Sun Systems Fault Analysis Workshop

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Sun Systems Fault Analysis Workshop (ST-350)

Description: The Sun Systems Fault Analysis Workshop teaches system administrators and field engineers how to analyze faults, perform diagnostics analysis, and use Sun's Predictive Self-Healing technology and DTrace toolkit for the SPARC-based and x86-based Solaris computing environments. These skills directly translate to higher availability levels and increased uptime of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). The course provides instruction in the use of a fault analysis method, platform-based diagnostic tools, and the fault isolation capabilities of the Service Management Facility and Fault Management Architecture as well as providing hands-on fault isolation practice in the workshop.

Duration: 5 Days

Audience:

  • System Administrators, System Maintainers, and Field Engineers

Required Prerequisites:

  • System Administration for the Solaris 10 Operating System, Part 2 (SA-202-S10)
  • Experience administering a Solaris 10 environment
  • Ability to manage system processes
  • Experience in using the Service management Facility
  • Solaris 10 Features for Experienced System Administrators (SA-225-S10)

Suggested Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of system boot procedures
  • Network Administration for the Solaris 10 Operating System (SA-300-S10)

Course Objectives:

  • Outline the fundamentals of fault analysis and diagnosis
  • Execute OBP diagnostics and POST
  • Diagnose the system using online tools
  • Diagnose the system using online tools
  • Analyze system degradation using the FMA and SMF facilities
  • Select analysis tools from the DTrace Toolkit

Topics:

Introducing the Fault Analysis and Diagnosis Methodology

  • Describe the fault analysis methodology
  • Introduce the fault diagnosis methodology
  • Identify the basic layers in Sun systems
  • Identify the error types that occur in Sun systems>

Performing Solaris OS Diagnostics

  • Use the device management commands
  • Use the disk and file system management commands
  • Use the software package management commands
  • Use the file-checking commands
  • Use the CPU and memory management commands
  • Use the network management commands
  • Use the general-purpose commands
  • Use the program execution management commands

Introducing OBP Components, Features, and Diagnostics

  • Introduce OBP components
  • Introduce Non-Volatile RAM
  • Display system information using OBP commands
  • Modify OBP variables
  • Run OBP diagnostics

Enabling and Monitoring POST Diagnostics

  • Introduce POST concepts
  • Manipulate the OBP Device Tree
  • View extended diagnostics during POST
  • The Boot Sequence
  • Compare phases of the Boot process
  • Isolate boot process errors

Predictive Self-Healing

  • Describe contract file system
  • Describe the benefits of Predictive Self-Healing
  • Describe the Fault Management Architecture
  • Interpret recommended system maintenance actions using FMA message ID(s)
  • Describe the Service Management Facility (SMF)
  • Write a service manifest
  • Manage services using SMF
  • Diagnose problems using SMF

Introducing Types of System Failures

  • Introduce system crashes and core files
  • Generate a system crash dump
  • Interpret watchdog resets

Analyzing Core Dumps Using the mdb Utility

  • Introduce the mdb utility
  • Analyze the source of a crash dump

Working With the DTrace Toolkit

  • Introduce the Solaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) facility
  • Interpret DTrace Command-Lines
  • Select the correct DTrace tools for given monitoring requirements
  • Write D Scripts
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