Expanding the scope of data that IBM Support Assistant Data Collector collects

You can expand the scope of data that the IBM Support Assistant Data Collector utility collects.

About this task

To determine which information to collect, the utility reads property files in a specific directory. You can add a properties file that specifies additional directories and files for the utility to search. A sample.properties file is provided for you to use as template.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the jazz-team-server-install-directory/support/isadc/scripts/RATLSHARE/extensions directory.
  2. Make a copy of the sample.properties file.
  3. Modify the new properties file to specify the additional files for the utility to collect. Use the properties that are listed in Table 1.
    Table 1. Extensions properties
    Property Value Description
    rtl.collect.was.extension.content Comma-separated list of file, directory, or a pattern. Collects additional data specified under the WebSphere Application Server path.
    rtl.collect.jazz.home.extension.content Comma-separated list of file, directory, or a pattern. Collects additional data specified under the JAZZ_HOME variable configured with application servers.
    rtl.context.product.path Absolute path to a product. Additional product path that contains additional data.
    rtl.collect.product.extension.content Comma-separated list of file, directory, or a pattern. Collects additional data specified under the path defined by rtl.context.product.path.
    The comma-separated list can contain a file name, directory, and/or a file pattern:
    • File name: The file relative to the specified directory is collected.
    • Directory: The full content of the specified directory is collected.
    • File pattern: The files that match the pattern are collected.
    Note: Use a forward slash (/) to separate directories in all entries. Paths that refer to a parent directory (..) are not supported.

Example

The following example directs the tool to collect the WAS_AppSrv_Path/derby/derby.log file, and all files that match the WAS_AppSrv_Path/features/com.ibm.ws.wsgateway_6.0.0.0/*.properties pattern:
rtl.collect.was.extension.content=derby/derby.log,
features/com.ibm.ws.wsgateway_6.0.0.0/*.properties

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