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Viewing a log file for a task

Deployment Solution for Dell Servers

For each task, Deployment Solution for Dell captures log files.

See About deployment tasks and jobs for Dell servers

You can view these log files to see the actual command that ran, as well as its status and output. You can walk though each task to see the commands that the task executed and what happened on the client for each command.

For example, if you ran a task that successfully configured the RAID system on a server, you might see the following information:

  • Step 1: Run task X, which contains command A, to find the controllers on the disk.

    The disk has one controller in slot 0.

  • Step 2: Check for a matching rule.

    Yes, there is a rule that matches.

  • Step 3: Delete any existing RAID configurations on the server with command B.

    Command B returned output O, which contains the output and any error messages.

  • Step 4: Configure the RAID by running command C.

    Command C returned output P, which contains the output and any error messages.

    The entire process took S number of seconds.

To view a log file for a task

  1. From the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Jobs and Tasks.

  2. In the left pane, click any task that executed.

  3. In the right pane, under Task Status, double-click the task instance that you want to view the details for.

    You can also right-click the task instance, and then click Details.

  4. In the task type page, double-click the instance one more time.

    You can then use the drop-down lists to view the details for each step in the task.