12.1. Monitoring Operations and Viewing Logs

12.1.1. Viewing Tasks Log

The Tasks screen lists all recent operations performed in Virtuozzo Automator. For more details on information shown, see Viewing Infrastructure Task Logs.

12.1.2. Viewing Alerts Log

The Alerts tab lists all resource consumption alerts logged by Virtuozzo Automator. For more details on information shown, see Viewing Infrastructure Alert Logs.

12.1.3. Viewing Event logs

The Events subtab lists all status changes logged by Virtuozzo Automator. For more details on information shown, see Viewing Infrastructure Event Logs.

12.1.4. Viewing Active Tasks

Almost all Virtuozzo Automator pages, except for those containing an error report, allow you to check for any virtual environment operations currently under way. The Active Tasks window can be accessed by clicking the Tasks button at the top of a Virtuozzo Automator page. If you are planning to perform any operation on a virtual environment, it is a good idea to check the Active Tasks window and wait for the tasks to complete, if there are any. The window is refreshed every few seconds.

The information on the active tasks is presented as a table with the following columns:

Column Description
Status Indicates the operation status. At present the only one possible is “In Progress”, which means that the operation is under way.
Started The date and time when the operation was started.
Hardware Node The physical server where the task object is located.
Object The name of the virtual environment to which the task is applied.
Task The name of the operation.

The Details link beside a task leads to the Task Details page, where you can view the details of the operation.

When the operation is successfully completed or fails, the table is closed, and the No running tasks at the moment. message appears.

12.1.5. Viewing Task Details

The Task Details window is available by clicking the Details link beside any task, be it In progress, Completed, or Failed.

The Task Details window serves for providing brief and most informative reference on the operation. The upper table of the window provides you with the task’s type, the name of the virtual environment to which this task is applied, the physical server where the virtual environment resides, the user who initiated the task, and finally, the task’s status.

The lower table consists of the following columns:

Column Description
Time The time when a certain operation stage began.
Operation The corresponding utility message.
Status The status of each of the steps the operation the operation consists of: In progress, Completed, or Failed.

Click Detach to have the message appear in a separated web-browser window.

Click Close to quit the window.

12.1.6. Viewing Error Details

The Error Details page provides specific information in case of an operation failure. When you are trying to perform an operation and it fails, the corresponding page is refreshed with a thick red line across the page informing you of the failure and providing the Details link to learn more about this failure.

This page presents a complete response as to why the operation failed. This response might help you understand the reason for the failure.

If an operation fails, and a green line is displayed informing that the operation has been scheduled, it means that the failure occurred after the operation had been scheduled. That is why it is desirable to always check the status of the scheduled operation by following the Details link at the right end of the green line to make sure that the operation has been successfully completed.