SunVTStrademark is the Sun Microsystemstrademark Inc. Validation Test Suite. SunVTS is a comprehensive software diagnostic package that tests and validates Sun SPARC® and x86 hardware by verifying the configuration and functionality of controllers, devices, and platforms.

This document is a supplement to the SunVTS 6.4 Test Reference Manual for x86 Platforms (820-1671) and the SunVTS 6.4 User's Guide (820-1669). Refer to these documents for details on the full collection of SunVTS 6.4 tests and software features that are not new or enhanced in this release.

Note - The Solaristrademark Operating System (OS) release with which this version of SunVTS is delivered supports systems that use the SPARC® and some x86 processor architectures. This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.
In this document, the term x86 refers to 64-bit and 32-bit systems. These systems are manufactured using processors compatible with the AMD64 or Intel Xeon/Pentium product families.

Before You Read This Book

To fully use the information in this document, you must have thorough knowledge of the topics described in these documents:

How This Book Is Organized

This book is organized as follows:

Chapter 1 describes SunVTS requirements, test modes, user interfaces, the collection of tests, and how to run a test from the command line. The remaining chapters are actual SunVTS test reference manual chapters for tests with changes or enhancements for this release.

Using UNIX Commands

This document might not contain information on basic UNIX® commands and procedures such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices.

Refer to one or more of the following for this information:

Shell Prompts



C shell


C shell superuser


Bourne shell and Korn shell


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser


Table showing examples of the types of shell prompts used in this document.

Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output

Edit your.login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.


What you type, when contrasted with on-screen computer output

% su



Book titles, new words or terms, words to be emphasized. Replace command-line variables with real names or values.

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be superuser to do this.

To delete a file, type rm filename.

Related Documentation

This document covers SunVTS version 6.4 tests. It serves as a reference companion to the SunVTS documents listed below.



Part Number

Installation and Navigation

SunVTS 6.4 User's Guide


Test Specific Reference

SunVTS 6.4 Test Reference Manual for x86 Platforms


Quick Reference Card

SunVTS Quick Reference Card


Documentation, Support, and Training

Sun Function





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