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Sun Fire[TM] 12K/15K/E20K/E25K: POST Level Increments with Repeated Error (Doc ID 1003319.1)

Last updated on APRIL 14, 2021

Applies to:

Sun Fire E20K Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Fire 12K Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Fire 15K Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Fire E25K Server - Version All Versions and later
All Platforms


The POST level on a Sun Fire 12K/15K/E20K/E25K increments if an error repeats within a given timeframe. This is a desired feature, in which dsmd increases the POST level. However, manual intervention is still required to blocklist the component. If the component is not blocklisted, it will continue to be included in the POST configuration. Eventually POST "may" deconfigure the component, but this DOES NOT blocklist the component. The user must place this in the blocklist file manually.

Once the domain recovers and is booted, any subsequent error within a four hour period will be treated as a repeated error. After this 4 hour period the domain will be considered recovered and healthy.

NOTE: The initial run of POST, after the domain is considered "healthy" again, depends on the operation which runs. If it is due to a reset, then the POST run will be a -Q (same as level 7) . If it is due to a operator-initiated action, such as setkeyswitch, then the level will be defined by the contents of the .postrc file used. The default level is 16 if not specified in the .postrc file


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