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Event and alert message format

You can use the following content to help you understand the event and alert message format.

The following information is provided for each event message.
Event identifier
A string that uniquely identifies the event or class of events. This is a 12 character string in the following format:



  • pp indicates the product where the event originate, as follows.
    • CM. Chassis Management.

    • HM. Hardware manager.

    • PM. XClarity Provisioning manger - LXPM (LEPT).

    • SF. System Firmware.

    • SP. Service Processor.

  • nn identifies the component or system management where the event originated, as follows:


    • AA. Canister/Appliance - Contains system components not expected to be serviced by a customer.

    • CA. Cooling - Fans, blowers, mux cards, policies, chillers/refrigeration, water management units, water pumps, water filtration, air flow sensors, thermal monitors.

    • DA. Display - Graphics adapters, op panel, monitor/console (including front/back panel, control panel, LCD panel etc).

    • IO. I/O connectivity - PCI/USB hub, bridge, bus, risers, configuration settings, interconnect, keyboard, mouse, KVM.

    • MA. Memory - Includes DIMMs, memory card, configuration settings, memory controller, redundant modes (mirroring, spare, etc), RAID memory, NVRAM, EPROM.

    • PU. Processing - Involves the processor, processor cards and system board (system board assembly), configuration settings, and microcode, cache, Trusted Computing Module, processor interconnect (QPI cables).

    • PW. Power - Can be power supplies, VRMs, VRDs, voltage levels, system power state, policies, batteries, AT power width, TPMD, power controllers, external power, Battery Backup Unit (UPS), PDUs.

    • SB. System Board - Main system board, associated risers, system planar, mid-planes, backplanes, interconnects.

    • SD. Client Data Storage Device - Flash storage adapters, drives, cd/dvd drives, SSD, SAS, DASD, Flash storage, tape, volumes, remoteCopy, flashCopy, managed Storage Systems.

    • SR. Storage RAID - Adapters, configuration, settings, interconnect, arrays, drive enclosures.

    • VD. VPD - Configuration settings, EPROMs, communication.

    Systems Management - FSM, PSM, HMC, FDMC UEFI, CMM, IOMC, CCE, PMC, DPSM, SVC, management of storage, services, IMM, FSP, systems management networking.

    • BR. Systems Management - Backup/Restore & Failover (HA).

    • BT. System management - Boot, reboot, hard/warm reset, shutdown.

    • CL. LEPT Clone.

    • CN. Systems Management - Console.

    • CP. Systems Management - Config Patterns.

    • CR. Systems Management - Core / Virtual Appliance.

    • DD. Device Driver - AIX, IBM I, Subsystem Device Driver (SDD), IPMI Service.

    • DM. Systems Management - Data Management.

    • EA. Vendor Events.

    • EM. Events Monitoring - LEPT Dash Board.

    • EM. Systems Management - Events / Monitoring.

    • FC. Systems Management - FlexCat OS/Config deployment.

    • FW. System management - Firmware.

    • HA. Hypervisor - Virtual Components, Boots, Crashes, SRIOV, LPARs.

    • IF. Interconnect (Fabric) - common, podm, icm, lrim (SWFW major, various minors & functions).

    • II. Interconnect (Interfaces) - cimp, smis, cli, mapi (SCFG major).

    • IM. Interconnect (PCI Manager) - pcim (SWFW major, various minors and functions).

    • IN. Interconnect (Networking) - bos, ethm, fcf, npiv (FCF major plus SWFW major, various minors & functions) data network, network settings, ports, security, adapters, switches, fiber channel, optical ports, Ethernet.

    • IP. Interconnect (PIE) - tbd.

    • IU. Interconnect (Utilities / Infrastructure) - util, infr, serv, isds (IBIS major), remote copy (storage).

    • NM. Network Management - LEPT Welcompage.

    • NM. Systems Management - Network Management.

    • OH. OS/Hypervisor Interface - Passing of error logs, partition management, services (time, etc).

    • OS. LEPT OS Deploy.

    • OS. OS - Power Linux, AIX IPL, AIX, crash and dump codes, IBM i kernal code, IBM i OS, management of storage.

    • PR. System management - Entity presence.

    • RC. Systems Management - Remote Control.

    • SD. LEPT Storage Test.

    • SE. Systems Management - Security.

    • SR. LEPT Raid Setup.

    • SS. Service & Support - LEPT FFDC Collection.

    • SS. Systems Management - Service & Support.

    • TR. Time Reference - RTC, Master clock, drawer clocks, NTP.

    • UN. Unknown/any entity.

    • UP. LEPT Firmware Update.

    • UP. Systems Management - Updates.

    • WD. System management - Watchdog.

  • xxxx is an incrementing number of the Sub-System events set.
  • c identifies the severity, as follows.
    • A. Reserved as Immediate Action.

    • B. Unknown / No action.

    • D. Reserved - Immediate Decision.

    • E. Reserved - Eventual Action.

    • F. Warning / No Action.

    • G. Warning / Deferred Action.

    • H. Minor / Deferred Action.

    • I. Information / No Action.

    • J. Minor / Immediate Action.

    • K. Major / Deferred Action.

    • L. Major / Immediate Action.

    • M. Critical / Immediate Action.

    • N. Fatal / Immediate Action.

    • W. Reserved - System Wait.