Clearing System Event Log via OpenManage Server Administrator

You may receive an error on the front panel of your Dell PowerEdge saying that the SEL is full and needs to be cleared. This issue needs to be addressed because the system may have an error in the future that will not be logged in the System Event Log. If the error is not logged, it may be difficult to track down future problems on the system.

There are multiple ways to clear the SEL. It can be done through OMSAiDrac, or from BIOS.

Clearing the System Event Log (SEL) via OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) :

Launch OMSA from the Server Administrator desktop icon

  1. Click System in the left sidebar
  2. Click Logs on the taskbar at the top of the screen
  3. Click the Hardware tab

Clearing SEL_OMSA 1

Press the “Clear Log” option to clear the log

Clearing SEL_OMSA 2

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