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How to configure event subscription to pull BMC SEL events into the event logs in Windows Server 2008
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This article describes how to configure event subscription to pull the base management controller (BMC) System Event Log (SEL) events into the event logs in Windows Server 2008.
In Windows Server 2008, Hardware Management is built into the operating system. By default, Hardware Management event subscription is not configured to subscribe to BMC SEL events. Instead of using a third-party program to view SEL events, you can configure Hardware Management to subscribe to SEL events. You can then view BMC SEL events in Event Viewer. To subscribe to SEL events, follow these steps:
Applications and Services\Hardware events
How to determine whether a computer's BIOS supports BMC detectionFor SEL events to be logged, the computer's BIOS must support using the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) for BMC detection. After you configure event subscription, you may see the following errors in the subscription status. These errors may occur if the computer does not have a BMC or if the BIOS does not support using ACPI for BMC detection.
To view the subscription status, follow these steps:
[localhost] - Error - Last retry time: 5/22/2007 1:39:32 PM. Code (0x80041001): <f:ProviderFault provider="SEL plugin for Windows Remote Management " path="%systemroot%\system32\WsmSelPl.dll" xmlns:f="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wsmanfault"></f:ProviderFault> Next retry time: 5/22/2007 1:44:32 PM.
The IPMI server management system is defined by Intel together with a group of companies that includes Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP), and NEC. IPMI provides server monitoring and management features.
In Windows Server 2003 R2, Hardware Management is an optional component. However, after it is installed, Hardware Management automatically configures event subscription to pull SEL into the Windows event logs. In Windows Server 2008, subscription does not occur automatically.
For more information about the Event Collector service, visit the following Microsoft Web site:The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
Article ID: 950257 - Last Review: March 27, 2008 - Revision: 1.0