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Solaris Cluster 4.x a Zone Cluster Fails to Start with "svc:/system/cluster/svc_private_network:default: Method /usr/cluster/lib/svc/method/svc_private_network start failed with exit status 96." and SMF Service in Maintenance (Doc ID 1669395.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2021

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition - Version 4.0 and later
Solaris Cluster - Version 4.0 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)


In this scenario a Solaris Cluster 4.x have more than 3 zone clusters (ZC) configured.

After maintenance some ZC's can not be started due to a ZC private network issue.
The SMF service 'svc:/system/cluster/svc_private_network'
transitionned to maintenance on ZC's with 'instance id' number greater than 3.

Example output of 'svc:/system/cluster/svc_private_network':



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