Action logs and system monitoring

Action logs collect user actions. System monitoring collects information about the performance of the Spotfire Server and the services. Information from action logs and from system monitoring is written to the same files or database; therefore, you can use the data you collect to correlate the usage with the system performance.

Action logging and system monitoring are disabled by default.

  • To log information from only Spotfire Server, then you must enable writing to files, to a database, or to both files and database only for those actions taking place on the Spotfire Server.
  • To also log information from non-server nodes, then you must configure Spotfire Server to accept incoming log events through web service calls.
Action logging and system monitoring Comments
Writing to files. Log files are not pruned. By default, a new log file is created every day; although you can change the action log interval, you must manage the space in your file system.
Writing to a database. You can set an option to remove entries that are older than a certain number of hours. Spotfire provides an Information Model and an analysis file that you can use to start analyzing usage patterns.
Capturing service logs. You can specify the service or services for which to capture logging information. If you do not configure the web service, only actions performed on the server are logged.

You can enable and configure Spotfire Server for action logging and system monitoring either from the command line or from the configuration tool.

Optionally, you can import a library into Spotfire Analyst to analyze the action logs.