How to Force a Solaris Kernel Crash Dump on an Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest via NMI?
(Doc ID 1669756.1)
Last updated on JUNE 22, 2020
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Oracle VM VirtualBox - Version 4.0 and later
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
To provide steps to generate a Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) to an Oracle VM VirtualBox guest running Solaris. This is so that one can force a Solaris kernel crash dump when the system hangs.
Do note the alternative method of booting up kmdb(1M) so that $<systemdump command can be issued to panic the system, as outlined in Doc ID 1003085.1. The reader is encouraged to refer to Doc ID 1003085.1 Solaris[TM] Operating System: How to force a kernel core dump on an x86 or x64 system for an overall understanding of forcing a kernel crash dump on x64 systems.
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