Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX

How Logging Works

During the course of installation or uninstallation, log records are generated for the operations that occur. These records are saved into a single file in a format called Unified Logging Format (ULF). The Java ES installer Log Viewer utility (viewlog) provides a user-friendly interface for examining these log records. After Java ES installation is complete, the Log Viewer is located here:

After uninstallation, the viewlog utility is removed. The ULF logs themselves are not removed, and are located here:

For instructions on using the Java ES logs and Log Viewer, refer to Examining Installation Log Files.