AIX Tip of the Week

AIX Tip of the Week: Viewing AIX Boot and Console Logs

Audience: AIX Systems Administrators

Date: December 2, 2000

Boot and console messages can be used to identify and fix problems. These messages are automatically stored on disk by AIX. To view the stored messages, use the alog command. Here are a couple examples of the alog command:

alog -L      		#  List the defined log types
alog -o -t boot		#  View the boot log
alog -o -t console	#  View the console log

See the AIX documentation for more information on the alog command, as well as how to define your own log types. About IBM Help Search Feedback

Bruce Spencer,

December 2, 2000