Overview of BMC Server Automation log files

A standard BMC Server Automation installation provides default logging behavior that satisfies the needs of many organizations. Defaults vary for Windows and UNIX systems. The following table lists the various log files used by BMC Server Automation that might be of interest to you.

Log file nameDescription and default locationWhere to configure
BMC Server Automation Application Server
appserver.log

Application Server log, installDirectory/br/appserver.log

The log file is generated as a stream at the info level.

installDirectory/br/deployments/deploymentName/log4j.properties

For more information, see Controlling Application Server logging.

Besides configuring log settings through the log4j.properties file, you can also change the name of the log file through the console.

AppServerLauncher.logAppServer Launcher log, installDirectory/br/AppServerLauncher.loginstallDirectory/br/deployments/_template/log4j.properties
post_install.logApplication Server configuration log, installDirectory/br/post_install.loginstallDirectory/br/deployments/deploymentName/log4j.properties
console.logApplication Server Console log, installDirectory/br/console.log

installDirectory/br/deployments/deploymentName/log4j.properties

For more information, see  Enabling more detailed logging.

Besides configuring log settings through the log4j.properties file, you can also change the name of the log file through the console.

Note: If you have multiple Application Server deployments, the names listed above are for the log files of the default Application Server deployment. The names of the log files for all other Application Server deployments are prefixed with the name of the deployment, connected with an underscore.
RSCD Agent
rscd.log
  • Windows RSCD Agent log: rscdInstallDirectory\rscd.log
  • UNIX RSCD Agent log: rscdInstallDirectory/log/rscd.log

The log file is generated as a rollfile at the info1 level.


rscdInstallDirectory/log4crc.txt

For more information, see Controlling RSCD agent logging.

Alternatively, to set the log level to debug, you can use the  agentctl toggle command.

rscdsvc.log

Windows RSCD Agent service log, rscdInstallDirectory\rscdsvc.log

The log file is generated as a rollfile at the info level.

keystroke.lognexec session log, rscdInstallDirectory/log/keystroke.log
bldeploy*.log and bltargetjobmanager*.log

A pair of Deploy Job logs in rscdInstallDirectory/Transactions/log/ or in the location specified for the server through the TRANSACTION_DIR property. By default, logging is on the debug level.

For more information, see Logs for Deploy Jobs.

Note: BLPackage Deploy Jobs on the console log to stdout as a stream at the debug level. The priority level can be overridden using Transaction Options when defining the BLPackage Deploy Job. For more information, see Specifying job options.

rscdInstallDirectory/log4crc.txt

BMC Server Automation Console (Windows)
.logBMC Server Automation Console log,
WindowsHomeDirectory
\BladeLogic\1_1_2\Workspace n\.metadata\.log
installDirectory\br\rcp.cf
BLWorkbenchPlugin.logBLWorkbenchPlugin log,
WindowsHomeDirectory
\BladeLogic\1_1_2\Workspace n\.metadata\.plugins\ com.bladelogic.client.ui\BLWorkbenchPlugin.log
installDirectory\br\rcp.cf
BMC Server Automation Console (UNIX)
.logBMC Server Automation Console log,
/root/.bladelogic/1_1_2/Workspace n/.metadata/.log
installDirectory/br/rcp.cf
BLWorkbenchPlugin.logBLWorkbenchPlugin log,
/root/.bladelogic/1_1_2/Workspace n/.metadata/.plugins/com.bladelogic.client.ui/ BLWorkbenchPlugin.log
installDirectory/br/rcp.cf
PXE server
pxesrvr.logPXE server log, installDirectory/br/pxesrvr.log

installDirectory/br/deployments/_pxe/log4j.properties

For more information, see Controlling PXE server logging.

tftpsvr.logTFTP Server log, installDirectory/br/tftpsvr.log

installDirectory/br/tftpsvr.cf

For more information, see Controlling PXE server logging.

BLCLI (Windows)
blcli.log%APPDATA%\BladeLogic\blcli.log

%APPDATA%\BladeLogic\blcli-log.cf

For more information, see BLCLI command results.

BLCLI (UNIX)
blcli.log$HOME/.bladelogic/blcli.log

$HOME/.bladelogic/blcli-log.cf

For more information, see BLCLI command results.

Custom Configuration Objects
blcoserver_*.log

Custom Configuration Object log, one log file for each custom configuration object. The name of the custom configuration object appears within the log file name. The log file is stored by default in rscdInstallDirectory.

rscdInstallDirectory\log4crc.txt
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