Collecting Diagnostics: scrutinize Command

The diagnostics tool scrutinize collects a broad range of information from a Vertica cluster. It also supports a range of options that let you control the amount and type of data that is collected. Collected data can include but is not limited to:

  • Host diagnostics and configuration data
  • Run-time state (number of nodes up or down)

  • Log files from the installation process, the database, and the administration tools (such as, vertica.log, dbLog, /opt/vertica/log/adminTools.log)
  • Error messages

  • Database design

  • System table information, such as system, resources, workload, and performance
  • Catalog metadata, such as system configuration parameters

  • Backup information


scrutinize requires that a cluster be configured to support the Administration Tools utility. If Administration Tools cannot run on the initiating host, then scrutinize cannot run on that host.

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