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Thank you for joining us to learn more about SilverCreek, the authoritative SNMP test suite.

Today we will explore SilverCreek's journal file.

This is part 3 of our three-part series on saving test results.

So let's get started.

Here is SilverCreek connected to an SNMPv3 agent as an MD5 user.

On the left side, notice that we have selected, and will execute the test suite for RFC 3412.

Before we run any tests, we will set up the journal file.

From the Log dropdown menu, select “New Journal”

On the Tools dropdown menu, we will select “Options”

On the Options panel, we will select the Journal tab.

Here we configure the types of information we want to capture for our test results.

However, note the warning. The test results are going into one single file.

That file can become very large.

Let's take a look at the test results output in the journal file.

Compared to our other methods of saving test results, the journal file is the only one that includes the SNMP operations and the variable bindings.

This can be extremely useful in debugging a failed test.

Note that each journal message is contained on a single line, prepended with a three-digit code.

For example, 000 is the start of the test, and 800 is the test result code.

Notice that we can replay the journal file. If our testing was interrupted, and we want to pick up where we left off, we can reload the journal file without having to re-execute the tests that we already completed.

Also notice that we can load the journal file into an ODBC database. However, that requires some database setup in advance.

This concludes our three-part video series on saving test results with SilverCreek

Thank you for watching.

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