The script performs a system type and OS detection to ensure it is in a supported environment.
The BMCTool and SetupBIOS Tool are bundled in the script to expand on information gathered about the system.
It does a complete BIOS settings dump, including identifying settings that have changed from BIOS defaults
It also utilizes MegaCli and the LDSTate Tool to pull storage information.
A pre-check is included to look for MegaCli and advise if it is not present
MegaCli is optional. If storage logs are not necessary, it can be skipped
Additionally the script pulls dmidecode, and lspci
lspci, lspci –v and lspci –vvv are used individually to get everything we can from the OS regarding hardware
Pulls OS logs and configuration
Makes use of built in OS support tools if present
RHEL and like derivatives pulls sosreport
SLES pulls supportconfig
Debian and like derivatives outputs results from several individual commands to gather ‘sosreport’ like output
Errors encountered by script are captured and gathered along with other logs
All output is compressed into .tgz file
Output directory and filename are output to screen
The script leaves no footprint besides the compressed log collection. All script and temporary log files are cleaned up when the script exits.
**NOTE** None of the information pulled by pec-logs.sh is exclusive to the script. This script simply combines pulling all the information support generally looks for into a single seamless process
The PEC-Log script includes a menu allowing the user to select whether to generate a full report, pulling all system hardware, storage and operating system logs, or a custom option to individually select which sections to pull, or clear the system event log. There is also an option to clear the System Event Log.
Additional command line functions/arguments are included to adjust certain functionality
Quiet mode, non-interactive mode which suppresses most output and pulls a complete report
pec-logs.sh –f [value]
Adjust output file name, appends [value] to filename to help identify file. By default, file name is pec-logs_<servicetag>_<hostname>_<date>.tgz
Modified file name is pec-logs_<[value]>_<servicetag>_<hostname>_<date>.tgz
pec-logs.sh –d [value]
O Changes output directory to [value]. Default output directory is /tmp/
O Shows usage information and examples