Managing the Cloudera Manager Server Log

Viewing the Log

To help you troubleshoot problems, you can view the Cloudera Manager Server log. You can view the logs in the Logs page or in specific pages for the log.

Viewing Cloudera Manager Server Logs in the Logs Page

  1. Select Diagnostics > Logs on the top navigation bar.
  2. Click Select Sources to display the log source list.
  3. Uncheck the All Sources checkbox.
  4. Click to the left of Cloudera Manager and select the Server checkbox.
  5. Click Search.
For more information about the Logs page, see Logs.

Viewing the Cloudera Manager Server Log

  1. Select Diagnostics > Server Log on the top navigation bar.

Setting the Cloudera Manager Server Log Location

By default the Cloudera Manager Server log is stored in /var/log/cloudera-scm-server/. If there is not enough space in that directory, you can change the location of the parent of the log directory:
  1. Stop the Cloudera Manager Server:
    sudo service cloudera-scm-server stop
  2. Set the CMF_VAR environment variable in /etc/default/cloudera-scm-server to the new parent directory:
    export CMF_VAR=/opt
  3. Create log/cloudera-scm_server and run directories in the new parent directory and set the owner and group of all directories to cloudera-scm. For example, if the new parent directory is /opt/, do the following:
    sudo su
    cd /opt
    mkdir log
    chown cloudera-scm:cloudera-scm log
    mkdir /opt/log/cloudera-scm-server
    chown cloudera-scm:cloudera-scm log/cloudera-scm-server
    mkdir run
    chown cloudera-scm:cloudera-scm run
  4. Restart the Cloudera Manager Server:
    sudo service cloudera-scm-server start