You can use PowerVC messages to help you troubleshoot problems. This topic describes how to interpret the message information you see in order to help understand the source of problems you may be seeing in the product.

Message numbers

Messages have unique message identifiers that are a minimum of seven characters and a maximum of ten characters in length. The format of the message identifiers is AEVXXX######Z, and is structured as follows:
  • The characters AEV indicate that the message is a PowerVC message.
  • The next 0-3 alphabetic characters (XXX) identify the area of the product where the error originated, as follows:
    Table 1. Message identifiers for the different areas of PowerVC.
    Area of the product Message identifier
    Environment checker tool TTV
    User interface WEB
    Storage STG
    Image IMG
    Hosts COM
    Security SEC
    Network NET
    Scheduler SCH
  • The next 3 to 6 digits (######) identify the unique message number.
    Note: Zero padded numbers in message identifiers are not unique. For example, numbers 029, 0029, and 00029 all represent the same message.
  • The last character (Z) identifies the severity code, as follows:
    Indicates that the message is an error message.
    Indicates that the message is an information message.
    Indicates that a process completed successfully.
    Indicates that the message is a warning message.

Message content

Most messages include a description of the problem that has occurred as well as information on what you can do to resolve the problem. In some cases, additional information may be provided that refers to what is happening within the program itself. This information is intended to give you a better idea of what is causing the problem in order to assist with troubleshooting. You may see some of this internal information as the Explanation in an error message; you may also see some of this information in the Health field if you look at the properties of a resource.