The event log and chassis code viewers enables you to view
chassis codes or event logs that are emitted throughout the entire server
|NOTE: On HP 9000 servers with HP PA-8700 processors, the equivalent
of event logs is chassis codes.|
To enter the event log viewer enter SL at
the service processor Main menu. To exit the viewer type ^b (Control-b)
to return to the Main menu.
Event logs are data that communicate information about
system events from the source of the event to other parts of the server complex.
Event log data indicates what event has occurred, when and where it happened,
and its severity (the alert level).
All event logs pass from the event source through the service
processor. The service processor takes any appropriate action and then reflects
the event logs to all running nPartitions. If an nPartition is running event
monitoring software, it may also take action based on the event logs (for
example, sending notification e-mail).
System administrators, of course, may have interest in
viewing various event logs—especially event logs that indicate failures or
Hardware, software, and firmware events may emit event
logs as a result of a failure or error, a major change in system state, or
basic forward progress. For example: a fan failure, a machine check abort
(MCA), the start of a boot process, hardware power on or off, and test completion
all result in event logs being emitted.
On cell-based servers, event logs are recorded in the server
complex activity log (for events of alert level 0 or alert level 1) or the
error log (for events alert level 2 or higher).
Chassis Logs available:
(L)ive Chassis Logs
(C)lear All Chassis Logs
Entering Live Log display
V)iew format selection
^B to Quit
Current filter: ALERTS only
Log Viewing Options: Activity, Error, and Live Chassis Logs. When you enter the chassis log viewer by entering SL at
the service processor (MP or GSP) Main menu, you can select from these viewers:
Activity Log Viewer. Allows you to browse recorded event logs of alert level 0 or 1.
Error Log Viewer. Allows you to browse recorded event logs of alert level 2 or higher.
Live Chassis Logs Viewer. Displays event logs in real time as they are emitted.
By default, the live event log viewer has the Alert filter enabled,
which causes it to display only the events of alert level 3 or higher.
To view all event logs in real-time, type U for
the Unfiltered option.
You also can filter the live codes by cell (C)
or nPartition (P). Cell filter: only display event
logs emitted by a specific cell in the server complex. Partition filter: only
display event logs emitted by hardware assigned to a specific nPartition.
When viewing event log logs, type V to
change the display format. The viewers can show event logs in text format
(T), keyword format (K), or
raw hex format (R).