USAGE for verify_sdp.sh v5.17.3:
verify_sdp.sh [<instance>] [-online] [-skip <test>[,<test2>,...]] [-si] [-L <log>|off ] [-D]
This script verifies the current SDP setup for the specified instance,
and also performs basic health checks of configured servers.
This uses the SDP instance bin directory /p4/N/bin to determine
what server binaries (p4d, p4broker, p4p) are expected to be configured
on this machine.
Existence of the '*_init' script indicates the given binary is
expected. For example, for instance 1, if /p4/1/bin/p4d_1_init
exists, a p4d server is expected to run on this machine.
Checks may be executed or skipped depending on what servers are
configured. For example, if a p4d is configured, the $P4ROOT/server.id
file should exist. If p4p is configured, the 'cache' directory
Specify the SDP instances. If not specified, the SDP_INSTANCE
environment variable is used instead. If the instance is not
defined by a parameter and SDP_INSTANCE is not defined,
exits immediately with an error message.
Online mode. Does additional checks that requires p4d, p4broker,
and/or p4p to be online. Any servers for which there are
*_init scripts in the Instance Bin directory must be online.
The Instance Bin directory is the /p4/N/bin directory, where N
is the SDP instance name.
Specify a comma-delimited list of test names to skip.
Valid test names:
* cron|crontab: Skip crontab check. Use this if you do not expect crontab to
be configured, perhaps if you use a different scheduler.
* excess: Skip checks for excess copies of p4d/p4p/p4broker in PATH.
* license: Skip license related checks.
* masterid: Skip check ensuring ServerID of master starts with 'master'.
* offline_db: Skip checks that require a healthy offline_db.
* p4root: Skip checks that require healthy P4ROOT db files.
* p4t_files: Skip checks for existence of P4TICKETS and P4TRUST files.
* passwd|password: Skip SDP password checks.
* version: Skip version checks.
As an alternative to using the '-skip' command, the shell environment
variable VERIFY_SDP_SKIP_TEST_LIST can be set to a comma-separated
list of test names to skip. Using the command line parameter is the
best choice for temporarily skipping tests, while specifying the
environment variable is better for making permanent exceptions (e.g.
always excluding the crontab check if crontabs are not used at this
site). The variable should be set in /p4/common/config/p4_N.vars.
If the '-skip' option is provided, the VERIFY_SDP_SKIP_TEST_LIST
variable is ignored (not appended to). So it may make sense to
reference the variable on the command line. For example, if the
value of the variable is 'crontab', to skip crontab and license
checks, you could specify:
-si Silent mode, useful for cron operation. Both stdout and stderr
are still captured in the log. The '-si' option cannot be used
with '-L off'.
Specify the log file to use. The default is /p4/N/logs/verify_sdp.log
The special value 'off' disables logging to a file.
Note that '-L off' and '-si' are mutually exclusive.
-D Set extreme debugging verbosity.
-h Display short help message
-man Display man-style help message
Example 1: Typical usage:
This script is typically called after SDP update with only the instance
name or number as an argument, e.g.:
Example 2: Skipping some checks.
verify_sdp.sh 1 -skip crontab
Example 3: Automation Usage
If used from automation already doing its own logging, use -L off:
verify_sdp.sh 1 -L off
This script generates a log file and also displays it to stdout at the
end of processing. By default, the log is:
The exception is usage errors, which result an error being sent to
stderr followed usage info on stdout, followed by an immediate exit.
If the '-si' (silent) flag is used, the log is generated, but its
contents are not displayed to stdout at the end of processing.
An exit code of 0 indicates no errors were encountered attempting to
perform verifications, and that all checks verified cleanly.