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Gary_Chen_31612's avatar
Historic F5 Account
May 23, 2003

How could I tune the logging of ITCM.log on BIG-IP/3DNS?

I have a v4.2 PTF9 and a v4.5 PTF3 BIG-IP. One of these BIG-IP is running on 5000 model. I like to tune the verbosity level of ITCM.log as well as rotate the logging. How can this be done?



Please advise



Gary Chen

4 Replies

  • iControl logging is controlled by the Local.Bigip.CORBA.LogLevel database key. A value of "DEBUG" produces verbose logging which is not intended for normal usage. A value of "INFO" produces logging at the user/request level. By default, the ITCM.log log file is rotated with the /etc/weekly script.



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  • We had issues with the ITCM log filling up the volume it was on. I believe F5 set the log rotation to daily in 4.5 PTF 04? Still even without DEBUG turned on, if you're frequently getting node states or availability, the log can get very big very fast. Bulk calls for getting node states and availability would help tame this.
  • I will get the enhancement request in for enabling bulk state and availability requests for node servers (they are already there for node addresses).



  • Loc_Pham_101863's avatar
    Historic F5 Account
    Also, starting with 4.5 PTF05, most messages currently seen today in ITCM.log will only be logged when the DEBUG database key mentioned above is set. This should help keep the log file size to the minimum.