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Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

Product Downloads

Documentation and Feedback

About This Documentation

Change History

Overview of the Diagnostics Guide

Introduction to System Diagnostics

Troubleshooting Options

Diagnostic Tools

Troubleshooting the Server

How to Gather Service Visit Information

How to Troubleshoot Power Problems

How to Externally Inspect the Server

How to Internally Inspect the Server

Troubleshooting DIMM Problems

How to Isolate and Replace Faulty DIMM Pairs

How to Isolate and Correct Persistent DIMM Errors

Additional Tests

DIMM Hardware


Default BIOS Power-On Self-Test (POST) Events


Using Oracle ILOM to Monitor the Host

Viewing the Oracle ILOM Sensor Readings

Viewing Fault Status

Clearing Faults

Viewing the Oracle ILOM System Event Log

Clearing the System Event Log

Interpreting Event Log Time Stamps

Resetting the SP

Creating a Data Collector Snapshot

How to Create a Snapshot With the Oracle ILOM Web Interface

How to Create a Snapshot With the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface

Using SunVTS Diagnostics Software

Introduction to SunVTS Diagnostic Test Suite

SunVTS Log Files

SunVTS Documentation

How to Diagnose Server Problems With the Bootable Diagnostics CD

Performing Pc-Check Diagnostic Tests

Pc-Check Diagnostics Overview

How to Run Pc-Check Diagnostics

Pc-Check Main Menu

System Information Menu

Advanced Diagnostics

Burn-In Testing

Viewing the Pc-Check Results

U-Boot Diagnostic Start-Up Tests

U-Boot Test Options

Running the U-Boot Diagnostic Tests and Viewing the Results

U-Boot Diagnostic Test Output

Sample SP Environmental Variables Showing U-Boot Test Status


How to Diagnose Server Problems With the Bootable Diagnostics CD

  1. Use one of the following methods to start SunVTS:
    • On a Solaris system, run the command /usr/sunvts/bin/startsunvts.

      Note - SunVTS is resource-intensive. When running it from the command line, it is advisable to close any non-essential applications on your system.

    • On any system:

      • Download the SunVTS ISO file. See your server download page for details.

      • After downloading the ISO file, copy it to a local drive or a to a CD/DVD, and use Oracle ILOM redirection to boot it. See your Oracle ILOM documentation for information about redirection.

    Note - SunVTS can take as long as nine minutes to boot.

  2. Press Enter or click the Start button when you are prompted to start the tests.

    The test suite runs until it encounters an error or the test is completed.

  3. When the test stops, review the log files generated during the test.

    For a description of the log files, see SunVTS Log Files.

    To view a log file:

    1. Click the Log button.

      The log file window appears.

    2. Specify the log file that you want to view by selecting it from the Log file windows.

      The content of the selected log file appears in the windows.

    3. Use the three lower buttons to perform the following actions:
      • Print the log file.

        A dialog box appears for you to specify your printer options and printer name.

      • Delete the log file.

        The file remains displayed, but it will be gone the next time you try to display it.

      • Close the log file window.

        The window closes.