Cisco MGX 8250 Multiservice Gateway Error Messages
Error Message Format
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Error Message Format

Table Of Contents

Error Message Format

Message Structure

Facility Codes

Severity Levels

Mnemonic Codes

Description Text Strings


Error Message Format


This chapter describes how error messages are formatted. Not all messages indicate problems; some messages are only informational, while others help diagnose problems.

Messages are listed by the facility (hardware device, protocol, or a module or system software) that produces the messages. Within each facility, messages are listed by the severity level, from
1 through 7. Each message is followed by an explanation and a recommended action. Messages appear only when the system remains operational.

Message Structure

Messages similar to the following will appear in the error log:

04/27/1999-12:13:58 07 tTnInTsk01 CLI-7-CLITNLOG

cliTelnetd: client@171.71.25.240: telnet.01: disconnected

These messages are structured as follows:

mm/dd/yyyy-hh:mm:ss slot# taskname facility-severity-MNEMONIC description

where

mm/dd/yyyy-hh:mm:ss is the date and time of the error/event,
slot# is the slot number to which the message applies, and
taskname is the name of the task to which the message applies.

The remaining parts of the messages are described in the rest of this chapter.

Facility Codes

A facility code consists of two or more uppercase letters that indicate the reference facility to which the message refers. A facility can be a hardware device, a protocol, or a portion of the system software. (See Table 1-1.)

Table 1-1 Facility Codes 

Code
Facility

BOOT

Bootstrap Module

CBC

Cell Bus Controller

CHS

Channel Statistics Module

CLI

Command Line Interface

CMM

Card Management Module

CNTP

Control Point Software

DBM

Database Manager

FILM

File Manager

ILMI

Integrated Local Management Interface

INST

Installation Module

LDRV

Line Driver

OAM

Operations Administration and Management Module

PIPC

MGX Inter Process Communication

PMM

MGX Management Module

QE

Queue Engine

RCMP

Routing Control Monitoring and Policing

RED

Redundancy Module

RFS

Remote File System

RMM

RPM Management Module

RVT

RPM Virtual Task

SAR

Segmentation and Reassembly

SCM

Shelf Communication Module

SLFT

Selftest Module

SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol

SPI

Switch Path Interface

SPM

Switch Path Management

SRM

Service Resource Module

SSI

System Service Interface

SYS

System Module

TFTP

Trivial File Transfer Protocol

VCNM

VSM Connection Management

VSI

Virtual Switch Interface

VSM

Virtual Service Module


Severity Levels

A severity level code is a single digit from 0 to 7 that reflects the severity of the condition. The lower the number, the more serious the situation. (See Table 1-2.)

Table 1-2 Message Severity Levels

Severity Level
Description

1 - fatal

Platform needs reset

2 - alert

Major alert condition

3 - alert

Minot alert condition

4 - error

Error condition detected

5 - warning

Warning condition detected

6 - notice

Normal but significant

7 - info

Informational


Mnemonic Codes

The MNEMONIC code uniquely identifies the error message. All mnemonics are all uppercase character strings.

Description Text Strings

A description text string describes the condition. Sometimes it contains detailed information about the event, including terminal port numbers, network addresses, or addresses that correspond to locations in the system memory address space. Because these variable fields can change from message to message, they are represented by short strings in square brackets ([ ]). A decimal number, for example, is represented as [dec]. (See Table 1-3.)

Table 1-3 Representation of Variable Fields in Messages

Representation
Type of Information

[dec]

Decimal

[chars]

Character string

[hex]

Hexadecimal integer