Discovered processes may lack some command line arguments, patterns may not trigger.
The standard Solaris
/usr/bin/ps command limits command line arguments to a maximum of 80 characters. In order to avoid this limitation, BMC Atrium Discovery attempts to use the
/usr/ucb/ps command (which is an optional install). Without patch 120240-01 (or later) on SPARC systems, 120239-01 (or later) on X86 systems, this command will report all full command line arguments for all processes. With patch 120240-01 (or later) on SPARC systems, 120239-01 (or later) on X86 systems, the command requires that the Discovery user has the
proc_owner privilege or that it is run as root.
Administrators can resolve this issue by granting the
proc_owner privilege to the Discovery user or by running
/usr/ucb/ps as root. The
/usr/ucb/ps command requires the optional "SUNWscpu" package to be installed.