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Tech Tip: CA Directory - How to set up TIME log

  • 1.  Tech Tip: CA Directory - How to set up TIME log

    Posted 07-16-2015 10:16 AM

    One customer has raised two questions:

    1. Why is DSA startup time is taking too long?

    2. How can they configure/setup logging so that they get 'transaction view' where they can figure out how long certain queries (search,add,modify) take?

     

    Answers

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    1. DSAs are loading up the cache during startup time. This is in order to have much quicker performance during run-time. This is by design. Considering the amount of data loaded to your cache it can take a relatively long time for the DSA to start and get to a fully functional state.

     

    2. There are two ways to do that:

    - You can set up a QUERY log. This is not OOTB. Once setup, it records EVERY transaction (search, add, delete, modify) that takes place as a one liner in query log.. which also includes the timestamp.

    - You can also set up a TIME log with threshold. So any query (again … search, add, delete, modify) taking > the defined time threshold, will be written to TIME log

     

    Instructions on how to set this up is as easy as looking at DXHOME/config/logging/logging.help file

    You will find all you need (along with list of all 13 types of LOGS that we can configure.. out of which 5 are default)

    i.e. TRACE, WARN, STATS, SUMMARY and DIAG are configured OOTB. Other 8 are optional and can be configured if one wants.

     

     

    Yours,

    Sagi Gabay

    CA Technologies