Currently, there are two ways to configure a portal-log4j-ext.xml file in Liferay.
1. Incorporate it as part of ext-impl.jar
2. Place the file in WEB-INF/classes/META-INF
Neither method lend themselves to easy configuration when using Application Servers that use WAR deployments for Liferay, like WebSphere, WebLogic, or GlassFish, to name a few.
Request: a way to set the location of the liferay logs that is outside any WAR or EAR files, like portal-ext.properties.