Category: Solaris Troubleshooting

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Quick Fix – Trouble to boot from San Lun in Solaris 10 on Sparc

It is common for Server environments to configure boot disks on external disks so that they can be easily migrated/moved for different reasons. During those scenarios, sometime we will have trouble to boot from the SAN devices and we will encounter with below kind of errors....

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Solaris Live Upgrade – Known Issues that frequently fails the Live Upgrade

      While troubleshooting some of the Live upgrade issues in my test environment, I have come across some important list of known issues which causes the Live Upgrade to fail. Even in the past, I have noticed that many Solaris folks complained about the...

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Network Physical Connectivity Check for Solaris and Linux

Network connectivity checks For the server without OS  ( just Racked hardware and powered up)   For X86 Hardware We have to make LED checks – like when we disconnect the cable at the server side / switch side the Link / Act LEDs should lit...

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Working with Solaris Server Consoles using LOM/ ILOM/ ALOM/ ELOM/ RSC

Access Server’s OS Console from the LOM service Processor:   Server Models : SunFire V100/V120/V1280/E2900 and Netra 1280/1290 You can use below command to navigate between Server OS console and LOM port: connecting to console from LOM prompt: sc/lom>console Returning to LOM from the Server console...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Disk i/o Performance Issues

This post is to highlight some of the steps needed to diagnose if an issue is in fact a disk performance issue or not.  And if it is, what data will be collected to help diagnose the issue. Please note that performance in general is not an...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Using Truss to Identify the Signals sending to a Process

One of the Sample Issue: Customer frequently sees in /var/adm/messages syslogd: going down on signal 15 which indicates that the system rebooted from a normal shutdown or init 6, yet no reboot has actually occurred and uptime indicates that no reboot occurred. If you stop the...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Configure “Net Mgmt” or ALOM ( Advanced Lights out manamgement ) Port : For the v210, v240, v440, v250, v215, v245 and v445

The hardware set up is very basic. A standard network cable with RJ45 connectors needs to be plugged into the port on the I/O panel labeled “NET MGT” with the other end connected to the network. Note: This interface is 10HDX so please ensure that the...

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Solaris10 Troubleshooting Zones : Can’t boot to zones

The non-global zones (or zones) facility in Solaris[TM] provides an isolated environment for running applications. The zones FAQ can be found at OpenSolaris.org. Symptoms: zone boot error zone boot failed can’t login to the zone can’t access zone zone not running

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Solaris Troubleshooting Reference – Forcing a coredump on hung x86 / x64 solaris system

Befor going for troubleshooting please confirm that you really having ” system hang “    Symptoms of System hang: System appears to be hung system is not pingable can not login can not execute commands can not mount shares can not start/stop services system not responding hanging...

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