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Oracle® x86 Servers Diagnostics Guide For Servers Supporting Oracle ILOM 3.0.x
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1.  Introduction to Diagnostic Tools

About Diagnostic Tools

Strategy for Diagnostics

To Diagnose Server Problems

Service Processor

Standalone Package-Based Diagnostics

Offline Operating System-Based Diagnostics

Online Operating System-Based Diagnostics

Diagnostic Tools for Oracle Servers




Oracle VTS

Snapshot Utility

Using the Diagnostic Tools to Troubleshoot a Server

Troubleshooting Scenarios

Diagnostic Test Coverage

Setting Up a Server for Testing

2.  U-Boot Diagnostic Start-Up Tests

U-Boot Diagnostic Start-Up Tests Overview

Server Diagnostic Test Options at Start-Up

U-Boot Diagnostic Test Modes - Normal, Quick, and Extended

Reporting of Diagnostic Failures at Server Start-Up

Running the U-Boot Diagnostic Tests

Before You Begin

To Select a U-Boot Diagnostic Mode to Run at Start-Up

Sample U-Boot Test Output

U-Boot Normal Mode - Test Output Sample

U-Boot Quick Mode - Test Output Sample

U-Boot Extended Mode - Test Output Sample

Sample SP Environmental Variables Showing U-Boot Test Status

3.  Pc-Check Diagnostics Utility

Pc-Check Diagnostics Overview

Accessing the Pc-Check Diagnostics Utility

To Access Pc-Check Using the Oracle ILOM Web Interface

To Access Pc-Check Using the Oracle ILOM CLI

System Information Menu

System Information Menu Options

Advanced Diagnostics Tests

Advanced Diagnostics Tests Menu Options

Immediate Burn-in Testing

Immediate Burn-in Testing Menu Options

Deferred Burn-in Testing

To Create and Save Scripts for Deferred Burn-in Testing

Show Results Summary

Show Results Summary Menu Options

Print Results Report

About Pc-Check

Exit to DOS



This guide contains instructions for using diagnostic applications that are common to many Oracle x86 servers.

This preface contains the following topics:

Product Downloads

You can find downloads for all Oracle x86 servers and server modules (blades) on My Oracle Support (MOS). On MOS, you can find two types of downloads:

To Download Software and Firmware

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in to My Oracle Support.
  3. At the top of the page, click the Patches and Updates tab.
  4. In the Patches Search box, select Product or Family (Advanced Search).
  5. In the Product? Is field, type a full or partial product name, for example Sun Fire X4470, until a list of matches is displayed, then select the product of interest.
  6. In the Release? Is pull-down list, click the Down arrow.
  7. In the window that is displayed, click the triangle (>) by the product folder icon to display the choices, then select the release of interest and click Close.
  8. In the Patches Search box, click Search.

    A list of product downloads (listed as patches) is displayed.

  9. Select the patch name of interest, for example Patch 10266805 for the Sun Fire X4470 SW 1.1 release.
  10. In the right-side pane that is displayed, click Download.

Documentation and Feedback

For a description of the document set for your Oracle x86 server, see the Getting Started Guide that is shipped with your server and also published on the product documentation site. Go to the following URL, navigate to your product page, and click the Documentation tab:

All Oracle documentation
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (Oracle ILOM) 3.0

You can provide feedback on this documentation at:

Support and Training

These web sites provide additional resources: