Cisco UCS Manager GUI Configuration Guide, Release 2.1
Configuring Settings for Faults, Events, and Logs
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Configuring Settings for Faults, Events, and Logs

Contents

Configuring Settings for Faults, Events, and Logs

This chapter includes the following sections:

Configuring Settings for the Fault Collection Policy

Global Fault Policy

The global fault policy controls the lifecycle of a fault in a Cisco UCS domain, including when faults are cleared, the flapping interval (the length of time between the fault being raised and the condition being cleared), and the retention interval (the length of time a fault is retained in the system).

A fault in Cisco UCS has the following lifecycle:

  1. A condition occurs in the system and Cisco UCS Manager raises a fault. This is the active state.
  2. When the fault is alleviated, it enters a flapping or soaking interval that is designed to prevent flapping. Flapping occurs when a fault is raised and cleared several times in rapid succession. During the flapping interval, the fault retains its severity for the length of time specified in the global fault policy.
  3. If the condition reoccurs during the flapping interval, the fault returns to the active state. If the condition does not reoccur during the flapping interval, the fault is cleared.
  4. The cleared fault enters the retention interval. This interval ensures that the fault reaches the attention of an administrator even if the condition that caused the fault has been alleviated and the fault has not been deleted prematurely. The retention interval retains the cleared fault for the length of time specified in the global fault policy.
  5. If the condition reoccurs during the retention interval, the fault returns to the active state. If the condition does not reoccur, the fault is deleted.

Configuring the Global Fault Policy

Procedure
    Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
    Step 2   On the Admin tab, expand All > Faults, Events, and Audit Log.
    Step 3   Click Settings.
    Step 4   In the Work pane, click the Global Fault Policy tab.
    Step 5   In the Global Fault Policy tab, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Flapping Interval field

    Flapping occurs when a fault is raised and cleared several times in rapid succession. To prevent this, Cisco UCS Manager does not allow a fault to change its state until this amount of time has elapsed since the last state change.

    If the condition reoccurs during the flapping interval, the fault returns to the active state. If the condition does not reoccur during the flapping interval, the fault is cleared. What happens at that point depends on the setting in the Clear Action field.

    Enter an integer between 5 and 3,600. The default is 10.

    Initial Severity field

    This can be one of the following:

    • Info
    • Condition
    • Warning

    Action on Acknowledgment field

    Acknowledged actions are always deleted when the log is cleared. This option cannot be changed.

    Clear Action field

    The action Cisco UCS Manager takes when a fault is cleared. This can be one of the following:

    • RetainCisco UCS Manager GUI displays the Length of time to retain cleared faults section.
    • DeleteCisco UCS Manager immediately deletes all fault messages as soon as they are marked as cleared.

    Clear Interval field

    Whether Cisco UCS Manager automatically clears faults after a certain length of time. This can be one of the following:

    • NeverCisco UCS Manager does not automatically clear any faults.
    • otherCisco UCS Manager GUI displays the dd:hh:mm:ss field.

    dd:hh:mm:ss field

    The number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds that should pass before Cisco UCS Manager automatically marks that fault as cleared. What happens then depends on the setting in the Clear Action field.

    Length of Time to Retain Cleared Faults Section

    Retention Interval field

    If the Clear Action field is set to Retain, this is the length of time Cisco UCS Manager retains a fault once it is marked as cleared. This can be one of the following:

    • ForeverCisco UCS Manager leaves all cleared fault messages on the fabric interconnect regardless of how long they have been in the system.
    • otherCisco UCS Manager GUI displays the dd:hh:mm:ss field.

    dd:hh:mm:ss field

    The number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds that should pass before Cisco UCS Manager deletes a cleared fault message.

    Step 6   Click Save Changes.

    Configuring Fault Suppression

    Fault Suppression

    Fault suppression allows you to suppress SNMP trap and Call Home notifications during a planned maintenance time. You can create a fault suppression task to prevent notifications from being sent whenever a transient fault is raised or cleared.

    Faults remain suppressed until the time duration has expired, or the fault suppression tasks have been manually stopped by the user. After the fault suppression has ended, Cisco UCS Manager will send notifications for any outstanding suppressed faults that have not been cleared.

    Fault suppression uses the following:

    Fixed Time Intervals or Schedules

    You can use the following to specify the maintenance window during which you want to suppress faults.

    • Fixed time intervals allow you to create a start time and a duration when fault suppression is active. Fixed time intervals cannot be reused.
    • Schedules are used for one time occurrences or recurring time periods and can be saved and reused.

    Suppression Policies

    These policies define which causes and types of faults you want to suppress. Only one policy can be assigned to a task. The following policies are defined by Cisco UCS Manager:
    • default-chassis-all-maint—Suppresses faults for the chassis and all components installed into the chassis, including all blade servers, power supplies, fan modules, and IOMs. This policy applies only to chassis.
    • default-chassis-phys-maint—Suppresses faults for the chassis and all fan modules and power supplies installed into the chassis. This policy applies only to chassis.
    • default-fex-all-maint—Suppresses faults for the FEX and all power supplies, fan modules, and IOMs in the FEX. This policy applies only to FEXes.
    • default-fex-phys-maint—Suppresses faults for the FEX and all fan modules and power supplies in the FEX. This policy applies only to FEXes.
    • default-server-maint—Suppresses faults for blade servers and/or rack servers. This policy applies to chassis, organizations, and service profiles.

      Note


      When applied to a chassis, only blade servers are affected.


    • default-iom-maint—Suppresses faults for IOMs in a chassis or FEX. This policy applies only to chassis, FEXes, and IOMs.

    Suppression Tasks

    You can use these tasks to connect the schedule or fixed time interval and the suppression policy to a component.


    Note


    After you create a suppression task, you can edit the fixed time interval or schedule of the task in both the Cisco UCS Manager GUI and Cisco UCS Manager CLI. However, you can only change between using a fixed time interval and using a schedule in the Cisco UCS Manager CLI.


    Viewing Suppressed Faults

    Procedure
      Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
      Step 2   On the Admin tab, expand All > Faults, Events, and Audit Log.
      Step 3   Click Faults.
      Step 4   In the Work pane, choose the suppressed icon in the Show: field.

      To view only the suppressed faults, deselect the other icons in the Show: field.


      Configuring Fault Suppression for a Chassis

      Configuring Fault Suppression Tasks for a Chassis

      Procedure
        Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
        Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Chassis.
        Step 3   Click the chassis for which you want to create a fault suppression task.
        Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
        Step 5   In the Actions area, click Start Fault Suppression.
        Tip   

        To configure fault suppression tasks for multiple chassis, use the Ctrl key to select multiple chassis in the Navigation pane. Right-click one of the selected chassis and choose Start Fault Suppression.

        Step 6   In the Start Fault Suppression dialog box, complete the following fields:

        Name field

        The name of the fault suppression task.

        This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters other than - (hyphen), _ (underscore), : (colon), and . (period), and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

        Select Fixed Time Interval/Schedule field

        When the fault suppression task will run. This can be one of the following:

        • Fixed Time Interval—Choose this option to specify the start time and duration for the fault suppression task. Specify the day and time the fault suppression task should start in the Start Time field. Click the down arrow at the end of this field to select the start time from a pop-up calendar. Specify the length of time this task should run in the Task Duration field. To specify that this task should run until it is manually stopped, enter 00:00:00:00 in this field.
        • Schedule—Choose this option to configure the start time and duration using a pre-defined schedule. Choose the schedule from the Schedule drop-down list. To create a new schedule, click Create Schedule.

        Policy drop-down list

        Choose the suppression policy from the drop-down list:

        • default-chassis-all-maint—Suppresses faults for the chassis and all components installed into the chassis, including all blade servers, power supplies, fan modules, and IOMs.
        • default-chassis-phys-maint—Suppresses faults for the chassis and all fan modules and power supplies installed into the chassis.
        • default-server-maint—Suppresses faults for blade servers and/or rack servers.
          Note   

          When applied to a chassis, only blade servers are affected.

        • default-iom-maint—Suppresses faults for IOMs in a chassis or FEX.
        Step 7   Click OK.

        Deleting Fault Suppression Tasks for a Chassis

        This procedure deletes all fault suppression tasks for a chassis. To delete individual tasks, use the Delete button on the Suppression Tasks dialog box. See Viewing Fault Suppression Tasks for a Chassis.

        Procedure
          Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
          Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Chassis.
          Step 3   Click the chassis for which you want to delete all fault suppression tasks.
          Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
          Step 5   In the Actions area, click Stop Fault Suppression.
          Tip   

          To delete fault suppression tasks for multiple chassis, use the Ctrl key to select multiple chassis in the Navigation pane. Right-click one of the selected chassis and choose Stop Fault Suppression.

          Step 6   If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

          Viewing Fault Suppression Tasks for a Chassis

          Procedure
            Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
            Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Chassis.
            Step 3   Click the chassis for which you want to view fault suppression task properties.
            Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
            Step 5   In the Actions area, click Suppression Task Properties.

            In the Suppression Tasks dialog box, you can add new fault suppression tasks, delete existing fault suppression tasks, or modify existing fault suppression tasks.


            Configuring Fault Suppression for an I/O Module

            Configuring Fault Suppression Tasks for an IOM

            Procedure
              Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
              Step 2   (Optional)To select IOM modules in a chassis, on the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Chassis > Chassis Number > IO Modules.
              Step 3   (Optional)To select IOM modules in a FEX, on the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > FEX > FEX Number > IO Modules.
              Step 4   Click the IOM for which you want to create a fault suppression task.
              Step 5   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
              Step 6   In the Actions area, click Start Fault Suppression.
              Tip   

              To configure fault suppression tasks for multiple IOMs, use the Ctrl key to select multiple IOMs in the Navigation pane. Right-click one of the selected IOMs and choose Start Fault Suppression.

              You can select IOMs in either chassis, FEXes, or both.

              Step 7   In the Start Fault Suppression dialog box, complete the following fields:

              Name field

              The name of the fault suppression task.

              This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters other than - (hyphen), _ (underscore), : (colon), and . (period), and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

              Select Fixed Time Interval/Schedule field

              When the fault suppression task will run. This can be one of the following:

              • Fixed Time Interval—Choose this option to specify the start time and duration for the fault suppression task. Specify the day and time the fault suppression task should start in the Start Time field. Click the down arrow at the end of this field to select the start time from a pop-up calendar. Specify the length of time this task should run in the Task Duration field. To specify that this task should run until it is manually stopped, enter 00:00:00:00 in this field.
              • Schedule—Choose this option to configure the start time and duration using a pre-defined schedule. Choose the schedule from the Schedule drop-down list. To create a new schedule, click Create Schedule.

              Policy drop-down list

              The following suppression policy is selected by default:

              • default-iom-maint—Suppresses faults for IOMs in a chassis or FEX.
              Step 8   Click OK.

              Deleting Fault Suppression Tasks for an IOM

              This procedure deletes all fault suppression tasks for an IOM. To delete individual tasks, use the Delete button on the Suppression Tasks dialog box. See Viewing Fault Suppression Tasks for an IOM.

              Procedure
                Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
                Step 2   (Optional)To select IOM modules in a chassis, on the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Chassis > Chassis Number > IO Modules.
                Step 3   (Optional)To select IOM modules in a FEX, on the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > FEX > FEX Number > IO Modules.
                Step 4   Click the IOM for which you want to delete all fault suppression tasks.
                Step 5   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                Step 6   In the Actions area, click Stop Fault Suppression.
                Tip   

                To delete fault suppression tasks for multiple IOMs, use the Ctrl key to select multiple IOMs in the Navigation pane. Right-click one of the selected IOMs and choose Stop Fault Suppression.

                You can select IOMs in either chassis, FEXes, or both.

                Step 7   If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

                Viewing Fault Suppression Tasks for an IOM

                Procedure
                  Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
                  Step 2   (Optional)To select IOM modules in a chassis, on the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Chassis > Chassis Number > IO Modules.
                  Step 3   (Optional)To select IOM modules in a FEX, on the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > FEX > FEX Number > IO Modules.
                  Step 4   Click the IOM for which you want to view fault suppression task properties.
                  Step 5   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                  Step 6   In the Actions area, click Suppression Task Properties.

                  In the Suppression Tasks dialog box, you can add new fault suppression tasks, delete existing fault suppression tasks, or modify existing fault suppression tasks.


                  Configuring Fault Suppression for a FEX

                  Configuring Fault Suppression Tasks for a FEX

                  Procedure
                    Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
                    Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Rack Mounts > FEX.
                    Step 3   Click the FEX for which you want to create a fault suppression task.
                    Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                    Step 5   In the Actions area, click Start Fault Suppression.
                    Tip   

                    To configure fault suppression tasks for multiple FEXes, use the Ctrl key to select multiple FEXes in the Navigation pane. Right-click one of the selected FEXes and choose Start Fault Suppression.

                    Step 6   In the Start Fault Suppression dialog box, complete the following fields:

                    Name field

                    The name of the fault suppression task.

                    This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters other than - (hyphen), _ (underscore), : (colon), and . (period), and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

                    Select Fixed Time Interval/Schedule field

                    When the fault suppression task will run. This can be one of the following:

                    • Fixed Time Interval—Choose this option to specify the start time and duration for the fault suppression task. Specify the day and time the fault suppression task should start in the Start Time field. Click the down arrow at the end of this field to select the start time from a pop-up calendar. Specify the length of time this task should run in the Task Duration field. To specify that this task should run until it is manually stopped, enter 00:00:00:00 in this field.
                    • Schedule—Choose this option to configure the start time and duration using a pre-defined schedule. Choose the schedule from the Schedule drop-down list. To create a new schedule, click Create Schedule.

                    Policy drop-down list

                    Choose the suppression policy from the drop-down list:

                    • default-fex-all-maint—Suppresses faults for the FEX and all power supplies, fan modules, and IOMs in the FEX.
                    • default-fex-phys-maint—Suppresses faults for the FEX and all fan modules and power supplies in the FEX.
                    • default-iom-maint—Suppresses faults for IOMs in a chassis or FEX.
                    Step 7   Click OK.

                    Viewing Fault Suppression Tasks for a FEX

                    Procedure
                      Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
                      Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Rack Mounts > FEX.
                      Step 3   Click the FEX for which you want to view fault suppression task properties.
                      Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                      Step 5   In the Actions area, click Suppression Task Properties.

                      In the Suppression Tasks dialog box, you can add new fault suppression tasks, delete existing fault suppression tasks, or modify existing fault suppression tasks.


                      Deleting Fault Suppression Tasks for a FEX

                      This procedure deletes all fault suppression tasks for a FEX. To delete individual tasks, use the Delete button on the Suppression Tasks dialog box. See Viewing Fault Suppression Tasks for a FEX.

                      Procedure
                        Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
                        Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Rack Mounts > FEX.
                        Step 3   Click the FEX for which you want to delete all fault suppression tasks.
                        Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                        Step 5   In the Actions area, click Stop Fault Suppression.
                        Tip   

                        To delete fault suppression tasks for multiple FEXes, use the Ctrl key to select multiple FEXes in the Navigation pane. Right-click one of the selected FEXes and choose Stop Fault Suppression.

                        Step 6   If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

                        Configuring Fault Suppression for a Server

                        Configuring Fault Suppression Tasks for a Blade Server

                        Procedure
                          Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
                          Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Chassis > Chassis Number > Servers.
                          Step 3   Click the server for which you want to create a fault suppression task.
                          Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                          Step 5   In the Actions area, click Start Fault Suppression.
                          Tip   

                          To configure fault suppression tasks for multiple blade servers, use the Ctrl key to select multiple blade servers in the Navigation pane. Right-click one of the selected servers and choose Start Fault Suppression.

                          Step 6   In the Start Fault Suppression dialog box, complete the following fields:

                          Name field

                          The name of the fault suppression task.

                          This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters other than - (hyphen), _ (underscore), : (colon), and . (period), and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

                          Select Fixed Time Interval/Schedule field

                          When the fault suppression task will run. This can be one of the following:

                          • Fixed Time Interval—Choose this option to specify the start time and duration for the fault suppression task. Specify the day and time the fault suppression task should start in the Start Time field. Click the down arrow at the end of this field to select the start time from a pop-up calendar. Specify the length of time this task should run in the Task Duration field. To specify that this task should run until it is manually stopped, enter 00:00:00:00 in this field.
                          • Schedule—Choose this option to configure the start time and duration using a pre-defined schedule. Choose the schedule from the Schedule drop-down list. To create a new schedule, click Create Schedule.

                          Policy drop-down list

                          The following suppression policy is selected by default:

                          • default-server-maint—Suppresses faults for blade servers and/or rack servers.
                          Step 7   Click OK.

                          Configuring Fault Suppression Tasks for a Rack Server

                          Procedure
                            Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
                            Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Rack Mounts > Servers.
                            Step 3   Click the server for which you want to create a fault suppression task.
                            Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                            Step 5   In the Actions area, click Start Fault Suppression.
                            Tip   

                            To configure fault suppression tasks for multiple rack servers, use the Ctrl key to select multiple rack servers in the Navigation pane. Right-click one of the selected servers and choose Start Fault Suppression.

                            Step 6   In the Start Fault Suppression dialog box, complete the following fields:

                            Name field

                            The name of the fault suppression task.

                            This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters other than - (hyphen), _ (underscore), : (colon), and . (period), and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

                            Select Fixed Time Interval/Schedule field

                            When the fault suppression task will run. This can be one of the following:

                            • Fixed Time Interval—Choose this option to specify the start time and duration for the fault suppression task. Specify the day and time the fault suppression task should start in the Start Time field. Click the down arrow at the end of this field to select the start time from a pop-up calendar. Specify the length of time this task should run in the Task Duration field. To specify that this task should run until it is manually stopped, enter 00:00:00:00 in this field.
                            • Schedule—Choose this option to configure the start time and duration using a pre-defined schedule. Choose the schedule from the Schedule drop-down list. To create a new schedule, click Create Schedule.

                            Policy drop-down list

                            The following suppression policy is selected by default:

                            • default-server-maint—Suppresses faults for blade servers and/or rack servers.
                            Step 7   Click OK.

                            Deleting Fault Suppression Tasks for a Blade Server

                            This procedure deletes all fault suppression tasks for a blade server. To delete individual tasks, use the Delete button on the Suppression Tasks dialog box. See Viewing Fault Suppression Tasks for a Blade Server.

                            Procedure
                              Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
                              Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Chassis > Chassis Number > Servers.
                              Step 3   Click the server for which you want to delete all fault suppression tasks.
                              Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                              Step 5   In the Actions area, click Stop Fault Suppression.
                              Tip   

                              To delete fault suppression tasks for multiple blade servers, use the Ctrl key to select multiple blade servers in the Navigation pane. Right-click one of the selected servers and choose Stop Fault Suppression.

                              Step 6   If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

                              Deleting Fault Suppression Tasks for a Rack Server

                              This procedure deletes all fault suppression tasks for a rack server. To delete individual tasks, use the Delete button on the Suppression Tasks dialog box. See Viewing Fault Suppression Tasks for a Rack Server.

                              Procedure
                                Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
                                Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Rack Mounts > Servers.
                                Step 3   Click the server for which you want to delete all fault suppression tasks.
                                Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                                Step 5   In the Actions area, click Stop Fault Suppression.
                                Tip   

                                To delete fault suppression tasks for multiple rack servers, use the Ctrl key to select multiple rack servers in the Navigation pane. Right-click one of the selected servers and choose Stop Fault Suppression.

                                Step 6   If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

                                Viewing Fault Suppression Tasks for a Blade Server

                                Procedure
                                  Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
                                  Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Chassis > Chassis Number > Servers.
                                  Step 3   Click the server for which you want to view fault suppression task properties.
                                  Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                                  Step 5   In the Actions area, click Suppression Task Properties.

                                  In the Suppression Tasks dialog box, you can add new fault suppression tasks, delete existing fault suppression tasks, or modify existing fault suppression tasks.


                                  Viewing Fault Suppression Tasks for a Rack Server

                                  Procedure
                                    Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
                                    Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Rack Mounts > Servers.
                                    Step 3   Click the server for which you want to view fault suppression task properties.
                                    Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                                    Step 5   In the Actions area, click Suppression Task Properties.

                                    In the Suppression Tasks dialog box, you can add new fault suppression tasks, delete existing fault suppression tasks, or modify existing fault suppression tasks.


                                    Configuring Fault Suppression for a Service Profile

                                    Configuring Fault Suppression Tasks for a Service Profile

                                    Procedure
                                      Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
                                      Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
                                      Step 3   Click the service profile for which you want to create a fault suppression task.
                                      Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                                      Step 5   In the Actions area, click Start Fault Suppression.
                                      Tip   

                                      To configure fault suppression tasks for multiple service profiles, use the Ctrl key to select multiple service profiles in the Navigation pane. Right-click one of the selected service profiles and choose Start Fault Suppression.

                                      Step 6   In the Start Fault Suppression dialog box, complete the following fields:

                                      Name field

                                      The name of the fault suppression task.

                                      This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters other than - (hyphen), _ (underscore), : (colon), and . (period), and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

                                      Select Fixed Time Interval/Schedule field

                                      When the fault suppression task will run. This can be one of the following:

                                      • Fixed Time Interval—Choose this option to specify the start time and duration for the fault suppression task. Specify the day and time the fault suppression task should start in the Start Time field. Click the down arrow at the end of this field to select the start time from a pop-up calendar. Specify the length of time this task should run in the Task Duration field. To specify that this task should run until it is manually stopped, enter 00:00:00:00 in this field.
                                      • Schedule—Choose this option to configure the start time and duration using a pre-defined schedule. Choose the schedule from the Schedule drop-down list. To create a new schedule, click Create Schedule.

                                      Policy drop-down list

                                      The following suppression policy is selected by default:

                                      • default-server-maint—Suppresses faults for blade servers and/or rack servers.
                                      Step 7   Click OK.

                                      Deleting Fault Suppression Tasks for a Service Profile

                                      This procedure deletes all fault suppression tasks for a service profile. To delete individual tasks, use the Delete button on the Suppression Tasks dialog box. See Viewing Fault Suppression Tasks for a Service Profile.

                                      Procedure
                                        Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
                                        Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
                                        Step 3   Click the service profile for which you want to delete all fault suppression tasks.
                                        Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                                        Step 5   In the Actions area, click Stop Fault Suppression.
                                        Tip   

                                        To delete fault suppression tasks for multiple service profiles, use the Ctrl key to select multiple service profiles in the Navigation pane. Right-click one of the selected service profiles and choose Stop Fault Suppression.

                                        Step 6   If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

                                        Viewing Fault Suppression Tasks for a Service Profile

                                        Procedure
                                          Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
                                          Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
                                          Step 3   Click the service profile for which you want to view fault suppression task properties.
                                          Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                                          Step 5   In the Actions area, click Suppression Task Properties.

                                          In the Suppression Tasks dialog box, you can add new fault suppression tasks, delete existing fault suppression tasks, or modify existing fault suppression tasks.


                                          Configuring Fault Suppression for an Organization

                                          Configuring Fault Suppression Tasks for an Organization

                                          Procedure
                                            Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
                                            Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Policies > Organization_Name.
                                            Step 3   Click the organization for which you want to create a fault suppression task.
                                            Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                                            Step 5   In the Actions area, click Start Fault Suppression.
                                            Step 6   In the Start Fault Suppression dialog box, complete the following fields:

                                            Name field

                                            The name of the fault suppression task.

                                            This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters other than - (hyphen), _ (underscore), : (colon), and . (period), and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

                                            Select Fixed Time Interval/Schedule field

                                            When the fault suppression task will run. This can be one of the following:

                                            • Fixed Time Interval—Choose this option to specify the start time and duration for the fault suppression task. Specify the day and time the fault suppression task should start in the Start Time field. Click the down arrow at the end of this field to select the start time from a pop-up calendar. Specify the length of time this task should run in the Task Duration field. To specify that this task should run until it is manually stopped, enter 00:00:00:00 in this field.
                                            • Schedule—Choose this option to configure the start time and duration using a pre-defined schedule. Choose the schedule from the Schedule drop-down list. To create a new schedule, click Create Schedule.

                                            Policy drop-down list

                                            The following suppression policy is selected by default:

                                            • default-server-maint—Suppresses faults for blade servers and/or rack servers.
                                            Step 7   Click OK.

                                            Deleting Fault Suppression Tasks for an Organization

                                            This procedure deletes all fault suppression tasks for an organization. To delete individual tasks, use the Delete button on the Suppression Tasks dialog box. See Viewing Fault Suppression Tasks for an Organization.

                                            Procedure
                                              Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
                                              Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Policies > Organization_Name.
                                              Step 3   Click the organization for which you want to delete all fault suppression tasks.
                                              Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                                              Step 5   In the Actions area, click Stop Fault Suppression.
                                              Step 6   If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

                                              Viewing Fault Suppression Tasks for an Organization

                                              Procedure
                                                Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
                                                Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Policies > Organization_Name.
                                                Step 3   Click the organization for which you want to view fault suppression task properties.
                                                Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                                                Step 5   In the Actions area, click Suppression Task Properties.

                                                In the Suppression Tasks dialog box, you can add new fault suppression tasks, delete existing fault suppression tasks, or modify existing fault suppression tasks.


                                                Configuring Settings for the Core File Exporter

                                                Core File Exporter

                                                Cisco UCS uses the Core File Exporter to export core files as soon as they occur to a specified location on the network through TFTP. This functionality allows you to export the tar file with the contents of the core file.

                                                Configuring the Core File Exporter

                                                Procedure
                                                  Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
                                                  Step 2   On the Admin tab, expand All > Faults, Events, and Audit Log.
                                                  Step 3   Click Settings.
                                                  Step 4   In the Work pane, click the TFTP Core Exporter tab.
                                                  Step 5   On the TFTP Core Exporter tab, complete the following fields:
                                                  Name Description

                                                  Admin State field

                                                  This can be one of the following:

                                                  • Enabled—If an error causes the server to perform a core dump, Cisco UCS sends the core dump file via FTP to a given location. When this option is selected, Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the other fields in this area that enable you to specify the FTP export options.
                                                  • Disabled—Core dump files are not automatically exported.

                                                  Description field

                                                  A user-defined description of the core file.

                                                  Enter up to 256 characters. You can use any characters or spaces except ` (accent mark), \ (backslash), ^ (carat), " (double quote), = (equal sign), > (greater than), < (less than), or ' (single quote).

                                                  Port field

                                                  The port number to use when exporting the core dump file via TFTP.

                                                  Hostname field

                                                  The hostname or IP address to connect with via TFTP.

                                                  Note   

                                                  If you use a hostname rather than an IPv4 or IPv6 address, you must configure a DNS server. If the Cisco UCS domain is not registered with Cisco UCS Central or DNS management is set to local, configure a DNS server in Cisco UCS Manager. If the Cisco UCS domain is registered with Cisco UCS Central and DNS management is set to global, configure a DNS server in Cisco UCS Central.

                                                  Path field

                                                  The path to use when storing the core dump file on the remote system.

                                                  Step 6   Click Save Changes.

                                                  Disabling the Core File Exporter

                                                  Procedure
                                                    Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
                                                    Step 2   On the Admin tab, expand All > Faults, Events, and Audit Log.
                                                    Step 3   Click Settings.
                                                    Step 4   In the Work pane, click the Settings tab.
                                                    Step 5   In the TFTP Core Exporter area, click the disabled radio button in the Admin State field.
                                                    Step 6   Click Save Changes.

                                                    Configuring the Syslog

                                                    Procedure
                                                      Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
                                                      Step 2   On the Admin tab, expand All > Faults, Events, and Audit Log.
                                                      Step 3   Click Syslog.
                                                      Step 4   In the Work pane, click the Syslog tab.
                                                      Step 5   In the Local Destinations area, complete the following fields:
                                                      Name Description

                                                      Console Section

                                                      Admin State field

                                                      Whether Cisco UCS displays Syslog messages on the console. This can be one of the following:

                                                      • Enabled—Syslog messages are displayed on the console as well as added to the log.
                                                      • Disabled—Syslog messages are added to the log but not displayed on the console.

                                                      Level field

                                                      If this option is enabled, select the lowest message level that you want displayed. Cisco UCS displays that level and above on the console. This can be one of the following:

                                                      • Emergencies
                                                      • Alerts
                                                      • Critical

                                                      Monitor Section

                                                      Admin State field

                                                      Whether Cisco UCS displays Syslog messages on the monitor. This can be one of the following:

                                                      • Enabled—Syslog messages are displayed on the monitor as well as added to the log.
                                                      • Disabled—Syslog messages are added to the log but not displayed on the monitor.

                                                      If Admin State is enabled, Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the rest of the fields in this section.

                                                      Level drop-down list

                                                      If this option is enabled, select the lowest message level that you want displayed. The system displays that level and above on the monitor. This can be one of the following:

                                                      • Emergencies
                                                      • Alerts
                                                      • Critical
                                                      • Errors
                                                      • Warnings
                                                      • Notifications
                                                      • Information
                                                      • Debugging

                                                      File Section

                                                      Admin State field

                                                      Whether Cisco UCS stores messages in a system log file on the fabric interconnect. This can be one of the following:

                                                      • Enabled—Messages are saved in the log file.
                                                      • Disabled—Messages are not saved.

                                                      If Admin State is enabled, Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the rest of the fields in this section.

                                                      Level drop-down list

                                                      Select the lowest message level that you want the system to store. Cisco UCS stores that level and above in a file on the fabric interconnect. This can be one of the following:

                                                      • Emergencies
                                                      • Alerts
                                                      • Critical
                                                      • Errors
                                                      • Warnings
                                                      • Notifications
                                                      • Information
                                                      • Debugging

                                                      Name field

                                                      The name of the file in which the messages are logged.

                                                      This name can be up to 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters other than - (hyphen), _ (underscore), : (colon), and . (period). The default is messages.

                                                      Size field

                                                      The maximum size, in bytes, the file can be before Cisco UCS Manager begins to write over the oldest messages with the newest ones.

                                                      Enter an integer between 4096 and 4194304.

                                                      Step 6   In the Remote Destinations area, complete the following fields to configure up to three external logs that can store messages generated by the Cisco UCS components:
                                                      Name Description

                                                      Admin State field

                                                      This can be one of the following:

                                                      • Enabled
                                                      • Disabled

                                                      If Admin State is enabled, Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the rest of the fields in this section.

                                                      Level drop-down list

                                                      Select the lowest message level that you want the system to store. The system stores that level and above in the remote file. This can be one of the following:

                                                      • Emergencies
                                                      • Alerts
                                                      • Critical
                                                      • Errors
                                                      • Warnings
                                                      • Notifications
                                                      • Information
                                                      • Debugging

                                                      Hostname field

                                                      The hostname or IP address on which the remote log file resides.

                                                      Note   

                                                      If you use a hostname rather than an IPv4 or IPv6 address, you must configure a DNS server. If the Cisco UCS domain is not registered with Cisco UCS Central or DNS management is set to local, configure a DNS server in Cisco UCS Manager. If the Cisco UCS domain is registered with Cisco UCS Central and DNS management is set to global, configure a DNS server in Cisco UCS Central.

                                                      Facility drop-down list

                                                      This can be one of the following:

                                                      • Local0
                                                      • Local1
                                                      • Local2
                                                      • Local3
                                                      • Local4
                                                      • Local5
                                                      • Local6
                                                      • Local7
                                                      Step 7   Click Save Changes.

                                                      Viewing the Audit Logs

                                                      You can view, export, print or refresh the audit logs displayed on this Audit Logs page.

                                                      Procedure
                                                        Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
                                                        Step 2   On the Admin tab, expand All > Faults, Events, and Audit Log.
                                                        Step 3   Click Audit Logs.
                                                        Step 4   The Work pane displays the audit logs.