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How to Configure health data collection SharePoint 2013 using Central Admin

Posted By: Destin Joy     Category: Sharepoint     Views: 49285

This session provides information about how to configure usage and health data collection in Microsoft SharePoint 2013.SharePoint 2013 writes usage and health data to the logging folder and to the logging database. You have to use the Central Administration Web site to configure health data collection settings.

Usage and Health Data Collection Service Application collects Data about Usage and Health of your farm. This information is used for Health Monitoring and this is also required for running the Web Analytics Service. If you do not have a Usage and Health Data Collection Service Application or your Usage and Health Data Collection Proxy is stopped, you will not see any data in the Web Analytics Report.

This session provides information about how to configure usage and health data collection in Microsoft SharePoint 2013.SharePoint 2013 writes usage and health data to the logging folder and to the logging database. You have to use the Central Administration Web site to configure health data collection settings.

Usage and Health Data Collection Service Application collects Data about Usage and Health of your farm. This information is used for Health Monitoring and this is also required for running the Web Analytics Service. If you do not have a Usage and Health Data Collection Service Application or your Usage and Health Data Collection Proxy is stopped, you will not see any data in the Web Analytics Report.

You can create it by following steps. You need to navigate to Monitoring, Click on Configure Usage and Health Data Collection, check the box for “Enable usage data collection”, select the Events to Log, Put in the log file location, SQL information and you are done. Now you have Health Data Collection Service Application.

Configure usage and health data collection by using Central Administration

The usage and health data settings are farm-wide and cannot be set for individual servers in the farm.

To configure usage and health data collection by using Central Administration

1. Verify that you have the following administrative credentials:

2. The user account that performs this procedure has to be a member of the Farm Administrators group.

3. In Central Administration, on the Home page, click Monitoring.

4. On the Monitoring page, in the Reporting section, click Configure usage and health data collection.

5. On the Configure usage and health data collection page, in the Usage Data Collection section, select the Enable usage data collection check box.

6. In the Event Selection section, select the check boxes of the events that you want to log.

 

 

 

7. Logging uses system resources and can affect performance and disk usage. Only log those events for which you want regular reports. For impromptu reports or investigations, enable logging for specific events, and then disable logging for the events after the report or investigation completes.

8. In the Usage data collection settings section, type the path of the folder to which you want usage and health information written in the Log file location box. The path that you specify must exist on each server in the farm.

9. These settings are applied to all events. To set event collection settings for individual event types, you must use Windows PowerShell.

10. Type the maximum disk space (between 1 and 20 GB) for the logs in the Maximum log file size box.

11. In the Health data collection section, select the Enable health data collection check box. To change the collection schedules, click Health Logging Schedule. A list of timer jobs that collect health data is listed. Click any of the timer jobs to change its schedule, or disable that timer job.

12. In the Logging Database Server section, to change the authentication method, select either the Windows authentication or SQL authentication option.

13. To change the Database Server and Database Name values, you must use Windows PowerShell.

 

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Destin Joy
Destin Joy author of How to Configure health data collection SharePoint 2013 using Central Admin is from Pathanamthitta, India. Destin Joy says

 Hello Everyone,

I am Destin Joy from India I have MCPD in SharePoint 2010, MCTS SharePoint 2010 application development and MCTS in SharePoint 2007. I am mostly working in  core part of SharePoint (2010-2007) and passionate about new Microsoft technologies. Born and brought up in Kerala You can reach me  @ Destin.Joy@hotmail.com

 

 
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