Data collection and symptom analysis | HCL Digital Experience

There is one method to collect data and analyze symptoms for problem determination scenarios: Run a task that can collect and optionally send the data for you.

Note: Starting with HCL Digital Experience version 8.5, there is now a task to collect the Configuration Wizard logs. This task is only necessary if the wizard fails before the steps to create the wp_profile/ConfigEngine instance.
wpcollector tool
Complete the following steps:
  1. If the support team requested tracing, enable it now as instructed and then re-create the problem. If no tracing is requested, skip to the next step.
  2. Open a command prompt and change to the wp_profile_root/PortalServer/bin/ directory.
    Attention: You must run the wpcollector task from the wp_profile_root/PortalServer/bin/ directory. If you run the task from a different directory, the task fails.
  3. Run the following script to collect data:
    • AIX® HP-UX Linux™ Solaris z/OS®: ./wpcollector.sh
    • IBM® i: wpcollector.sh
    • Windows™: wpcollector.bat
  4. If you did not automatically FTP your results, locate the wp.mustgather.zip file or the pmr-wp.mustgather-timestamp.zip file in the wp_profile_root/filesForAutoPD/ directory. Follow the instructions in "Exchanging information with HCL Software Support for problem determination" to manually FTP your results.
Restriction: If you try to extract the wp.mustgather.zip file, some collections might not expand properly if the path name exceeds the 256 character limitation.
cwcollector tool
Complete the following steps if the Configuration Wizard failed before it created the wp_profile/ConfigEngine instance:
  1. Open a command prompt and change to the AppServer_root/ConfigEngine directory.
  2. Run the following task to collect the Configuration Wizard logs:
    Tip: The logs are compressed and placed into the AppServer_root/filesForAutoPD directory.
    • AIX: ./ConfigEngine.sh collect-cw-logs -DPortalBinaryLocation=/usr/IBM/WebSphere/PortalServer -DWasPassword=password
    • HP-UX Linux Solaris: ./ConfigEngine.sh collect-cw-logs -DPortalBinaryLocation=/opt/IBM/WebSphere/PortalServer -DWasPassword=password
    • IBM i: ConfigEngine.sh collect-cw-logs -DPortalBinaryLocation=/QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/PortalServer/V85/Server -DWasPassword=password
    • Windows: ConfigEngine.bat collect-cw-logs -DPortalBinaryLocation=C:/IBM/WebSphere/PortalServer -DWasPassword=password
    • z/OS: ./ConfigEngine.sh collect-cw-logs -DPortalBinaryLocation=/usr/lpp/zPortalServer/V8R5M0 -DWasPassword=password
    Attention: If the collect-cw-logs task fails, run the stopserver server1 command from the AppServer_root/bin directory. Then, rerun the collect-cw-logs task.
  3. If you did not automatically FTP your results, locate the cw.mustgather.zip file or the pmr-cw.mustgather-timestamp.zip file in the AppServer_root/filesForAutoPD directory. Follow the instructions in "Exchanging information with HCL Software Support for problem determination" to manually FTP your results.