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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


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


Caution - You should not run this utility unless requested to do so by Oracle Services.

Before You Begin

To collect SP data using the Service Snapshot utility, you need the Admin (a) role enabled.

  1. Log in to the Oracle ILOM CLI.
  2. Type the following commands:

    ->set /SP/diag/snapshot dataset=data

    ->set /SP/diag/snapshot dump_uri=URI

    where data and URI are one of the following:

    Specifies that the Oracle ILOM, operating system, and hardware information is collected.
    Specifies that all data is collected (“full” collection).

    Note - Using this option might reset the running host.

    normal-logonly or


    Specifies that only log files are collected.
    Any valid target directory location
    Specifies the URI of the target directory. The URI format is as follows: protocol://username:password@host/directory

    where protocol can be one of these transfer methods: SFTP or FTP.

    For example, to store the snapshot information in the directory named data on the host, define the URI as follows: ftp://joe:mypasswd@host_ip_address/data

    The directory data is relative to the user login, so the directory would probably be /home/joe/data.

    The snapshot places a zip file in the specified URI.

  3. Unzip the file to access the data produced by the snapshot.