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Oracle® x86 Server Diagnostics, Applications, and Utilities Guide

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Updated: June 2016

Advanced Diagnostics

Advanced diagnostics are used to test an individual device on the system. Most of the selections on this menu display information about the corresponding devices, and then offer a menu of testing options. For example, to test CPU 0, you can select Advanced Diagnostics Tests, select Processor, and then select CPU0.

image:Graphic showing Advanced Diagnostics Test Menu.

Note -  If you do not know which device to test, see Burn-In Testing.

The following table gives the name and a brief description of many of the selections in the Advanced Diagnostics Tests menu.

Note -  Some of the tests in the table might not be applicable for your server.
Displays information about the processors and includes a Processor Tests menu.
Displays information about the memory, and includes tests for the different types of system memory.
Displays information about the motherboard, and includes a Motherboard Tests menu.
Floppy Disks
Not applicable.
Hard Disks
Displays information about the hard disk, and includes a Hard Disk Tests menu.
Provides menus to test CD-ROM/DVD devices, if the server is so equipped.
ATAPI Devices
Displays information about devices attached to the IDE controllers (other than DVD or hard disks).
Verifies the operation of the security chip.
Serial Ports
Displays information about the serial ports and includes a Serial Port Tests menu.
Parallel Ports
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Includes an ATA Test menu. Select the serial ATA driver to test.
Displays information about the USB devices on the system and includes a USB Tests menu.
Not applicable.
Displays information about SCSI devices and includes a SCSI Test menu.
Performs network register controller tests.
System Stress Test
Exercises and checks the CPU, memory, and hard drive.
Includes a Keyboard Test menu with options for performing different tests on the keyboard.
Displays information about the mouse and includes a menu to test the mouse on the system.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Displays information about the video card. Initially, the monitor might flicker, but then the system brings up a Video Test Options menu that enables you to perform various video tests.
Not applicable.
Firmware– ACPI
Displays information about Advanced Configurable Power Interface (ACPI) and includes an ACPI Tests menu.