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  • Monitoring Cisco UCS Manager using SyslogFirst Published: April 01, 2013

    Last Modified: October 01, 2013

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    Text Part Number: OL-29326-01

  • 2013 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

  • C O N T E N T S

    P r e f a c e Preface v

    Conventions v

    Related Cisco UCS Documentation vi

    Documentation Feedback vii

    Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request vii

    C H A P T E R 1 Introduction to Syslog Messages 1

    Syslog Messages 1

    Cisco UCS Manager Message Severity Terms and Codes 1

    Cisco UCS Manager Fault Types 3

    Syslog Message Example and Format 4

    Syslog Messages for Cisco UCS Manager Faults 5

    Syslog Messages for Cisco UCS Manager Events 6

    Syslog Messages for Cisco UCS Manager Audit Logs 6

    C H A P T E R 2 Configuring Syslog in Cisco UCS Manager 9

    Syslog Configuration 9

    Configuring the Syslog Using Cisco UCS Manager GUI 9

    Configuring the Syslog Using the Cisco UCS Manager CLI 13

    C H A P T E R 3 Monitoring Syslog Messages in Cisco UCS Manager 17

    Monitoring Syslog Messages 17

    Syslog Messages to Monitor 17

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    Contents

  • Preface

    This preface includes the following sections:

    Conventions, page v

    Related Cisco UCS Documentation, page vi

    Documentation Feedback, page vii

    Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request, page vii

    ConventionsIndicationText Type

    GUI elements such as tab titles, area names, and field labels appear in this font.

    Main titles such as window, dialog box, and wizard titles appear in this font.

    GUI elements

    Document titles appear in this font.Document titles

    In a Text-based User Interface, text the system displays appears in this font.TUI elements

    Terminal sessions and information that the system displays appear in thisfont.

    System output

    CLI command keywords appear in this font.

    Variables in a CLI command appear in this font.

    CLI commands

    Elements in square brackets are optional.[ ]

    Required alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by verticalbars.

    {x | y | z}

    Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by verticalbars.

    [x | y | z]

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  • IndicationText Type

    A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string orthe string will include the quotation marks.

    string

    Nonprinting characters such as passwords are in angle brackets.< >

    Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.[ ]

    An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of codeindicates a comment line.

    !, #

    Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in thedocument.

    Note

    Means the following information will help you solve a problem. The tips information might not betroubleshooting or even an action, but could be useful information, similar to a Timesaver.

    Tip

    Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might perform an action that could result in equipmentdamage or loss of data.

    Caution

    Means the described action saves time. You can save time by performing the action described in theparagraph.

    Timesaver

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

    This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before youwork on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar withstandard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of each warningto locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device.

    SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

    Warning

    Related Cisco UCS DocumentationDocumentation Roadmaps

    For a complete list of all B-Series documentation, see theCiscoUCS B-Series Servers Documentation Roadmapavailable at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/b-series-doc.

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    PrefaceRelated Cisco UCS Documentation

    http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/b-series-doc

  • For a complete list of all C-Series documentation, see theCiscoUCSC-Series Servers Documentation Roadmapavailable at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/c-series-doc.

    Other Documentation Resources

    An ISO file containing all B and C-Series documents is available at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/type.html?mdfid=283853163&flowid=25821. From this page, click Unified ComputingSystem (UCS) Documentation Roadmap Bundle.

    The ISO file is updated after every major documentation release.

    Follow Cisco UCS Docs on Twitter to receive document update notifications.

    Documentation FeedbackTo provide technical feedback on this document, or to report an error or omission, please send your commentsto ucs-docfeedback@cisco.com. We appreciate your feedback.

    Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service RequestFor information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information,see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Ciscotechnical documentation.

    Subscribe to theWhat's New in Cisco Product Documentation as a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feedand set content to be delivered directly to your desktop using a reader application. The RSS feeds are a freeservice and Cisco currently supports RSS version 2.0.

    Follow Cisco UCS Docs on Twitter to receive document update notifications.

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    PrefaceDocumentation Feedback

    http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/c-series-dochttp://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/type.html?mdfid=283853163&flowid=25821http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/type.html?mdfid=283853163&flowid=25821http://twitter.com/ciscoucsdocsmailto:ucs-docfeedback@cisco.comhttp://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.htmlhttp://twitter.com/ciscoucsdocs

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    PrefaceObtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

  • C H A P T E R 1Introduction to Syslog Messages

    This chapter includes the following sections:

    Syslog Messages, page 1

    Cisco UCS Manager Message Severity Terms and Codes, page 1

    Cisco UCS Manager Fault Types, page 3

    Syslog Message Example and Format, page 4

    Syslog MessagesCisco UCS Manager generates system log, or syslog, messages to record the following incidents that takeplace in the Cisco UCS Manager system:

    Routine system operations

    Failures and errors

    Critical and emergency conditions

    There are three kinds of syslog entries:

    Faults

    Events

    Audit logs

    Each syslog message identifies the Cisco UCS Manager process that generated the message and provides abrief description of the operation or error that occurred.

    Cisco UCS Manager Message Severity Terms and CodesCisco UCS Manager labels each log entry with a severity term. The following table compares the Cisco UCSManager severity term label for a log entry to the serverity term label displayed in the syslog in Cisco UCSManager, release 1.4 and later:

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  • Table 1: Severity Terms

    Syslog Level, Release 1.4 and LaterCisco UCS Manager Severity

    infoinfo

    notificationwarning

    warningsminor

    errormajor

    criticalcrtical

    The following table contains the Cisco UCSManager message severity codes and their descriptions. Severitycodes can be used to create filters for monitoring syslog messages.

    Table 2: Severity Codes

    DescriptionKeywordSeverityCode

    Emergency messages indicate that the system isunusable. A panic condition usually affectsmultiple applications, servers, or sites. Emergencymessages can be set to notify all technical staffmembers who are on call.

    emerg (panic)Emergency0

    Alert messages indicate that action must be takenimmediately; staff members who can fix theproblem must be notified. An example of an alertmessage would be the loss of a primary ISPconnection.

    alertAlert1

    Critical messages indicate conditions that shouldbe corrected immediately, and also indicate failurein a secondary system. An example of a criticalmessage would be the loss of a backup ISPconnection.

    critCritical2

    Error messages indicate non-urgent failures. Errormessages should be relayed to developers ornetwork administrators, and must be resolvedwithin a specific timeframe.

    errError3

    Warning messages indicate that that an error willoccur if action is not taken, for example, the filesystem is 85% full. Warnings faults also must beresolved within a specific timeframe.

    warning (warn)Warning4

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    Introduction to Syslog MessagesCisco UCS Manager Message Severity Terms and Codes

  • DescriptionKeywordSeverityCode

    Notice messages indicate events that are unusualbut that are not error conditions. They can besummarized in an email to developers oradministrators to spot potential problems, but noimmediate action is ne