Showing and clearing events

Event logging logs events generated by daemons, processes, and plug-ins running within the switch software. The event logging framework captures the event logs in a system journal by updating the journal fields and meta data.

The various event commands are listed in the following table:

Task Command or procedure
Clearing events clear events
Showing events show events

The time stamp for event log messages generated from the Service OS indicates when the event log messages were transferred to the event log after a switch boot and not when the issue occurred.

Messages generated from CPUs on modules other than the management module (MM) are transferred immediately to the active event log on the MM. You can view standby logs by entering the show event –m standby command on the active MM. You can also view the event logs for a standby MM by accessing the standby context and entering the show events command.

See the Security Guide for information about accounting logs.