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Chapter 14. Customizing Ambari Log + PID Directories

Ambari Server and Agents write log activity output to log files and use a PID-file that contains the process identification number (PID) for their running process. The log files and PID-file are found in following default locations (on their respective hosts):


LOG file location

PID file location

Ambari Server



Ambari Agent



You can configure the logging level for ambari-server.log by modifying /etc/ambari-server/conf/log4j.properties on the Ambari Server host. For the Ambari Agents, you can set the loglevel in /etc/ambari-agent/conf/ambari-agent.ini on each host running an Ambari Agent. In general, you should also consider setting log-rotate policies for your systems. Refer to your operating system documentation and http://linuxconfig.org/logrotate-8-manual-page for more information on setting up log-rotate in your environment.

You can also modify these locations. Use the following instructions: