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Trace Session Dialog Box

How do I get to this dialog box?
  1. Under X Clients or XDMCP Connections, select the client you want to troubleshoot. Note the name of the Default session used by this definition. You'll modify this session to create the trace.

  2. Under Session Definitions, select the session. On the Advanced tab, select Trace session.

  3. Start your client.

Tracing creates a file that will help Micro Focus Support analyze and troubleshoot problems. After receiving your trace file, Micro Focus Support can replay the trace to replicate the problem.


If you see this dialog box when you start a client, it means that tracing has been enabled for the session. If you don't what to trace the connection, click cancel to close the dialog box. Select the default session definition used by your client, click the Advanced tab, and then clear the Trace session checkbox.

The options are:

Option Description
File name Specify an output filename and location of the trace file.
If the session is configured to run on the local machine, the trace file will be saved to the local system, and you see full path information. You can save the trace to the default location shown, or browse to select an alternate location.
If the session is configured to run on a remote node, the trace file will be saved to that remote system and you see only a filename. (This occurs when Remote session services on the session definition's General tab is set to anything other than None.) When no path information is given, the trace file is saved to the Reflection X program location (typically C:\Program Files\Micro Focus\Reflection on Windows and /opt/microfocus/ReflectionX on Linux). You can add path information relative to this location, or specify full path information. In either case, the path specified must be valid and accessible on the remote system.
Trace session Continues your connection and starts recording. The trace is saved to the location you specified when the session stops.
Cancel Closes the dialog box and stops the connection. If you want to make the next connection without creating a trace, return to the Advanced tab for your session definition and clear the Trace session checkbox.

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