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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 FEBRUARY 01, 2019

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 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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