Category: SUN Hardware

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Solaris Troubleshooting : recover hung System Controller [ Sun Fire v1280, E2900, 3800, 4800, 4810, 6800, E4900, E6900, and Netra 1280, 1290 Server ]

When a system controller (SC) is hung, try a few steps before pressing the Reset button on the SC. Step 1 . Try to Telnet or directly connect to the serial port of the “hung” SC, TIP into the platform shell, and use the “reboot” command....

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Setting boot-device with luxadm command from booted OS.

This procedure demonstrates how to easily use the “luxadm” command to set the “boot-device” Open Boot Prom (OBP) parameter from a system booted from cdrom or in single user mode. The command will change the “boot-device” setting at the OS level and at the same time, change the “boot-device”...

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Sysadmin BestPractices: Configuring loghost on Sun Fire 3800, 4800, 4900, 6800 and E6900

It is considered a ‘Best Practice’ to configure a ‘loghost’s for each server and production domain. A ‘Loghost’ on a Solaris platform can permanently save messages that are logged in the System Controller’s NVRAM buffer. This will insure that they are not lost due to either a...

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