Cisco UCS Central GUI Configuration Guide, Release 1.0
Configuring Settings for Faults, Events, and Logs
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Configuring Settings for Faults, Events, and Logs

Configuring Settings for Faults, Events, and Logs

This chapter includes the following sections:

Configuring Global Fault Policies

Configuring a Global Fault Debug Policy

Before You Begin

Before configuring a global fault debug policy under a domain group, this policy must first be created. Policies under the Domain Groups root were already created by the system and ready to configure.

Procedure
    Step 1   On the menu bar, click Operations Management.
    Step 2   In the Navigation pane, expand Domain Groups > Domain Group root.
    Step 3   Under the Domain Groups root node, do one of the following choices:
    • To configure the policy in the domain group root, click Operational Policies.
    • To configure the policy in a specific domain group, expand the node for that domain group and click Operational Policies.
    Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click Operational Policies.
    Step 5   In the Work pane, click Debug.
    Step 6   In the Work pane, click the Global Fault Policy tab.
    Step 7   In the Actions area, click Create and complete all applicable fields.

    For Operational Policies under the Domain Group root node, it is not necessary to click Create to complete all applicable fields.

    Name Description

    Create button

    Creates an instance of the policy that will be used by all Cisco UCS domains included in the selected domain group.

    Import button

    Allows you to import the policy from one of the Cisco UCS domains registered with Cisco UCS Central.

    Delete button

    Deletes the instance of the policy defined for the selected domain group.

    After you delete the policy, it remains greyed-out until you click Save. When you do so, Cisco UCS Central deletes the policy and any configuration data you may have specified. While you can create a new instance of the policy later, you cannot restore the configuration data from a deleted instance.

    To cancel the delete request, click Reset.

    Flapping Interval field

    Flapping occurs when a fault is raised and cleared several times in rapid succession. To prevent this, Cisco UCS 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

    This can be one of the following:

    • delete-on-clear
    • initial-severity

    Clear Action field

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

    • retain—Cleared faults are retained for the length of time specified in the Retention Interval field.
    • delete—Cleared faults are deleted immediately.

    Clear Interval field

    Whether Cisco UCS automatically marks faults as cleared based on their age. This can be one of the following:

    • Never—Faults are not automatically cleared.
    • OtherCisco UCS automatically clears fault messages after the length of time you specify in the associated interval field. Specify the interval using the format dd:hh:mm:ss

    Retention Interval field

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

    • ForeverCisco UCS retains all cleared fault messages regardless of how old they are.
    • OtherCisco UCS retains cleared fault messages for the length of time you specify in the associated interval field. Specify the interval using the format dd:hh:mm:ss.
    Step 8   Click Save.

    Deleting a Global Fault Debug Policy

    A global fault debug policy is deleted from a domain group under the domain group root. Global fault debug policies under the domain groups root cannot be deleted.

    Procedure
      Step 1   On the menu bar, click Operations Management.
      Step 2   In the Navigation pane, expand Domain Groups > Domain Group root.
      Step 3   Expand the node for a domain group containing the policy to delete.
      Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click Operational Policies.
      Step 5   In the Work pane, click Debug.
      Step 6   In the Work pane, click the Global Fault Policy tab.
      Step 7   In the Actions area, click Delete.

      A policy that is deleted will inherit its settings from its domain group's parent until it is reconfigured.

      Step 8   If Cisco UCS Central GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.
      Step 9   Click Save.

      Configuring TFTP Core Export Policies

      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 a TFTP Core Export Debug Policy

      Before You Begin

      Before configuring a TFTP core export debug policy under a domain group, this policy must first be created. Policies under the Domain Groups root were already created by the system and ready to configure.

      Procedure
        Step 1   On the menu bar, click Operations Management.
        Step 2   In the Navigation pane, expand Domain Groups > Domain Group root.
        Step 3   Under the Domain Groups root node, do one of the following choices:
        • To configure the policy in the domain group root, click Operational Policies.
        • To configure the policy in a specific domain group, expand the node for that domain group and click Operational Policies.
        Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click Operational Policies.
        Step 5   In the Work pane, click Debug.
        Step 6   In the Work pane, click the TFTP Core Export Policy tab.
        Step 7   In the Actions area, click Create and complete all applicable fields.

        For Operational Policies under the Domain Group root node, it is not necessary to click Create to complete all applicable fields.

        Name Description

        Create button

        Creates an instance of the policy that will be used by all Cisco UCS domains included in the selected domain group.

        Import button

        Allows you to import the policy from one of the Cisco UCS domains registered with Cisco UCS Central.

        Delete button

        Deletes the instance of the policy defined for the selected domain group.

        After you delete the policy, it remains greyed-out until you click Save. When you do so, Cisco UCS Central deletes the policy and any configuration data you may have specified. While you can create a new instance of the policy later, you cannot restore the configuration data from a deleted instance.

        To cancel the delete request, click Reset.

        Admin State field

        This can be one of the following:

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

        Description field

        The user-defined description of the policy.

        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), and ' (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 IP 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 8   Click Save.

        Deleting a TFTP Core Export Debug Policy

        A TFTP core export debug policy is deleted from a domain group under the domain group root. TFTP core export debug policies under the domain groups root cannot be deleted.

        Procedure
          Step 1   On the menu bar, click Operations Management.
          Step 2   In the Navigation pane, expand Domain Groups > Domain Group root.
          Step 3   Expand the node for a domain group containing the policy to delete.
          Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click Operational Policies.
          Step 5   In the Work pane, click Debug.
          Step 6   In the Work pane, click the TFTP Core Export Policy tab.
          Step 7   In the Actions area, click Delete.

          A policy that is deleted will inherit its settings from its domain group's parent until it is reconfigured.

          Step 8   If Cisco UCS Central GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.
          Step 9   Click Save.

          Configuring Syslog Policies

          Configuring a Syslog Console Debug Policy

          Before You Begin

          Before configuring a syslog console debug policy under a domain group, this policy must first be created. Policies under the Domain Groups root were already created by the system and ready to configure.

          Procedure
            Step 1   On the menu bar, click Operations Management.
            Step 2   In the Navigation pane, expand Domain Groups > Domain Group root.
            Step 3   Under the Domain Groups root node, do one of the following choices:
            • To configure the policy in the domain group root, click Operational Policies.
            • To configure the policy in a specific domain group, expand the node for that domain group and click Operational Policies.
            Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click Operational Policies.
            Step 5   In the Work pane, click Debug.
            Step 6   In the Work pane, click the Syslog Policy tab.
            Step 7   In the Work pane, click the Console tab.
            Step 8   In the Actions area, click Create and complete all applicable fields.

            For Operational Policies under the Domain Group root node, it is not necessary to click Create to complete all applicable fields.

            Name Description

            Create button

            Creates an instance of the policy that will be used by all Cisco UCS domains included in the selected domain group.

            Import button

            Allows you to import the policy from one of the Cisco UCS domains registered with Cisco UCS Central.

            Delete button

            Deletes the instance of the policy defined for the selected domain group.

            After you delete the policy, it remains greyed-out until you click Save. When you do so, Cisco UCS Central deletes the policy and any configuration data you may have specified. While you can create a new instance of the policy later, you cannot restore the configuration data from a deleted instance.

            To cancel the delete request, click Reset.

            Console Access 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.

            Severity 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
            Step 9   Click Save.

            Deleting a Syslog Console Debug Policy

            A syslog console debug policy is deleted from a domain group under the domain group root. Syslog console debug policies under the domain groups root cannot be deleted.

            Procedure
              Step 1   On the menu bar, click Operations Management.
              Step 2   In the Navigation pane, expand Domain Groups > Domain Group root.
              Step 3   Expand the node for a domain group containing the policy to delete.
              Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click Operational Policies.
              Step 5   In the Work pane, click Debug.
              Step 6   In the Work pane, click the Syslog Policy tab.
              Step 7   In the Work pane, click the Console tab.
              Step 8   In the Actions area, click Delete.

              A policy that is deleted will inherit its settings from its domain group's parent until it is reconfigured.

              Step 9   If Cisco UCS Central GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.
              Step 10   Click Save.

              Configuring a Syslog Monitor Debug Policy

              Before You Begin

              Before configuring a syslog monitor debug policy under a domain group, this policy must first be created. Policies under the Domain Groups root were already created by the system and ready to configure.

              Procedure
                Step 1   On the menu bar, click Operations Management.
                Step 2   In the Navigation pane, expand Domain Groups > Domain Group root.
                Step 3   Under the Domain Groups root node, do one of the following choices:
                • To configure the policy in the domain group root, click Operational Policies.
                • To configure the policy in a specific domain group, expand the node for that domain group and click Operational Policies.
                Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click Operational Policies.
                Step 5   In the Work pane, click Debug.
                Step 6   In the Work pane, click the Syslog Policy tab.
                Step 7   In the Work pane, click the Monitor tab.
                Step 8   In the Actions area, click Create and complete all applicable fields.

                For Operational Policies under the Domain Group root node, it is not necessary to click Create to complete all applicable fields.

                Name Description

                Create button

                Creates an instance of the policy that will be used by all Cisco UCS domains included in the selected domain group.

                Import button

                Allows you to import the policy from one of the Cisco UCS domains registered with Cisco UCS Central.

                Delete button

                Deletes the instance of the policy defined for the selected domain group.

                After you delete the policy, it remains greyed-out until you click Save. When you do so, Cisco UCS Central deletes the policy and any configuration data you may have specified. While you can create a new instance of the policy later, you cannot restore the configuration data from a deleted instance.

                To cancel the delete request, click Reset.

                Monitor Access 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.

                Severity field

                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
                Step 9   Click Save.

                Deleting a Syslog Monitor Debug Policy

                A syslog monitor debug policy is deleted from a domain group under the domain group root. Syslog monitor debug policies under the domain groups root cannot be deleted.

                Procedure
                  Step 1   On the menu bar, click Operations Management.
                  Step 2   In the Navigation pane, expand Domain Groups > Domain Group root.
                  Step 3   Expand the node for a domain group containing the policy to delete.
                  Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click Operational Policies.
                  Step 5   In the Work pane, click Debug.
                  Step 6   In the Work pane, click the Syslog Policy tab.
                  Step 7   In the Work pane, click the Monitor tab.
                  Step 8   In the Actions area, click Delete.

                  A policy that is deleted will inherit its settings from its domain group's parent until it is reconfigured.

                  Step 9   If Cisco UCS Central GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.
                  Step 10   Click Save.

                  Configuring a Syslog Remote Destination Debug Policy

                  Before You Begin

                  Before configuring a syslog remote destination debug policy under a domain group, this policy must first be created. Policies under the Domain Groups root were already created by the system and ready to configure.

                  Procedure
                    Step 1   On the menu bar, click Operations Management.
                    Step 2   In the Navigation pane, expand Domain Groups > Domain Group root.
                    Step 3   Under the Domain Groups root node, do one of the following choices:
                    • To configure the policy in the domain group root, click Operational Policies.
                    • To configure the policy in a specific domain group, expand the node for that domain group and click Operational Policies.
                    Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click Operational Policies.
                    Step 5   In the Work pane, click Debug.
                    Step 6   In the Work pane, click the Syslog Policy tab.
                    Step 7   In the Work pane, click the Remote Destination tab.
                    Step 8   In the Actions area, click Create and complete all applicable fields.

                    For Operational Policies under the Domain Group root node, it is not necessary to click Create to complete all applicable fields.

                    Name Description

                    State field

                    Whether Cisco UCS stores component messages in the external log. This can be one of the following:

                    • enabled—Component messages are logged in the external file.
                    • disabled—Component messages are not logged in the external file.

                    Forwarding Facility drop-down list

                    The facility associated with the remote destination.

                    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:

                    • alerts
                    • critical
                    • debugging
                    • emergencies
                    • errors
                    • information
                    • notifications
                    • warnings

                    Hostname field

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

                    Note   

                    If you use a hostname rather than an IP 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.

                    Step 9   Click Save.

                    Deleting a Syslog Remote Destination Debug Policy

                    A syslog remote destination debug policy is deleted from a domain group under the domain group root. Syslog remote destination debug policies under the domain groups root cannot be deleted.

                    Procedure
                      Step 1   On the menu bar, click Operations Management.
                      Step 2   In the Navigation pane, expand Domain Groups > Domain Group root.
                      Step 3   Expand the node for a domain group containing the policy to delete.
                      Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click Operational Policies.
                      Step 5   In the Work pane, click Debug.
                      Step 6   In the Work pane, click the Syslog Policy tab.
                      Step 7   In the Work pane, click the Remote Destination tab.
                      Step 8   In the Actions area, click Delete.

                      A policy that is deleted will inherit its settings from its domain group's parent until it is reconfigured.

                      Step 9   If Cisco UCS Central GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.
                      Step 10   Click Save.

                      Configuring a Syslog Source Debug Policy

                      Before You Begin

                      Before configuring a syslog source debug policy under a domain group, this policy must first be created. Policies under the Domain Groups root were already created by the system and ready to configure.

                      Procedure
                        Step 1   On the menu bar, click Operations Management.
                        Step 2   In the Navigation pane, expand Domain Groups > Domain Group root.
                        Step 3   Under the Domain Groups root node, do one of the following choices:
                        • To configure the policy in the domain group root, click Operational Policies.
                        • To configure the policy in a specific domain group, expand the node for that domain group and click Operational Policies.
                        Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click Operational Policies.
                        Step 5   In the Work pane, click Debug.
                        Step 6   In the Work pane, click the Syslog Policy tab.
                        Step 7   In the Work pane, click the Source tab.
                        Step 8   In the Actions area, click Create and complete all applicable fields.

                        For Operational Policies under the Domain Group root node, it is not necessary to click Create to complete all applicable fields.

                        Name Description

                        Create button

                        Creates an instance of the policy that will be used by all Cisco UCS domains included in the selected domain group.

                        Import button

                        Allows you to import the policy from one of the Cisco UCS domains registered with Cisco UCS Central.

                        Delete button

                        Deletes the instance of the policy defined for the selected domain group.

                        After you delete the policy, it remains greyed-out until you click Save. When you do so, Cisco UCS Central deletes the policy and any configuration data you may have specified. While you can create a new instance of the policy later, you cannot restore the configuration data from a deleted instance.

                        To cancel the delete request, click Reset.

                        Audits drop-down list

                        If this field is enabled, Cisco UCS logs all system faults.

                        Events drop-down list

                        If this field is enabled, Cisco UCS logs all audit log events.

                        Faults drop-down list

                        If this field is enabled, Cisco UCS logs all system events.

                        Step 9   Click Save.

                        Deleting a Syslog Source Debug Policy

                        A syslog source debug policy is deleted from a domain group under the domain group root. Syslog source debug policies under the domain groups root cannot be deleted.

                        Procedure
                          Step 1   On the menu bar, click Operations Management.
                          Step 2   In the Navigation pane, expand Domain Groups > Domain Group root.
                          Step 3   Expand the node for a domain group containing the policy to delete.
                          Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click Operational Policies.
                          Step 5   In the Work pane, click Debug.
                          Step 6   In the Work pane, click the Syslog Policy tab.
                          Step 7   In the Work pane, click the Source tab.
                          Step 8   In the Actions area, click Delete.

                          A policy that is deleted will inherit its settings from its domain group's parent until it is reconfigured.

                          Step 9   If Cisco UCS Central GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.
                          Step 10   Click Save.

                          Configuring a Syslog LogFile Debug Policy

                          Before You Begin

                          Before configuring a syslog logfile debug policy under a domain group, this policy must first be created. Policies under the Domain Groups root were already created by the system and ready to configure.

                          Procedure
                            Step 1   On the menu bar, click Operations Management.
                            Step 2   In the Navigation pane, expand Domain Groups > Domain Group root.
                            Step 3   Under the Domain Groups root node, do one of the following choices:
                            • To configure the policy in the domain group root, click Operational Policies.
                            • To configure the policy in a specific domain group, expand the node for that domain group and click Operational Policies.
                            Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click Operational Policies.
                            Step 5   In the Work pane, click Debug.
                            Step 6   In the Work pane, click the Syslog Policy tab.
                            Step 7   In the Work pane, click the LogFile tab.
                            Step 8   In the Actions area, click Create and complete all applicable fields.

                            For Operational Policies under the Domain Group root node, it is not necessary to click Create to complete all applicable fields.

                            Name Description

                            Create button

                            Creates an instance of the policy that will be used by all Cisco UCS domains included in the selected domain group.

                            Import button

                            Allows you to import the policy from one of the Cisco UCS domains registered with Cisco UCS Central.

                            Delete button

                            Deletes the instance of the policy defined for the selected domain group.

                            After you delete the policy, it remains greyed-out until you click Save. When you do so, Cisco UCS Central deletes the policy and any configuration data you may have specified. While you can create a new instance of the policy later, you cannot restore the configuration data from a deleted instance.

                            To cancel the delete request, click Reset.

                            System Log File 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.

                            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 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.

                            Size field

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

                            Enter an integer between 4096 and 4194304.

                            Step 9   Click Save.

                            Deleting a Syslog LogFile Debug Policy

                            A syslog logfile debug policy is deleted from a domain group under the domain group root. Syslog logfile debug policies under the domain groups root cannot be deleted.

                            Procedure
                              Step 1   On the menu bar, click Operations Management.
                              Step 2   In the Navigation pane, expand Domain Groups > Domain Group root.
                              Step 3   Expand the node for a domain group containing the policy to delete.
                              Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click Operational Policies.
                              Step 5   In the Work pane, click Debug.
                              Step 6   In the Work pane, click the Syslog Policy tab.
                              Step 7   In the Work pane, click the LogFile tab.
                              Step 8   In the Actions area, click Delete.

                              A policy that is deleted will inherit its settings from its domain group's parent until it is reconfigured.

                              Step 9   If Cisco UCS Central GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.
                              Step 10   Click Save.