Apple Xserve Diagnostics 3X104 - Viewing Logs

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Viewing Logs

You can view the following types of logs in AXD Mac OS X tools:

Log type



All messages from tests run in the current AXD
Mac OS X tools session.

Hardware Info

Listing and description of all installed hardware.


All of the logs that are also available in System
Profiler (located in /Applications/Utilities/)

You can also view logs stored on other volumes. This is useful for:

Starting up AXD Mac OS X tools from a USB drive or a disc, and viewing logs stored


on the Xserve startup volume
Diagnosing issues that you run into while you’re not using AXD tools


When you view logs in AXD Mac OS X tools, a colored circle next to the log name
indicates whether the log is able to be loaded.



No circle

You haven’t loaded the log during this AXD
session, or the log hasn’t been created yet.


The log didn’t load. This usually occurs when
there isn’t any data in the log.


The log loaded.

To view logs:


Open AXD Mac OS X tools.


If tests are currently running, wait for them to complete or stop them.

If tests are running, you can view only the test log.


Do any the following:

To do this

Do this

Choose a different volume to view logs on

Choose Logs > View Different System’s Logs,
choose a volume from the “Volume to gather
system logs from” pop-up menu, and click OK.

View logs in the current or chosen volume

Choose a log from the “View log” pop-up menu.

Search for specific text within the log

Enter text in the search field. When you press
Return, matching text is highlighted in the log


Chapter 4

Using AXD Tools

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Chapter 4

Using AXD Tools


To do this

Do this

Clear logs

Choose Logs > Clear current Log, or choose Logs
> Clear All Logs.
The name of the currently viewed log replaces

Refresh logs

Choose Logs > Refresh Current Log, or choose
Logs > Refresh All Information Logs.