Chapter 15. Monitoring Server and Database Activity

This chapter describes monitoring database and Red Hat Directory Server logs. For information on using SNMP to monitor the Directory Server, see Chapter 16, Monitoring Directory Server Using SNMP.

15.1. Types of Directory Server Log Files

Directory Server provides three types of logs to help better manage the directory and tune performance:
  • The access contains information on client connections and connection attempts to the Directory Server instance.
  • The error log contains detailed messages of errors and events the directory experiences during normal operations.


    If the Directory Server fails to write to the errors log, the server sends the message to syslog and exits.
  • The audit log records changes made to each database as well as to server configuration. This log is not enabled by default.