Key initial classifiers for a failure are:
This contains an easy-to-read history of enterprise server system activity leading up to the problem. When viewing the console log:
Inspect the processes associated with the failing enterprise server (providing the server did not shut down). Loops may be indicated if there is a significant difference in the CPU time for a process between the list in the healthy data capture and the list in the problem data capture.
An unusual number of objects may indicate an operating system problem. To evaluate this, compare the list with one obtained when the enterprise server system is in a healthy state.
These classifiers coupled with the external symptoms should provide enough information to assign the failure to one of the types of failure listed.