Use Sawmill to analyze Wowza Streaming Engine logs (legacy)

The Sawmill universal log file analysis tool supports 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.

To use Sawmill with Wowza Streaming Engine, follow these steps:

  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. Download and install the Sawmill Log File Analysis and Reporting tool.
  3. Run Sawmill and import the Wowza Streaming Engine logs using the filter [install-dir]/logs/wowzastreamingengine_stats.log*.

Sawmill should recognize the Wowza Streaming Engine log file format and report it as Wowza Media Server Log Format.

See Wowza Streaming Engine information on for more information about Sawmill and Wowza.