Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS

ProcedureHow to Record Diagnostic Data of the Cluster Configuration

After you finish configuring the global cluster but before you put it into production, use the Sun Explorer utility to record baseline information about the cluster. This data can be used if there is a future need to troubleshoot the cluster.

  1. Become superuser.

  2. Run the explorer utility on each node in the cluster.

    Use the appropriate command for your platform:



    Sun Fire 3800 through 6800 

    # explorer -i -w default,scextended

    Sun Fire V1280 and E2900 

    # explorer -i -w default,1280extended

    Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 

    # explorer -i -w default,Tx000

    Sun Fire X4x00 and X8x00 

    # explorer -i -w default,ipmi

    All other platforms 

    # explorer -i

    For more information, see the explorer(1M) man page in the /opt/SUNWexplo/man/man1m/ directory and Sun Explorer User’s Guide.

    The explorer output file is saved in the /opt/SUNWexplo/output/ directory as explorer.hostid.hostname-date.tar.gz.

  3. Save the files to a location that you can access if the entire cluster is down.

  4. Send all explorer files by email to the Sun Explorer database alias for your geographic location.

    This database makes your explorer output available to Sun technical support if the data is needed to help diagnose a technical problem with your cluster.


    Email Address 

    North, Central, and South America (AMER)

    Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)

    Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific (APAC)