The Logger Service is an application service that manages the PowerExchange Logger for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. The PowerExchange Logger captures change data from a data source and writes the data to PowerExchange Logger log files. Use the Administrator tool to manage the service and view service logs.
When managed by the Logger Service, the PowerExchange Logger is also called the Logger Service process.
The Service Manager, Logger Service, and PowerExchange Logger must reside on the same node in the Informatica domain.
On a Linux, UNIX, or Windows machine, you can use the Logger Service to manage the PowerExchange Logger process instead of issuing PowerExchange commands such as PWXCCL to start the Logger process or SHUTDOWN to stop the Logger process.
You can run multiple Logger Services on the same node. Create a Logger Service for each PowerExchange Logger process that you want to manage on the node. You must run one PowerExchange Logger process for each source type and instance, as defined in a PowerExchange registration group.
Perform the following tasks to manage the Logger Service:
View the service properties.
Enable, disable, and restart the service.
You can use the Administrator tool or the
command line program to administer the Logger Service.
Before you create a Logger Service, install PowerExchange and configure a PowerExchange Logger on the node where you want to create the Logger Service. When you create a Logger Service, the Service Manager associates it with the PowerExchange Logger that you specify. When you start or stop the Logger Service, you also start or stop the Logger Service process.