We have a Sun T2000 running Solaris 10 that likes to (seemingly) randomly turn off...

We have left it hooked up to the "ser mgt" port... hoping it would report some information. It would have the Solaris login prompt before the system would die, but after it wouldn't report any change. However, when I push enter... it gives me the "ok>" prompt waiting for me to type "boot".

Any ideas on where to start troubleshooting?


  • Anything in your logs - /var/adm/messages, /var/log/syslog ? – user9517 Jul 23 '11 at 19:17
  • Is there a log for the SC system? – poy Jul 25 '11 at 22:17
  • It's early and I'm being dim, what's SC? – user9517 Jul 26 '11 at 6:14

I'd do a at least a cursory look at the hardware. Machines will sometimes power themselves off unexpectedly in response to overheating. Also suspect may be the power supply, which is certainly capable of causing the system to turn off for a number of reasons.

  • Well that's what I thought at first... So we changed out the chassis and still have the same issue. – poy Jul 25 '11 at 22:16

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