In building a script to read in the LSF log files (lsb.events files), it was apparent that the file structure has changed across LSF versions.  What is not so apparent is where the documentation resides..  So here’s  a quick ref guide.

First though, you need to know your LSF version (different to the Process Manager version!).  Simply open a shell / command prompt on the server machine and type “lsid”.  For Process Manager version, it would be “jid” (then log on).

Once you have the LSF version (lsid), see below:

Remember to take a copy of the lsb.events file before reading, as the file will normally be locked..  (and the lsb.events.n file may be about to change)