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Oracle® x86 Server Diagnostics, Applications, and Utilities Guide

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Updated: June 2016

Diagnose Server Problems With the Bootable Diagnostics CD

  1. Use one of the following methods to start SunVTS:
    • On a Solaris system, type /usr/sunvts/bin/startsunvts.

      Note -  SunVTS is resource-intensive. When running it from the command line, it is advisable to close any non-essential applications on your system.
    • On any system:

      1. Download the SunVTS ISO file. Refer to your server download page for details.

      2. After downloading the ISO image, copy it to a local drive or a to a CD/DVD.

      3. Use Oracle ILOM redirection to boot the ISO image. Refer to your Oracle ILOM documentation for information about redirection.

    Note -  SunVTS can take as long as nine minutes to boot.
  2. Press Enter or click the Start button when you are prompted to start the tests.

    The test suite runs until it encounters an error or the test is completed.

  3. When the test stops, review the log files generated during the test.

    For a description of the log files, see SunVTS Log Files.

    1. Click the Log button.

      The log file window appears.

    2. Specify the log file that you want to view by selecting it.

      The content of the selected log file appears in the window.

    3. Use the three lower buttons to perform the following actions:
      • Print the log file.

        A dialog box appears for you to specify your printer options and printer name.

      • Delete the log file.

        The file remains displayed, but it is gone the next time you try to display it.

      • Close the log file window.

        The window closes.