Last updated on JULY 29, 2016
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
***Checked for relevance on 16-Jul-2014***
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.
This document will cover:
- Solaris messages reported from an FMA fault
- How to display currently active FMA faults using fmadm faulty
- How to display further detail about specific faults using fmdump
- What data support will need in the event a diagnosis is not clear.
Please refer to:
for additional general information.
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