The Sun Fire V890 Server Diagnostics Guide is intended for experienced system administrators. It includes descriptive information about the Sun Firetrademark V890 server and its diagnostic tools, and specific information about diagnosing and troubleshooting problems with the server.

Before You Read This Book

This book assumes that you are familiar with computer and network concepts and terms, and have advanced familiarity with the Solaristrademark Operating System.

To use the information in this document fully, you must have thorough knowledge of the topics discussed in this book:

Using UNIX Commands

This document does not contain information on basic UNIX® commands and procedures such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices. Refer to the following for this information:

Shell Prompts



C shell


C shell superuser


Bourne shell and Korn shell


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser


Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output

Edit your.login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.


What you type, when contrasted with on-screen computer output

% su



Book titles, new words or terms, words to be emphasized. Replace command-line variables with real names or values.

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be superuser to do this.

To delete a file, type rm filename.

Related Documentation




Sun Fire V890 Server Rackmounting Guide

Installation Instructions for Solaris

Solaris (SPARC Platform Edition) Installation Guide

Solaris (SPARC Platform Edition) Installation Release Notes

Solaris Sun Hardware Platform Guide

Solaris Installation Guide

Solaris Advanced Installation Guide

Owner's Guide

Sun Fire V890 Server Owner's Guide


Sun Fire V890 Server Service Manual

Late-Breaking Information

Sun Fire V890 Server Product Notes

Solaris Release Notes

Solaris Release Notes Supplement for Sun Hardware

System Diagnostics

SunVTS User's Guide

SunVTS Test Reference Manual

SunVTS Quick Reference Card

SunVTS Documentation Supplement

System Management

Sun Management Center Software Installation Guide

Sun Management Center Software User's Guide

Sun Management Center Software Release Notes

Sun Management Center Supplement for Workgroup Servers

System Administration

Solaris System Administrator Documentation

Platform Notes: The eri FastEthernet Device Driver

Platform Notes: The Sun Gigabit Ethernet Device Driver

Platform Notes: Using luxadm Software

Sun Fire V890 Server Dynamic Reconfiguration User's Guide

OpenBoot 4.x Command Reference Manual

OpenBoot 4.x Quick Reference

OpenBoot PROM Enhancements for Diagnostic Operation

Remote System Monitoring and Control

Sun Remote System Control (RSC) 2.2.2 User's Guide

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