Set all WebLogic log levels to "Inherit" via WLST

Posted by Torsten Kleiber on August 22, 2016
Tags: Oracle ADF WebLogic WLST Logging Silent-Install

Logging is a very useful feature of WebLogic. Unfortunately the log levels, which are set after a clean install of WebLogic or some of the Fusion Middleware product creates a lot of noise and therefore it costs I/O performance.

Additional after analyzing an issue with logging often resetting the log level is forgotten.

Here you get a script to reset the log levels at regular intervals or after a trace session.

#!/usr/bin/python
execfile('get_environment.py') (1)
connect(wlUser, wlPassword, wlAdminUrl)
edit()
loggers = listLoggers(target=managedServer, runtime=0) (2)
for key, value in loggers.items(): (3)
if key <> "" and key <> "ADF_PERFORMANCE_MONITOR_DATABASE" and value <> "": (4)
print "set " + key + " from " + value + " to <Inherited>"
setLogLevel(target=managedServer, runtime=0, logger=key, level="")
loggers = listLoggers(target=managedServer, runtime=0) (5)
exit()
1 a script is called to initialize your environment variables wlUser, wlPassword, wlAdminUrl and managedServer.
2 get the list of loggers.
3 iterate over this list.
4 you can add your own restrictions. Here are already filtered all inherited loggers and one special tool logger for performance monitoring of ADF applications.
5 the loggers are shown again for the result, you can remove this.

Now call this script via

$ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin/wlst.sh config_loglevel.py

In the output you see similar output:

------------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------------
Logger                                                                  | Level
------------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------------
...
oracle.ods.virtualization.accesslog                                     | ERROR:1
...
set oracle.ods.virtualization.accesslog from ERROR:1 to <Inherited>

------------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------------
Logger                                                                  | Level
------------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------------
...
oracle.ods.virtualization.accesslog                                     | <Inherited>
...

This version of the script change only the persistent logger levels (runtime=0), because we don’t want influence running trace sessions. But as our servers are daily started, all runtime log levels are resetted at this point to the persistent one’s.

That’s it.

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