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BMC Environment Test(bmcenvironment)

The bmcenvironment test scans the sensors of the Base Management Controller (BMC) and reports failures on sensors that report readings outside of their reported ranges.

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Caution - Ensure that no other applications, such as ipmitool, are using the BMC when perfoming the bmcenvironmenttest.

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Caution - Ensure that a service processor daughter card is installed and seated correctly.

bmcenvironment 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 2-1 bmcenvironment Test Parameter Options Dialog Box

Screenshot of the rsctest Test Parameter Options dialog box

Note - Only the standard options are supported for the bmcenvironment test.

bmcenvironment Test Modes

bmcenvironment supports the test modes listed in the following table.

TABLE 2-1 bmcenvironment Supported Test Modes

Test Mode



Runs the entire test.


Runs the entire test.


Runs the entire test.


Runs the entire test.

bmcenvironment Command-Line Syntax

/opt/SUNWvts/bin/bmcenvironment standard_arguments

Note - Only the standard SunVTS command line argumentst are supported for the bmcenvironment test.