Management & Control Services (MCS) records and logs any system events that are generated either by MCS itself, or by any MCS-managed product. Each MCS-managed product can log its own events in the MCS event log; the types of events that a product can log are specified by that product.
Using MCS, you can specify which events you want to log, the maximum number of log files to save, and the maximum size of each log file. You can also manage log files by closing log files, opening new log files, and deleting old log files as needed. For instructions on managing MCS event logging, see Managing Events.
MCS provides both event logging and trace logging services, which record the same types of events. However, you can use each service for different purposes:
When you are finished with a particular trace, you can stop or even delete a trace configuration, preventing the tracing service from consuming unnecessary resources and disk space.
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