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Orchestrator Logs

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

This section provides information on common troubleshooting issues and the available tools that can assist in identifying root problems.

Log files

In Orchestrator, different logs are available that provide information about Orchestrator runbooks and servers. The following table lists the available types of log files, with links to the appropriate sections that describe the logs in more detail.


Log File Topic or Section Contents Where data is stored Where data is viewed

Real time log section in Runbook Logs.

Live information about a running runbook instance

Orchestration database

Log tab in Runbook Designer

Historic Log section in Runbook Logs.

Historical information about instances of a runbook

Orchestration database

Log History tab in Runbook Designer

Runbook Audit History section in Runbook Logs.

Audit information about changes to a runbook

Orchestration database

Audit History tab in Runbook Designer

Activity Events

Status information about Orchestrator management server, runbook servers, and database

Orchestration database

Events tab in Runbook Designer

Audit Trail

Interaction of a runbook with external tools and systems

Log files

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Trace Logs

Troubleshooting information about the Orchestrator environment

Log files

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Other resources for this product

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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