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LOGJAM: A Scalable Unified Log File Archiver

SESSION: State of the Practice - HPC Monitoring/Syslog

EVENT TYPE: State of the Practice

TIME: 2:30PM - 3:00PM

SESSION CHAIR: David Paul

AUTHOR(S):Nicholas P. Cardo

ROOM:TCC LL4/LL5

ABSTRACT:
Log files are a necessary record of events on any system. As systems scale, so does the volume of data captured. This data can be distributed across all nodes within the system, creating challenges in ways to obtain these files as well as consistent archiving. It has become commonplace to develop custom written utilities that are tailored to specific systems. For centers that contain multiple systems, each system would have their own respective utility for gathering and archiving log files. For each new log file, a code modification is necessary and with each modification brings the risk of errors as well as time spent coding and debugging. Logjam solves this problem. The code only requires modification when new features are required. A configuration file is used to define log files with harvesting and archiving details. Adding a new log file is as simple as defining it in a configuration file.

Chair/Author Details:

David Paul (Chair) - Lawrence Berkeley National Lab - NERSC Division

Nicholas P. Cardo - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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