Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller GUI Configuration Guide, Release 1.4
Viewing Logs
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Viewing Logs

Viewing Logs

This chapter includes the following sections:

CIMC Log

Viewing the CIMC Log

Procedure
    Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
    Step 2   On the Admin tab, click CIMC Log.
    Step 3   Review the following information for each CIMC event in the log.
    Name Description

    Time column

    The date and time the event occurred.

    Severity column

    The event severity. This can be one of the following:

    • Emergency
    • Alert
    • Critical
    • Error
    • Warning
    • Notice
    • Informational
    • Debug

    Source column

    The software module that logged the event.

    Description column

    A description of the event.

    Clear Log button

    Clears all events from the log file.

    Note   

    This option is only available if your user ID is assigned the admin or user user role.

    Step 4   From the Entries Per Page drop-down list, select the number of CIMC events to display on each page.
    Step 5   Click <Newer and Older> to move backward and forward through the pages of CIMC events, or click <<Newest to move to the top of the list. By default, the newest CIMC events are displayed at the top if the list.

    Clearing the CIMC Log

    Before You Begin

    You must log in as a user with user privileges to clear the CIMC log.

    Procedure
      Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
      Step 2   On the Admin tab, click CIMC Log.
      Step 3   In the CIMC Log pane, click Clear Log.
      Step 4   In the dialog box that appears, click OK.

      Configuring the CIMC Log Threshold

      You can specify the lowest level of messages that will be included in the CIMC log.

      Procedure
        Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
        Step 2   On the Admin tab, click CIMC Log.
        Step 3   In the CIMC Log pane, click the Logging Controls tab.
        Step 4   In the Local Logging area, use the Minimum Severity to Report drop-down list to specify the lowest level of messages that will be included in the CIMC log.

        You can select one of the following, in decreasing order of severity:

        • Emergency
        • Alert
        • Critical
        • Error
        • Warning
        • Notice
        • Informational
        • Debug
        Note   

        CIMC does not log any messages with a severity below the selected severity. For example, if you select Error, then the CIMC log will contain all messages with the severity Emergency, Alert, Critical, or Error. It will not show Warning, Notice, Informational, or Debug messages.


        Sending the CIMC Log to a Remote Server

        You can configure profiles for one or two remote syslog servers to receive CIMC log entries.

        Before You Begin
        • The remote syslog server must be configured to receive logs from a remote host.
        • The remote syslog server must be configured to receive all types of logs, including authentication-related logs.
        • The remote syslog server's firewall must be configured to allow syslog messages to reach the syslog server.
        Procedure
          Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
          Step 2   On the Admin tab, click CIMC Log.
          Step 3   In the CIMC Log pane, click the Logging Controls tab.
          Step 4   In either of the Remote Syslog Server areas, complete the following fields:
          Name Description

          Enabled check box

          If checked, CIMC sends log messages to the Syslog server named in the IP Address field.

          IP Address field

          The IP address of the Syslog server on which the CIMC log should be stored.

          Step 5   (Optional)In the Minimum Severity to Report drop-down list, specify the lowest level of messages that will be included in the remote logs.

          You can select one of the following, in decreasing order of severity:

          • Emergency
          • Alert
          • Critical
          • Error
          • Warning
          • Notice
          • Informational
          • Debug
          Note   

          CIMC does not remotely log any messages with a severity below the selected severity. For example, if you select Error, then the CIMC remote log will contain all messages with the severity Emergency, Alert, Critical, or Error. It will not show Warning, Notice, Informational, or Debug messages.

          Step 6   Click Save Changes.

          System Event Log

          Viewing the System Event Log

          Procedure
            Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
            Step 2   On the Server tab, click System Event Log.
            Step 3   Above the log table, view the percentage bar, which indicates how full the log buffer is.
            Step 4   Review the following information for each system event in the log:
            Name Description

            Time column

            The date and time the event occurred.

            Severity column

            The severity field includes both text and a color-coded icon. For the icon, green indicates normal operation, yellow is informational, and warning, critical, and non-recoverable errors are shown in shades of red.

            Description column

            A description of the event.

            Clear Log button

            Clears all events from the log file.

            Note   

            This option is only available if your user ID is assigned the admin or user user role.

            Step 5   From the Entries Per Page drop-down list, select the number of system events to display on each page.
            Step 6   Click <Newer and Older> to move backward and forward through the pages of system events, or click <<Newest to move to the top of the list. By default, the newest system events are displayed at the top if the list.

            Clearing the System Event Log

            Before You Begin

            You must log in as a user with user privileges to clear the system event log.

            Procedure
              Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
              Step 2   On the Server tab, click System Event Log.
              Step 3   In the System Event Log pane, click Clear Log.
              Step 4   In the dialog box that appears, click OK.