How to clear the ESM log on a Dell PowerEdge server
The Embedded System Management (ESM) log — also called System Event Log (SEL) or hardware log — reports potential hardware problems in Dell PowerEdge servers. Sometimes, simply turning off the server and disconnecting it from the electrical outlet will remove the error message. Wait approximately 10 seconds, and then reconnect the power cable and restart the server.
Other times, you will need to clear the ESM log to remove the error message. For instance, error code SEL FULL indicates that you will need to clear the ESM log. (You will lose the server’s event history.) There are different ways to clear the ESM log.
Type the IP address of the Remote Access Controller (RAC) in the web browser address bar, and then press Enter.
Log in to the RAC.
Click the Logs tab, and then click Hardware.
Click Clear Logs located in the upper-right corner of the page.
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Use the program BMCCFG.exe to clear the ESM logs:
Download and extract the Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit from Dell Support.
Go to x:\Dell\Toolkit\Tools, where x is your primary hard disk drive.
Copy the file BMCCFG.exe to a bootable floppy disk.
Start the server from the bootable floppy disk.
At the command prompt, type bmcc — clearsel, and then press Enter.
The message "Clearing SEL" will display while the log clears.
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Use the BMC/BIOS to clear the ESM log:
To open the BMC menu, press the Control + E keys during POST.
From the list, select System Event Log, and then press Enter.
Select Clear System Event Log, and then press Enter.
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Article ID: SLN132517
Last Date Modified: 12/17/2015 06:52 AM
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