T3-x and T4-x Hardware : How to Clear ILOM/SP, FMA Faults and Fault Management – Command Line Reference

Solaris How To ReferenceBelow Commands will help to clear ILOM/SP, faultmgmt shell, and FMA faults on the T3-x and T4-x Server

1. To view and clear faults in Oracle ILOM/SP:

a) Log into the Oracle ILOM/SP , and  View faulted components

-> show faulty

c) For each fault listed, clear the fault on the reported component_path

-> set /SYS/<COMPONENT_PATH> clear_fault_action=true


-> set /SYS/MB clear_fault_action=true

Are you sure you want to clear component_path (y/n)? y
Set ’clear_fault_action’ to ’true’

d) For disabled components, enable the component by setting the component_state to Enabled.

-> set /SYS/<COMPONENT_PATH> component_state=enabled

e) If components have been enabled, you will need to reboot the server for the component_state to take affect.

-> reset /SYS

NOTE: “reset /SYS” does not ensure graceful shutdown of system (Solaris). Please make suer to shutdown Solaris gracefully before invocation of “reset /SYS” in order to avoid follow-up problems data corruption etc.

2. To view and clear the Fault Management Shell (FMA faults logged to the SP):

a) While still logged into the Oracle ILOM/SP, start the Fault Management Shell

-> start /SP/faultmgmt/shell

b) View faulted components

faultmgmtsp> fmadm faulty

c) For each fault listed, run the repair command

faultmgmtsp> fmadm repair <UUID>

d) Log out of the shell

faultmgmtsp> exit

3. To view and clear the FMA faults logged from Solaris:

# fmadm faulty

Do not use ‘fmadm faulty -a’ in this step. When you specify the -a option all resource information cached by the Fault Manager is listed including faults which have already been corrected or where no recovery action is needed (see ‘fmadm’ man page). The listings also include information for resources that may no longer be present in the system.

c) For each fault listed, run the repair command

# fmadm repair <uuid>

The fmadm subcommand repair is used to initiate an FMA check for a serial number change, such as when a server component is replaced. As of Solaris 10 U7, the subcommand repaired has been introduced. The fmadm subcommand repaired is used to notify FMA that a corrective action has been performed, such as a patch install or a component reseat. This subcommand should only be used if directed by a documented Sun repair procedure, as additional steps may be needed to re-enable a faulted resource.

Below command will clear FMA generated faults from both Solaris and the SP, however, using these subcommands from the SP will not clear the faults from Solaris.

Sep 16 08:38:19.5582 af875d87-433e-6bf7-cb53-c3d665e8cd09 SUN4V-8002-6E
Sep 16 08:40:47.8191 af875d87-433e-6bf7-cb53-c3d665e8cd09 FMD-8000-4M Repaired
Sep 16 08:40:47.8446 af875d87-433e-6bf7-cb53-c3d665e8cd09 FMD-8000-6U Resolved
# fmadm flush /SYS/MB
fmadm: flushed resource history for /SYS/MB
faultmgmtsp> fmadm repair /SYS/MB
faultmgmtsp> fmadm faulty
No faults found



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  1. September 17, 2015

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