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Managing Services and Faults in Oracle Solaris 11.1     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Managing Services (Overview)

2.  Managing Services (Tasks)

3.  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


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 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.