Updated 25 September 2006
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Identify Network Single Points of Failure


Description:
  • This procedures describes how to locate network single points of failure or where there is only one network interfaces or Solaris IPMP has not been enabled.
Prerequisites:
  • None
Note:
  • q-Status™ network information is collected using the Unix commands hostid, domainname and ifconfig -a and catting the contents of the /etc/nodname and any hostname.<interface> file.
  • Identifying servers with Networks Single point of failures is a design issue and may not be a requirement for each server.
References:

Step Action Description
1 In the "Basic" Icon set,
from the Network Icon,
select Summary

In the "Basic" Icon set, from the Network Icon, move the mouse cursor over text "Summary " till it enlarges. Click the mouse. Because this summary function process all servers, a confirm dialog box will be displayed with the count of number of servers whose active network interfaces will be summarized along with an estimated time to process this evaluation.

Note: Rollover text in purple indicate generate a multiple host summary report.

Selecting "OK" will processs and then display the "Network Summary" Report.

2 Sort by Hostname

The "Network Summary" report is initially sorted sorted by IP Addresses. Change the sort by selection using one of the the "Hostname" sort arrows () to sort by hostname.

This will provide a list of the assocaited interfaces for each server grouped by a columized row. If only one interface is active, then a multi-column span will not be present.

If IPMP is enable with any of the servers in the processed group, the "Network Summary" report will display an "IPMP" column and will color code IPMP group name within their associated IP address. If a server does not have IPMP enable, no IPMP group will be listed.

3 Optionally Display individual
"Network Listing" reports.
The individual the "Network Listing" report can optionally be displayed for that selected server by moving the mouse over magifying icon () till it enlarges, then click. The "Network Listing" report will be display.

Navigate through the host selection page, filtering or ordering server selection till the proper Hostname appears using the column headers for sorting () or filtering by the group pulldown to the proper selection:

Move mouse over magifying icon () for that Hostname till it enlarges, then click.

See "Display Network Information" for more detail.