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How to use DSET 2.2 report in Linux


Note:
  • DSET 2.2 is only supported on legacy PowerEdge devices (up to 10th generation).
  • Later DSET versions (up to version 3.7) were replaced by SupportAssist Enterprise as the primary collection tool to be used with Dell EMC technical support. More information about the replacement of DSET is available in this article.


The Dell Server E-Support Tool (DSET) allows you to generate a complete report about your system's configuration and logs, including the Server Event Log (SEL) and PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) log.


Gather a DSET 2.2 report in Linux:

Note: Check the release notes (English only) for a list of supported operating systems.
  1. Download delldset_2.2.125_x64_A01.bin and copy the file into the /tmp folder on the server.

  2. Open the console and go to the /tmp folder by entering
    cd /tmp

  3. Make delldset_2.2.125_x64_A01.bin executable by entering
    chmod 700 delldset_2.2.125_x64_A01.bin

Note: delldset_2.2.125_x64_A01.bin must be executed with Administrator Rights (root).
  1. Start the tool by entering
    ./delldset_2.2.125_x64_A01.bin

    Commands_to_start_DSET_in Linux
    Figure 1 : Commands to start DSET in Linux

  2. Now the Dell Software License Agreement is displayed on the screen. Press "q" to continue.

  3. Accept the terms by pressing "y".

  4. Now the DSET options are displayed on the screen. Choose Create DSET Report Only by pressing "2".

    Select_2._Create_DSET_Report_Only_
    Figure 2 : Select 2) Create DSET Report Only

  5. You can now enter your company name, but this is optional. Continue by pressing "Enter".

  6. The report options can be configured in the next steps.
    You can choose between "y" for yes or "n" for no and have to confirm this by pressing "Enter".
    To ensure all relevant information will be collected, answer as follows:

    • Skip collecting info for hardware categories (y/n): n
    • Skip collecting info for storage categories (y/n): n
    • Skip collecting info for software categories (y/n): n
    • Skip collecting any non-Linux log files (y/n): n
    • Append report filename with timestamp (y/n): y
    • Collect various advanced logs (y/n): y
    • Do you need to store in a different location (y/n): y
    • Specify the filename, file path or both: /tmp

    Settings_for collecting all relevant information
    Figure 3 : Settings for collecting all relevant information

  7. After confirming the last option with "Enter", the gathering information process begins.

    Gathering information process
    Figure 4 : Gathering information process

  8. After up to 20 minutes the resulting ZIP-file will be saved in the /tmp folder. The name of the file is:
    DSET-Report_for_[SERVERNAME-SERVICE TAG--]-on-MM-DD-YYYY

After this is done, you can delete delldset_2.2.125_x64_A01.bin from your server or keep it for future use.


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Article ID: SLN292238

Last Date Modified: 03/03/2017 09:41 AM


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