Setting Logging Levels for Services

You can specify the default logging level as well as logging levels for each service on your system. When you change logging levels the change will not be reflected in the log entries made before the change.

Note: The logging levels you specify for services do not affect the audit log. They only control the level of logging for the event log which you can view in Management Console. At this time you cannot view the event log in the web version of Management Console.
  1. Open the Management Console.
  2. Go to System > Logs
  3. In the System default logging level field, select a default event logging level for services on your system.
    Disabled
    No event logging enabled.
    Fatal
    Minimal logging. Only fatal errors are logged. Fatal errors are those that make the system unusable.
    Error
    Errors and fatal errors are logged. Errors indicate an isolated problem that causes part of the system to become unusable. For example, a problem that causes a single service to not work would generate an error.
    Warn
    Event warnings, errors, and fatal errors are logged. Warnings indicate problems that do not stop the system from working. For example, when loading a service where a parameter has an invalid value, a warning is issued and the default parameter is used. During the use of a service, if results are returned but there is a problem, a warning will be logged.
    Info
    High-level system information is logged. This is the most detailed logging level suitable for production. Info events are typically seen during startup and initialization, providing information such as version information and which services were loaded.
    Debug
    A highly detailed level of logging, suitable for debugging problems with the system.
    Trace
    The most detailed level of logging, tracing program execution (method entry and exit). It provides detailed program flow information for debugging.

    Each logging level includes the ones above it on the list. In other words, if Warning is selected as the logging level, errors and fatal errors will also be logged. If Info is selected, informational messages, warnings, errors, and fatal errors will be logged.

    Note: Selecting the most intensive logging level can affect system performance. Therefore, you should select the least intensive setting that meets your particular logging requirements.
  4. If you want to specify different logging levels for each service choose the logging level you want.