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Trace Logs

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

Orchestrator can create trace log messages on the management server to help you identify problems in the environment. By default, trace log messages are only written when there is an exception in the Orchestrator Management Service, but you can increase this level of logging by modifying a registry setting. Trace log files are available in directories for each Orchestrator feature under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft System Center 2012\Orchestrator. You can change these log locations by changing the registry values for the different features.

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The C:\ProgramData directory is often a hidden system folder.

Modifying Trace Log Settings

Trace log settings are configured with registry values under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\SystemCenter2012\Orchestrator\TraceLogger. Each of the Orchestrator services has a set of registry values as shown in the following table.

 

Feature Registry key

Audit Trail tool

Atlc.exe

Data Store Configuration Utility

DBSetup.exe

Management Service

ManagementService.exe

Permissions Configuration tool

PermissionsConfig.exe

Runbooks and activities

PolicyModule.exe

Runbook Designer

RunbookDesigner.exe

Runbook Server Monitor

RunbookServerMonitorService.exe

Runbook Service

RunbookService.exe

Runbook Tester

Runbook Tester.exe

The following table shows the values that are under each key. Modify these values as appropriate to change the logging details for that feature.

 

Registry value name Default value Description

LogFolder

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft System Center 2012\Orchestrator\ManagementService.exe\Logs

Location where trace logs are stored.

LogLevel

1

Level of detail of information that is logged. Possible values are in the table below.

LogPrefix

ManagementService.exe

Prefix of the log file name. This prefix is followed by the date and time when the log file is created.

NewLogEvery

3600

Number of seconds until a new log file is created.

The following table provides the possible values that you can use for the log level.

 

Log level Description

1

Exception detail only. This is the default setting.

3

Exception detail with warnings and errors.

7

Full logging.

See Also

Other Resources

Orchestrator Logs

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