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This chapter describes SunVTS. The following topics are discussed in this chapter:
The SunVTS 5.1 Patch Set 5 (PS5) software, and future compatible versions, are supported on the Netra 240 server.
The SunVTS software, the Sun Validation Test Suite, is an online diagnostics tool for verifying the configuration and functionality of hardware controllers, devices, and platforms. It runs in the Solaris OS and has the following interfaces:
The SunVTS software suite performs system and peripherals stress testing. You can view and control a SunVTS software session over a network. Using a remote machine, you can view the progress of a testing session, change testing options, and control all testing features of another machine on the network.
You can run SunVTS software in three test modes:
Since SunVTS software can run many tests in parallel and consume many system resources, you should take care when using it on a production system. If you are stress-testing a system using SunVTS software's Comprehensive test mode, do not run anything else on that system at the same time.
A server must be running the Solaris OS for SunVTS software to be able to test it. Since SunVTS software packages are optional, they may not be installed on your system. For instructions, see To Determine Whether SunVTS Software Is Installed.
You can use the SunVTS software to view and control testing sessions on a remotely connected server. TABLE 2-1 lists some of the tests that are available.
During SunVTS software installation, you must choose between basic or Sun Enterprise Authentication Mechanism (SEAM) security. Basic security uses a local security file in the SunVTS software installation directory to limit the users, groups, and hosts permitted to use SunVTS software. SEAM security is based on the standard network authentication protocol Kerberos and provides secure user authentication, data integrity, and privacy for transactions over networks.
If your site uses SEAM security, you must have the SEAM client and server software installed in your networked environment and configured properly in both Solaris software and SunVTS software. If your site does not use SEAM security, do not choose the SEAM option during SunVTS software installation.
If you enable the wrong security scheme during installation, or if you improperly configure the security scheme you choose, you may find yourself unable to run SunVTS software tests. For more information, see the SunVTS User's Guide and the instructions accompanying the SEAM software.
By default, the SunVTS software is not installed on the Netra 240 server. However, it is available on the Solaris OS supplement CD, and the latest revisions can be downloaded from the following web site:
To find out more about using SunVTS software, refer to the SunVTS documentation that corresponds to the Solaris software release that you are running. You can also find additional information about the SunVTS software, as well as installation instructions, on the above web site.
The SunVTS Software documents are included on the software supplement CD that is part of each Solaris media kit release. These documents are also available at http://docs.sun.com.
For further information, you can also consult the following SunVTS software documents: