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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

To Test the Hard Disks of the Server

Immediate Burn-in Testing

Immediate Burn-in Testing Menu Options

Full System Tests

To Run Immediate Burn-in Tests

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


Deferred Burn-in Testing

You can use the Deferred Burn-in Testing option to create and save your own scripts to run at a later time.

To Create and Save Scripts for Deferred Burn-in Testing

To create and save scripts for deferred burn-in testing, follow these steps:

  1. From the Pc-Check main menu, choose Deferred Burn-in Testing.

    The top portion of the window lists the options described in Test Menu Options , and the bottom portion of the window lists the Deferred Burn-in menu options.

  2. Select one of the following options:
    • Change Options

      Opens the Burn-in Options menu, which enables you to modify the various options listed in Test Menu Options for the currently loaded test script.

    • Select Tests

      Opens a listing of all the possible types of tests available for you to run for the currently loaded test script.

  3. When you are done, select Save Burn-in Script and type the name for the new script.

    Enter d:\test-name.tst where test-name is the name of the script that you have created.

  4. To run the newly created script, go to Immediate Burn-in Testing and run the script.

    See Immediate Burn-in Testing.