10. Tower Logfiles

Tower logfiles have been consolidated and can be easily accessed from two centralized locations:

  • /var/log/tower/

  • /var/log/supervisor/

In the /var/log/tower/ directory, you can view logfiles related to:

  • callback_receiver.log: captures callback receiver logs that handles callback events when running ansible jobs.

  • dispatcher.log: captures log messages for the Tower dispatcher worker service.

  • management_playbooks.log: captures the logs of management playbook runs, the isolated job runs like copying the metadata, etc.

  • rsyslog.err: captures rsyslog errors authenticating with external logging services when sending logs to them.

  • task_system.log: - captures the logs of tasks that Tower is running in the background, such as adding tower cluster instances and logs related to information gathering/processing for analytics, etc.

  • tower.log: captures the log messages such as runtime errors that occur when the job is executed.

  • tower_rbac_migrations.log: captures the logs for rbac database migration or upgrade.

  • tower_system_tracking_migrations.log: captures the logs tower system tracking migration or upgrade.

  • wsbroadcast.log: captures the logs of websocket connections in the tower nodes.

  • isolated_manager.log: captures logs associated with isolated nodes.

In the /var/log/supervisor/ directory, you can view logfiles related to:

  • awx-callback-receiver.log: captures the log of callback receiver that handles callback events when running ansible jobs, managed by supervisord.

  • awx-daphne.log: captures the logs of Websocket communication of WebUI.

  • awx-dispatcher.log: captures the logs that occur when dispatching a task to a tower instance, such as when running a job.

  • awx-rsyslog.log: captures the logs for rsyslog service.

  • awx-uwsgi.log: captures the logs related to uWSGI, which is an application server.

  • awx-wsbroadcast.log: captures the logs of websocket service that is used by tower.

  • failure-event-handler.stderr.log: captures the standard errors for /usr/bin/failure-event-handler supervisord’s subprocess.

  • supervisord.log: captures the logs related to supervisord itself.

The /var/log/supervisor/ directory includes stdout files for all services as well.

You can expect the following log paths to be generated by services used by Tower (and Ansible Automation Platform):

  • /var/log/nginx/

  • /var/opt/rh/rh-postgresql10/

  • /var/opt/rh/rh-redis5/log/redis/

"Mooving around: Consolidated logfiles for easier access!"
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