Tagged: Solaris Troubleshooting

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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...

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Solaris Solstice DiskSuite: recover a metadevice that is in an unstable state OR how to recreate metadevice without losing data

When  a metadevice goes into an undefined state,  recovery of metadevice with meta commands is problematic.   The workaround is to re-create the metadevice after carefully recording the current configuration from metastat -p.   The procedure is a bit risky if not followed carefully, so keep the backup handy....

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VXVM on Solaris ( Sparc ) – Understanding boot Failures

Possible reasons for a boot failure: The boot device cannot be opened. The system cannot be be booted from unusable or stale plexes. A UNIX partition is invalid. There are incorrect entries in /etc/vfstab. Configuration files are missing or damaged

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