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Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

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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

How to Run the U-Boot Diagnostic Tests

U-Boot Diagnostic Test Output

Sample SP Environmental Variables Showing U-Boot Test Status


How to Run the U-Boot Diagnostic Tests

  1. Attach a serial terminal to the SER MGT port on the SP.

    Refer to How to Connect to Oracle ILOM CLI Using the Serial Management Port in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Installation Guidefor details.

  2. Power on or restart the server.

    Refer to Powering the Server On and Off in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Installation Guide for more details.

  3. Watch for the following prompt and do one of the following.

    Enter Diagnostics Mode {'q'uick/'n'ormal (default)/e'x'tended]...

    • To run in normal mode, type n or let the countdown continue to run.

    • To enable Quick U-Boot tests, type q.

    • To enable Extended U-Boot component tests, type x.

  4. Read the output, as described in U-Boot Diagnostic Test Output.

    If any test fails, the test stops at that test, and the SP does not boot. Contact Oracle support.

See Also

U-Boot Diagnostic Test Output