cerupdate(1)cerupdate(1)NAMEcerupdate - update the Common Error Repository (CER) with error meta‐
data supplied by HP, Independent Hardware Vendors (IHV), and Indepen‐
dent Software Vendors (ISV). CER is a huge database, which is a part of
Error Management Technology (EMT). To use the command, users must have
extract-dir-path logfile] trace-level] public-key
To use this command, users must have administrative privileges.
All Independent Hardware Vendors (IHV) and Independent Software Vendors
(ISV) use the DesCompiler tool provided by EMT to create extracts.
These extracts include information about errors generated on an HP-UX
11iv3 system. Users can use the command to upload the extracts created
by HP, ISVs, and IHVs to the Common Error Repository (CER). However,
to upload these extracts, the IHVs and the ISVs must be registered with
The following options are used with the command:
Specifies the path of the directory where the extract files are
directory must contain an index.txt file with the names
of the extracts that must be uploaded to the CER.
The option is mandatory.
Specifies the key that the
command will use to decrypt the extract files. Configu‐
ration and post-installation scripts that invoke the
command must pass the correct decryption key.
IHVs and ISVs can obtain the encryption and the decryp‐
tion keys by registering with EMT.
The option is optional and is case-sensitive.
Specifies the log file. If the
option is not specified, the command uses the log file
specified in which is the configuration file. Changes
made to an existing log file will overwrite the contents
of the file.
Specifies the trace level to be used for logging.
Following lists the trace levels that are supported in
the ascending order of severity:
The default trace-level is
The command logs all messages related to trace-level and
above to the log file specified by the option. If the
option is not specified, the command uses the option
specified in the configuration file. The trace level
strings are case-insensitive.
Displays information on how to use the
command, like a help option.
This is a binary file that is used for updating the CER.
This is a configuration file that is used to configure the trace
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