Runtime properties files

Runtime settings, such as log, trace, and license settings are stored in one of two different files:
  • The runtime.properties file is used by ZIETrans in the runtime environment and in the local test environment running in Run on Server mode (for Web applications).
  • The runtime-debug.properties file is used by ZIETrans in the local test environment in Debug on Server mode (for Web applications).

For more information about how to administer runtime settings for Web applications, see Administering problem determination components.

The runtime.properties and runtime-debug.properties files contain the following properties.

adminPortNum
The adminPortNum is the default value used by the ZIETrans administrative console when the management scope is to be changed. The port value must be an active WebSphere® BOOTSTRAP_ADDRESS port. The default is 2809, which is the default BOOTSTRAP_ADDRESS port of server1 for a WebSphere base installation, or of the nodeagent server when you federate an application server node into a deployment manager cell.
ioPatternKey
One or more patterns specifying the Integration Objects to be traced. See the description of trace.INTEGRATIONOBJECT below.

Each pattern can contain one or more wildcard (*) character. For example, IntegrationObject.Callup* specifies that tracing is enabled for all Integration Objects that start with the letters Callup. To trace all Integration Objects, specify IntegrationObject.*

If multiple patterns are specified, they should be delimited with commas.

flx_ServerURL
This parameter contains the URL of the Flexera license server. HCL ZIETrans users may configure an on-premises server or they may use HCL&csqg;s Flexera Cloud. The server URL, in either of this case, has to be configured for this parameter.

If the User does not set a value for this parameter, an Empty value is assigned, by default.

Syntax for this parameter is as follows:
https\://[license server host URL]/api/1.0/instances/[license server ID] 
flx_PrivateKey_Absolute_Path
This parameter contains the absolute path of the license server private key in the .pem file and pkcs8 format.
If the User does not set a value for this parameter, by default, an Empty value is assigned at first, before deployment, since the user.home of the runtime is unknown initially. After deployment, if no value is found for this parameter, the PrivateKey.pem file is searched in the system’s User home, i.e, the default path is assigned at runtime as:
<userhome>/PrivateKey.pem
For example:
flx_PrivateKey_Absolute_Path = C\:\Users\ZIETrans_Administrator/PrivateKey.pem
Note: Special characters in the properties file should be prefixed with a backward slash (\).
flx_BorrowInterval
This parameter contains a numeric value followed by a unit-suffix letter, for example, flx_BorrowInterval value of 10h denotes 10 hours. The valid values for the unit-suffix letter for this parameter are: s, m, h, d and w (that indicates seconds, minutes, hours, days, or weeks).
If the User does not set a value for this parameter, the default value is set to 30 minutes.
Note: If the current frequency causes too many re-issue requests in a session’s life time, the User may consider increasing this value.

If an invalid value is given for this runtime parameter, the incorrect value given by the user is ignored at runtime, and the default value (30 mins) is picked up instead.

For more information on runtime properties files, see the ZIETrans User's and Administrator's Guide

numLicenses
Specifies the number of licenses you purchased. ZIETrans tracks the number of ZIETrans connections to host resources and logs a message when the value exceeds the number of licenses purchased.

The value is an integer. There is no default. Valid values for Authorized User licenses are 1 - 50000. For Value Unit licenses, the value must be -1.

licenseHardLimit
An encrypted field containing ZIETrans licensing entitlement. Do not manually alter this field.
licenseTracking
Specifies whether ZIETrans records license usage or not. The value is binary. The default is 0.
0
ZIETrans does not record license usage.
1
ZIETrans records license usage for all application servers in a node. ZIETrans tracks the number of ZIETrans connections to host or database resources and logs a message when the value exceeds the number of licenses purchased. The license usage information is written to a file named licensex.txt in the log directory of the ZIETrans installation directory on the server, where the x is either 1 or 2.

The maximum size of the license usage files is 512 KB. When the file size of the license1.txt file reaches 512 KB or if the ZIETrans server is restarted, the file is renamed to license2.txt, and a new license1.txt file is created. The new license1.txt file contains the most recent license usage information. When the new license1.txt reaches 512 KB and is renamed, the old license2.txt is deleted.

The license usage files contain the following information, arranged in rows, with each row representing one hour of operation. The values are separated by a space ( ).
  1. Date
  2. Time
  3. The highest license count since the server was started
  4. The highest license count in the last hour (the maximum of the last 60 entries)
  5. The license count for each minute (1–60)
licenseFile
The name used as a template to generate names for the license files for license usage information. The default value for this property is license.txt.
logFile
The name used as a template to generate names for each set of application server files to which log messages are written. The default base name for a log file is messages.txt.
logMask
Certain macro errors cause an image of a host screen (screen dump) to be placed into the ZIETrans log files.

Screen dumps are classified as INFO messages. To control which types of messages are placed in the ZIETrans log, use this setting. For example, if you do not wish to have screens appear in the ZIETrans log due to security concerns, set logMask=6 to prevent INFO messages (including screen dumps) from being placed in the log.

You cannot shut off ERROR messages with the logMask setting.

4
Log ERROR messages
5
Log ERROR and INFO messages
6
Log ERROR and WARNING messages
7
Log ERROR and WARNING and INFO messages
maxLogFiles
The maximum number of message files. The default is 2.

The base log file name in runtime.properties is used as a template to generate unique sets of message log files for each application server. The default base name for a log file can be changed in runtime.properties. The application server running ZIETrans is the concatenation of: the underscore (_) character, followed by the name of the ZIETrans instance, followed by another underscore (_) character.

The ZIETrans instance ID (for example _SSS_) is then appended to the base file name to generate the template for the log files for an application server. For the log file, this becomes messages _SSS_.txt. Finally, an index (1, 2, 3, and so on) is added to this name to distinguish multiple files. So, for example, if the ZIETrans instance ID is cell_node_server, the log file for the application server is named messages_cell_node_server_.txt. With multiple log files configured, the log file names for this application server are messages_cell_node_server_1.txt, messages_cell_node_server_2.txt, and so on.

When messages_cell_node_server_1.txt reaches maxLogFileSize, it is closed and renamed to messages_cell_node_server_2.txt. A new messages_cell_node_server_1.txt is opened.

When messages_cell_node_server_1.txt reaches maxLogFileSize again, previous log files are renamed—for example, messages_cell_node_server_2.txt is renamed to messages_cell_node_server_3.txt. Then messages_cell_node_server_1.txt is renamed to messages_cell_node_server_2.txt, and a new messages_cell_node_server_1.txt file is opened.

When the maxLogFiles number is exceeded, the oldest file is deleted.
Note: When running on WebSphere Application Server for z/OS®, the server portion of the log file name also includes the Address Space ID of the Servant which is writing to the log (example: messages_asid_1.txt). See Log and trace file names for details.
maxLogFileSize
Specifies the maximum size, in kilobytes, that a message log file reaches before an additional log file is opened.

The value is an integer. The default is 512 KB.

traceFile
The name used as a template to generate file names to which ZIETrans trace messages are written. The default base name for a trace file is trace.txt.
maxTraceFiles
The maximum number of trace information files. The default is 5.

The base trace file name in server.properties is used as a template to generate unique sets of trace files for each application server. The default base name for a trace file can be changed in runtime.properties. The application server running ZIETrans is the concatenation of: the underscore (_) character, followed by the name of the ZIETrans server instance, followed by another underscore (_) character.

The ZIETrans server instance ID (for example _SSS_) is then appended to the base file name to generate the template for the trace files for an application server, which becomes trace _SSS_.txt. Finally, an index (1, 2, 3, and so on) is added to this name to distinguish multiple trace files. So, for example, if the ZIETrans server instance ID is cell_node_server, the trace file for the application server is named trace_cell_node_server_.txt. With multiple trace files configured, the trace file names for this application server are trace_cell_node_server_1.txt, trace_cell_node_server_2.txt, and so on.

When trace_cell_node_server_1.txt reaches maxTraceFileSize, it is closed and renamed to trace_cell_node_server_2.txt. A new trace_cell_node_server_1.txt is opened.

When trace_cell_node_server_1.txt reaches maxTraceFileSize again, previous trace files are renamed—for example, trace_cell_node_server_2.txt is renamed to trace_cell_node_server_3.txt. Then trace_cell_node_server_1.txt is renamed to trace_cell_node_server_2.txt, and a new trace_cell_node_server_1.txt file is opened.

When the maxTraceFiles number is exceeded, the oldest file is deleted.
Note: When running on WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, the server portion of the trace file name also includes the Address Space ID of the Servant which is writing to the log (example: trace_asid_1.txt). See Log and trace file names for details.
maxTraceFileSize
Specifies the maximum size, in kilobytes, that a trace file reaches before an additional trace file is opened.

The value is an integer. The default is 10240 KB.

traceLogDirectory
Sets the directory to be used for writing log and trace output when the application EAR is deployed. If this keyword is not specified, or the value specified is not valid, the directory used is logs, and it placed under the EAR's installed directory. This value is only used when the EAR is deployed to an application server. It has no effect within the Toolkit environment.
maxHODThreadManagerThreads
Specifies the maximum number of threads that can be created in the Host On-Demand ThreadManager thread pool. You can specify a value between 10 and 10000. If you specify a value outside of this range, the setting is ignored and the default Host On-Demand value of 10000 is used.