Avaya Endpoints logs collection guide

Avaya Endpoints logs collection guide
Date: 22nd June, 2015
Authors: Jiang, Ping (Sawyer); Ivan Proença
This document explains how-to collect logs from various Avaya Endpoints. It is applicable to the
below listed Avaya Endpoints (hard-phone and soft-client models):
96x0 (9610, 9620, 9630, 9640, 9650, 9670)
96x1 (9608, 9611, 9621, 9641)
Avaya one-X® Communicator soft-client
Avaya one-X® Agent soft-client
Avaya one-X® Attendant soft-client
Avaya Flare Experience
Avaya IP Softphone 2050
1. Hard-phone syslog
1.1 External Software installation
1.2 Enable syslog from endpoint
1.3 Additional info to collect, when collecting syslog
2. Hard-phone MIB log
2.1 SNMP client software
2.2 MIB files
2.2.1 How-to load MIB files
2.3 Enable SNMP from endpoint
2.4 How-to collect SNMP data
2.5 Other document reference, to set SNMP
3. Other logs for hard-phones
3.1 Phone Report
3.1.1 Phone Report via phone menu
3.1.2 Phone Report via shell menu
3.1.2a Phone report generation
3.1.3 Download phone report
3.2 Crash report
3.3 Audio report (for h.323 phone, also for 96x1 SIP Audio recording)
3.4 Sniffer / Ethereal / Wireshark / Packet trace
4. Avaya Diagnostic Server (ADS) – with SLA Mon™ technology
4.1 Introduction
4.2 How an endpoint works with SLA Mon Server
4.2.1 Supported products and their versions (Compatibility Matrix)
4.2.2 Configuration at the endpoint end
4.2.3 User Interface
4.3 SLA Mon Functionalities and Features
4.3.1 Endpoint Diagnostics
4.3.1a Features
4.3.2 Network Monitoring
5. Softclients Log – Avaya Softlients Log Collector (ASLC) tool
5.1 Prerequisites
5.2 Supported soft-client models and their versions
5.3 User Interface of the ASLC tool
5.4 References for the ASLC tool
1. Hard-phone syslog
System logs are written to a volatile memory and containing information mainly regarding
performance and related code explanation for troubleshooting.
H.323 Syslog is already included in Phone Report (will be introduced in later section 3.1). It
should be provided independently in case the relevant scenario is missing in the phone report. It
could also be sent to an external server.
1.1 External software installation
Syslog software can be found on the internet, from licensed to freeware. We shall use Kiwi
syslog, as an example in this document.
Please download Kiwi syslog from the below link (free version available):
Once downloaded, install using the ‘Kiwi_Syslog_Server_9.2.0.setup.exe’:
1.2 Enable syslog from endpoint
To begin capturing activities of the phone on the syslog, you need to do the followings:
1. In the ‘46xxsettings.txt’ file, uncomment parameter and configure SET LOGSRVR
X.X.X.X (where X.X.X.X is the IP address of the Syslog Server/PC, you already setup,
per above. Make sure that the syslog server and phones are reachable in the Network)
2. In the ‘46xxsettings.txt’ file, uncomment parameter and configure SET LOGLOCAL 8
(For debug level).
3. Reboot the phones to pick up the updated ‘46xxsettings.txt’ file.
 Make sure that the Syslog Server is up and running at this time to capture any event
on the phones
4. Once rebooted, you should see logs on the syslog server window, similarly as it is seen
in the below capture:
Note: 96X1 SIP phones performance can slowdown, if all the categories are enabled
1.3 Additional Info to collect, when collecting syslog
This is only being done if problem is reported as phone hang/freeze. Make sure to check phone
firmware related information, prior to collecting logs.
a) Date and time the phone freezes
b) What is the call flow when the phone freezes, confirm with end-user on what is seen
happening on the phone’s display.
c) Request end-user not to reboot the impacted phone, yet. Go to Communication Manager
(CM) and issue command ‘status station xxxx’ and capture all pages where xxxx is the
extension # of the phone that hangs
d) Also take the command ‘list registered-ip-stations ext xxxx’ where xxxx is the
extension # of the phone, that hangs
e) Once all details have been collected, end-user can reboot the phone
Note down the date and time, when the phone is rebooted
Note: This is applicable only to H.323 phones.
2. Hard-phone MIB log
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a vehicle for managing network devices. An
SNMP network element is a device (i.e., router, switch, IP phone) that has a management
information base (MIB), which is a tree of objects. Some objects contain data. For example, the
object sysUpTime contains a value stating how long the device has been up since last reboot.
Some objects have other objects branching out from them. For example, sysContact, sysName,
sysLocation and sysServices branching out from it.
An object like this is also called a sub tree.
Avaya endpoint also can send related SNMP information to SNMP receiver; we will cover two
approaches and introduce how to collect SNMP information.
2.1 SNMP client software
Download MIB Browser from the below link, download the free personal edition and then install:
Then you should see the following screen:
2.2 MIB files
Avaya supply different MIB files for different endpoints. Customer and business partners should
download respective MIB files corresponding to their endpoint type.
Here are the links to different phone models (latest can be found from support.avaya.com)
 4600 MIB: ftp://ftp.avaya.com/incoming/Up1cku9/tsoweb/ip_telephone/46xxmib24.txt
 9600 MIB: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/MIB/96xxmib.txt
 96x1 6.3 MIB: https://support.avaya.com/downloads/downloaddetails.action?contentId=C2013922185185600_7&productId=P0553&releaseId=H.323%
 16X0 1.2 MIB: https://support.avaya.com/downloads/downloaddetails.action?contentId=C20090710164240184625489&productId=P0468&releaseId=1.
2.2.1 How-to load MIB files
Open your MIB browser and load the files from section 2.2, into your browser:
2.3 Enable SNMP from endpoint
In the ‘46xxsettings.txt’ file, uncomment parameter and configure ‘SET
In the ‘46xxsettings.txt’ file, uncomment parameter and configure SET SNMPADD
x.x.x.x,y.y.y.y (where x.x.x.x,y.y.y.y is the IP address of the MIB Browser)
2.4 How-to collect SNMP data
For ‘Address’ field, put the ip-address of the IP phone that experiences hang issue, then set the
‘SNMP version’ field to ‘2’, as seen in the below capture:
Click ok then put the OID value ‘.’ and then, under Operations  select
‘Walk’ and you should receive results, as seen in the below capture:
Once done, on the right-hand side, there is a link to click on Raw Data, as highlighted below:
Then copy all the output from the raw result to a notepad make a filename of the result to the
same OID.
2.5 Other document reference, to set SNMP
Here is a link to the IP Telephone SNMP Security document detailing instructions on how to
configure SNMP for Avaya IP Phones:
3. Other logs for hard-phones
Other logs cover 96x1 phone types only, those of 96x0 phones have to be taken from serial
adapter and most of our customers and business partners, do not have this tool kit.
Regarding debug, from endpoint firmware 6.2 and later version, please note the following:
The DEBUG option is available for use only for non-default passwords (different than ‘CRAFT’).
To set a new password for the craft menu, change ‘PROCPSWD’ parameter in the settings file.
The new value of the PROCPSWD parameter must be 4 to 7 numeric digits, ‘0000’ through
‘9999999’. However, if value of PROCPSWD is less than 4 digits, the value will be changed
back to the default value of ‘27238’ (‘CRAFT’).
3.1 Phone Report
This report can be generated any time, per user request, and it includes information regarding a
phone’s last events and a “snapshot” of registers and parameters values. The report can be
simply opened by WinZip (.tgz file) and includes standard viewable text files inside.
Generating and extracting the phone report, can be done by two ways:
3.1.1 Phone Report via phone menu
(H323 sets only and not possible during a call)
1. Press ‘Mute’, ‘C’, ‘R’, ’A’, ’F’, ’T’, ‘#’
2. Scroll down and select ‘DEBUG’
3. Select ‘Phone Report’
4. The report file (named: [ext]_report.tgz) will be uploaded to the http location, mentioned at
‘BRURI’ parameter in the phone’s settings file (backup/restore server).
Note: When there is no BRURI parameter in the settings file, the menu will display “Create”
instead of “Send” and the report will be saved in the RAM, and can be collected via shell.
We should set our laptop’s ip-address, at the BRURI parameter in the phone’s settings file, then
we can use ‘MV_IPTEL’ to get phone report. MV_IPTEL is one small tool supplied by Avaya, we
shall not cover the usage of this tool, in this document.
3.1.2 Phone Report via shell menu
One can enable shell access, using telnet or SSH connection. We recommend using SSH.
a) Using telnet connection (for 96x1 phones only, not for 96x0)
1. Open ‘PUTTY’, ‘SecureCRT’ or any other terminal program
2. Select ‘telnet’ and connect via port ‘23’ (for telnet)
In case of connection failure:
Verify that the ‘Serial Port’ is active, Otherwise, set it to ‘CLI’
ii) Connect via Serial interface
iii) Verify that ‘telnetd’ process is running by typing the command ‘ps –x’
iv) If ‘telnetd’ is not running, invoke ‘telnetd &’ and try to connect telnet again (goto #1)
Press ‘Alt’ + Left Arrow keys, to return back to previous view
Setting ‘Logging Mode’ parameter to ‘On’
1. Press ‘Mute’, ‘C’, ‘R’, ’A’, ’F’, ’T’, ‘#’
2. Scroll down and select ‘DEBUG’ (please note section 3)
3. Change ‘Log to files’ to ‘On’
4. Press ‘Save’ (the phone will reboot after saving).
Note: Due to a known issue, when upgrading/downgrading 6.2.3 from/to 6.2.4, LOGTOFILE
value might be undesirably changed. In this case a manual reconfiguration might be required.
b) Open an SSH connection
1. Ensure ‘SSH_ALLOWED’ parameter is set to ‘1’, in the ‘46xxsettings.txt’ file
2. Open ‘PUTTY’, ‘SecureCRT’ or any other terminal program
3. Select ‘SSH2’ at the terminal application (port 22 is used for ssh connection)
4. Login as ‘craft’ user. The terminal will then display a product ID and a challenge code.
5. Contact Avaya Services, to receive a response code for the challenge code.
i) Since r6.2 SP1, SSH phone reports contain full information.
ii) SSH does not require any special debugging mode state.
3.1.2a Phone report generation (for 96x1 phones only, not for 96x0)
Once shell has been enabled, run the following command:
 For H323 and SIP root users: /AvayaDir/lib/phone-report
 For SIP SSH craft users: /AvayaDir/lib/phone-report-user
This will generate the phone report at folder ‘/tmp’ or ‘/var/log’ (for SIP root users)
The report name is ‘phone_report.tar.gz’ or ‘phone_report_craft.tar.gz’ (for craft users)
3.1.3 Download phone report
We can copy files to USB or PC
a) Copying report files to USB
On 9611 and 9641 phones, core dump files and phone report can be copied to a USB device.
Note: This capability works for H323 phones only.
1. Open shell
2. Connect a storage device to the USB socket.
3. The phone should recognize the USB device and make it accessible under ‘/mnt/h323_usb’
To see all mounted paths type the command: mount
Note: The phone might display an error of “Not enough power…”. In this case, unplug any other
devices or turn up the power, by the switch on the back panel.
4. Copy all desired files to the above USB mounted directory.
5. Before disconnecting the USB device, type the command: umount /mnt/h323_usb
b) Uploading a file to the PC or remote server
Below are three methods that can be used:
1) TFTP:
Run a TFTP server, on the PC
From shell, use the command: tftp -p –l <file name> <PC- IP>
ftpput -u <username> -p <password> <server IP> <destination file> <local file>
3) SCP (Copy a file from local to remote server. For directory use flag [-r]):
scp <local file name> <username>@<remote_server_name>:/<remote_path>
3.2 Crash Report
Most of crash report is also included in phone report, except for the below core files:
Extracting steps:
1. Check via shell whether core files (.core) are available, using command: ls /data/crash
2. Optional: compress core files before uploading, using the following command:
gzip /data/crash/<core filename>.core
3. Please DO NOT change core files names, as it contains valuable information.
4: Download files to PC or USB (covered in section 3.1.3)
3.3 Audio Report (for h.323 phone, also for 96x1 SIP Audio recording)
This report includes the full phone report and additional audio information.
Available only when ‘AUDIOREPORT’ is set to ‘1’, in the ‘46xxsettings.txt’ file.
Creation and extraction steps:
1. Verify via the phone menu that the ‘Logging Mode’ is ‘On’. If it is not enabled, set it to ‘On’.
- Logging may be enabled also on multiple phones, via settings file by: ‘SET LOGTOFILE 1’.
Note: When Logging Mode is ‘OFF’, the audio report will include only partial information.
2. Press ‘Home’ (A-Menu)
3. Only in touch phones: Select ‘Settings’
4. Select ‘Network Information’ and then select ‘Report’ Soft key
5. The output is generated at: ‘/tmp/Audio_Report.tar.gz’
Note: User can expect slowness when accessing phone, during report collection.
6. Upload the output file to the PC or copy it to a USB device
To generate this report via shell, run the command: /AvayaDir/lib/phone-report -a
3.4 Sniffer / Ethereal / Wireshark / Packet trace
This whitepaper shall not cover details on how-to collect sniffer / ethereal / wireshark / packet
trace, it being commonly used in data-networking.
Avaya recommends capturing bookend trace, for endpoints issue.
For examples:
For phone registration issue, one should sniff at:
- BOTH, controller end (PE/CLAN) and at the endpoint
- BOTH, Session Manager and at the endpoint
For voice quality issue, sniffer should be taken at:
- BOTH, Medpro/MG-VoIP and at the endpoint
4. Avaya Diagnostic Server (ADS) – with SLA Mon™ technology
Avaya offers Avaya Diagnostic Server - SLA Mon Server for endpoints log collection.
4.1 Introduction
Advanced diagnostic capabilities differentiate the Avaya solution and Avaya maintenance
 SAL gateway – available to all Avaya maintenance customers
- Secure connection between Avaya and the enterprise
- Gateway for Avaya services delivery
 SLA Mon™ server – available to Support Advantage Preferred and Avaya Networking
GE maintenance customers
- Endpoint Diagnostics
- Network Monitoring
The latest 96x0/96x1 H.323 MIBs and latest 96x1 SIP MIB contain the following object:
 96x0/96x1 H.323 MIB description:
“Trusted Certificates list. This variable returns the current trusted certificates to be
downloaded; 0-255 ASCII characters, 0 or more filenames or URLs separated by
 96x1 SIP MIB description:
“Trusted Certificate URLs. This variable returns the URLs of certificate files that are
considered as trusted certificates and requested to download into the endpoint at boottime.”
How an endpoint works with SLA Mon Server
4.2.1 Supported products and their versions (Compatibility Matrix)
Refer to the “Supported Products Interoperability List for Avaya Diagnostic Server SLA Mon™”
document at https://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100180195
4.2.2 Configuration at the endpoint end
4.2.3 User Interface
SLA Mon Functionalities and Features
SLA Mon consists of primarily 2 functionalities:
1. Endpoint Diagnostics
2. Network Monitoring
4.3.1 Endpoint Diagnostics
The Endpoint diagnostics gives the capability to remotely diagnose Avaya 96xx and 96x1
IP deskphones by reducing the need for onsite technician and time-consuming
deployment of sniffers and other tools
4.3.1a Features:
Phone Remote control:
The phone remote control feature is useful in troubleshooting Avaya endpoints
remotely. Through this feature, service professional from Avaya, Partners, and customer
can remotely access and control Avaya endpoints that the phone remote control feature
enabled. You can perform remote activities on the endpoints, such as the following:
• Press buttons or perform touch events.
• Trigger calls between Avaya endpoints remotely and observe the events occurring on
the remote endpoint.
• Monitor the overlay of the actual phone screen on the SLA Mon web interface to
verify events displayed on the phone screen.
Event monitoring:
You can use the event monitoring feature to monitor events occurring on Avaya
endpoints, such as button presses or touch events.
Phone screen capture:
Through the SLA Mon server command line interface (CLI), you can retrieve the realtime screen capture of the phone display area. Service personnel can use the screen
capture feature to verify user comments and monitor the screen of the endpoints.
Bulk calls:
Through the SLA Mon server CLI, you can make bulk calls to stress test the
communication system and the network. For example, if a branch location has to
support 50 simultaneous calls to the central office, you can use the bulk calls feature to
simulate the requirement.
Packet capture:
The packet capture feature captures the network traffic flowing in and out of Avaya
endpoints. You can configure the SLA Mon agent on an endpoint to capture a copy of
the network traffic. You can analyze the packets to identify issues with the device.
4.3.2 Network Monitoring
The network monitoring features provide vendor agnostic, end-to-end network insight
into conditions that might have an impact on your voice, video, and data applications.
The feature provides an easy-to-understand visual representation of your network
performance data. Using the network-performance and the call-trace data, you can
proactively identify and troubleshoot network issues.
The network monitoring feature displays the results of the network performance tests
using colored grids and graphs.
The test pattern can be configured and run through the SLA Mon web interface controls
the nature of the test calls.
Based on the Quality of Service (QoS) levels or thresholds that you configure for each
traffic type, the SLA Mon server analyzes the test results for each source-destination
pair. Based on the analysis, the Network Monitoring feature presents the network
performance information using colored grids and graphs.
For additional information on the features and implementation details, refer to the Best
Practices guide: https://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100181590
5. Softclients Log – Avaya Softlients Log Collector (ASLC) tool
We recommend our entitled end-users, to collect soft client product logs, utilizing the ‘Avaya
Softclients Log Collector’ (ASLC) tool.
Our Entitled Clients and Partners should download this tool, using their respective FL #s.
Click on “Diagnostics & Tools”, at our support site  search/scroll-down and click on
“Softclients Log Collector”.
Alternatively, click on:
Download the executable (.exe) file to your local hard-disk (hdd).
Run the executable file to open the ASLC tool application
5.1 Prerequisites
To use the Avaya Softclients Log Collector tool, ensure that you have the following:
Access to the Avaya Support site
An Avaya single sign-on (SSO) account
Access to the Product Licensing and Delivery System (PLDS) portal
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.7.0_0 or higher
5.2 Supported soft-client models and their versions
Below is list of currently supported soft-clients and their respective versions, for the ASLC tool:
5.3 User Interface of the ASLC tool
Choose the desired soft-client product, for log collection.
We shall take ‘Avaya one-X® Attendant’ product, as an example in this whitepaper.
Choose the needed options and click on the “Collect Logs” button.
Best is to have all options enabled (as seen in the above capture), if unsure of what options are
needed for a particular scenario.
Alternatively, contact Avaya Services for quick consultation, should support be needed on what
logs to collect for a particular issue scenario.
ASLC software client will start to collect data and generate a ZIP file under the software folder:
The ASLC tool will collect the supported product-specific logs, in the following format:
i.e., the product’s name will be added, at the beginning of the collected zip-filename (followed by
5.4 References for ASLC tool
 “Using Softclients Log Collector Tool”:
KB #: ADMN111977
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