Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I view the BIOS system event log on a 995 server?A: The 995 server motherboards are equipped with many sensors that determine such items as memory errors, system temperature, CPU temperature, chassis intrusion and PCI Bus errors. If an error or sensor that is out of tolerance is detected within the server, an event error is logged stating the time the error occurred, the sensor that detected the error and a brief description of the error. To view this information on the 995 server, either restart to the System Setup Utility (SSU) that is provided on the Gateway Server Companion CD (SCCD) or use Gateway Server Manager (GSM).
Use the following steps to start to the SSU.
- Turn on the computer with the Server Companion CD placed in the CD-ROM drive. On the option screen, use the DOWN ARROW key to select Boot from CD-ROM, and then press the ENTER key.
- On the Gateway Utilities Main Menu, press the 3 key to select the Miscellaneous Menu.
- On the Gateway Utilities Miscellaneous screen, select System Setup Utility.
- After choosing the System Setup Utility, the utility displays a message that the mouse driver will be loaded from the current directory and that you must press any key to continue. Press any key.
- On the SSU splash screen, press any key to continue.
Note: Functionality of both the keyboard and mouse are enabled in the SSU.
- In order to view the event log, use one of the two following options.
- Press the DOWN ARROW key to highlight the SEL Manager option under Available Tasks, and then press ENTER.
- Use the mouse to double-click SEL Manager.
- In the SEL Manager, you can view, sort, save, and clear the system event log.
Use the following steps to view, sort, or save the system event log using Gateway Server Manager (GSM).
Note: If GSM is not already installed on the server, install it now. The following directions assume GSM is currently installed.
- Open GSM Manager Console and log in.
- If the server is not listed on the list of manageable servers, add it.
- In the window, click the + next to the Gateway symbol that is labeled as GSM.
- When the objects under GSM expand, find the server desired to view or delete the System Event Log for, and then click the + next to the desired server.
- When the objects under the server expand, find the Events object, and then click the + next to Events.
- When the objects under Events expand, click IPMI SEL to display the System Event log. You can now view, sort, save, and clear the system event log.