System events are available as a separate log called System Event Log (SEL) for PowerEdge Server. The System Event Log page displays a system health indicator, a timestamp, and a description for each event logged.
The System Event Log is accessible through the iDRAC Web interface, RACADM, and the system setup page.
The System Event Log (SEL) can be viewed or cleared by using the iDRAC Web Interface, System Setup, or RACADM. Select the appropriate method for more information.
iDRAC Web Interface
- To view the SEL, from the iDRAC web interface, go to Maintenance > System Event Log.
Figure 1: iDRAC System Event Log
Note: If you are using Internet Explorer and if there is a problem when saving, download the Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer. You can download it from the Microsoft Support website at support.microsoft.com.
- To clear the logs, click Clear Log.
Figure 2: Clear log
Note: Clear Log only appears if you have the Clear Logs permission. After the SEL is cleared, an entry is logged in the Lifecycle Controller log. The log entry includes the username and the IP address from where the SEL was cleared.
You can view the total number of records of the System Event Log (SEL) and clear the logs that are on this page.
- Press F2 during POST to enter System Setup.
Figure 3: Entering System Setup
- Select iDRAC Settings.
Figure 4: iDRAC settings
- Go to System Event Log.
Figure 5: System Event Log
- To clear records, select Yes. Otherwise, select No.
Figure 6: Clear records
Figure 7: Saving settings
- To view the system events, click Display System Event Log.
- Click Back, click Finish, and then click Yes.
To view the SEL, type:
racadm getsel <options>
If no arguments are specified, the entire log is displayed.
To display the number of SEL entries, type:
racadm getsel -i
To clear the SEL entries, type: