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Event logs

Error codes and messages are displayed in the following types of event logs. Some of the error codes and messages in the logs are abbreviated.

When you are troubleshooting PCI-X slots, note that the event logs report the PCI-X buses numerically. The numerical assignments vary depending on the configuration. You can check the assignments by running the Setup utility (see Using the Setup utility for more information).

  • POST event log: This log contains the three most recent error codes and messages that were generated during POST. You can view the contents of the POST event log through the Setup utility.
  • System-event log: This log contains messages that were generated during POST and all system status messages from the service processor. You can view the contents of the system-event log from the Setup utility.

    The system-event log is limited in size. When it is full, new entries will not overwrite existing entries; therefore, you must periodically clear the system-event log through the Setup utility. When you are troubleshooting an error, be sure to clear the system-event log so that you can find current errors more easily.

    Each system-event log entry is displayed on its own page. Messages are listed on the left side of the screen, and details about the selected message are displayed on the right side of the screen. To move from one entry to the next, use the Up Arrow (↑) and Down Arrow (↓) keys.

    The system-event log indicates an assertion event when an event has occurred. It indicates a deassertion event when the event is no longer occurring.

  • Integrated management module (IMM) event log: This log contains a filtered subset of all IMM, POST, and system management interrupt (SMI) events. You can view the IMM event log through the IMM web interface and through the Dynamic System Analysis (DSA) program (as the ASM event log).
  • DSA log: This log is generated by the Dynamic System Analysis (DSA) program, and it is a chronologically ordered merge of the system-event log (as the IPMI event log), the IMM chassis-event log (as the ASM event log), and the operating-system event logs. You can view the DSA log through the DSA program.