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Old 03-13-2009
boot-archive issue

I had logged into Server via ALOM and was placed into runlevel 5 other than 3 which is default.
I did a svcadm delete boot-archive, and was promptly placed in runlevel 3.
Now, I am unable to do a telnet or login into the server through any other service.
bash-3.00# svcs -a
svcs -a
STATE          STIME    FMRI
disabled       21:43:08 svc:/system/device/mpxio-upgrade:default
disabled       21:43:08 svc:/network/iscsi_initiator:default
disabled       21:43:08 svc:/system/metainit:default
disabled       21:43:09 svc:/network/ipfilter:default
disabled       21:43:09 svc:/network/rpc/keyserv:default
disabled       21:43:09 svc:/network/rpc/nisplus:default
disabled       21:43:09 svc:/network/nis/server:default
disabled       21:43:09 svc:/network/nis/client:default
disabled       21:43:09 svc:/network/dns/client:default
disabled       21:43:10 svc:/network/ldap/client:default
disabled       21:43:10 svc:/network/inetd-upgrade:default
disabled       21:43:10 svc:/application/print/server:default
disabled       21:43:10 svc:/network/ntp:default
disabled       21:43:10 svc:/system/auditd:default
disabled       21:43:10 svc:/system/mdmonitor:default
disabled       21:43:10 svc:/system/patch-finish:delete
disabled       21:43:10 svc:/system/pools:default
disabled       21:43:10 svc:/system/rcap:default
disabled       21:43:11 svc:/network/rpc/bootparams:default
disabled       21:43:11 svc:/network/samba:default
disabled       21:43:11 svc:/network/winbind:default
disabled       21:43:11 svc:/network/nfs/server:default
disabled       21:43:11 svc:/network/dhcp-server:default
disabled       21:43:11 svc:/network/wins:default
disabled       21:43:11 svc:/network/rarp:default
disabled       21:43:11 svc:/application/management/webmin:default
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/application/database/postgresql:version_81
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/application/database/postgresql:version_82
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/application/database/postgresql:version_82_64bit
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/application/database/postgresql_83:default_32bit
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/application/database/postgresql_83:default_64bit
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/application/gdm2-login:default
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/dns/server:default
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/routing/legacy-routing:ipv4
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/routing/legacy-routing:ipv6
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/routing/ndp:default
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/routing/rdisc:default
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/ipv6-forwarding:default
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/routing/ripng:default
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/routing/zebra:quagga
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/routing/ripng:quagga
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/routing/route:default
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/ipv4-forwarding:default
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/routing/rip:quagga
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/routing/ospf:quagga
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/routing/ospf6:quagga
disabled       21:43:12 svc:/network/routing/bgp:quagga
disabled       21:43:13 svc:/network/tnd:default
disabled       21:43:13 svc:/network/security/kadmin:default
disabled       21:43:13 svc:/network/security/krb5kdc:default
disabled       21:43:15 svc:/network/http:apache2
disabled       21:43:15 svc:/network/ipmievd:default
disabled       21:43:15 svc:/network/apocd/udp:default
disabled       21:43:15 svc:/network/nis/passwd:default
disabled       21:43:15 svc:/network/nis/update:default
disabled       21:43:15 svc:/network/nis/xfr:default
disabled       21:43:16 svc:/network/slp:default
disabled       21:43:16 svc:/system/consadm:default
disabled       21:43:16 svc:/system/pools/dynamic:default
disabled       21:43:16 svc:/system/labeld:default
disabled       21:43:16 svc:/system/tsol-zones:default
disabled       21:43:16 svc:/system/sar:default
disabled       21:43:16 svc:/system/iscsitgt:default
disabled       21:43:16 svc:/application/management/common-agent-container-1:default
online         21:43:08 svc:/system/svc/restarter:default
online         21:43:09 svc:/network/pfil:default
online         21:43:09 svc:/system/installupdates:default
online         21:43:10 svc:/network/tnctl:default
online         21:43:10 svc:/network/loopback:default
online         21:43:11 svc:/milestone/name-services:default
online         21:43:15 svc:/system/filesystem/root:default
online         21:43:15 svc:/system/scheduler:default
online         21:43:17 svc:/network/physical:default
online         21:43:17 svc:/milestone/network:default
online         21:43:17 svc:/system/identity:node
online         21:43:17 svc:/network/service:default
offline        21:43:08 svc:/system/device/local:default
offline        21:43:08 svc:/system/filesystem/usr:default
offline        21:43:08 svc:/system/filesystem/minimal:default
offline        21:43:08 svc:/system/sysevent:default
offline        21:43:08 svc:/system/device/fc-fabric:default
offline        21:43:08 svc:/milestone/devices:default
offline        21:43:09 svc:/system/manifest-import:default
offline        21:43:09 svc:/system/keymap:default
offline        21:43:09 svc:/system/identity:domain
offline        21:43:09 svc:/system/cryptosvc:default
offline        21:43:09 svc:/milestone/single-user:default
offline        21:43:09 svc:/system/filesystem/local:default
offline        21:43:09 svc:/network/initial:default
offline        21:43:09 svc:/milestone/sysconfig:default
offline        21:43:09 svc:/system/sysidtool:system
offline        21:43:09 svc:/network/rpc/bind:default
offline        21:43:09 svc:/network/routing-setup:default
offline        21:43:09 svc:/system/sysidtool:net
offline        21:43:10 svc:/network/nfs/status:default
offline        21:43:10 svc:/network/nfs/nlockmgr:default
offline        21:43:10 svc:/network/nfs/cbd:default
offline        21:43:10 svc:/network/nfs/mapid:default
offline        21:43:10 svc:/network/inetd:default
offline        21:43:10 svc:/network/nfs/client:default
offline        21:43:10 svc:/system/filesystem/autofs:default
offline        21:43:10 svc:/system/system-log:default
offline        21:43:10 svc:/system/utmp:default
offline        21:43:10 svc:/network/smtp:sendmail
offline        21:43:10 svc:/system/cron:default
offline        21:43:10 svc:/system/name-service-cache:default
offline        21:43:10 svc:/system/rmtmpfiles:default
offline        21:43:10 svc:/system/power:default
offline        21:43:10 svc:/system/resource-mgmt:default
offline        21:43:10 svc:/milestone/multi-user:default
offline        21:43:11 svc:/system/console-login:default
offline        21:43:11 svc:/application/management/seaport:default
offline        21:43:11 svc:/application/management/snmpdx:default
offline        21:43:11 svc:/application/management/dmi:default
offline        21:43:11 svc:/network/ssh:default
offline        21:43:11 svc:/milestone/multi-user-server:default
offline        21:43:11 svc:/application/font/fc-cache:default
offline        21:43:11 svc:/application/graphical-login/cde-login:default
offline        21:43:11 svc:/system/zones:default
offline        21:43:11 svc:/application/management/wbem:default
offline        21:43:11 svc:/application/management/sma:default
offline        21:43:12 svc:/application/cde-printinfo:default
offline        21:43:12 svc:/application/print/ppd-cache-update:default
offline        21:43:12 svc:/application/print/ipp-listener:default
offline        21:43:12 svc:/application/stosreg:default
offline        21:43:13 svc:/network/shares/group:default
offline        21:43:16 svc:/system/filesystem/volfs:default
offline        21:43:16 svc:/system/boot-archive-update:default
offline        21:43:16 svc:/system/coreadm:default
offline        21:43:16 svc:/system/sac:default
offline        21:43:16 svc:/system/dumpadm:default
offline        21:43:16 svc:/system/fmd:default
offline        21:43:16 svc:/system/webconsole:console
offline        21:43:16 svc:/system/basicreg:default
offline        21:43:16 svc:/system/picl:default
offline        21:43:16 svc:/system/postrun:default
maintenance    21:43:17 svc:/system/boot-archive:default
uninitialized  21:43:10 svc:/network/rpc/gss:default
uninitialized  21:43:10 svc:/network/rpc/meta:default
uninitialized  21:43:11 svc:/application/x11/xfs:default
uninitialized  21:43:11 svc:/application/x11/xvnc-inetd:default
uninitialized  21:43:11 svc:/application/font/stfsloader:default
uninitialized  21:43:11 svc:/network/rpc/rstat:default
uninitialized  21:43:12 svc:/application/print/rfc1179:default
uninitialized  21:43:12 svc:/network/rpc/mdcomm:default
uninitialized  21:43:12 svc:/network/rpc/metamed:default
uninitialized  21:43:12 svc:/network/rpc/metamh:default
uninitialized  21:43:12 svc:/network/rpc/cde-calendar-manager:default
uninitialized  21:43:13 svc:/network/rpc/cde-ttdbserver:tcp
uninitialized  21:43:13 svc:/network/rpc/ocfserv:default
uninitialized  21:43:13 svc:/network/rpc/smserver:default
uninitialized  21:43:13 svc:/network/rpc/rex:default
uninitialized  21:43:13 svc:/network/rpc/rusers:default
uninitialized  21:43:13 svc:/network/rpc/spray:default
uninitialized  21:43:13 svc:/network/rpc/wall:default
uninitialized  21:43:13 svc:/network/security/ktkt_warn:default
uninitialized  21:43:13 svc:/network/security/krb5_prop:default
uninitialized  21:43:13 svc:/network/swat:default
uninitialized  21:43:13 svc:/network/nfs/rquota:default
uninitialized  21:43:13 svc:/network/cde-spc:default
uninitialized  21:43:13 svc:/network/tname:default
uninitialized  21:43:14 svc:/network/telnet:default
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/uucp:default
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/chargen:dgram
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/chargen:stream
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/daytime:dgram
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/daytime:stream
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/discard:dgram
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/discard:stream
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/echo:dgram
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/echo:stream
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/time:dgram
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/time:stream
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/ftp:default
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/comsat:default
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/finger:default
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/login:eklogin
uninitialized  21:43:15 svc:/network/login:klogin
uninitialized  21:43:16 svc:/network/login:rlogin
uninitialized  21:43:16 svc:/network/rexec:default
uninitialized  21:43:16 svc:/network/shell:default
uninitialized  21:43:16 svc:/network/shell:kshell
uninitialized  21:43:16 svc:/network/talk:default
uninitialized  21:43:16 svc:/network/stdiscover:default
uninitialized  21:43:16 svc:/network/stlisten:default
uninitialized  21:43:16 svc:/network/rpc-100235_1/rpc_ticotsord:default
uninitialized  21:43:16 svc:/network/bpcd/tcp:default
uninitialized  21:43:16 svc:/network/vnetd/tcp:default
uninitialized  21:43:16 svc:/network/vopied/tcp:default
uninitialized  21:43:16 svc:/network/bpjava-msvc/tcp:default

How do I get to telnet to this server console now... I am still getting to this server via ALOM interface.
I had earlier accidentally deleted the PATH variable while trying to export a customized path through a script. Have not been able to login since then.
# 2  
Old 03-13-2009
Logging session to be enabled

Problem lies with the boot-archive service.
It is failing thereby disabling the depended console-login service.
Attaching the maintenance log of svcs -x command.

Please suggest how to correct the same.
# 3  
Old 03-14-2009
you need to boot off the failsafe archive. bring system down to obp. then use
boot -F failsafe

and follow instructions.

fyi - from the times i remember doing this, i had to perform this several times before it became stable. no clue why. however, if the system comes up and looks stable, make sure you reboot to confirm. also, you may need to remove any metadevices first before hand.
# 4  
Old 03-14-2009
after booting with failsafe, mount the rootfs to /mnt
then do "bootadm update-archive /mnt"
umount /mnt
then reboot
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