First Failure Data Capture (FFDC) Services

The FFDC Services provide common exception and exception handling services for clients and specialized services running in the OMAG Server Platform.

First Failure Data Capture (FFDC) is an approach to error handling that aims to guide the support team to the cause of an error based on the output of a single message. This is not always possible, particularly for bugs and unexpected runtime conditions, but it is a worthy goal because it is rarely practical to turn on debug tracing in a runtime system.

FFDC requires careful design by the developer because they need to anticipate the likely errors and design the error handling accordingly.

Here are some of the basic aspects of designing for FFDC.

The FFDC Services provide base services for implementing FFDC in an Egeria module.

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