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Administering an Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.4 Configuration

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Updated: November 2019

How to View the Contents of Oracle Solaris Cluster Command Logs

The /var/cluster/logs/commandlog ASCII text file contains records of selected Oracle Solaris Cluster commands that are executed in a cluster. The logging of commands starts automatically when you set up the cluster and ends when you shut down the cluster. Commands are logged on all nodes that are up and booted in cluster mode.

Note -  Starting in the Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4 release, the commandlog file is readable and writable only by the root user.

Commands that are not logged in this file include those commands that display the configuration and current state of the cluster.

Commands that are logged in this file include those commands that configure and change the current state of the cluster:

  • claccess

  • cldevice

  • cldevicegroup

  • clinterconnect

  • clnasdevice

  • clnode

  • clquorum

  • clreslogicalhostname

  • clresource

  • clresourcegroup

  • clresourcetype

  • clressharedaddress

  • clsetup

  • clsnmphost

  • clsnmpmib

  • clnsmpuser

  • cltelemetryattribute

  • cluster

  • clzonecluster

Records in the commandlog file can contain the following elements:

  • Date and timestamp

  • Name of the host from which the command was executed

  • Process ID of the command

  • Login name of the user who executed the command

  • Command that the user executed, including all options and operands

    Note -  Command options are quoted in the commandlog file so that you can readily identify them and copy, paste, and execute them in the shell.
  • Exit status of the executed command

    Note -  If a command aborts abnormally with unknown results, the Oracle Solaris Cluster software does not show an exit status in the commandlog file.

By default, the commandlog file is regularly archived once a week. To change the archiving policies for the commandlog file, on each node in the cluster, use the crontab command. See the crontab(1) man page for more information.

Oracle Solaris Cluster software maintains up to eight previously archived commandlog files on each cluster node at any given time. The commandlog file for the current week is named commandlog. The most recent complete week's file is named commandlog.0. The oldest complete week's file is named commandlog.7.

  • View the contents of the current week's commandlog file, one screen at a time.
    phys-schost# more /var/cluster/logs/commandlog
Example 12  Viewing the Contents of Oracle Solaris Cluster Command Logs

The following example shows the contents of the commandlog file that are displayed by the more command.

more -lines10 /var/cluster/logs/commandlog
11/11/2006 09:42:51 phys-schost-1 5222 root START - clsetup
11/11/2006 09:43:36 phys-schost-1 5758 root START - clrg add "app-sa-1"
11/11/2006 09:43:36 phys-schost-1 5758 root END 0
11/11/2006 09:43:36 phys-schost-1 5760 root START - clrg set -y
"RG_description=Department Shared Address RG" "app-sa-1"
11/11/2006 09:43:37 phys-schost-1 5760 root END 0
11/11/2006 09:44:15 phys-schost-1 5810 root START - clrg online "app-sa-1"
11/11/2006 09:44:15 phys-schost-1 5810 root END 0
11/11/2006 09:44:19 phys-schost-1 5222 root END -20988320
12/02/2006 14:37:21 phys-schost-1 5542 jbloggs START - clrg -c -g "app-sa-1"
-y "RG_description=Joe Bloggs Shared Address RG"
12/02/2006 14:37:22 phys-schost-1 5542 jbloggs END 0