How to use Sawmill to analyze Wowza media server logs

The Sawmill universal log file analysis tool includes support for Wowza™ media server log files (Wowza media server log analyzer plugin). To use the Sawmill universal log file analysis and reporting tool with your Wowza media server, follow these steps:

  1. Edit [install-dir]/conf/ and add the serverStats logger to log configuration line (first line) of the file like this:
    log4j.rootCategory=INFO, stdout, serverAccess, serverError, serverStats
    The Wowza media server will now write an additional log file named wowzastreamingengine_stats.log (for Wowza Streaming Engine software) or wowzamediaserver_stats.log (for Wowza Media Server software). This is the best log file for log analysis.
  2. Download and install the Sawmill Log File Analysis and Reporting tool.
  3. Run Sawmill and import the Wowza media server logs using the following filter: [install-dir]/logs/wowzastreamingengine_stats.log* (for Wowza Streaming Engine) or [install-dir]/logs/wowzamediaserver_stats.log* (for Wowza Media Server). [install-dir] is the location of your Wowza media server software installation. Sawmill should recognize the Wowza media server log file format and report it as Wowza Media Server Log Format.

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