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Professional K2 blackpearl® by Mike Talley, Eric Schaffer, Anthony Petro, Chris O'Connor, Colin Murphy, Jason Montgomery, Gabriel Malherbe, Igor Macori, Shaun Leisegang, Codi Kaji, Chris Geier, Sergio Del Piccolo, Jason Apergis, Holly Anderson, Paul Turley, Chris Leiter, Dan Wood

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Chapter 19. Logging and System Reporting

Shaun Leisegang

This chapter focuses on logging and system reporting in K2 blackpearl.

  • Logging: Is the process of storing information about events that occurred on the K2 blackpearl server.

  • System reporting: Is the process of collecting and analyzing data to measure the performance of the product, process, or activity against expected results. It is a collection of server, network, and application performance metrics.

Logging allows you to record information about process execution in K2 blackpearl. This information is typically used by workflow developers for debugging purposes, and additionally, depending on the type and detail of information contained in the logging information, by experienced system administrators or technical support personnel to diagnose common problems with K2 blackpearl.

System reporting is done in K2 blackpearl via Windows Performance Monitoring (PerfMon). PerfMon is a tool that goes unused far too often, and when it does get used, it is often misinterpreted. It is a vital and most valuable tool in determining overall system health and activity, and the most common use of PerfMon is to answer the burning question, "Why is my system running slow?" So, in this chapter the various K2 blackpearl counters for PerfMon will be discussed and how these can be used to monitor the overall system health and activity of K2 blackpearl.

K2 blackpearl Logging

As previously indicated, K2 blackpearl logging is used to store information about ...

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