Standalone Log Analysis Utility

I just had a comment from Development on one of our older posts.

Good news:

The Log file Analysis Tool that was introduced in EPM 11.1.2.3.000 ( read post here ) has now been made stand-alone.

Why would that be important?
Because:  "You can use this standalone log analysis utility to analyze logs from any 11.1.1.x or 11.1.2.x deployments.  It will run on EPM servers or non-EPM servers."
That's why!

It is available as a patch via MOS under the number  17425397

As of the readme, the prerequisites are fairly lightweight and not surprising:

Prerequisites
Any user can run this utility from any machine on which log files are stored.
- Users running the Log Analysis Utility must have execute privileges on the following files:
Windows: EPM_ORACLE_INSTANCE/bin/loganalysis.bat
LINUX/UNIX: EPM_ORACLE_INSTANCE/bin/loganalysis.sh

- The user who runs this utility must have read permissions on the directory where the log files are located.

The download is just over 2 MB and it includes the readme file. This will not only tells you how to install and use the utility, it also contains the list of available commands.

Sidenote:
The comment on the blog requesting a backport was posted early in September 2013 (our first mention in May).
The answer from Development came in on September 25th 2013. Less than a month to get this done!

Thanks to Fuad and Maurice for making this happen so quickly.


Comments:

Just to let you know I have wrote a blog on the standalone utility > http://john-goodwin.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/epm-standalone-log-analysis-utility.html

Cheers

John

Posted by John Goodwin on September 30, 2013 at 01:30 PM CEST #

Hello!

Should this work also with 11.1.1.3 version? I was able to get it to run with newer JRE version (did not run with installed JDK 1.5). After that it stopped with the following error message:

"Oracle Instance is not defined. It has to be passed as a system argument."

Problem seems to be related to missing ORACLE_INSTANCE environment variable as defining that changes the erros message to:

"Generating Report
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
at java.io.File.<init>(Unknown Source)
at com.hyperion.log.LogAnalysis.main(LogAnalysis.java:207)"

What is the correct path for this variable and are the some additional steps needed to get it working with 11.1.1.3 version?

Posted by guest on October 01, 2013 at 03:46 PM CEST #

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