Monitoring FileMaker Server

Admin Console displays current system information on the Dashboard page. See Checking the status of your deployment.

In addition, you can use log files to review server and client statistics, monitor server performance, and troubleshoot performance problems.

In a multiple-machine deployment, the log files are on the primary machine. You can view most FileMaker Server logs in Admin Console and download them on the Logs > Log Viewer tab. See Viewing and downloading log files.

To monitor See Description

Performance-intensive client operations


Detailed information about the client request operations that require the most server resources.

See Top call statistics log.



Windows: Event Viewer (See Viewing activities in the Event Viewer (Windows) for instructions.)

Database Server start and stop events, database files opened and closed, consistency checks, and error conditions in FileMaker Server configuration.

See Event log.

Script events


Server script events and errors.

See Script event log.

Client activity


Client-related access information.

See Access log.

Custom Web Publishing and FileMaker WebDirect information

wpe0.log (Web Publishing Engine machine)

Any Web Publishing Engine errors, including application errors, usage errors, and system errors. May include information related to Custom Web Publishing, such as end-user XML requests to generate web publishing output or changes to the Custom Web Publishing settings.

Any end-user requests to view FileMaker WebDirect solutions, changes to FileMaker WebDirect settings, as well as FileMaker WebDirect start and stop events, error, script, and user log information.

See Web publishing logs.

FMSHelper process information


Any fmshelper process activity.

See FMSHelper log.

FileMaker Data API information


Any FileMaker Data API Engine errors, including application errors and usage errors.

Information about all FileMaker Data API calls that access hosted databases.

See FileMaker Data API log.

FileMaker Admin API and Admin Console log


Any Admin Console start, stop, or error.

Any FileMaker Admin API information and Admin Console activity messages.

See FileMaker Admin API and Admin Console log.

Server statistics


FileMaker Server performance and number of clients logged in.

See Server statistics log.

Client statistics


Detailed client statistics and client accesses to the Database Server.

See Client statistics log.

Note  FileMaker WebDirect clients appear in the Stats.log rather than the ClientStats.log.

Schedules created from loading a schedule settings file


The number and type of schedules created when loading a schedule settings file, and any errors that may have occurred.

See Loading schedules settings.

OData API information


Information about OData API calls that access hosted databases.

See OData API log.