How to Check and Analyze Solaris Memory Usage (Doc ID 1009500.1)

Last updated on JUNE 08, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 to 11.3 [Release 8.0 to 11.0]
All Platforms
*** Checked for currency and updated for Solaris 11.2 11-March-2015 ***


Goal

This document is intended to give hints, where to look for in checking and troubleshooting memory usage.
In principle, investigation of memory usage is split in checking usage of kernel memory and user memory.

Please be aware that in case of a memory-usage problem on a system, corrective actions usually requires deep knowledge and must be performed with great care.

Solution

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