Solaris Cluster 3.x Node/System/Server Does Not Boot to multi-user Mode and SMF Shows "Method or service exit timed out. Killing contract"

(Doc ID 1627233.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 19, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version 3.2 to 3.3 U2 [Release 3.2 to 3.3]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)

Symptoms

Solaris Cluster 3.x node SMF timeouts during boot:

Jan 21 14:00:18/4: svc:/system/sysevent:default: Method or service exit timed out.  Killing contract 28.

or

Jan 21 14:00:24/4: svc:/system/pools:default: Method or service exit timed out.  Killing contract 33.

and

Jan 21 14:01:48/257: system/sysevent:default failed: transitioned to maintenance (see 'svcs -xv' for details)
Jan 21 14:01:49/286 ERROR: svc:/system/cluster/cl_execd:default: Method "/usr/cluster/lib/svc/method/sc_cl_execd start" failed with exit status 1.
Jan 21 14:01:49/285 ERROR: svc:/system/cluster/sc_failfast:default: Method "/usr/cluster/lib/svc/method/sc_failfast start" failed with exit status 1.

 

Cause

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