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1.  Getting Started With Solaris Volume Manager

2.  Storage Management Concepts

3.  Solaris Volume Manager Overview

4.  Solaris Volume Manager for Sun Cluster (Overview)

5.  Configuring and Using Solaris Volume Manager (Scenario)

6.  State Database (Overview)

7.  State Database (Tasks)

8.  RAID-0 (Stripe and Concatenation) Volumes (Overview)

9.  RAID-0 (Stripe and Concatenation) Volumes (Tasks)

10.  RAID-1 (Mirror) Volumes (Overview)

11.  RAID-1 (Mirror) Volumes (Tasks)

12.  Soft Partitions (Overview)

13.  Soft Partitions (Tasks)

14.  RAID-5 Volumes (Overview)

15.  RAID-5 Volumes (Tasks)

16.  Hot Spare Pools (Overview)

17.  Hot Spare Pools (Tasks)

18.  Disk Sets (Overview)

19.  Disk Sets (Tasks)

20.  Maintaining Solaris Volume Manager (Tasks)

21.  Best Practices for Solaris Volume Manager

22.  Top-Down Volume Creation (Overview)

23.  Top-Down Volume Creation (Tasks)

24.  Monitoring and Error Reporting (Tasks)

Solaris Volume Manager Monitoring and Reporting (Task Map)

Configuring the mdmonitord Command for Periodic Error Checking

How to Configure the mdmonitord Command for Periodic Error Checking

Solaris Volume Manager SNMP Agents Overview

Configuring the Solaris Volume Manager SNMP Agents

How to Configure the Solaris Volume Manager SNMP Agents

Limitations of the Solaris Volume Manager SNMP Agent

Monitoring Solaris Volume Manager With a cron Job

How to Automate Checking for Errors in Volumes

25.  Troubleshooting Solaris Volume Manager (Tasks)

A.  Important Solaris Volume Manager Files

B.  Solaris Volume Manager Quick Reference

C.  Solaris Volume Manager CIM/WBEM API


Chapter 24

Monitoring and Error Reporting (Tasks)

Sometimes Solaris Volume Manager encounters a problem, such as being unable to write to a volume due to physical errors at the slice level. When problems occur, Solaris Volume Manager changes the status of the volume so that system administrators can stay informed. However, unless you regularly check the status in the Solaris Volume Manager GUI through the Solaris Management Console, or by running the metastat command, you might not see these status changes promptly.

This chapter provides information about various monitoring tools that are available for Solaris Volume Manager One tool is the Solaris Volume Manager SNMP agent, which is a subagent of the Solstice Enterprise Agents monitoring software. In addition to configuring the this tool to report SNMP traps, you can create a shell script to actively monitor many Solaris Volume Manager functions. This shell script could run as a cron job and be valuable in identifying issues before they become problems.

This is a list of the information in this chapter: