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Recently we've had a need at work to see exactly what requests have been arriving at one of our WebLogic servers, this meant enabling HTTP Transport dumping to a log file. I've done this previously with success, but this time around I've hit a few issues. Some of our web services would cause a request/response dump to the log file, but some would not. After searching for a while, I found how to ensure that all requests/responses are dumped to the managed server log file, here's how.

The trick is in setting every possible combination of system property that could cause the dump to happen. These are:
 JVM start parameters
-Dcom.sun.xml.ws.transport.http.client.HttpTransportPipe.dump=true
-Dcom.sun.xml.ws.transport.http.HttpAdapter.dump=true
-Dcom.sun.xml.internal.ws.transport.http.client.HttpTransportPipe.dump=true
-Dcom.sun.xml.internal.ws.transport.http.HttpAdapter.dump=true


Simply set JAVA_OPTIONS in your setDomainEnv.sh script and restart the managed WebLogic server. This will cause each of the web service requests and responses to be dumped to the managed server log file. Note that if you have binary attachments going across the network, these will also be dumped, along with any of the HTTP headers.



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