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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...


Solaris Troubleshooting (Magic of Solaris 10) – Root Password Recovery for any Solaris 10 (without CD/DVD).

The most common problem that can be seen in many environment is to recover root password. As commited in my previous post, Herein I will be going to present a New Procedure for Root Password recovery for Solaris 10 without CD/DVD. Below is the detailed procedure...


Solaris 10 : Installing packages/Patches/ Applications in zones

  In the global zone view the SMCsudo and SMCtop packages: cd /export/home/student/zones pkginfo -d sudo-1.6.8p4-sol10-zones-sparc-local application SMCsudo sudo # pkginfo -d top-3.5.1-sol10-zones-sparc-local application SMCtop top # Notice the “false” setting for SUNW_PKG_ALLZONES variable: pkgparam -d sudo-1.6.8p4-sol10-zones-sparc-local SMCsudo SUNW_PKG_ALLZONES false # pkgparam -d top-3.5.1-sol10-zones-sparc-local SMCtop SUNW_PKG_ALLZONES...


Solaris 10 : Service Milestones

They provide a way to group services together. Solaris defines 3 of them (there are others) which roughly relate to the traditional Solaris  runlevels: svc:/milestone/single-user >>> init S svc:/milestone/multi-user >>> init 2 svc:/milestone/multi-user-server >>> init 3 In addition, SMF has two pseudo milestones: none >>> Do...


VCS 6.1 – How to allocate two disk heartbeating resources, one for port a (the GAB control port) and one for port h (the VCS port) using gabdiskhb.

The gabdiskhb utility sets up and maintains the configuration of GAB driver heartbeat disk regions. GAB driver heartbeat disk regions provide channels in addition to the network connections for protection from network failures. These resources describe a 64K region that GAB uses to read and write...

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