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Stephane Biehler

Documentum story – Documentum JMS Log Configuration

The aim of this blog is to provide you a way to configure the JMS Logs in order to align all applications logging with date information, log rotation and retention. Some changes have to be done on the jboss container as well as on the log4j utility for each deployed JMS applications (acs.ear, serverapps.ear and bpm.ear).

General configuration

First, go to the JMS configuration at $DOCUMENTUM_SHARED/jboss7.1.1/server/DctmServer_MethodServer/configuration/
The jboss version may vary depending on your Content Server version.
Do a backup of the standalone file like follow:

cp standalone.xml standalone.xml_$(date +%Y%m%d).log

Then edit the file standalone.xml by replacing each pattern-formatter with the following configuration:

<pattern-formatter pattern="%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS z} %-5p [%c] (%t) %s%E%n"/>

Note that you can change this setting which will change the way the log file will look like, but try to be consistent with other environments and components.
Now go to application deployments: $DOCUMENTUM_SHARED/jboss7.1.1/server/DctmServer_MethodServer/deployments
Once again, depending your Content Server version you could have to go into deploy instead of deployments.

For ServerApps.ear

Backup the current log4j.properties file:

cp ./ServerApps.ear/APP-INF/classes/log4j.properties ./ServerApps.ear/APP-INF/classes/log4j.properties_$(date +%Y%m%d).log

Then edit ./ServerApps.ear/APP-INF/classes/log4j.properties and set it like this:

log4j.rootCategory=WARN, A1, F1
 log4j.category.MUTE=OFF
 log4j.additivity.tracing=false
 log4j.category.tracing=DEBUG, FILE_TRACE
#------------------- CONSOLE --------------------------
 log4j.appender.A1=org.apache.log4j.ConsoleAppender
 log4j.appender.A1.threshold=ERROR
 log4j.appender.A1.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
 log4j.appender.A1.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS z} %-5p [%c] (%t) %m%n
#------------------- FILE --------------------------
 log4j.appender.F1=org.apache.log4j.RollingFileAppender
 log4j.appender.F1.File=$DOCUMENTUM_SHARED/jboss7.1.1/server/DctmServer_MethodServer/logs/ServerApps.log
 log4j.appender.F1.MaxFileSize=10MB
 log4j.appender.F1.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
 log4j.appender.F1.MaxBackupIndex=10
 log4j.appender.F1.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS z} %-5p [%c] (%t) %m%n
#------------------- ACS --------------------------
 log4j.category.acs=WARN, ACS_LOG
 log4j.appender.ACS_LOG=org.apache.log4j.RollingFileAppender
 log4j.appender.ACS_LOG.File=$DOCUMENTUM_SHARED/jboss7.1.1/server/DctmServer_MethodServer/logs/AcsServer.log
 log4j.appender.ACS_LOG.MaxFileSize=100KB
 log4j.appender.ACS_LOG.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
 log4j.appender.ACS_LOG.MaxBackupIndex=10
 log4j.appender.ACS_LOG.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS z} %-5p [%c] (%t) %m%n
#------------------- FILE_TRACE --------------------------
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE=org.apache.log4j.RollingFileAppender
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.File=$DOCUMENTUM_SHARED/jboss7.1.1/server/DctmServer_MethodServer/logs/ServerApps_trace.log
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.MaxFileSize=100MB
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.MaxBackupIndex=10
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS z} %-5p [%c] (%t) %m%n

We changed the conversion pattern in order to add more info when logging. For example, here we added “z” in order to show the TimeZone. With such configuration it is easier to compare several logs which can be generated from different servers in different time zones.

We also added the MaxFileSize and MaxBackupIndex in order to manage the retention. In the code above the logs will be generated in maximum 10 files of 100MB, hence it will never exceed 1GB on the file system. The drawback is that if you have a lot of logs generated it will grow fast and the older files will be replaced by the new ones.

For acs.log

You can do the same as before, first backup the configuration file:

cp ./acs.ear/lib/configs.jar/log4j.properties ./acs.ear/lib/configs.jar/log4j.properties_$(date +%Y%m%d).log

Then edit ./acs.ear/lib/configs.jar/log4j.properties and set it like this:

log4j.rootCategory=WARN, A1, F1
 log4j.category.MUTE=OFF
 log4j.additivity.tracing=false
 log4j.category.tracing=DEBUG, FILE_TRACE
#------------------- CONSOLE --------------------------
 log4j.appender.A1=org.apache.log4j.ConsoleAppender
 log4j.appender.A1.threshold=ERROR
 log4j.appender.A1.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
 log4j.appender.A1.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS z} %-5p [%c] (%t) %m%n
#------------------- FILE --------------------------
 log4j.appender.F1=org.apache.log4j.RollingFileAppender
 log4j.appender.F1.File=$DOCUMENTUM_SHARED/jboss7.1.1/server/DctmServer_MethodServer/logs/acs.log
 log4j.appender.F1.MaxFileSize=10MB
 log4j.appender.F1.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
 log4j.appender.F1.MaxBackupIndex=10
 log4j.appender.F1.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS z} %-5p [%c] (%t) %m%n
#------------------- ACS --------------------------
 log4j.category.acs=WARN, ACS_LOG
 log4j.appender.ACS_LOG=org.apache.log4j.RollingFileAppender
 log4j.appender.ACS_LOG.File=$DOCUMENTUM_SHARED/jboss7.1.1/server/DctmServer_MethodServer/logs/AcsServer.log
 log4j.appender.ACS_LOG.MaxFileSize=100KB
 log4j.appender.ACS_LOG.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
 log4j.appender.ACS_LOG.MaxBackupIndex=10
 log4j.appender.ACS_LOG.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS z} %-5p [%c] (%t) %m%n
#------------------- FILE_TRACE --------------------------
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE=org.apache.log4j.RollingFileAppender
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.File=$DOCUMENTUM_SHARED/jboss7.1.1/server/DctmServer_MethodServer/logs/acs_trace.log
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.MaxFileSize=100MB
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.MaxBackupIndex=10
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS z} %-5p [%c] (%t) %m%n
#-------------------- ATMOS LOGGING ---------------------
 log4j.logger.com.documentum.content.store.plugin.atmos=DEBUG,ACS_LOG
 log4j.logger.com.emc.esu=WARN,ACS_LOG

 

For bpm.ear

You can do the same as before, first backup the configuration file:

cp ./bpm.ear/APP-INF/classes/log4j.properties ./bpm.ear/APP-INF/classes/log4j.properties_$(date +%Y%m%d).log

Then edit ./bpm.ear/APP-INF/classes/log4j.properties and set it like this:

log4j.rootCategory=WARN, A1, F1
 log4j.category.MUTE=OFF
 log4j.additivity.tracing=false
 log4j.category.tracing=DEBUG, FILE_TRACE
#------------------- CONSOLE --------------------------
 log4j.appender.A1=org.apache.log4j.ConsoleAppender
 log4j.appender.A1.threshold=ERROR
 log4j.appender.A1.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
 log4j.appender.A1.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS z} %-5p [%c] (%t) %m%n
#------------------- FILE --------------------------
 log4j.appender.F1=org.apache.log4j.RollingFileAppender
 log4j.appender.F1.File=$DOCUMENTUM_SHARED/jboss7.1.1/server/DctmServer_MethodServer/logs/bpm.log
 log4j.appender.F1.MaxFileSize=10MB
 log4j.appender.F1.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
 log4j.appender.F1.MaxBackupIndex=10
 log4j.appender.F1.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS z} %-5p [%c] (%t) %m%n
#------------------- BPM --------------------------
 log4j.logger.com.documentum.bpm=WARN, bpmappender
 log4j.logger.com.documentum.bps=WARN, bpmappender
 log4j.additivity.com.documentum.bpm=false
 log4j.additivity.com.documentum.bps=false
 log4j.appender.bpmappender=org.apache.log4j.RollingFileAppender
 log4j.appender.bpmappender.File=$DOCUMENTUM_SHARED/jboss7.1.1/server/DctmServer_MethodServer/logs/bpm-runtime.log
 log4j.appender.bpmappender.MaxFileSize=1MB
 log4j.appender.bpmappender.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
 log4j.appender.bpmappender.MaxBackupIndex=10
 log4j.appender.bpmappender.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS z} %-5p [%c] (%t) %m%n
#------------------- FILE_TRACE --------------------------
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE=org.apache.log4j.RollingFileAppender
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.File=$DOCUMENTUM_SHARED/jboss7.1.1/server/DctmServer_MethodServer/logs/bpm_trace.log
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.MaxFileSize=100MB
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.MaxBackupIndex=10
 log4j.appender.FILE_TRACE.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS z} %-5p [%c] (%t) %m%n

 

When everything is setup you can restart the JMS and verify that all logs are properly written in $DOCUMENTUM_SHARED/jboss7.1.1/server/DctmServer_MethodServer/logs

Now you have your JMS log system setup consistently.

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