The Message Logger component of Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management lets the other ZENworks components such as zenloader and web services, ZENworks Management Daemon (ZMD), Remote Management, and Policy Enforcers log messages to different output targets. The output targets include the system log, local log, database, SMTP, SNMP trap, and UDP. For more information, see Message Logging in the ZENworks 10 Configuration Management System Administration Reference.
Message Logger performs the following functions:
Writes messages to local log files.
Writes messages to a system log or event log.
Writes messages to the Management console.
Sends messages to the Management server.
Sends messages as SMTP mail to SMTP servers from the Primary Server.
Sends messages as SNMP traps to remote or local machines from the Primary Server.
Sends messages as UDP packets to UDP destinations.
Writes messages to the ZENworks database.
Automatically purges database entries from the ZENworks database.
Automatically acknowledges the messages in the ZENworks database.
The following sections contain more information:
On a managed device, the location of the local log file is:
On a ZENworks Server, the location of the local log file is:
ZENloader and its modules:
A message is an event that is generated by different components and modules. These events can be exceptions such as errors, warnings, information to a user, or a debug statement for a module.
Messages are classified based on the following severity levels:
Error: Indicates that an action cannot be completed because of a user or system error. These messages are critical and require immediate attention from an administrator.
Warning: Indicates an exception condition. These messages might not be an error but can cause problems if not resolved. These messages do not require immediate attention from an administrator.
Information: Provides feedback about something that happened in the product or system that is important and informative for an administrator.
Debug: Provides debug information to troubleshoot and solve problems that might occur. The debug messages are stored only in the local file.
For additional information related to message logging, see Message Logging in the ZENworks 10 Configuration Management System Administration Reference
The log file related to the installation of ZENworks can be found at the following location, for both the Linux and Windows platforms:
The log files related to registration can be found in the following locations: