The CX5500, unlike other Polycom products, is a hybrid device utilizing the UC Software from the VVX Business Media phones for the telephone part and its own operating system for the Video Client side.
In order to gather the “Video Client” Side logs a USB Stick must be utilized with the below highlighted USB Sockets.
Simply plug the stick into the Unit and it will upload the logs within around 15 seconds
A new folder matching the Serial Number of the Unit will be created and within one or multiple Log_XXXXXXXXXX.tgz file(s)
The above can then be utilized by Polycom support
USB UC Software Logs:
The CX5500 USB stick logs can be utilized to gather UC Software related logs from a CX5500 when troubleshooting LYNC, Skype for Business or SIP related issues on a Polycom CX5500
Browse to the CX5500 Web Interface:
Set the UC Software logging level to debug via Settings > Logging > Global Settings > debug
Select the relevant Module Log Level Limits (example SIP at Debug)
Replicate the Issue and plug the USB stick into the side of the camera unit or the base unit and wait for around 30 seconds.
The Logs can be found on the USB stick and are in the Sub Directory with the Name or the MAC address of the Unit. Browse to this directory and one or multiple TGZ files can be found containing the logs. Open the one with the latest date and time.
The archive will contain multiple files and the Messages file hold the CX5500 OS and in addition the UC Software logs
Once the file has been opened with the application that is chosen to handle Text files you can find the UC Software Logs
Provisioning Server UC Software Logs
In order to gather the “Phone” Side logs ideally a => Provisioning Server <=
or a => Syslog Server <= can be utilized.
A small amount of logs are in addition directly accessible via the CX5500 Web Interface as shown below:
Since Software 1.3.0 a FAT32 formatted USB Flash drive can be used to capture a wireshark trace.
Usually if a USB flash is detected at CX5x00 device booting up, the CX5x00 will export its configuration to the attached USB flash automatically.