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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories DB2 Sensor
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 29, 2023

Need the DB2 sensor to be able to monitor the DB2 diag log (db2diag.log)

The DB2 diag log (db2diag.log) contains a critical set of information for customers wishing to monitor their DB2 servers.  Many Warning and Critical conditions are logged to db2diag.log. 


In addition, for customers looking to migrate from IBM's older monitoring solutions, this is a key capability that they have today.


Potentially, this log file could be monitored via generic log monitoring.   But, my recommendation is to incude it in the DB2 sensor for 2 reasons:

1) By using the DB2 sensor, the log data will show up in context with the metric data.

2) The DB2 diag log has a fairly unique format that is a bit tricky for a log scraping solution to parse appropriate.   Each log entry is 7 lines long.  An example log entry is shown below.


2022-01-24- E19625125E452         LEVEL: Warning
PID     : 1942                 TID : 140693565597440 PROC : db2sysc 0
INSTANCE: db2inst1             NODE : 000            DB   : WAREHOUS
APPHDL  : 0-8755               APPID:
AUTHID  : ITMUSER              HOSTNAME: scm-rhx64d
EDUID   : 6440                 EDUNAME: db2agent (WAREHOUS) 0
FUNCTION: DB2 UDB, license manager, sqllcRequestAccess, probe:0

Idea priority High