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Kelly Cox
Frequent Advisor

Interpret system event logs

Is there a link to point me in the right direction to understand the entries in system event logs?

My rx1620 log is filling every 5-6 hours with the following:

# Location|Alert| Encoded Field | Data Field | Keyword / Timestamp
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2426 BMC 2 0x204D53CD82023010 FFFF0103FDC00300 Type-02 c00301 12583681
10 Feb 2011 11:35:30
2425 BMC *3 0x204D53CD82025AA5 4B1F647000100300 Type-02 107004 1077252
10 Feb 2011 11:35:30
2424 BMC 2 0x204D537922022FF0 FFFF0103FDC00300 Type-02 c00301 12583681
10 Feb 2011 05:35:30
2423 BMC 2 0x204D5324C2022FE0 FFFF0103FDC00300 Type-02 c00301 12583681
09 Feb 2011 23:35:30
2422 BMC 2 0x204D52D062022FD0 FFFF0103FDC00300 Type-02 c00301 12583681
09 Feb 2011 17:35:30
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Robert_Jewell
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Re: Interpret system event logs

A quick way to get more details is to switch to "text" mode. Use the 't' key to do this and display the logs again. You will get some further information regarding each log.

Another means is to see if you have 'slview' installed on your system.

/usr/sbin/diag/contrib/slview

This will allow you to view logs in detail as well. To run against an individual log run:
$ slview -x 0x204D53CD82025AA5 4B1F647000100300

$ slview -? will give you some help syntax.

-Bob
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Kelly Cox
Frequent Advisor

Re: Interpret system event logs

Thanks, I've never used the MP console much. And finding online manuals seems harder than it should be. This is a VMS box, not linux, so slview is not found.

The 't' option worked great, but now i still need a manual to see what my options are. The following is the expanded message:

Log Entry 784: 14 Feb 2011 11:35:32
Alert Level 2: Informational
Keyword: Type-02 c00301 12583681
Time set
Logged by: Baseboard Management Controller;
Sensor: SEL Time Set
Data1: State Asserted
0x204D591384023110 FFFF0103FDC00300


Log Entry 783: 14 Feb 2011 05:35:32
Alert Level 2: Informational
Keyword: Type-02 c00301 12583681
Time set
Logged by: Baseboard Management Controller;
Sensor: SEL Time Set
Data1: State Asserted
0x204D58BF24023100 FFFF0103FDC00300

Is it just a common time check or should i be concerned that something is amiss? Where should I for more info for this and other future messages?
kris rombauts
Honored Contributor

Re: Interpret system event logs

Hi Kelly,

this is normal and as you could see it is a Level 2 event, so informational and not a warning or a error.

It is a log entry written when an agent on the OS side wants to update the clock, it can help to understand if the communication from the OS side to the MP hardware was still functional at a given date/time i.e. and that the server system firmware is still running fine.


HTH

Kris
Torsten.
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Re: Interpret system event logs

The level 2 messages are info only, you can read them if you switch to text mode.

The level 3 message is telling you the event log is almost full. Consider to clear the log and also check your servers firmware, please.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Kelly Cox
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Re: Interpret system event logs

I did read the whole log and compared with some of my other I64's. I cleared the logs as nothing was critical. Thanks for your help.

But for the future, IS there a support document or table of common errors that might be reported in the system logs?
Torsten.
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Re: Interpret system event logs

I'm not aware of any.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Robert_Jewell
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Re: Interpret system event logs

>IS there a support document
The MP Help Menu is quite good in providing usage and information regarding itself.

Access it from the Main Menu and use the TOP command to view a list of help topics.

There is also a published guide for the iLO MP: http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01868331/c01868331.pdf

> table of common errors that might be reported in the system logs?

Thats a tougher one as entries would differ by model, firmware, iLO release, etc.

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Kelly Cox
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Re: Interpret system event logs

Thanks everyone. I'll learn more as I go, and hope the text detail will tell me enough if i get any messages of any higher severity.

I appreciate all the help.