C H A P T E R  35

LOMlite Alarm Test (lomlitetest)

lomlitetest Description

lomlitetest tests the proper functioning of LOMlite and LOMlite 2 system monitoring, alarms, and lights-out management (LOM) processors currently used in Netra T platforms. This test also tests the legacy TSalarms alarm card used in some Netra t 11xx systems. lomlitetest exercises the hardware and device drivers for the LOMlite, LOMlite 2, or TSalarms device, and tests the system and environmental monitoring functions of the device.

This test is not scalable.

Note - During offline functional testing, messages from the LOM processor are seen on the system console. This is normal and does not indicate a fault.

lomlitetest Requirements

The LOMlite or TSalarms device driver must be installed

In the Netra t 11xx or Netra t 14xx platforms, the LOMlite or TSalarms plug-in card must be installed

lomlitetest Subtests

TABLE 35-1 lomlitetest Subtests



Connection subtest

Run for both LOMlite and TSalarms. Attempts to open the device nodes appropriate to the device being tested.

Passive Read subtest

Attempts to read the available data from the device being tested. Device data is read as follows:

All devices: Alarm state

LOMlite and LOMlite 2:

  • Fault LED state
  • Power supply state
  • Fans state
  • EEPROM event log

LOMlite 2 only:

  • Power supply voltages
  • Enclosure and CPU temperatures

Active Alarms subtest

Reads, inverts, and rereads each alarm state to ensure change took effect. Resets alarms to original state and checks that the state is correct. In the case of LOMlite and LOMlite 2 devices, reads the EEPROM event log and ensures that the expected events are recorded.

Active Fault LED subtest

Reads, inverts, rereads, and resets the state of the fault indicator LED. Checks that the state changes are recorded in the EEPROM event log.


lomlitetest Options

This test has no programmable options unless it is run on a multiprocessor system. On single-processor systems, the appropriate subtests are automatically selected depending upon the test mode and the type of device detected or specified on the command line.

TABLE 35-1 shows the options menu for a multi-processor system. 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 35-1 lomlitetest Test Parameter Options Dialog Box

Screenshot of the lomlitetest Test Parameter Options dialog box

lomlitetest Test Modes

TABLE 35-2 lomlitetest Supported Test Modes

Test Mode



Runs the Connection subtest.


Runs all subtests.

lomlitetest Command-Line Syntax

/opt/SUNWvts/bin/lomlitetest standard-arguments
-o dev=lomlite2|lomlite|tsalarms

TABLE 35-3 lomlitetest Command-Line Syntax




Selects the type of device driver to test.