

How to do it...

OpenStack produces a large number of logs that help troubleshoot our OpenStack installations. The following details outline where these services write their logs:

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