Sun Systems Fault Analysis Workshop

What you will learn
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.
Students who can benefit from this course:


System Administrators, System Maintainers, and Field Engineers


This course counts towards the Hands-on course requirement for the Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator
Certification. Only instructor-led inclass or instructor-led online formats of this course will meet the Certification
Hands-on Requirement. Self Study CD-Rom and Knowledge Center courses DO NOT meet the Hands-on Requirement.


Related Training
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
Suggested Prerequisites
Knowledge of system boot procedures


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

Course Outline

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

Training Schedule

Sun Systems Fault Analysis Workshop
2019 - 2020
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