Jan 182010
 

The following  error on the Sybase ASE intalled on Sun Solaris can occur if the Maximum shared memory allocated is max’d out or if none is allocated, it takes the default value which is “Total Physical Memory /4”.

Backup Server: 4.142.2.58: [0] The ‘shmget’ call failed with error number 22 (Invalid argument). Refer to your operating system documentation for further details.

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Jan 122010
 

There has been more than one instance when the Sun ILOM was not responsive to commands or were throwing errors. For instance, when you try to run the following command to reset the ILOM

-> reset /SP
Are you sure you want to reset /SP (y/n)? y
Performing hard reset on /SP failed
reset: No such inventory

or when you try to reset the ILOM password, you may get the error “Set: No such object value
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Jan 122010
 

As we discussed earlier here, you can find the serial number of a Sun Hardware using the utility “sneep”. However, in Sun X86 systems, you can use the pre-installed tool “ipmitool” to find the system serial number. It is not as straight forward as sneep but still is simpl procedure.

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Jan 122010
 

Have you ever had the following error popup on your /var/adm/messages:

Oct  8 12:26:14 myserver sshd[29288]: [ID 800047 auth.error] error: Could not get shadow information for NOUSER

It would look like a security incident with the “nouser” system account but not so to be. The error gets written to /var/adm/messages when a user tries to SSH to the server using a user account which doesn’t exist on the system (a typo error can contribute) or on your NIS/NIS+ systems.

So no panic!!!!