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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide by Steve Robinson

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Logs and trace

A WebSphere Application Server uses logs to record what is happening during server runtime. Administrators can use the logs to determine the application server runtime status. Logs are also very useful during problem determination when issues arise with WAS. The main log folder is the application server's logs directory, which is found in the<was_profile_root> folder. Following is a screenshot of a typical logs directory:

Logs and trace

In the previous screenshot, you will see that the application server instance is located in a profile named appsrv01, which is located in the profiles directory. The logs folder is located in the<was_profile_root> ...

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