You could potentially use JNDI to load and store your configuration if
using Java EE. Otherwise, you could also set the config file name system
property to locate a common config file (at least through the local file
system or class path).

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 18:01, Benjamin Jaton <>

> Hello,
> I would like to have a piece of code use Log4J2 to log events in a CSV
> format. So the appender and logger configuration are specific to this task.
> The problem is that there are several JVMs that might invoke this task (not
> at the same time though). Therefore I would think that each of those JVMs
> need to have the same definition of logger+appender in their log4j2 conf.
> Is there a way to load a log4j2 file on demand that would make the
> appenders/loggers in it available? (without breaking the existing ones)
> Or maybe you will think of a better way to do this?
> Note: I am using JSON to configure log4j2.
> Thanks,
> Benjamin
Matt Sicker <>

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