Now that we've installed Solaris 11 we may want to verify that we had a good installation. Now if you see anything or any issues causing the system not to boot or anything like that, then you obviously don't have a good installation and we'll talk about troubleshooting in a moment. There's several ways to verify though that you have a good installation. The first one is well it works and that's the main thing you want to do, is make sure that everything is working. You're looking for a good boot, no error messages. You're looking for things that are working, that are supposed to be, applications that are working, network or Internet connectivity and things of that nature. So, there's several things you can do to verify. First of all you can verify that you have Internet or network connectivity and this is assuming that you've configured your network to connect to the Internet or to connect to your network that you're using. You can also verify your disk partitioning to make sure everything went according to plan. You can also look at the installation log to view any issues that may have happened during installation but typically you'll have some error messages that have floated by while you were installing if there's going to be anything in the Installation Log. Still it's a good idea to look. Another thing you can do is look at system messages and I'll show you how to do this in a moment but typically you just run the D Message Command from the Command Prompt. Let's go ahead and go into Solaris 11 and take a look at the Installation Log and look at the system messages. Now that we're in Solaris 11 there's a couple of different ways we can look at the Installation Log. There's an application already installed called gedit it that will help you do this and if you're used to using Notepad or something similar in Windows, gedit is basically the same thing. You can also use the Terminal which we'll do here in a second. You can open up from Accessories, gedit Text Editor and then you can navigate to where the log is stored. Now let's go ahead and open and we'll want to look in the File System, we'll also want to look at var. Var is where a lot of your system logs are stored by the way. And we'll want to look under sadm, kind of short for system administrator if you will, under System and under Logs. And there we have the Install Log, let's open that up. And we can see the Install Log here on the screen and I've kind of changed the background color just so you can see it a little bit better. There's a lot of material here and actually it may be better to look at it in the Terminal prompt but you can see where it was preparing for installation, where it transferred files and we saw this on the screen. If you've installed it you've seen that before and you can go down and just kind of see if there was any issues with this and there really wasn't during this installation. So let's go ahead and close this and let's look at it in the Terminal. Let's make our Terminal a little bit bigger here and we're going to go into var, varsadm, System, Logs and we see the Install Log there. Let's get the Install Log and if you've done any kind of Linux or Unix at the Command prompt or at the Shell prompt then you know what cat is. It basically sends a text file to the screen and to prevent it from just scrolling on by we're going to pipe it into less. And we'll see the same information we saw before. Now you can hit the Spacebar or the Enter key, Enter key to go one at a time, Spacebar to go page at a time and you can see the installation log there. And you may have to go through a little bit to find any issues that you may have had and keep in mind I've changed the font and the screen size and so forth just for this video so you can see a little bit better. But you may be able to see it better when you actually install and look it on your own, in your own Terminal. The other thing you may want to do is do the D Message. Look at D Messages or look at System Messages rather using the D Message Command. And this is actually easy to do. You just type in D Message and of course it kind of scrolls by so you may want to do this and pipe it into less. Then we kind of get it a little bit of a time and you can hit the Spacebar to make it go page at a time. And you kind of look here, you'll see if there's any issues or warnings and there's a few here that we see but nothing nothing major. They may have contributed to a bad installation and we haven't seen anything yet so there may be nothing to see. But this is a good place to look if you do have issues. And again it's, you kind of have to know what you're looking for and kind of match up with what the error is that you're getting. But D Message is a very valuable tool to use to try to track down issues. Okay. We've verified the installation, we've actually looked at the Install Log in the System Messages. No issues there and we can also make sure that things run right, we can look at applications and so forth and that will verify that the system installed as it was supposed to. If you can log in and you can use the system, typically there have been no issues. There may have been a minor issue or two but nothing major. So looks like our system installed very good so we verified it and everything is good to go. In another session we'll talk about troubleshooting when things don't go very well.
|Course:||Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration - Exam 1Z0-821|
|Duration:||8 hrs / 92 lessons|
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