Category: Solaris Troubleshooting

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Sendmail Troubleshooting – 2

This post  is continuation to the Sendmail Troubleshooting – 1 Step 5. Verify the sendmail configuration. In Solaris 9 and above, sendmail uses a 2 queue paradigm structure (/var/spool/mqueue and /var/spool/clientmqueue). This is to make sendmail more secure by not giving out setuid for root in...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Removing Root Disk from Disksuite Control

This procedure removes the root disk from DiskSuite control while leaving all other data under DiskSuite intact. A. Boot system from CD-ROM or Single User Mode ( using Single usermode, you have to be careful to not miss any of the configuration changes). B. Restore or...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : System rebooted … is it Fatal Reset or Red State Exception ?

The unexpected reboots are most often caused by hardware faults and reported by the system as a fatal reset or a red state exception. When errors like these occur, the OS  is abruptly interrupted and can’t continue to log error messages in /var/adm/messages or generate a...

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How to collect crash dump for solaris x-86 arch servers.

How to collect crash dump for solaris x-86 arch servers. Sometimes your System crashed/paniced all of a sudden and you will see there will not be any crash dump files created for analysis. But Vendor always require system dump files to analyze the server to provide...

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Using "asr-disable" to disable PCI slots from OK prompt – Servers V440 or V490

System Administrators encounter frequent issues with onboard PCI slots after the maintenance operations like the OS upgrades, patch installations and firmware upgrades. And often it will leave us in a situation that we couldn’t  boot up the machine, because of the issues to recognize PCI slots after...

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