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About Siebel ARM Files
When enabled, the Siebel ARM feature saves binary Siebel ARM files in the:
- Siebel Server log subdirectory on Windows: SIEBSRVR_ROOT\log
- Siebel Server log subdirectory on UNIX: SIEBSRVR_ROOT/enterprises/EnterpriseServerName/SiebelServerName/log
- Siebel Web Server Extension log subdirectory: SWSE_ROOT\log.
For information on the Siebel ARM feature, see About Siebel Application Response Measurement.
The Siebel ARM feature names the binary data files as in the following example:
T = Constant value, indicating timing convention information follows.
200401081744 = Indicates date and time of Siebel ARM file. This example indicates this file was saved on January 8th, 2004 at 17:44.
P = Constant value, indicating process ID information follows.
001768 = Indicates the process ID on which Siebel ARM collects data.
N = Constant value, indicating Siebel ARM ID information follows.
0006 = Indicates Siebel ARM log ID number for the listed process ID. Starts at 0000 and increments until it reaches 9999, at which point it wraps around to 0000.
.sarm = Siebel ARM file extension.
To analyze the data contained in the binary Siebel ARM files, you must convert the Siebel ARM files using the Siebel ARM post-processing tool—a command-line program—into readable output.
For more information on the Siebel ARM post-processing tool, see About Siebel ARM Post-Processing Tool. For more information on running the Siebel ARM post-processing tool, see Converting Siebel ARM Files.
NOTE: The Siebel ARM feature creates an empty Siebel ARM file on the Web server before populating it with data. It begins storing data to these files after the feature reaches the value of the SARM Data File Size parameter. For details on this process, see parameter descriptions in About Siebel ARM Parameters and Variables.