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Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Diagnostics Guide     Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Documentation Library
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Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

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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


Advanced Diagnostics

Advanced Diagnostics are used to test an individual device on the system. Most of the selections on this menu display information about the corresponding devices, and then offer a menu of testing options. For example, to test CPU 0, you can select Advanced Diagnostics Tests, and then select Processor, and then select CPU0.

Note - If you do not know which device to test, see Burn-In Testing.

The following table gives the name and a brief description of many of the selections in the Advanced Diagnostics Tests menu.

Note - Some of the tests in the table might not be applicable for your server.

Displays information about the processors and includes a Processor Tests menu.
Displays information about the memory, and includes tests for the different types of system memory.
Displays information about the motherboard, and includes a Motherboard Tests menu.
Floppy Disks
Not applicable.
Hard Disks
Displays information about the hard disk, and includes a Hard Disk Tests menu.
Not applicable.
ATAPI Devices
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Serial Ports
Displays information about the serial ports and includes a Serial Port Tests menu.
Parallel Ports
Not applicable.
Includes an ATA Test menu. Select the serial ATA driver to test.
Displays information about the USB devices on the system and includes a USB Tests menu.
Not applicable.
Displays information about SCSI devices and includes a SCSI Test menu.
Performs network register controller tests.
System Stress Test
Exercises and checks the CPU, memory, and hard drive.
Includes a Keyboard Test menu with options for performing different tests on the keyboard.
Displays information about the mouse and includes a menu to test the mouse on the system.
Not applicable.
Displays information about the video card. Initially, the monitor might flicker, but then the system brings up a Video Test Options menu that enables you to perform various video tests.
Firmware– ACPI
Displays information about Advanced Configurable Power Interface (ACPI) and includes an ACPI Tests menu.