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Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

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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


Pc-Check Diagnostics Overview

If you are having a problem with your system, you can use the Pc-Check diagnostic tests to diagnose and possibly solve the problem. The Pc-Check diagnostics can test and detect problems on all motherboard components, drives, ports, and slots.

To run Pc-Check, you can use Oracle ILOM to select one of the following options, then boot the server:

The only way you can see the results of Pc-Check diagnosis is to run Pc-Check in Manual mode. The output is displayed on a monitor or serial console connected to the system. See Viewing the Pc-Check Results. The results of the Enabled and Extended tests are also written to nonvolatile memory on the SP, where Oracle Services can access them.

Note - On some systems with eight Combo GbE/8Gb FC Express Module HBA cards and four Sun Dual 10GbE 12 SFP+ PCIe 2.0 cards, Pc-Check incorrectly reports network card test failures. If this occurs, turn off SR-IOV in BIOS by setting Advanced > I/O Virtualization > SR-IOV >Disabled. Be sure to re-enable SR-IOV when you are done.