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Monitoring Administrative Events

You should regularly monitor your event log files to track Insight Server system event messages, which are logged to the <YYYYMMDD>-event.txt files located by default in the Events folder within the Insight Server installation directory.
Recommended Frequency: Every 5-10 minutes
You can monitor these events using the Server Files Manager in Insight, your automated management tool, the *-event.txt files, or the Windows Event Viewer.
The Administrative Event Logs are completely separate from your Windows Events Log, but contains some of the same events. The Administrative Event Logs contain information only about Insight Server events.
To view events.txt files through the Server Files Manager
  1. In Insight, on the Admin > Dataset and Profile tab, click the Servers Manager thumbnail to open the Servers Manager workspace.
  2. Right-click the icon of an active Insight Server and click Server Files .
  3. In the Server Files Manager, click Events to view its contents.
  4. Right-click the check mark in the server name column next to the desired file and click Make Local . A check mark appears next to the file name in the Temp column.
  5. Right-click the check mark in the Temp column and click Open > in Notepad . The event file appears in a new Microsoft Windows Notepad window.
    The Server.log file in the Trace folder within the Insight Server installation directory contains more detailed logging information.
To view Events through the Windows Event Viewer
  • Click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer .
To change the Administrative Events Log directory
The Administrative Event Logs configuration file, Administrative Events Log.cfg, specifies the directory to which event logging is output.
  1. In Insight, on the Admin > Dataset and Profile tab, click the Servers Manager thumbnail to open the Servers Manager workspace.
  2. Right-click the icon of the Insight Server you want to configure and click Server Files .
  3. In the Server Files Manager, click Components to view its contents. The Administrative Event Logs.cfg file is located within this directory.
  4. Right-click the check mark in the server name column for Administrative Event Logs.cfg and click Make Local . A check mark appears in the Temp column for Administrative Event Logs.cfg.
  5. Right-click the newly created check mark in the Temp column and click Open > in Insight .
  6. In the Administrative Event Logs.cfg window, click component to view its contents. The default path is the Events folder within the Insight Server installation directory.
  7. In the Path parameter, type the name of the directory to which you want to output event logging data.
  8. Save your changes to the server by doing the following:
    1. Right-click (modified) at the top of the window and click Save .
    2. In the Server Files Manager, right-click the check mark for the file in the Temp column and select Save to > server name .