Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.1 2005Q2 Quick Start Guide

Examining the Log File

Application Server instances and the Domain Administration Server produce annotated logs on the file system. By default, all errors, warnings or useful informative messages are logged.

ProcedureTo View the Domain Administration Server Log File

  1. From the Common Tasks list in the right pane, click Search Log Files to launch a new browser window for Log Viewer.

    The Log Viewer provides view, search, and filter options.
  2. In the Log Viewer window, select “server” from the Instance Name drop–down list and click Search.

    The Domain Administration Server’s recent log file entries are displayed.

  3. Scan the messages and look for any WARNING or SEVERE messages indicating that problems were encountered during server start-up.

    You can close Log Viewer at any time. After you create clusters and deploy applications, examine log files if any of the operations failed. Use Log Viewer to view the log files of any running Application Server instance in the domain.

    For more information about the log file, see Chapter 15, Configuring Logging, in Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.1 2005Q2 Administration Guide.

Next Steps

In this section you started the Domain Administration Server and confirmed that it is running. You also logged in to the Admin Console and used the Log Viewer. You can stop the Quick Start trail here if you do not wish to continue, or you can go on to the next section.