Technical Tips – Shadowbase log information at a glance
by: Tom S.
Environment: Shadowbase is running on both Production and DR systems.
Goal: To be able to have a comprehensive view of the SB log activities on both systems.
- TIC LogWatch – Captures EMS log messages and look for SB events to capture. Send captured events on DR system via TCP/IP to Production System
- TIC IPLogger – TCP/IP Server to accept incoming socket messages and log to the same file as Production SB event logs.
- TeleMail – Take log data and HTML code to generate HTML email
- Custom COBOL program
- Below is what we built with LogWatch, IPLogger plus a COBOL program.
- This brings all EMS messages together from both systems in a single error log.
- The RED text are errors. The light grey background is from Production and the Medium grey is from the DR machine.
- The events indicate significant time passage which means something new happened.
- The line numbers down the side make it easy to speak over the phone with Gravic support when referencing a message.
- The START and STOP are hardcoded displays based on AUDMON going up or down. It makes it easier to read.
Result: A daily email that reports all the SB activities in an easy-to-understand format for Operations
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