Event Log (SEL) or hardware log, also known as the Embedded System
Management (ESM) log, reports potential hardware problems in Dell
PowerEdge servers. You can use the
Clear System Event Log option available in SupportAssist to clear the SEL in the following
An error message is displayed on a server even after
the problem is resolved.
An SEL full error message is displayed.
CAUTION: Clearing the SEL removes the event history of the server.
Device Inventory page is displayed.
Select a device on the
Device Inventory page.
NOTE: If OMSA is not installed on a device that you have added in SupportAssist
by using the operating system IP address or host name, the
Clear System Event Log option is disabled.
Figure 1. Clear System
Event Log option
More Tasks list, select
Clear System Event Log.
A message requesting your confirmation is
While the SEL is cleared from a device, the
device displays a
status in SupportAssist. After the SEL is cleared
successfully, the device displays a
System Event Log