Analyze Wowza Streaming Engine logs with a log file analysis tool (legacy)

Output the best log file for use with log file analysis tools to analyze Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software log files.

Note: The instructions in this article apply to Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.5 and earlier. For version and later, see Use Sawmill to analyze Wowza Streaming Engine logs.
  1. Navigate to the Wowza Streaming Engine [install-dir]/conf/ file, open it in a text editor, and add the serverStats logger to log configuration line (first line) of the file like this:
    log4j.rootCategory=INFO, stdout, serverAccess, serverError, serverStats

    Wowza Streaming Engine will now write a log file named wowzastreamingengine_stats.log. This is the best log file for log analysis.

  2. Import wowzastreamingengine_stats.log into your log file analysis tool.