To log trace information to help troubleshoot problems that can occur in Management & Control Services (MCS) and Terminal Viewers.


Using the MCS tracing function, you can view and save trace data from Terminal Viewers sessions in one central location. Tracing is not enabled by default — to enable it, you must configure and then start the configured trace.

Tracing can be used with both terminal and printer configurations. Each session logs its own trace entries locally (a separate file is created for each session), and data is reported to MCS only when requested. Using MCS, you can view and save trace data in one central location.

To trace Terminal Viewers data, you use these components:

Before You Start

This How-To assumes that you have installed and configured Terminal Viewers.


Following are the main steps you need to complete for this How-To:

  1. Enable tracing in a Terminal Viewers session configuration.

  2. Configure trace options in MCS.

  3. Start and stop the trace.

  4. View the trace.