8 Using Event Logs

This chapter provides a procedure for viewing event logs to help you analyze the events triggered or tasks performed within a user session. Using Enterprise Manager, you can view event logs for the following possibilities:

To view event logs, follow these steps:

  1. In Grid Control, click the Targets tab, then the Siebel tab.

  2. On the Siebel page, click the name of the Siebel Enterprise being monitored. Enterprise Manager displays the Siebel Enterprise Home page.

  3. Click the Event Log tab to search and view event logs, as shown in Figure 8–1.

    Username is a mandatory field. If your search query is going to result in a large number of rows, you can specify a smaller time window. To limit the results, you can also specify OS PID or Task ID, although these are not mandatory fields.

  4. On the Event Log page, after the results are displayed, click the log file name to view its content.

    If the log file is larger than 500 KB, only the last 500 KB of content is shown. For example, if the file is 700 KB, only the last 500 KB of content is shown, while the first 200 KB are not shown. To view the complete file, navigate to the directory where the file resides and access the contents from that location.

Figure 8-1 Event Log Search Page

Graphic shows sample data on Event Log Search page.