When trying to access a soft partition after a disk replacement, the metareplace command or any direct I/O to a soft partition will fail with the following types of errors:
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Instructions to Boot Solaris X86 CDROM to Single User mode: 1) Insert the Solaris x86 CDROM in the drive 2) Boot with the DCA floppy (2.6 and higher) or MDB floppy, (or correct Driver Update Boot diskettes) 3) Select the cdrom to boot when presented with...
SMF logfiles can be found in the following locations: /var/svc/log & /etc/svc/volatile The SMF manifests and methods may be found here: /var/svc/manifest/* /lib/svc/method/* To see the log file location for a given service use: #svcs -l <FMRI> | grep logfile (<FMRI> – Fault Management Resource Identifier)
NFS mounts in /etc/vfstab with the “mount at boot” field set to yes are not mounted at boot time.
Solaris 10 Operating System introduced the Service Management Facility (SMF), which manages system services such as daemons. Debugging problems traditionally involves killing and restarting those daemons with debugging options. Under SMF the daemons will be immediately restarted so additional steps need to be taken.
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
zlogin -l <user> <zonename> or zlogin -C <zonename> Symptoms: can’t log into zone login fails as user
Instructions to Verify the Configuration of Non-global Zones: 1. The zonecfg utility creates and modifies the configuration of a zone. Its subcommand verify can be used to verify the current configuration for correctness: All resources have all of their required properties specified. A zonepath is specified...
For this example, we will use /dev/dsk/c0t1d0s0 and /dev/dsk/c0t1d0s3 for the root and data areas respectively.