P1096 - Patch bundle for Sun Servers running Solaris

Nov 05, 2009
Patch for Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL - Version(s) 1.6.00

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Connector Files for Sun Solaris Systems. *** Replaces Patch P1094 ***

Should you install this patch?

Apply this patch if you are monitoring Sun Servers running Solaris.

What does it fix?

Illegal requests messages no longer shown. Illegal requests and other soft errors were removed from the errorcount calcuation in KM 1.6, but the Illegal Request message would still appear in the console if Illegal Requests were detected.

All disk slices are now tested before declaring a disk "failed".

Previous versions of the Iostat connector tested only s2 or the first available slice depending on the version of the KM.

A longer timeout for the prtpicl command has been added to prevent false alarms.

Only fans that have a valid speed or status are shown.

Support for x86 Xeon processors has been added. The "SPARC T1/T2 Processors" connector is thus now called "Multi-core Processors".

The Sun Network connector now also uses the "dladm" to collect network information on x86 machines. Use of the kstat command has been removed.

The network card state of "unplummed" is now treated correctly.

The status of non-Sun disks is now collected correctly when using Sudo.

On servers monitored through their XSCF cards (Mx000):
- More information is now collected about each component (Fru, S/N, etc...)
- CPU Power Consumption added.
- IO Boards Power Consumption added.
- Power Supplied on IO Boards (those listed as type PS#) monitoring added.
- Added monitoring of Power Supply inputs.

How to install the patch?

Unzip and install the following files:
- MS_HW_SunIostat.hdf
- MS_HW_SunIostatNonSun.hdf
- MS_HW_SunNetwork.hdf
- MS_HW_SunPrtdiag.hdf
- MS_HW_SunPrtpicl.hdf
- MS_HW_SunPsrinfo.hdf
- MS_HW_SunPsrinfoT1.hdf
- MS_HW_SunScSnapshot.hdf
- MS_HW_SunXscf.hdf
into the $PATROL_HOME/lib/MS_HW_hdf directory and re-initialize Hardware Sentry KM ([right-click] on the main Hardware icon > [KM Commands] > [Reinitialize´┐Ż]).

It is very important to reinitialize the KM and not the PATROL Agent to avoid false alerts about missing devices.