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About the Event Log

Terry_Lui

Hi all,

There have some question about the Event Log

  • what is the data length of Event log?
  • what is the lager size of Event log?
  • Event log will or will not delected automatically?
  • If not, is that need to housekeeping for event log to prevent data overload

Thanks.

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paul_stejskal

The event log is also stored in the root directory, visible from SPI. It is taken care of automatically.

 

Way more info than you wanted in these KBs:

https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Software/ONTAP_OS/The_'event_log_show'_command_displays_only_3_days_or_2048_events

https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Software/ONTAP_OS/Overview_of_ONTAP_Logs

https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Software/ONTAP_OS/Event_forwarding_to_a_Syslog_server

 

 

 

For example, from my vSIM:

https://10.(redacted)/spi/pstejska_vsim_1/etc/log/
ems Mon Oct 4 13:00:31 America/New_York 2021 386739

ems.log.0000000077 Sat Aug 7 20:15:26 America/New_York 2021 1705388

ems.log.0000000078 Sat Aug 14 20:25:37 America/New_York 2021 1694715

ems.log.0000000079 Sat Aug 21 20:25:48 America/New_York 2021 1678842

ems.log.0000000080 Sat Aug 28 20:08:58 America/New_York 2021 1939244

ems.log.0000000081 Sat Sep 4 20:19:10 America/New_York 2021 1560149

ems.log.0000000082 Sat Sep 11 20:26:25 America/New_York 2021 4028150

ems.log.0000000083 Sat Sep 18 20:16:39 America/New_York 2021 1588241

ems.log.0000000084 Sat Sep 25 20:16:53 America/New_York 2021 1592303

ems.log.0000000085 Sat Oct 2 20:17:07 America/New_York 2021 1616498

ems.log.0000000086 Mon Oct 4 13:00:31 America/New_York 2021 386739

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paul_stejskal

The event log is also stored in the root directory, visible from SPI. It is taken care of automatically.

 

Way more info than you wanted in these KBs:

https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Software/ONTAP_OS/The_'event_log_show'_command_displays_only_3_days_or_2048_events

https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Software/ONTAP_OS/Overview_of_ONTAP_Logs

https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Software/ONTAP_OS/Event_forwarding_to_a_Syslog_server

 

 

 

For example, from my vSIM:

https://10.(redacted)/spi/pstejska_vsim_1/etc/log/
ems Mon Oct 4 13:00:31 America/New_York 2021 386739

ems.log.0000000077 Sat Aug 7 20:15:26 America/New_York 2021 1705388

ems.log.0000000078 Sat Aug 14 20:25:37 America/New_York 2021 1694715

ems.log.0000000079 Sat Aug 21 20:25:48 America/New_York 2021 1678842

ems.log.0000000080 Sat Aug 28 20:08:58 America/New_York 2021 1939244

ems.log.0000000081 Sat Sep 4 20:19:10 America/New_York 2021 1560149

ems.log.0000000082 Sat Sep 11 20:26:25 America/New_York 2021 4028150

ems.log.0000000083 Sat Sep 18 20:16:39 America/New_York 2021 1588241

ems.log.0000000084 Sat Sep 25 20:16:53 America/New_York 2021 1592303

ems.log.0000000085 Sat Oct 2 20:17:07 America/New_York 2021 1616498

ems.log.0000000086 Mon Oct 4 13:00:31 America/New_York 2021 386739

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