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Server Logging

The Convergence Server uses the Apache Log4j 2 logging framework for logging. Please consult the Log4J 2 Configuration Documentation for details on configuring Log4J.

Generally speaking, Log4J can be configured by placing a log4j2.yml on the classpath. An example log4j2.yml file is shown below. The three most relevant loggers are the following:

  • com.convergencelabs: Configures logging from Convergence itself.
  • com.orientechnologies: Configures logging for the OrientDB server and or client.
  • akka: Configures logging for the Akka distributed computing framework.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Configuration status="WARN" shutdownHook="disable">
    <Console name="Console" target="SYSTEM_OUT">
      <PatternLayout pattern="%d{HH:mm:ss} %-5level %logger{1} - %msg%n"/>
    <Root level="warn"><AppenderRef ref="Console"/></Root>
    <Logger name="com.convergencelabs" level="info" />
    <Logger name="com.orientechnologies" level="error" />
    <Logger name="akka" level="warn" />

Where to place the file depends on how you are deploying the server. Each distribution comes with a log4j2.xml file. If you locate this file and edit it or replace it you can configure the logging for the system.