2.8.6 Logs

Use the Logs link to inspect, reset, and filter the various log files associated with the MySQL Enterprise Service Manager. For information about these log files, see Section C.1.3, “Log Files for the MySQL Enterprise Service Manager”. If a log entry represents a serious issue and the message is not self-explanatory, consult the applicable troubleshooting documentation: Section 2.11, “Troubleshooting the MySQL Enterprise Monitor User Interface” or Section 5.3.10, “Troubleshooting the Agent”.

The following image is an example of this screen.

Figure 2.27 MySQL Enterprise Monitor User Interface: Logs

Screenshot of the MySQL Enterprise Monitor User Interface: Logs page, showing information such as the component name, highest severity of message in the file, last-modified date, number of entries in the file, and offering choices to clear the log or filter the severity level of messages recorded in the log.

The various categories of logs are shown in alphabetic order. The most recent changes to each log are shown in the Last Modified column. The number of entries in any specific log is shown under the Entries column.

To view detailed information, click the Log Name. This opens a separate browser window showing the date, time, alert type, and accompanying message.

On this screen, you can filter log information by the message type and by time period.

To filter by message type, select from the options in the level drop-down box. These are, in order of decreasing severity:

You can also adjust the number of items that appear on each page.

Press the clear all logs link to remove all log entries. To remove entries of a specific kind, click the clear logs link associated with the specific log. A confirmation dialog box lets you back out of this operation and avoid accidentally removing log information.

To clear log files of a specific age, see the Data Purge Behavior section of the Global Preferences page. For more information on this topic see Data Purge Behavior.

Use the edit log level link to change the type of error logged. The value selected from the Edit Log Level dialog box determines what appears under the Threshold column (second from the left in Data Purge Behavior).

Selecting Error from the list box creates the least number of log entries and Debug the most. Choosing None turns off logging altogether.

You can also download a compressed version of all the log files, as explained in Section 2.8.7, “Product Information”.