The license server can produce a log file that details activity such as client connections or disconnections, license checkout/checkin, and other server activity. For Unix operating systems, the log file may also contain exit signals.

In the configuration file, you can control the following settings for the license server log:

  • Specify normal or extended logging. When using extended logging note that:
  • Specify the interval for log file rotation. Generally, data written to the log file is useful only for a limited time, so log rotation is recommended for removing old log data and reducing the storage requirements of the log file.
  • Specify the desired output location for the log.

See License server configuration file for more details about the above log settings. You can also control these log settings using the web-based UI, as described in Enabling and configuring license server logging.

Over time, the log file can grow to a substantial size depending on licensing activity, so it is best to write the log to a local file system rather than across a network.

If the log file is deleted, the license server will create a new log file on the next write.