Solaris (FMA) Fault Management Architecture

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Old 08-15-2011
Solaris (FMA) Fault Management Architecture

Does anyone have instructions how to install and configure this to generate SNMP alerts? Running Solaris 10 update 8.
# 2  
Old 08-15-2011
FMA is part of the system and doesn't need to be installed or configured. meanwhile SNMP needs to be configured to send traps to your SNMP server. check the solaris documentation about configuring SNMP:
Overview of SNMP and Network Management - Solaris System Management Agent Administration Guide
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Old 08-15-2011
The problem i'm having is that FMA isn't creating any traps.

        ronpool     ONLINE       0     0     0
          mirror-0  ONLINE       0     0     0
            disk1   ONLINE       0     0     0  22.5K resilvered
            disk2   ONLINE       0     0     0
          disk3     AVAIL

Then I took disk1 offline to test.

        ronpool     DEGRADED     0     0     0
          mirror-0  DEGRADED     0     0     0
            disk1   OFFLINE      0     0     0  22.5K resilvered
            disk2   ONLINE       0     0     0

Nothing be written to the dump file

rpool/boot/grub$ fmdump -v
TIME                 UUID                                 SUNW-MSG-ID
fmdump: /var/fm/fmd/fltlog is empty

How do I get this to create a fma trap?

Last edited by DukeNuke2; 08-15-2011 at 12:27 PM..
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Old 08-15-2011
there is nothing like a "FMA trap". if an FMA error is created (which won't happen from admin commands) you'll get an FMA message. and this one should trigger a trap (if SNMP is configured properly).
as far as i know, there isn't even a way to make a FMA message for testing purposes (something like the "logger" command for testing syslog messages).
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Old 08-15-2011
Shouldn't I be getting a FMA error? Not receiving any messages in the logs.
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Old 08-15-2011
man fmd has the following blurb. So make sure you have the fmd running. ps -ef|grep -i fmd should confirm. Also post your /etc/syslog.conf, could be an issue with your syslog configuration.

fmd is a daemon that runs in the background on each Solaris
system. fmd receives telemetry information relating to prob-
lems detected by the system software, diagnoses these prob-
lems, and initiates proactive self-healing activities such
as disabling faulty components. When appropriate, the fault
manager also sends a message to the syslogd(1M) service to
notify an administrator that a problem has been detected.
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Old 08-15-2011
Solaris 10 SNMP is available in basic installations

To disable SNMP
#svcadm disable svc:/application/management/snmpdx:default

Start snmpd
#svcadm enable svc:/application/management/sma:default

Stop snmpd
#svcadm disable svc:/application/management/sma:default

SNMP daemon bins path in

Configuration file named snmpd.conf resides here

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