JavaScript is required to for searching.
Skip Navigation Links
Exit Print View
Oracle Solaris Administration: Common Tasks     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
search filter icon
search icon

Document Information

About This Book

1.  Locating Information About Oracle Solaris Commands

2.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Overview)

3.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Tasks)

4.  Booting and Shutting Down an Oracle Solaris System

5.  Working With Oracle Configuration Manager

6.  Managing Services (Overview)

7.  Managing Services (Tasks)

8.  Using the Fault Manager

Fault Management Overview

Notification of Faults and Defects

Displaying Information About Faults or Defects

How to Display Information About Faulty Components

How to Identify Which CPUs Are Offline

How to Display Information About Defective Services

Repairing Faults or Defects

fmadm replaced Command

fmadm repaired Command

fmadm acquit Command

Fault Management Log Files

Fault Statistics

9.  Managing System Information (Tasks)

10.  Managing System Processes (Tasks)

11.  Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

12.  Managing Software Packages (Tasks)

13.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

14.  Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

15.  Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using CUPS (Tasks)

16.  Managing the System Console, Terminal Devices, and Power Services (Tasks)

17.  Managing System Crash Information (Tasks)

18.  Managing Core Files (Tasks)

19.  Troubleshooting System and Software Problems (Tasks)

20.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous System and Software Problems (Tasks)


Notification of Faults and Defects

Often, the first interaction with the Fault Manager daemon is a system message indicating that a fault or defect has been diagnosed. Messages are sent to both the console and the /var/adm/messages file. All messages from the Fault Manager daemon use the following format:

1    SUNW-MSG-ID: SUN4V-8001-8H, TYPE: Fault, VER: 1, SEVERITY: Minor
2    EVENT-TIME: Wed Aug 24 21:56:03 UTC 2011
3    PLATFORM: SUNW,T5440, CSN: -, HOSTNAME: bur419-61
4    SOURCE: cpumem-diagnosis, REV: 1.7
5    EVENT-ID: 7b83c87c-78f6-6a8e-fa2b-d0cf16834049
6    DESC: The number of integer register errors associated with this thread has
7    exceeded acceptable levels.
8    AUTO-RESPONSE: The fault manager will attempt to remove the affected thread
9    from service.
10   IMPACT: System performance may be affected.
11   REC-ACTION: Use 'fmadm faulty' to provide a more detailed view of this 
12   event. Please refer to the associated reference document at 
13 for the latest service procedures and 
14   policies regarding this diagnosis.

When notified of a diagnosed problem, always consult the recommended knowledge article for additional details. See line 13 above for an example. The knowledge article might contain additional actions that you or a service provider should take beyond those listed on line 11.

Notification of Fault Manager error events can be configured by using the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) or the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). See How to Set Up Email Notification of SMF Transition Events for instructions.

In addition, Oracle Auto Service Request can be configured to automatically request Oracle service when specific hardware problems occur. See the Oracle Auto Service Request product page for information about this feature. The documentation link on this page provides links to Oracle ASR Quick Installation Guide and Oracle ASR Installation and Operations Guide.