Monitoring the system log using the Windows event log

System Administrator Guide for Virtual Storage Platform E Series

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You can manage the Windows error information by outputting failure information to the event log.
  • The storage system status in the Storage Device List must be READY.
  1. Open a Windows command prompt with administrator permissions on the SVP.
  2. Execute the following command to move the current directory:
    cd /d C:\Mapp\wk\model-identification-number\DKC200\mp\pc
    • The default installation directory is C:\Mapp:<installation-directory-of-SVP>
      • C:\Mapp indicates the installation directory of Device Manager - Storage Navigator. If you specified a different directory, replace C:\Mapp: with the specified installation directory.
      • Without moving the current directory, failure information is not output to the Windows event log if you execute the batch file in step 3.
    • model-identification-number: Use the format <First 2 digits of firmware version><model-name><serial-number>, where <model-name> is 6000 for VSP E990 and 8000 for VSP E1090.

      For example, for a VSP E990 that has the serial number 400102, the value is 936000400102.

  3. Execute the following batch file:
    eventlog.bat action monitoring-period
    • action: Specify one of the following:

      0: Stop outputting failure information

      1: Start outputting failure information

      when this parameter is omitted, 0 is set.

    • monitoring-period: If you specified 1 for action, specify the monitoring period, from 5 to 720 minutes.
    • A space is required between eventlog.bat and action.
    • A space is required between action and monitoring-period.
    • The command prompt is displayed if the command finishes without any errors.
  4. Close the command prompt.