[Nagiosplug-help] OK prompt in Solaris

C. Bensend benny at bennyvision.com
Wed Jun 20 11:58:48 UTC 2007

> The OK prompt is when a sparc solaris machine is at its bootstrap stage.
> Their are no services running at this point. It can only be accessed via a
> console server, direct connection to servers console port, via a KVM
> switch
> or ALOM (not sure if this was available on Solaris 8).
> For all intents and purposes the server is down at this point and it needs
> booting so a normal check host should be adequete.

Except that usually, a "normal check host" is a check via check_ping
or check_icmp, which will return an OK state in this situation.  Suns
will respond to an ICMP ECHOREQ even if their OS isn't running, as long
as they're at least powered on and booted up to the firmware prompt.


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