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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.
    • HM. Hardware manager

    • SP. Service Processor

    • CM. Chassis Management

    • SF. System Firmware

    • PM. XClarity Provisioning manger -LXPM(LEPT)

  • 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.

    • SB. System Board – main system board, associated risers, system planar, mid-planes, back planes, interconnects.

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

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

    • 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.

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

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

    • SR. Storage RAID – adapters, configuration, settings, interconnect, arrays, drive enclosures.

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

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

    • 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.

    • DM. Systems Management - Data Management
    • EM. Systems Management - Events / Monitoring
    • CR. Systems Management - Core / Virtual Appliance
    • CN. Systems Management - Console
    • SE. Systems Management - Security
    • SS. Systems Management - Service & Support
    • CP. Systems Management - Config Patterns
    • UP. Systems Management - Updates
    • BR. Systems Management - Backup/Restore & Failover (HA)
    • FC. Systems Management – FlexCat OS/Config deployment
    • RC. Systems Management - Remote Control
    • NM. Systems Management - Network Management
    • FW. System management - Firmware
    • BT. System management - boot, reboot, hard/warm reset, shutdown
    • WD. System management - watchdog
    • PR. System management - entity presence
    • TR. Time Reference – RTC, Master clock, drawer clocks, NTP
    • HA. Hypervisor – Virtual Components, Boots, Crashes, SRIOV, LPARs
    • OH. OS/Hypervisor Interface – passing of error logs, partition management, services(time, etc)
    • OS. OS – Power Linux, AIX IPL, AIX, crash and dump codes, IBM i kernal code, IBM i OS, management of storage
    • DD. Device Driver – AIX, IBM I, Subsystem Device Driver(SDD), IPMI Service
    • IU. Interconnect (Utilities / Infrastructure) – util, infr, serv, isds (IBIS major), remote copy(storage)
    • IF. Interconnect (Fabric) – common, podm, icm, lrim (SWFW major, various minors & 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,
    • II. Interconnect (Interfaces) – cimp, smis, cli, mapi (SCFG major)
    • IM. Interconnect (PCI Manager) – pcim (SWFW major, various minors and functions)
    • IP. Interconnect (PIE) – tbd
    • EA. Vendor Events
    • UN. Unknown/any entity
    • SS. Service & Support - LEPT FFDC Collection

    • EM. Events Monitoring - LEPT Dash Board

    • NM. Network Management - LEPT Welcompage

    • UP. LEPT Firmware Update

    • SR. LEPT Raid Setup

    • OS. LEPT OS Deploy

    • SD. LEPT Storage Test

    • CL. LEPT Clone

  • 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.