Friday, April 27, 2007

FAQ - OWSM 10.1.3 : Types of logging

Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM) performs 2 types of logging.

1. Message logs - This can be configured in the policy as a policy step. The SOAP message is logged/stored in the database.

2. Diagnostic logs - These logs are written into filesystem at ORACLE_HOME/j2ee/OC4J_Instance/log.
Each of the OWSM application has their own logs - gateway.log, serveragent.log, clientagent.log, policymanager.log, monitor.log, ccore.log.
To get detailed diagnostic logging, the log level can be changed as per this post.

Additionally, customers can implement custom policy step to send message logs to a centralized logging application. Refer to OWSM Extensibility guide for creating custom policy steps.