Lenovo Dynamic System Analysis

Lenovo Dynamic System Analysis (DSA) collects and analyzes system information to aid in diagnosing compute node problems.

DSA collects the following information about the compute node:
  • Drive health information for drives that are not part of RAID arrays.
  • Event logs for ServeRAID controllers and system-management processors
  • Hardware inventory, including PCI and USB information
  • Installed applications and hot fixes
  • Kernel modules
  • Light path diagnostics status
  • Network interfaces and settings
  • Performance data and details about processes that are running
  • Integrated management module 2 status and configuration
  • System configuration
  • Vital product data and firmware information

DSA creates a DSA log, which is a chronologically ordered merge of the system-event log (as the IPMI event log), the IMM event log (as the ASM event log), and the operating-system event logs. You can send the DSA log as a file to a support representative or view the information as a text file or HTML file.

In a multi-node environment, each node has a unique DSA interface. You can view node-specific information, such as error logs, from these unique DSA interfaces.

To obtain DSA code and the Dynamic System Analysis Installation and User's Guide, go to the Lenovo Dynamic System Analysis (DSA) website.