C H A P T E R  19

Environmental Test (env6test)

env6test Description

env6test exercises and validates environmental subsytems. This test contains subtests to exercise a system's fans, keyswitch, LEDs, power supplies, and temperature sensors.

This test is not scalable.

env6test Options

To reach the following dialog box, right-click on the test name in the System Map and select Test Parameter Options. If you do not see this test in the System Map, you might need to expand the collapsed groups, or your system might not include the device appropriate to this test. Refer to the SunVTS User's Guide for more details.

FIGURE 19-1 env6test Test Parameter Options Dialog Box

Screenshot of env6test Test Parameter Options dialog box.

TABLE 19-1 env6test Options



Fan Test

Checks the status, tolerance, and speed of the system's fans. Default is Disable.

LED Test

Checks overall status of system's LEDs by switching them on and off. Default is Disable.

env6test Test Modes

TABLE 19-2 env6test Supported Test Modes

Test Mode



Reports current state of devices.


Performs all tests including the Fan and LED subtests if they are enabled.

env6test Command-Line Syntax

/opt/SUNWvts/bin/env6test standard_arguments
-o dev=raw-device-name,led=Enable|Disable,fan=Enable|Disable

TABLE 19-3 env6test Command-Line Syntax




Specifies the name of the raw device to test.

Default is /dev/env.


Enables or disables the LEDS subtest. The default value is Disable.


Enables or disables the Fans subtest. The default value is Disable.