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Solaris Troubleshooting : Identifying the network address and port number for a running process

For Solaris System Administrators It is often necessary to find out all the related processes that are using a specific network port.  There are several ways to accomplish this (lsof, pfiles, crash): Method 1: lsof examples: Ex: netstat -a shows a connection between hodware.port 36169 to...


Solaris Troubleshooting Jumpstart : Identification of right network interface for network boot

During the jumpstart installation of a client below error is most command error that we encounter: Error: “Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet” This error cause might be network connectivity and most of the times it is the wrong network interface that is configured to boot from...


Veritas Volume Manager : Resolving Duplicate disk/device entries in "vxdisk list" or vxdisksetup.

Sometimes, when failed fibre channel disks are replaced in arrays or servers under Veritas Volume Manager control, duplicate entries appear in the vxdisk list output. While Veritas indicates in TechNote 236062 that the ultimate solution is a reconfiguration reboot (or two), and while standard reboots have...


Solaris 10 : Zone/Container creation

This post explains some of the basic questions and procedures involved in Zone/container creation 1) Where will the Container reside? # mkdir -p /export/zones 2) Configure the Container: Command zonecfg, located in /usr/sbin like all other Zone Commands, is used to configure the Container. The Zone...


VxVM : Recovering an unstartable volume with a disabled plex in the RECOVER state

A Plex will be shown in RECOVER state if its contents are out-of-date with respect to the volume. This can happen if a disk containing one or more plex’s subdisks has been replaced or reattached. If a Plex is shown as being in this state, it...


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