How to see system error messages in AIX ?

Today we will see how to see system error messages in AIX operating system.

1. To see all error messages

# errpt | more

or,

havui201# errpt | pg
IDENTIFIER TIMESTAMP T C RESOURCE_NAME DESCRIPTION
DE3B8540 0217060620 P H hdisk1 PATH HAS FAILED
DE3B8540 0217060620 P H hdisk0 PATH HAS FAILED
DE3B8540 0216060620 P H hdisk1 PATH HAS FAILED
DE3B8540 0216060620 P H hdisk0 PATH HAS FAILED
F31FFAC3 0215170320 I H hdisk0 PATH HAS RECOVERED
DCB47997 0215170220 T H hdisk0 DISK OPERATION ERROR
DE3B8540 0215170220 P H hdisk0 PATH HAS FAILED
4B436A3D 0215094720 T H fscsi4 LINK ERROR
DE3B8540 0215094620 P H hdisk0 PATH HAS FAILED

 

2. To see detailed error message for a specific error ID.

# errpt -aj DE3B8540 | pg

In AIX, “errpt” utility is used to check the error logs and its details.

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