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Operations Manager Incorrectly Reports Shared Resources from a Solaris 10-Based Server

Published: August 5, 2009

Updated: August 5, 2009

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2

When you monitor a Sun Solaris 10-based server that is configured to use zones, Operations Manager might appear to incorrectly report shared resources such as a physical disk or a network adapter. This behavior occurs by design.

On a Solaris 10-based server that is configured to use zones, Operations Manager does not differentiate shared resources such as a physical disk or a network adapter. For any local zone that shares a global zone resource, Operations Manager does not report the shared resource. Only one instance of each resource is monitored on each Solaris 10-based server. If two network adapters exist on a Solaris 10-based server, and one is attached to the global zone while the second is shared between two local zones, the first enumerated local zone reports the shared resource. The second local zone will have no data for the shared resource.

In Operations Manager, the behavior of a Solaris 10-based server that is deployed in a virtual machine might differ slightly from the behavior of a Solaris 10-based server that is deployed on a physical computer. Each network adapter that exists in a virtual machine appears to the Solaris 10-based server as a separate physical resource. If uniquely defined network adapters are attached to each zone that is configured on the Solaris-based server, Operations Manager collects data for each network adapter.

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