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Status Future consideration
Workspace DataPower Gateway
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 16, 2020

DataPower Log Target Enhancements for better off appliance logging

We are looking for enhancements to DataPower Log Targets that send Log Events off the appliance to a central logging facility.

To ensure all Log Messages generated by the appliance can be sent, we need Log Target capability that allows it to be one of the first things up on restart, one of the last things down on planned shutdown and to include some buffering capability so that it can capture and eventually send start up related messages that occur before the outbound network interfaces are fully up. This info should not be locked away in the Audit Log only (my opinion).

We ask for the Log Target to be able to capture reliable, precise and consistent messages that announce:
A. the very start of an appliance coming up
B. the full completion of starting including all app domains
C. the start of a shutdown
D. the very last message possible before the shutdown completes.

Reboot, shutdown and reload are the same in this context.

Idea Priority Medium
Use Case
We use Log Targets of type syslog to send Log Events to our central enterprise logging tool. When appliances restart, the Log Targets are not the last thing to come down and not the first thing to come up, so consequently we don't have all possible DataPower log messages in our central logging tool. When searching for Log Messages related to appliances starting up or shutting down in our central logging tool it is inconclusive. The best messages related to start up only show up in Audit Log. We would like these to be available in regular Log Targets so that we can send them.
RFE ID 144639
RFE Product IBM DataPower Gateways