Event types

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The system reports multiple types of events; each event is an operation that the system has completed. Events can be routine, normal events or events that require administrator attention. The Event Types column on the Event Log page indicates in which part of the system the event occurred.

Note The system does not log read-only API commands in the event log.

The following list describes the types of events that appear in the event log:

  • apiEvent

    Events initiated by a user through an API or web UI that modify settings.

  • binAssignmentsEvent

    Events related to the assignment of data bins. Bins are essentially containers that hold data and are mapped across the cluster.

  • binSyncEvent

    System events related to a reassignment of data among block services.

  • bsCheckEvent

    System events related to block service checks.

  • bsKillEvent

    System events related to block service terminations.

  • bulkOpEvent

    Events related to operations performed on an entire volume, such as a backup, restore, snapshot, or clone.

  • cloneEvent

    Events related to volume cloning.

  • clusterMasterEvent

    Events appearing upon cluster initialization or upon configuration changes to the cluster, such as adding or removing nodes.

  • csumEvent

    Events related to invalid data checksums on the disk.

  • dataEvent

    Events related to reading and writing data.

  • dbEvent

    Events related to the global database maintained by ensemble nodes in the cluster.

  • driveEvent

    Events related to drive operations.

  • encryptionAtRestEvent

    Events related to the process of encryption on a cluster.

  • ensembleEvent

    Events related to increasing or decreasing the number of nodes in an ensemble.

  • fibreChannelEvent

    Events related to the configuration of and connections to the nodes.

  • gcEvent

    Events related to processes run every 60 minutes to reclaim storage on block drives. This process is also known as garbage collection.

  • ieEvent

    Internal system error.

  • installEvent

    Automatic software installation events. Software is being automatically installed on a pending node.

  • iSCSIEvent

    Events related to iSCSI issues in the system.

  • limitEvent

    Events related to the number of volumes or virtual volumes in an account or in the cluster nearing the maximum allowed.

  • maintenanceModeEvent

    Events related to the node maintenance mode, such as disabling the node.

  • networkEvent

    Events related to the status of virtual networking.

  • platformHardwareEvent

    Events related to issues detected on hardware devices.

  • remoteClusterEvent

    Events related to remote cluster pairing.

  • schedulerEvent

    Events related to scheduled snapshots.

  • serviceEvent

    Events related to system service status.

  • sliceEvent

    Events related to the Slice Server, such as removing a metadata drive or volume.

    There are three types of slice reassignment events, which include information about the service where a volume is assigned:

    • flipping: changing the primary service to a new primary service

      sliceID oldPrimaryServiceID->newPrimaryServiceID
    • moving: changing the secondary service to a new secondary service

      sliceID {oldSecondaryServiceID(s)}->{newSecondaryServiceID(s)}
    • pruning: removing a volume from a set of services

      sliceID {oldSecondaryServiceID(s)}
  • snmpTrapEvent

    Events related to SNMP traps.

  • statEvent

    Events related to system statistics.

  • tsEvent

    Events related to the system transport service.

  • unexpectedException

    Events related to unexpected system exceptions.

  • ureEvent

    Events related to Unrecoverable Read Errors that occur while reading from the storage device.

  • vasaProviderEvent

    Events related to a VASA (vSphere APIs for Storage Awareness) Provider.