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Solaris 10 Operating System: Displaying the List of Fault Management Architecture (FMA) Resources Currently Believed to Be Faulted (Doc ID 1018939.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 and later
All Platforms


The purpose of this document is to describe how to query the Solaris 10 Operating System Fault Management Architecture (FMA) to display active faults within a system.

The most important aspect of FMA to understand is the distinction between errors and faults.
Errors are no longer simply written to the /var/adm/messages files for a human to diagnose, instead errors are used by the fmd (fault management daemon) to diagnose faults.
Only the faults are recorded in the /var/adm/messages files. In certain cases where multiple components are identified as suspect both the fault and error data may be required to confirm a diagnosis.

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