Last updated on MAY 02, 2016
Applies to:APM - Application Performance Management - Version 6.5.5 to 6.5.4 [Release 6.5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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Checked for relevance on 02-May-2016
Using the Environment Monitor (EM), you can create custom configurations for your agents. One of the available actions you can add to a configuration is the Log action. You associate a Log action with a Log Destination.
A configuration offers four types of custom logging destinations, allowing you to log to:
- a SOAP service
- the container log (where the Agent sends all of its logging)
- a Java program logger (also available on .NET)
- a flat file that you specify
(You can read about all of these in the online EM documentation.)
When writing to a flat file, it’s often desirable to rotate the logs to prevent them from becoming too large or to allow for organized archiving. Whereas both container logs and a program logger have built-in rotation facilities, your own flat file does not.
However, it’s possible to implement automatic time-based flat file log rotation through a custom configuration on the Agent. This technote discusses how to do this.
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