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Monitoring Veritas VM problems on Solaris

Submitted by on April 20, 2006 – 4:41 pm 6 Comments

Several Veritas VM and system logs can be used to monitor and diagnose problems with the Volume Manager. An automated script can be used to grab the last few lines from these logs whenever a problem is detected.

Logs to monitor:


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  • Willie says:

    I had a program get stuck.When I rebooted the system and logged back into windows,my desk icons,tool bar, and start menu were gone/help please?

  • Echo says:

    For the past three days now, my laptop (running Windows XP Home) randomly shuts down. When I start my computer again and open Event Viewer, the System log only shows events since turning on the computer. Is there a way to tell it to keep old events that were recorded before the crash so I might get some clues as to the cause of the power failure?

    I am 99% certain that these crashes are not due to overheating or memory problems, as I have done some troubleshooting and testing. After a sudden shutdown, the computer will not restart. No sound, no indicator lights, nothing happens when I hit the power button.

    I have noticed that if I take out the battery and the wireless card, then detach the power cord and reconnect it, the computer will start. Sometimes, after a longer wait time, the computer will start with the wireless card in. Any suggestions or links as to the cause of these shutdowns would be appreciated as well.

  • morbiusdog says:

    This morning I did some Windows updates, which was about 13 updates or so.
    I know that I have two computers attached to this network, my bedroom computer and my living room computer.

    I just connected to the internet and I got this message in a box come up…

    “Another computer on this network has the same IP address as this computer. Contact your network administrator for help resolving this issue. More details are available in the Windows System event log”.

    Any idea why?
    I have always had two computer systems on this network, but I have never had this message come up before. Also I don’t know where Windows event log is; and any logs that I open, I cannot understand what it says.

    I really need to have a live chat with someone about this, I need more specialised help that this.

  • Jerosh Nagulachandran says:

    So I am a customer service representative for a marketing company, who has a major cell phone company as a client. Every day when me and 100+ other representatives come into work we are given 3 minutes to unlock the computers and pull up about 10 different things before we can start taking calls. The thing is, even our IT dept states, it takes at least 8 minutes to pull everything up and that’s on a good day. Sometimes closer to 12-13 minutes. So at the minimum there are 100+ people spending 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week working off of the clock. Most people write it off as something they have to do to have the job, but i feel it’s illegal as the time does add up to be significant. The marketing company that I work for says that they don’t control the amount of time we have for “system log-in” that’s set by the client. But at the same time, if we didn’t have 10 year old computers with 512k ram, it would probably pull up in 3 minutes. My questions are: Is this legal? (I’m certain it’s not) Who would be at fault? Marketing Company, Cell Phone Company, or Both? And what do I do to get this fixed without loosing my job? Thanks in advance.
    Everyone in the building is aware of this issue. Even the site manager. It’s not a new issue, it’s been going on for at least a couple years now. Just got a little worse a few months back when they implemented a brand new custom made software. I’ve worked here for about a year with this issue but it’s been going on much longer. Our site just says we can’t change the 3 minutes, that’s all that’s given. Then they turn around and tell you that you can’t be at your desk more than 5 minutes before your shift b/c its against labor laws. I don’t think the company has enough funds to replace all of the computers and possibly servers or else they would have done so a long time ago.

  • Peter says:

    Please tell me what do we call for messages that appear when booting Linus machines. The messages that come from bottom and go up and then vanish. Are they called “system boot logs” ?

  • ouch says:

    xp crashed and I reinstalled all 3 cd’s (formated and installed correctly) after every restart the computer goes into a system event log and says do not touch or shut down pc however this has lasted for 15 hours both times…I ended up cntrl, alt, del, to task manager to stop this system check and it goes to regular windows and runs fine. Until I restart or shut down pc then it goes back to checking system…which again will go for hours and hours…anyway to fix or stop this event log system check?

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