Cisco UCS Server System Event Log Viewer Utility User Guide
Installing the Utility
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Installing the Utility

Table Of Contents

Installing the Utility

Overview of the Installation

Installing the Utility on Microsoft Windows Systems

Installing the Utility on Linux Servers

Opening the Utility

Removing the Utility

Removing the Utility from Microsoft Windows Systems

Removing the Utility on Linux Servers


Installing the Utility


This chapter discusses the following topics:

Overview of the Installation

Installing the Utility on Microsoft Windows Systems

Installing the Utility on Linux Servers

Opening the Utility

Overview of the Installation

The SEL Viewer utility can be installed on Linux and Windows servers and systems. Before installing the utility, ensure that the IPMI driver is running and the service is enabled. If the IPMI service is not running, the utility will run in the offline mode.

Following are the topics discussed in this section:

Installing the Utility on Microsoft Windows Systems

Installing the Utility on Linux Servers

Installing the Utility on Microsoft Windows Systems

You can install the SEL Viewer utility from the SCU CD.

To install the utility on Windows 2003 and 2008 systems, follow these steps:


Step 1 Boot to the Windows operating system.

Step 2 Ensure that the IPMI driver is installed and that the IPMI service is enabled.

On Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 systems, the IPMI driver is installed, by default. On Microsoft Windows 2003 systems, you must install the IPMI driver and enable the service.

Step 3 To install the IPMI driver, go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Program > Add/Remove Windows Components.

Step 4 In the Windows Components Wizard, select Management and Monitoring Tools, and click Next.

Allow the installation of the tools to complete. After the IPMI driver is installed, you must start the IPMI service.

Step 5 Open the command prompt window, and enter the following:

rundll32 ipmisetp,RemoveTheDevice

rundll32 ipmisetp,AddTheDevice

Step 6 Insert the SCU CD into the CD drive.

The autorun component of the CD is initiated.

Step 7 Click SEL Viewer to initiate the installation of the SEL Viewer utility.

The installation wizard is launched.

Step 8 Accept the End User License Agreement, and click Next to install the SEL Viewer utility.



Note You can follow these steps to install the SEL Viewer utility on Windows XP operating systems. However, this operating system supports only the offline mode of the SEL Viewer utility. For more information on using the utility in the offline mode, see Using the Online and Offline Modes.


Installing the Utility on Linux Servers

To install the SEL Viewer utility on Linux servers, you must access the Cisco UCS SCU 2.0(1) CD and manually install the .rpm files.

To install the utility on Linux systems, follow these steps:


Step 1 Boot to the Linux operating system and login as the root user.

Step 2 Ensure that the IPMI driver is installed and that the IPMI service is enabled.

Step 3 If the service is not running, enter the following command to start the IPMI service:

service ipmi start

Step 4 Insert the Cisco UCS SCU 2.0(1) CD or browse to the .rpm files on the CD.

The .rpm files are available in the Selviewer > Linux folder.

Step 5 To install the utility on Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers, run the following command:

rpm -Uhv selview-2.0-0.i386.rpm

Step 6 To install the utility on SUSE Linux Enterprise servers, run the following command:

rpm -Uhv selview-2.0-0.i586.rpm

This command initiates the installation of the utility.


Opening the Utility

To open the utility, follow these steps:


Step 1 Ensure that the IPMI driver is enabled.

This driver is essential to establish a connection between the utility and the CIMC. If this driver is not enabled, the utility will run in the offline mode.

Step 2 Open the browser, and type either http://localhost:9099/index.html or http://<ip_address_of_host>:9099/index.html.

The SEL Viewer utility opens.


By default, the port number to launch the utility is set to 9099. You can modify this port number using the selview.cfg file. If you modify the port number, you must restart the SEL Viewer service.

To restart the SEL Viewer service on Windows systems, follow these steps:


Step 1 Click Start > Run.

Step 2 Type services.msc.

The Services window opens.

Step 3 Select selview and right-click.

Step 4 Click Restart.

The SEL Viewer service is started.


To restart the SEL Viewer service on Linux servers, run the following command:

service selviewd restart

The SEL Viewer service is started.

Removing the Utility

This section discusses the following topics:

Removing the Utility from Microsoft Windows Systems

Removing the Utility on Linux Servers

Removing the Utility from Microsoft Windows Systems

To remove the utility from Windows systems, follow these steps:


Step 1 Click Start > All Programs.

Step 2 Click Cisco > Unified Computing System > Uninstall Cisco SEL Viewer.

The SEL Viewer utility is removed from the system.


Removing the Utility on Linux Servers

Run the following command to remove the utility from Linux servers:

rpm -e selview