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May 23, 2014

Howto get DSA Output in HTML format for IBM xSeries 3650 M4 [7915] Server

Filed under: IBM Related — Tags: , , , , — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 9:13 AM

Recently one of our newly acquired IBM xSeries 3650 M4 [7915] Server start sending email regarding Predictive Failure (PD,PAF) alerts. and on panel, we get amber light on HDD,

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To receive support from the IBM or vendor, we have to send DSA Logs. this DSA report contains each and every detail regarding all the hardware components of the machine. In the past we used DSA logs to generate html base outputs on previous 3650 or 346 series servers, but we were unable to found any installable DSA package. Only PORTABLE or PREBOOT versions were available. Since it was a production live server so we cannot take downtime to boot from dsa pre-boot cd, and the portable version produce single XML file which is not human friendly or readable. So I used following trick to make its HTML output , (provided by vendor and GOOGLE)

(Make a new folder where you dsa will generate its HTML output , in any location, e.g: c:\dsa_output)

ibm_utl_dsa_dsytd3l-9.52_portable_windows_x86-64.exe -v -d c:\dsa_output

Output Sample:



Syed Jahanzaib


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