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|Oracle® x86 Servers Diagnostics Guide For Servers Supporting Oracle ILOM 3.0.x|
Pc-Check is an operating system (OS) agnostic package and therefore does not require a running OS as a prerequisite. This has the advantage of not requiring a significant amount of a server’s operations to diagnose problems. The diagnostic utility is integrated into the Oracle ILOM firmware to supply you with an always on-site and on-server diagnostic solution for your server. Pc-Check is designed to detect and test all motherboard components, ports, and slots.
You can execute Pc-Check directly from the host server if the server contains an SP. Pc-Check has four operating modes that you can run either through the Oracle ILOM web interface or CLI. These modes are as follows:
Enabled – Select this mode if you want to run Pc-Check diagnostic tests upon start-up of the host. It is recommended that you run this mode prior to a mission-critical application to ensure the quality of the server. This mode runs a predefined test suite without user intervention and, upon completion, will continue to boot the next device based on the BIOS Boot Priority List. This mode is also recommended as a quick test for first-time field installation.
Extended – Select this mode if you want to run extended Pc-Check diagnostic tests upon start-up of the host. It is recommended that you run this mode for first-time installation of the server. This mode runs a comprehensive test suite to ensure that the server was transported without physical damage. This mode should also be run any time you physically change the server configuration to ensure that newly added components are installed correctly prior to running production operating systems and applications.
Manual – Select this mode if you want to run select Pc-Check diagnostic tests upon start-up of the host. You can use this mode to select individual tests from the Pc-Check menus, or to select predefined test suites available through the Immediate Burn-in test menu. These tests are discussed in depth later in this document.
Disabled – Select this mode if you do not want to run Pc-Check diagnostic tests upon start-up of the host. This is the default mode when your server arrives. You should set Pc-Check to Disabled mode when you have concluded running the diagnostics.