We have a need to monitor the "log file size" for each application and report along with other performance testing metrics. Wondering if it is possible to track the size of log files for each application at each tier (Gateway Server, Apache Web Server, WebSphere/Tomcat AppServers, etc) for each test or between two events.
Answer by Gary S. ·
You could manually look at the processes and find the log and its size. It is not a timeseries so it cannot be tracked.
Typically, you will be using log event rules to identify events. Perhaps a solution for you is to define a log event and track this? (/#settings/logevents) This provides the pattern occurrences over time like below:
There is the log data storage (/#settings/logstorage) but this is overall for your environment and not a per process:
Otherwise like I mentioned, manually looking at the processes and its log file sizes; for instance in my own env staging :: prod
So you will just observe my prod version is larger (probably expected) but it is not tracked over time.
I would suggest you share your use case in Dynatrace Product Ideas forum where product management can review and see if they would build this into the future roadmap.