SunVTStrademark is Sun's Validation test suite. SunVTS is a comprehensive diagnostic tool that tests and validates Sun hardware by verifying the connectivity and proper functioning of most hardware controllers, devices, on Sun platforms.

The primary audience of this manual is hardware testing and verification personnel, qualified service-trained maintenance providers, and advanced system end users.

This book describes how to install, configure, and use SunVTS.

How This Book Is Organized

Chapter 1 provides an overview of SunVTS and the SunVTS user interfaces, architecture, and test modes.

Chapter 2 describes the SunVTS packages and installation procedures.

Chapter 3 covers the different methods used to start SunVTS.

Chapter 4 describes how to configure, start, monitor, and review a test session with the SunVTS CDE UI.

Chapter 5 describes how to configure, start, monitor, and review a test session with the SunVTS TTY UI.

Appendix A provides window and dialog box look-up tables.

Appendix B provides answers to SunVTS frequently asked questions.

Appendix C provides detailed information about editing the generic option file for advanced users.

Appendix D provides detailed information for configuring the SunVTS global configuration file, sunvts.conf.

Using UNIX Commands

This document might not contain information on basic UNIX® commands and procedures such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices.

See one or more of the following for this information:

Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol




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.
To delete a file, type rm filename.

Shell Prompts



C shell


C shell superuser


Bourne shell and Korn shell


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser


Related Documentation



Part Number


SunVTS 5.1 Test Reference Manual


Quick Reference

SunVTS Quick Reference Card


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