installation progress from log

何塞 08-10-2018

Hi guys,

Does anyone here know if it's possible to track AEM's installation progress from any of the logs? From the stdout.log I can tell when the installation started and when it finished, but I was unable to find a way to track the installation progress from the logs the same way the installation progress is tracked in the window that pop ups when you install aem with the "-gui" option.

Needless to say being able to track installation progress from logs is awfully useful in automation scripts.

Any ideas?



Accepted Solutions (1)

Accepted Solutions (1)


Just looking at the logs for certain statements might be sufficient, but it's not a very elegant way. I don't think that it's reliable enough and start levels are also just an Apache Felix thing.

Also the framework is dynamic in a way, that services come and go, and this is not reflected in startlevels.

Instead I would propose that you query the capabilities of AEM in a way, that you say "I need the services X, Y and Z to function properly" and implement that into a Sling Healthcheck. And then you can query this healthcheck if you want to know if the system is ready. And this appraoch is universally applicable.

Answers (8)

Answers (8)

aneeta45259594 09-10-2018


AEM operates on the basis of bundles and the progress of AEM install can be measured based on the STARTLEVEL reached for those bundles.

The STARTLEVEL ranges from 1 to 30 and messages such as the following can help give you an understanding of how far AEM is along the installation process. And then you'd see a message stating Startup finished in certain number of seconds confirming the 100% install.

08.10.2018 13:26:38.763 *INFO* [FelixDispatchQueue] org.apache.felix.framework FrameworkEvent STARTLEVEL CHANGED to 11

08.10.2018 13:29:44.274 *INFO* [FelixDispatchQueue] org.apache.felix.framework FrameworkEvent STARTLEVEL CHANGED to 30

08.10.2018 13:29:44.274 *INFO* [FelixDispatchQueue] org.apache.felix.framework Startup finished in 203461ms

I'd go by getting this %age by taking the <STARTLEVEL reached>/30

I hope this helps.

Best Regards,

Aneet Arora


Dear Jose,

++ To Arun's Answer,

Grep in log "[Workflow Starter Thread] com.adobe.granite.workflow.core.launcher.WorkflowLauncherListener Startup finished, workflow queue processing starting" once this message get's printed it means that your instace is ready to process your requests.

Additionally, AEM Community has not been sleeping for the past few years of DevOps activity, there are plenty of automation's already available as open source projects[0], community does it in a slightly different way, simply make request to health servlet and wait until it becomes actives or wait for process specific state as reported by services, please do check examples for reference implementations:

~Chef (Credit Jakub Wądołowski)

  # ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

  # Wait until CQ is fully up and running

  # ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

  ruby_block "cq-#{local_id}-start-guard" do # ~FC014

    block do

      require 'net/http'

      require 'uri'

      # Pick valid resource to verify CQ instance full start

      uri = URI.parse(

        "http://localhost:#{node['cq'][local_id]['port']}" +



      # Start timeout

      start_timeout = node['cq']['service']['start_timeout']

      # Save current net read timeout value

      current_http_timeout = node['cq']['http_read_timeout']

      response = '-1'

      start_time =

      # Keep asking CQ instance for login page HTTP status code until it

      # returns 200 or specified time has elapsed

      while response != node['cq'][local_id]['healthcheck']['response_code']


          # Reduce net read time value to speed up start guard procedure

          node.default['cq']['http_read_timeout'] = 5

          response = Net::HTTP.get_response(uri).code

          Chef::Log.debug("HTTP response: #{response}")

        rescue => e


            "Error occurred while trying to send GET #{uri} request: #{e}"



          # Restore original timeout

          node.default['cq']['http_read_timeout'] = current_http_timeout



        time_diff = - start_time

        Chef::Log.debug("Time elapsed since process start: #{time_diff}")

        abort "Aborting since #{daemon_name} start took more than "\

          "#{start_timeout / 60} minutes " if time_diff > start_timeout

      end"CQ start time: #{time_diff} seconds")


    action :nothing


File: definitions/cq_instance.rb:288

[0] GitHub - jwadolowski/cookbook-cq: Chef cookbook for Adobe CQ (aka AEM)

~Puppet (Code credit to Bryan Stopp)

# Checks the system to for a state, loops until it reaches that state

def monitor_site(desired_state = :on)

  # If context root is not blank, need to ensure URI has a trailing slash,

  # otherwise the system redirects, thus shutting down before installation is complete.

  uri_s = "http://localhost:#{@property_hash[:port]}/"

  uri_s = "#{uri_s}#{@property_hash[:context_root]}/" if @property_hash[:context_root]

  uri = URI.parse(uri_s)

  Timeout.timeout(@property_hash[:timeout]) do

  Kernel.loop do


  response = Net::HTTP.get_response(uri)

  case response

  when Net::HTTPSuccess, Net::HTTPRedirection, Net::HTTPUnauthorized

  return if desired_state == :on



  return if desired_state == :off


  sleep @property_hash[:snooze]





[1] bstopp/aem · Puppet Forge

~Ansible (Credit Tobias richter)

- name: Start AEM.


  name: "{{ aem_service_name }}"

  state: started

  register: aem_service_start_result

- name: "Wait for AEM startup. [{{ inventory_hostname }}]"


  url: "{{ aem_service_login_url }}"

  return_content: yes

  register: result

  until: result.content.find("QUICKSTART_HOMEPAGE") != -1

  retries: "{{ aem_service_timeout // 10 }}"

  delay: 10

  when: aem_service_start_result.changed


  - skip_ansible_lint

[2] ansible-aem-service/start_aem.yml at master · wcm-io-devops/ansible-aem-service · GitHub

Hope it helps with your implementation!



何塞 15-10-2018

Thanks Jörg!

One more quick question. The progress bar on the pop up window when you run AEM with "-gui", do you happen to know how it calculates the progress?


何塞 12-10-2018

Hi Aneet,

Thanks! That's a very useful response. One more question. Is there a way to get the maximum number of STARTLEVELs from some config file? I was trying to find some documentation on this but didn't find any.

Thanks again for your help.


何塞 12-10-2018

Hi Aneet,

Thanks! That's a very useful response. One more question. Is there a way to get the maximum number of STARTLEVELs from some config file? I was trying to find some documentation on this but didn't find any.

Thanks again for your help.


何塞 09-10-2018

Hi guys,

Thanks for replying. Just to clarify, I already knew how to check if my AEM instance is up and running. What I'm asking is rather how to check the progress of the installation in the logs, kinda like what you see on the pop up when you run aem with the -gui option.

Something that would allow me to read a percentage % progress on the overall installation. I thought perhaps there would be something in the logs, but so far I haven't been able to find any information in the logs that would allow me to determine the installation progress (percentage %).

If it's not in the logs, is it recorded or reported somewhere else?

Thanks again for your ideas!