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Oracle VTS 7.0 Software

User's Guide for Patch Set 8 and Subsequent Compatible Releases

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Document Information

Using This Documentation

Related Documentation

Feedback

Support and Accessibility

Understanding the Software

Software Overview

Software Architecture

Testable Components

Understanding Test Modes

Online Stress Test Mode

System Exerciser Test Mode

Component Stress Test Mode

User Interface Options

Installing or Updating the Software

Preparing for Installation

Installation Requirements

Determine Installed Software Version

Determine Installed Package Version for Oracle Solaris 10 Updates

Determine Installed Package Version for Oracle Solaris 11 Updates

Obtaining Packages for Installation

Software Packages

Install the Software for Oracle Solaris 10 Updates

Install the Software for Oracle Solaris 11

Set Up Man Page Access

Upgrade the Software for Oracle Solaris 10 Updates

Upgrade the Software for Oracle Solaris 11

Uninstall the Software for Oracle Solaris 10 Updates

Uninstall the Software for Oracle Solaris 11

Starting the Software

Preparing to Start the Software

System Requirements

Runtime Considerations

Device Preparations

Starting the Software (Interface)

Start the Software (GUI)

Start the Software (TTY UI)

Start the Software (CLI)

Starting the Software (No Interface)

Start Testing (No UI)

Start Long Testing

Start Short Testing

Start Memory Sub System Testing

Start Testing in all Stress Levels

Start Testing With Time Information

Starting the Software (CD or USB)

Start the Software (Bootable CD)

Start the Software (Bootable USB Image)

Testing Using the GUI

GUI Overview

Configuring the Test Session (GUI)

View the Host Configuration (GUI)

Select a Test Mode (GUI)

Change Global Options (GUI)

Select Device to Test (GUI)

Change Individual Test Options (GUI)

Begin the Test Session (GUI)

Monitor the Test Session

Stop the Test Session (GUI)

Review the Log Files (GUI)

Delete the Log Files (GUI)

Reset the Test Session (GUI)

Use the Auto Mode Sequencer (GUI)

Saving a Test Session Configuration for Repeated Use (GUI)

Create and Save a Test Session (GUI)

List Test Sessions (GUI)

Load a Test Session (GUI)

To Create a Configuration File to Load Sessions From a User Defined Location

Delete a Test Session (GUI)

Reset a Test Session (GUI)

Quit the GUI

Testing Using the TTY UI

TTY UI Overview

Keyboard Commands for Navigation (TTY UI)

Display TTY UI HELP and Release Table

View the Host System Configuration (TTY UI)

Configuring the Test Session (TTY UI)

Select a Test Mode (TTY UI)

Change Global Options (TTY UI)

Select Devices to Test (TTY UI)

Change Individual Test Options (TTY UI)

Begin the Test Session (TTY UI)

Monitor the Test Session

Stop the Test Session (TTY UI)

Review the Log Files (TTY UI)

Reset the Test Session Results (TTY UI)

Saving a Test Configuration for Repeated Use

Session Files in Oracle VTS

Create and Save a Test Session (TTY UI)

List Test Sessions (TTY UI)

Load a Test Session (TTY UI)

Delete a Test Session (TTY UI)

Reset a Test Session (TTY UI)

Reprobe the Devices (TTY UI)

Use the Auto Mode Sequencer (TTY UI)

Quit VTS TTY UI

Testing Using the CLI

CLI Overview

View the Host Configuration

Configuring the Test Session (CLI)

Display and Set a Test Mode (CLI)

Display and Set Global Options (CLI)

Select Device to Test (CLI)

Change Individual Test Options (CLI)

Begin the Test Session (CLI)

Monitor the Test Session (CLI)

Stop the Test Session (CLI)

Review the Log Files (CLI)

Deleting the Log Files

Reset the Test Session (CLI)

Saving a Test Configuration for Repeated use (CLI)

Create and Save a Test Session (CLI)

List Test Sessions (CLI)

Load a Test Session (CLI)

Delete a Test Session (CLI)

Reset a Test Session (CLI)

Reprobe the Devices (CLI)

Use the Auto Mode Sequencer (CLI)

Stop the CLI

Bootable CD/DVD and USB Media (x86)

Overview and Limitations

Using the Oracle VTS 7.0 PS16 Bootable Image Built on Oracle Solaris 11 Update Release

Using the Oracle VTS 7.0 PS13 or Older Bootable Image Built on Oracle Solaris 10 and Update Release

Use the Service Processor to Boot From the VTS Image

Interpreting VTS Messages

Log File Descriptions

Test Status Indicators

Log Files

VTS Messages

Using Additional VTS Features

Generate a Test Report

Use the vtsprobe Utility

Auto Mode Sequencer

Overview

Expected Behavior in Different Use Cases

Loop Option

Exiting the Auto Mode Sequencer

Automatic Setting of Levels

Safe and Unsafe Options

Create a Configuration File for the Unsafe Option

Understanding the Tests

Disk Test

Disk Subtests

Disk Test Setup

Disk Test Options

Disk Test Options (Configuration File)

Environment Test

Environment Test Requirements

Environment Test Modes

Graphics Test

Graphics Test Overview

Graphics Test Modes

Graphics Test Setup

Disable the Solaris Screen Saver

Change the Screen Resolution

Run hlgraphics Test

Check Presence of ast Driver on T4 System

Host Bus Adapter Test

Host Bus Adapter Test Modes

Host Bus Adapter Test Setup

Host Bus Adapter Test Options Through Configuration File

Io_Interconnect Test

Io_Interconnect Test Mode

Io_Interconnect Test Setup

Live-Network Port Testing Settings

Io_Interconnect Test Options Through Configuration File

IOports Test

IOports Test Overview

IOports Test Modes

IOports Test Setup

Media Test

Media Test Overview

Media Test Modes

Media Test Setup

Memory Test

Memory Test Overview

Memory Test Swap Space Requirements

Memory Test Modes

Memory Test Options Through Configuration File

Network Test

Network Test Overview

Network Test Modes

Network Test Setup

Live-Network Port Testing Settings

Network Test Options

Processor Test

Processor Test Overview

Processor Test Modes

Removable Disk Test

Removable Disk Test Overview

Media Subtest

File System Subtest

Removable Disk Test Modes

Removable Disk Test Options Through Configuration File

Supported Configuration Parameters

VTS Harness Configuration File Parameters

Disk Test Configuration File Parameters

Removable Disk Test Configuration File Parameters

Host Bus Adapter Test Configuration File Parameters

Io_Interconnect Test Configuration File Parameters

Memory Test Configuration File Parameters

Network Test Configuration File Parameters

Building Test Connectors

Test Connector Overview

25-Pin Port A-to-Port B Plug

25-Pin Port A-to-A Port B-to-B Plug

9-Pin Male Single-Port Plug

9-Pin Female Single-Port Plug

9-Pin to 9-Pin Port-to-Port Cable

NT to TE Cable

TPE Cable for Fast Ethernet

TPE Cable for Gigabit and 10/100 Ethernet

9-Pin Male DB-9 External Connector

9-Pin Female DB-9 External Connector

Index

Check Presence of ast Driver on T4 System

  1. Determine if the system you are workin on is a T4 system., type:
    # prtdiag | grep 'System Config'
    # System Configuration:Oracle Corporation sun4v SPARC T4-4 
  2. If a key board and mouse is attached to the system, ensure the following:
    • /dev/fb link is correctly set up and pointing to the correct device

    • Xorg is running on the system

  3. Install the solaris-desktop package for ast driver.

    If the solaris-desktop package cannot be installed, then install the following FMRI packages:


    Name
    FMRI
    system/graphics/fbconfig/fbconfig-ast
    pkg://solaris/system/graphics/fbconfig/fbconfig-ast@0.5.11,5.11-0.175.1.0.0.24.1317:20120904T175917Z
    x11/server/xorg/driver/xorg-video-ast
    pkg://solaris/x11/server/xorg/driver/xorg-video-ast@0.93.10,5.11-0.175.1.0.0.24.1317:20120904T180048Z
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