Frequent Memory Utilization Alerts on Solaris Machines with large ZFS caching

(Doc ID 871633.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version 10.2.0.4 to 12.1.0.2.0 [Release 10.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Enterprise Manager Grid Control - Version: 10.2.0.4 to 10.2.0.4
Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit)Sun Solaris x86-64 (64-bit)


Symptoms

Constant Stream of memory utilization notifications from EM.

Example:
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Alert notification:
Target Name=xxxxxx.xxxx
Target Type=Host
Host=xxxxxxx.xxxx
Metric=Memory Utilization (%)
Metric Value=96.47
Timestamp=xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Severity=Critical
Message=Memory Utilization is 96.47%, crossed warning (80) or critical (95)
threshold.
Notification Rule Name=Host Availability and Critical States
Notification Rule Owner=SYSMAN
Notification Count=1

Cause

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