Re: Does redhat linux log all hardware events/issues/error in /var/log/mcelog?

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 1:36 PM, unix syzadmin <unixsyzadmin@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

I have downloaded and installed the OpenManage from Dell.
The following commands say if the health of system components is OK.
omreport chassis - health of all main components of the system chassis
omreport chassis processors - cpu health
omreport chassis memory - memory health
omreport chassis pwrsupplies - power supply health
omreport storage controller - raid controller health

However this leaves out the integrated NIC ports and the HBA adapters.
What linux / dell open manage commands can be used to confirm if those are
healthy as well?


On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 9:00 PM, Paul Tader <ptader@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 3/12/12 5:28 PM, unix syzadmin wrote:


We run redhat linux on intel hardware (mostly Dell, lately dell R710s).
We want to be able to catch any hardware issues when they occur to act
them as quickly as possible.

My understanding is that all hardware events/issues/errors are logged in
/var/log/mcelog (Machine Check Events log). Is this correct? Can't
this enough; does it log all hardware issues
(cpu,memory,disk,ethernet,**fibre/hba etc) ?


I've used MCElog to catch some CPU events but I think you might want to
check out Dell's OpenManage client. It will report/monitor a lot more

To install:

# wget -q -O -**hardware/latest/bootstrap.cgi<>| bash
# yum install srvadmin-base
# yum install srvadmin-storageservices

(logout / login for environment variables to take effect)

# /opt/dell/srvadmin/sbin/** start

# omreport chassis

Main System Chassis

Ok : Fans
Ok : Intrusion
Ok : Memory
Ok : Power Supplies
Ok : Processors
Ok : Temperatures
Ok : Voltages
Ok : Hardware Log
Ok : Batteries

# omreport chassis temps
Temperature Probes Information

Main System Chassis Temperatures: Ok

Index : 0
Status : Ok
Probe Name : System Board Ambient Temp
Reading : 20.0 C
Minimum Warning Threshold : 8.0 C
Maximum Warning Threshold : 42.0 C
Minimum Failure Threshold : 3.0 C
Maximum Failure Threshold : 47.0 C

# omreport storage pdisk controller=0

List of Physical Disks on Controller SAS 6/iR Integrated (Embedded)

Controller SAS 6/iR Integrated (Embedded)
ID : 0:0:0
Status : Ok
Name : Physical Disk 0:0:0
State : Online
Failure Predicted : No
Certified : Not Applicable
Encryption Capable : No
Secured : Not Applicable
Progress : Not Applicable
Bus Protocol : SAS
Media : HDD
Capacity : 67.75 GB (72746008576 bytes)
Used RAID Disk Space : 67.75 GB (72746008576 bytes)
Available RAID Disk Space : 0.00 GB (0 bytes)
Hot Spare : No
Vendor ID : DELL
Product ID : ST973402SS
Revision : S229


You get the idea.

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Hi guys,

You can use OMSA (Op-enManage Server Administrator) to monitor a particular
system. It is installed locally on the server.
You can setup SNMP alerts (traps) from it, for example.
To monitor many systems on a central management system, you can use ITA
(OpenManage IT Assistant) or OME (OpenManage Essentials) now. There is also
DMC (Dell Management Console).

When you download OMSA and extract a tarball you will find an installation
script there. There will also be a folder with all required RPM. I would
recommend to install all of them to get all the features. You will need
compat-libstdc++-33 installed and gcc if I remember on a top of my head and
on x86_64 you will need 32bit versions of those installed. No problem to
have them installed in parallel with x64 bit libraries.
In iptables (or your firewall of choice), you need to have port 1311 open,
and you access your OMSA https://<host>:1311 with user root and its

Before you download anything or try to install, check a compatibility
matrix. Here is for version 7.0

OpenManage Software (all versions)

OMSA detailed documentations:

If you have a ProSupport contract with your system, do not hesitate to
contact Dell Support for assistance.

Hope this will help you ;)

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