Changing log levels during a run

To view more detailed information about a test or schedule while it is running, you can change the log level.

About this task

The log level is also set on the Problem Determination tab of the schedule. By default, only warnings and severe errors are logged. Typically, you change this level only when requested to do so by IBM® Software Support.

Procedure

  1. Run a test or schedule and click Execution control > Change log level.
  2. To change the log level, select any of the following options:
    Option Description
    All, Finest, Finer, Fine Set these options only if you are requested to do so by technical support.
    Config Logs static configuration messages. Configuration messages, which include hardware specifications or system profiles, require no corrective action.
    Info Logs informational messages. Informational messages, which include system state, require no corrective action.
    Warning Logs warning messages. This is the default setting. Warning messages, which might indicate potential problems, require no corrective action.
    Severe Logs critical and unrecoverable errors. Critical and unrecoverable messages interrupt normal program execution, and require corrective action.
    None Turns logging off.
  3. Click OK.

Results

When a user group runs on your local computer, the problem determination logs are in the deployment_root directory in your workspace. When a user group runs at a remote location, which is the typical use case, each remote location has a deployment directory, which you define and which is listed on the Locations page for that user group.
Note: Common Base Event XML logs from remote locations use Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), also called Zulu time, which is likely different from your local time. For example, Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 5 hours behind UTC time.

What to do next

To view the problem determination log, open the log file in an XML editor. Select the log whose timestamp matches that of the problem run. The most recent log has the suffix 00.log.

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