Pc-Check is an operating system (OS) agnostic package and therefore does not require a running OS as a prerequisite. This has the advantage of not requiring a significant amount of a system’s operations to diagnose problems. The diagnostic utility is integrated into the ILOM firmware to supply you with an always on-site and on-system diagnostic solution for your server. Pc-Check is designed to detect and test all motherboard components, ports, and slots.
You can execute Pc-Check directly from the host server if the server contains an SP. If your server does not contain an SP, you can execute Pc-Check from the server Tools and Drivers CD/DVD. Pc-Check has four operating modes that you can run either through the ILOM web interface or through the ILOM CLI. These modes are as follows:
Enabled– Select this mode if you want to run Pc-Check diagnostic tests upon startup of the host. Run this mode prior to a mission-critical application to ensure the quality of the system. This mode runs a predefined test suite without user intervention and, upon completion continues to boot the next device based on the BIOS Boot Priority List. This mode is also recommended as a quick test for first-time field installation.
Extended– Select this mode if you want to run extended Pc-Check diagnostic tests upon startup of the host. Run this mode for first-time installation of the system. This mode runs a comprehensive test suite to ensure that the system was transported without physical damage. Run this mode any time you physically change the system configuration to ensure that newly added components are installed correctly prior to running production operating systems and applications.
Manual– Select this mode if you want to run select Pc-Check diagnostic tests upon startup of the host. You can use this mode to select individual tests from the Pc-Check menus, or to select predefined test suites available through the Immediate Burn-in test menu.
Disabled– Select this mode if you do not want to run Pc-Check diagnostic tests upon startup of the host. This is the default mode when your system arrives. You should set Pc-Check to Disabled mode when you have concluded running the diagnostics.