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How to clear the hardware log of a Dell PowerEdge SC1435 server?

The amber light is flashing on the front panel of my Dell PowerEdge SC1435 server.
After I run a DSET report, the last line of the hardware log says "System Board SEL: Event log sensor for System Board, log full was asserted."

How do I clear the log so that I can get more information on what's going on?
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carlkelley
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carlkelley
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eagle-22Commented:
"When full, the hardware log must be cleared, which is possible from the Hardware Log tab in a Main System Chassis view."

I think you need to restart the server, and enter the BIOS to clear the "hardware log".
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carlkelleyAuthor Commented:
I give it a try later this evening.  The server supports and  email server and a web site that should not go down during business hours.
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pinascodeCommented:
IF YOU have a DRAC card in it, you can clear it via the log tab. i had the error too, till i cleared it i kept having trouble rebooting my server.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
You can also clear it using DSET ... just re-run it and select the Gather/Clear Log option.
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carlkelleyAuthor Commented:
PowerEdgeTech,

I'm liking the DSET Gather/Clear Log option a lot because I don't have to reboot my server.  Any chance you could give me the appropriate command line arguments?  I've been running my DSETs from a start menu entry whose properties indicate that a base DSET report can be invoked via "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\DSET\bin\dellsysteminfo.exe" on my server.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
I've never used DSET from CLI ...

You can try this:

Gathering and Clearing the Dell Hardware Log
=======================================================================

At DSET launch you may choose "Gather then clear Dell Hardware Log" which clears
the Dell Hardware Log (also known as the "ESM Log") found on most systems. The Dell Hardware
Log tracks important hardware events. Choosing this option will save a text file of the
log contents before the log is cleared. If DSET is already installed the log can be only
cleared by using the Start menu option under "Programs > DSET > Clear ESM Log" or by using
the DSET CLI command "CLEARESM.EXE"

http://ftp.dell.com/diags/readme-win_2.0.0.118_A01.txt
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carlkelleyAuthor Commented:
PowerEdge Tech:

"Programs > DSET > Clear ESM Log" worked and the amber light is no longer flashing on the front panel of the server.  Thank you, sir.
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carlkelleyAuthor Commented:
Great bedside manner ;-)
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
No problem ... you should be able to take any new errors in the logs at face value.

Good luck.
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