Leonard Chvilicek

Using IPMITool to View the iDRAC System Event Log

Blog Post created by Leonard Chvilicek Employee on Mar 1, 2017

While trying to sort out a system that was rebooting randomly due to a hardware failure, I discovered you can view the System Event Log on the iDRAC using the IPMITool.

 

Listed below are the commands to view the SEL Log on the iDRAC.

 

List the iDRAC System Event Log (SEL)

Commands:

      ipmitool sel list

 

Example:

[root@APPLIANCE14 ~]# ipmitool sel list
1 | 08/19/2015 | 19:06:01 | Event Logging Disabled #0x72 | Log area reset/cleared | Asserted
2 | 10/16/2015 | 19:47:38 | Power Supply #0x63 | Power Supply AC lost | Asserted
3 | 10/16/2015 | 19:47:39 | Power Supply #0x74 | Redundancy Lost
4 | 10/16/2015 | 19:53:20 | Power Supply #0x74 | Redundancy Lost
5 | 10/16/2015 | 19:53:22 | Power Supply #0x62 | Power Supply AC lost | Asserted
6 | 10/16/2015 | 19:56:59 | Power Supply #0x62 | Power Supply AC lost | Deasserted
7 | 10/16/2015 | 19:57:02 | Power Supply #0x74 | Fully Redundant
8 | 03/18/2016 | 18:52:15 | Critical Interrupt #0x18 | Bus Fatal Error | Asserted
9 | 03/18/2016 | 18:52:15 | Critical Interrupt #0x18 | Bus Fatal Error | Asserted
a | 03/18/2016 | 18:52:15 | Unknown #0x1a |
b | 01/25/2017 | 16:51:51 | Critical Interrupt #0x18 | Bus Fatal Error | Asserted
c | 01/25/2017 | 16:51:51 | Critical Interrupt #0x18 | Bus Fatal Error | Asserted
d | 01/25/2017 | 16:51:51 | Unknown #0x1a |
e | 01/26/2017 | 15:16:36 | Critical Interrupt #0x18 | Bus Fatal Error | Asserted
f | 01/26/2017 | 15:16:36 | Critical Interrupt #0x18 | Bus Fatal Error | Asserted
10 | 01/26/2017 | 15:16:36 | Unknown #0x1a |
11 | 01/26/2017 | 15:21:31 | Critical Interrupt #0x18 | Bus Fatal Error | Asserted
12 | 01/26/2017 | 15:21:31 | Critical Interrupt #0x18 | Bus Fatal Error | Asserted
13 | 01/26/2017 | 15:21:31 | Unknown #0x1a |

 

Show the iDRAC System Event Log Information

Commands:

      ipmitool sel

 

Example:

[root@APPLIANCE14 ~]# ipmitool sel
SEL Information
Version                   : 1.5 (v1.5, v2 compliant)
Entries                    : 1
Free Space             : 16368 bytes
Percent Used          : 0%
Last Add Time         : 02/28/2017 01:41:15
Last Del Time          : 02/28/2017 01:41:15
Overflow                  : false
Supported Cmds     : 'Reserve'

 

Clear the iDRAC System Event Log

Commands:

      ipmitool sel clear

 

Example:

[root@APPLIANCE14 ~]# ipmitool sel clear
Clearing SEL. Please allow a few seconds to erase.

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