Taking explorer on SUN machines


If your system is a SunFire midframe server (38×0, 48×0, or 68×0 model), use this command to include data from the system console:

/opt/SUNWexplo/bin/explorer -q -e -w default,scextended

If your system uses an alom (advanced lights out manager), some additional data can be collected. Systems that use that include:
Sun Fire V210,V240,V250,V245,V440,V440R,V445 Server Netra 240,440 (AC) Server
Use this command:

# /opt/SUNWexplo/bin/explorer -q -e -w default,alomextended


If your system uses T1 processors (system type starts with T, and uname -a command will say architecture is sun4v), use this command:

# /opt/SUNWexplo/bin/explorer -q -e -w default,Tx000

For any other model of Sun system, use this command:

# /opt/SUNWexplo/bin/explorer -q -e


The -q option suppresses printing of error messages during the run.
The -e option prevents explorer from automatically sending email.
The -w scextended option collects data from the system console (sc).

If you cannot run explorer for some reason, here are the most important things to collect:

/var/adm/messages or messages.# file for the time when the crash was taken. Be sure to include any messages that occurred just before panic.

/etc/system file

output of the showrev -p command, for a list of patches on system

Detailed hardware configuration of the system. To determine which command to use, issue the command uname -m to find the system architecture type.

If it is sun4u, send the output of this command:
/usr/platform/sun4u/sbin/prtdiag -v
If it is sun4v, send the output of this command:
/usr/platform/sun4v/sbin/prtdiag -v
Output of this command:
prtconf -vp

If your system is a SunFire midframe server (38×0, 48×0, or 68×0 model), include the output of these commands to collect data from the system console:

showlogs -v
showlogs -d showboards -v showplatform -v showenvironment -v showsc -v

Link : http://ram-y.blogspot.com/2011/02/taking-explorer-on-sun-machines.html




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One Response to “Taking explorer on SUN machines”

  1. aliimmam says:

    Running explorer on Solaris 10

    Taking Explorer
    If you want to take the Explorer of the sun machine you have to follow the following steps.
    1- First you have to check the Explorer is installed thorugh this command

    # pkginfo | grep SUNWexplo

    If the command shows the output then go to the next step otherwise you have to add
    the package of SUNWexplo.

    2- To take the explorer of the sun machine type the following commads

    # cd /opt/SUNWexplo/bin
    # ./explorer

    3- After the explorer ends the required file is in the OUTPUT folder

    # cd /opt/SUNWexplo/output

    4- There are two content in this folder with the name of


    the first one is the folder containing the full explorer uncompressed and the second
    one is the GunZip file of that folder.

    5- you have to get the second file with the extension of “.gz” thorugh the FTP to check the
    system state or the errors regarding the system.

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