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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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Using This Documentation

Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

Product Downloads

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

Standard Scripts

How to Perform Immediate Burn-In Testing

How to Create and Save Scripts for Deferred 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 Perform Immediate Burn-In Testing

  1. From the main menu, click Immediate Burn-In Testing.

    The screen displays a list of settings and a Burn-In menu.

  2. From the menu, click Load Burn-In Script.

    A text box appears.

  3. Type the name of the script you want to run, for example:quick.tst, noinput.tst, or full.tst.
  4. To change any of the options, at the bottom of the screen, click Change Options.

    This opens the Burn-In Options menu, which enables you to modify the options listed in the following table for the currently loaded test script.

    Default General
    Default Using quick.tst, noinput.tst, or full.tst Script
    All Possible Choices
    Pass Control
    Overall Time
    Overall Passes
    Individual Passes, Overall Passes, or Overall Time
    Enter any number to choose the time duration of the test
    Script File
    quick.tst, noinput.tst, or full.tst
    quick.tst, noiniput.tst, or full.tst
    Report File
    User defined
    Journal File
    D:\noinput.jrl, D:\quick.jrl, or D:\full.jrl
    User defined
    Journal Options
    Failed Tests
    All Tests, Absent Devices, and Test Summary
    Failed Tests, All Tests, Absent Devices, and Test Summary
    Pause on Fail
    Y or N
    Screen Display
    Control Panel
    Control Panel
    Control Panel or Running Tests
    POST Card
    Y or N
    Beep Codes
    Y or N
    Maximum Fails
  5. Click Perform Burn-In Tests.

    The diagnostics software executes the test script as configured.