This will often make log analysis and problem determination difficult and time
consuming. The Log Analyzer is a standalone RCP application, offered under the
Test & Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) Project that provides a single point
for analyzing log files generated in different formats. It provides the ability
to import log files from local or remote locations to analyze the events using
the same look and feel. The imported log files can be correlated using a
customizable correlation scheme to determine the root cause of a problem. The
log files can also be matched against a symptom database with a set of pre-known
symptoms to determine solutions to problems that have previously been
The Log Analyzerâ€™s features have been designed to tolerate the customized
logging output of any component in a system. It is a light weight and ideal
solution for administrators that are often required to examine a large set of
log files to determine the root cause of a problem.
Liz Dancy is a Software Developer at IBM Tivoli. She is currently working on the User Interface and the Automated GUI Recorder component for TPTP. Miss Dancy holds both an Honours Bachelor of Computing and a Master's of Science in Computer Science from Queen's University. Her Master's thesis work involved designing and implementing a system which automatically re-architects Java source code with respect to tunable system parameters. She has recently published this work and continues to pursue her interests in autonomic computing, source transformation and aspect-oriented programming.