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Managing Faults, Defects, and Alerts in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: November 2020
Chapter 1

Introduction to the Fault Manager

The Oracle Solaris OS includes an architecture for building and deploying systems and services that are capable of predictive self healing. The service that is the core of the Fault Management Architecture (FMA) receives data related to hardware and software errors and system changes, and automatically diagnoses any underlying problem. For a hardware fault, FMA attempts to take faulty components offline. For other hardware problems, software problems, and some system changes, FMA provides information for the administrator to use to fix the problem. Other system changes produce only informational notification.

This chapter discusses the following topics:

  • Description of the Oracle Solaris Fault Management feature

  • Configuring when and how you will be notified of events

  • Features of messages from the Fault Manager

When specific hardware faults occur, Oracle Auto Service Request (ASR) can automatically open an Oracle service request. See the Oracle Auto Service Request (ASR) support document for more information.