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Oracle® x86 Server Diagnostics, Applications, and Utilities Guide

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Updated: June 2016

Diagnostic Tools

The following diagnostic tools are available for your server.

U-Boot Diagnostics
U-Boot automatically tests basic hardware functions to ensure that there is enough functionality to boot the SP.
Oracle ILOM Preboot Menu
The Oracle ILOM preboot menu can be used to fix problems with Oracle ILOM that cannot be fixed while it is running. It allows you to interrupt the Oracle ILOM boot process, configure settings, then continue booting.
Among other things, it allows you to reset the Oracle ILOM root password to factory defaults, restore Oracle ILOM access to the serial port, and update the SP firmware.
At system startup, the BIOS performs a power-on self-test (POST) that checks the hardware on your server to ensure that all components are present and functioning properly. It displays the results of these tests on the system console.
Service processor (Oracle ILOM)
Oracle ILOM displays the status of system components. You can then replace a failed component, which often clears the problem.
SunVTS provides a comprehensive diagnostic tool that verifies the connectivity and functionality of most hardware controllers and devices. SunVTS is the preferred test for diagnosing I/O and SBA problems.
The Pc-Check diagnostics can test and detect problems on all motherboard components, drives, ports, and slots. It is used on systems that are older than Sun Server X3-2.
The UEFI diagnostics can test and detect problems on all CPU, memory, disk drives, and network ports. It is used on Sun Server X4-4 and newer systems.