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Oracle® x86 Server Diagnostics, Applications, and Utilities Guide

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Updated: June 2016

About the Diagnostics Guide

This document describes the diagnostics tools available for Oracle x86 servers equipped with Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.1 and Oracle ILOM 3.2.x, and provides information about other applications and utilities, such as NIC Teaming.

For information about Oracle ILOM, refer to the Oracle ILOM Documentation Library at:


This document includes the following sections.

See descriptions of the diagnostic tools for your server.
Learn how to systematically troubleshoot your server.
Perform preliminary checks on your server.
Use the U-Boot diagnostics to check Oracle ILOM.
Use the preboot diagnostics to diagnose and repair problems with Oracle ILOM.
Learn what is tested during BIOS POST.
Use Oracle ILOM to monitor the host and to create a snapshot of the system state.
Use SunVTS to diagnose problems with the functionality and connectivity of server hardware components.
Use Pc-Check to diagnose server hardware problems. Use this test for servers that are older than Sun Server X4-4.
Use UEFIdiag to diagnose server problems. Use this test for Sun Server X4-4 and newer systems.
Configure NIC teaming on Windows.
Use the HWdiag utility to check the status of system components.
Instructions for getting server module firmware and software.