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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by 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 being able to spot problems to cut down on troubleshooting time. Understanding logging in OpenStack is important to ensure your environment is healthy and is 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.

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.

OpenStack Compute Services Logs

Logs for the OpenStack Compute services are written to /var/log/nova/, which is ...

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