7 Logging Component Event Messages

Logging is the mechanism by which components and services write messages to a log file in order to capture critical component events, processes, and state information. Administrators can configure logging to provide information at various levels of granularity using the same logging infrastructure and guidelines as any other component in Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g: java.util.logging (standard and available in all Java environments).

Configuring logging and locating log files are the focus of this chapter which contains the following sections.