The Directory Server provides a standard set of default log files to monitor the server activity. You can view this set of logs in the PingDirectory/logs directory. The following default log files are available on the Directory Server and are presented below.

Log File Description
access File-based Access Log that records operations processed by the Directory Server. Access log records can be used to provide information about problems during operation processing (for example, unindexed searches, failed requests, etc.), and provide information about the time required to process each operation.
change-notifications.log Records changes to data anywhere in the server, which match one or more configured change subscriptions.
config-audit.log Records information about changes made to the Directory Server configuration in a format that can be replayed using the dsconfig tool
errors File-based Error Log. Provides information about warnings, errors, and significant events that occur during server processing.
expensive-ops Expensive Operations Log. Disabled by default. Provides only those operations that took longer than 1000 milliseconds to complete.
failed-ops Failed Operations Log. Provides information on all operations that failed in single-line log format.
replication Records any replication errors and publishes them to the file system.
searches-returning-no-entries Searches Returning No Entries Log. Disabled by default. Provides information only on operations that did not return any entries.
server.out Records anything written to standard output or standard error, which includes startup messages. If garbage collection debugging is enabled, then the information will be written to server.out. Stores the server’s process ID.
server.status Stores the timestamp, a status code, and an optional message providing additional information on the server status.
setup.log Records messages that occur during the initial configuration of a Directory Server with the setup tool.
tools Directory that holds logs for long running utilities: import-ldif, export-ldif, backup, restore, verify-index. Current and previous copies of the log are present in the Directory Server.
update.log Records messages that occur during a Directory Server update.