Member start failure
Use the information in this topic to help you diagnose if a member component failed.
A Db2® instance fails to start on the execution of the db2start command.
Diagnosing a member start failure
- Refer to the SQLCODEs in the db2start command output.
- The state of each member can
be viewed by issuing the db2instance -list command.
This information might show members in
a STOPPED or ERROR state if the startup has failed, depending on when
the failure occurs.
- The following example shows a sample output from the db2instance
ID TYPE STATE HOME_HOST CURRENT_HOST ... -- ---- ----- --------- ------------ 0 MEMBER ERROR host01 host01 1 MEMBER STARTED host02 host02 2 MEMBER STARTED host03 host03 128 CF PRIMARY host04 host04 129 CF PEER host05 host05 ALERT PARTITION_NUMBER LOGICAL_PORT NETNAME ... ----- ---------------- ------------ ------- YES 0 0 host01-ib0 NO 0 0 host02-ib0 NO 0 0 host03-ib0 NO - 0 host04-ib0 NO - 0 host05-ib0 HOSTNAME STATE INSTANCE_STOPPED ALERT -------- ----- ---------------- ----- host01 ACTIVE NO NO host02 ACTIVE NO NO host03 ACTIVE NO NO host04 ACTIVE NO NO host05 ACTIVE NO NO
- The following example shows a sample output from the db2instance -list command:
- For more information about the listed alerts, run the db2cluster
-cm -list -alert command. For example, the db2cluster
-cm -list -alert command might return something like the
Alert: Db2 member '0' failed to start on its home host 'host01'. The cluster manager will attempt to restart the Db2 member in restart light mode on another host. Check the db2diag log file for messages concerning failures on hosts 'host01' for member '0' Action: This alert must be cleared manually with the command: db2cluster -cm -clear -alert. Impact: Member 0 will not be able to service requests until this alert has been cleared and the member returns to its home host.
- Check the <instance_owner>.nfy log for
information about when the failure occurred. Look in this member's
db2diag log file for more details on why the failure occurred. Look
for error messages that are related to
db2rstopin the db2diag log file.
- The system error log for the affected host can also be consulted
if the cause of the error is still unknown. For example:
- In the output shown previously, member 0 is not started.
- Login to host01 and view the system error log by running the errpt -a command (AIX) or looking at the /var/log/messages (Linux).
- In the system error log, look for related log entries at the time of the failure.
- If an alert was shown from db2cluster -list -alert, run db2cluster -clear -alert after the problem is resolved, and try the db2start command again.