> Does anybody have a good script or even just a rule of thumb about the
> to monitor system error messages on AIX, as reported by errpt and taking
> appropriate action ?
> Capturing the output from errpt is easy . The tricky part is identifying
> messages are urgent and require immediate attention ( like disk or SCSI
> ) and which ones are just warnings.
> Thanks, PP
There is a errnotify class in ODM that runs a defined command when an error
This class is standard in AIX4.
For AIX3 I have a couple of files that implement this errnotify class and
add a smit interface. I don't know if this smit interface works with AIX4
(not tested yet).
Some major problems to watch already implemented in the
/usr/lib/ras/notifymeth which is the default method (program) called.
I found out that watching DISK_ERR2 (disconnect of disk) and DISK_ERR4(bad
block relocation) is useful.
BBR should be responded to if it occurs more often than 2 times per GB disk
capacity and year.
There may be other events you want to watch (TAPE_ERR s to clean the tape
I'm sorry but it looks like you have to deal with odmget, odmadd, odmdelete
to add your tailored notification.
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