Using omsa on unsupported linux OS

Andrew Mann amann at mythicentertainment.com
Tue Apr 6 10:22:01 CDT 2004


	If the rest of omsa (including the snmp connector) installs, you can 
read the ESM log via snmp.

Andrew	

Steve Jenkins wrote:

> The only way I know of (without OMSA) is to boot the machine with a DOS boot
> disk and run the LOG2TXT.EXE utility. I don't know if that's an option for
> you - your situation may not be able to allow you to take your box down for
> the 5 minutes required to do this if it's a production machine and there's
> not a redundant system to pick up the slack.
> 
> Any of the Dell Admins on the list able to get us the source code for
> LOG2TXT? Someone on here might be able to port it to Linux, and we'd have a
> command line esmlog reader without the need for a reboot. That would be
> super-handy!
> 
> SteveJ
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com]
> On Behalf Of Paul
> Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 4:09 AM
> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Subject: Using omsa on unsupported linux OS
> 
> 
> Hi guys,
> 
> I am desperately trying to find out why one of our servers has a flashing
> orange light. Dell cannot asset as we are not running RedHat or Windows 2000
> Server.
> We are using SuSe8 and I've checked a few doco's and managed to find one on
> domsch.com/linux but it doesn't appear to start the webserver side of omsa.
> The rest seems to install ok, that is omsa installed ok on SuSe8.  I can use
> omconfig and read the service tag, clear the esmlog and so forth but I can't
> find a way to actually read the event log to find out what the flashing
> light is.
> 
> Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get the event log or esmlog from the
> server?
> 
> Thanks
> 
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Andrew Mann
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