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Oracle® x86 Server Diagnostics, Applications, and Utilities Guide

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Updated: June 2016

Perform Immediate Burn-In Testing

Oracle provides three ready-made scripts designed to test the general health of the devices on your system.

These scripts include:

  • quick.tst

    This script performs a series of tests that require you to interact with the test software. When they require a user interaction, they stop and do not time out. These tests are faster than full.tst, but they are less thorough. For example, they do not run all the tests associated with a DIMM.

  • noinput.tst

    This script performs a non-detailed test of most hardware components, excluding those components that require user input (keyboard, mouse, sound, and video). This test does not require user input. It is normally the first test performed for hardware-related problems.

  • full.tst

    This script performs a detailed and comprehensive test on all hardware components, including those that require user input. It includes external port tests and requires loopback connectors on COM ports, parallel ports, and USB ports. You must interact with the test utility to progress through these interactive tests.

You can also modify and create scripts, which you can then run using immediate burn-in testing. For details, see Create and Save Scripts (Deferred Burn-in Testing).

  1. From the main menu, click Immediate Burn-In Testing.

    The page displays a list of settings and a Burn-In menu.

  2. From the menu, click Load Burn-In Script.

    A text field appears.

  3. Type the name of the script you want to run, for example: quick.tst, noinput.tst, or full.tst.
  4. To change any of the options, at the bottom of the page, click Change Options.

    This opens the Burn-In Options menu, which enables you to modify the options listed in the following table for the currently loaded test script.

    Default General
    Default Using quick.tst, noinput.tst, or full.tst Script
    All Possible Choices
    Pass Control
    Overall Time
    Overall Passes
    Individual Passes, Overall Passes, or Overall Time
    Enter any number to choose the time duration of the test
    Script File
    quick.tst, noinput.tst, or full.tst
    quick.tst, noiniput.tst, or full.tst
    Report File
    User defined
    Journal File
    D:\noinput.jrl, D:\quick.jrl, or D:\full.jrl
    User defined
    Journal Options
    Failed Tests
    All Tests, Absent Devices, and Test Summary
    Failed Tests, All Tests, Absent Devices, and Test Summary
    Pause on Fail
    Y or N
    Screen Display
    Control Panel
    Control Panel
    Control Panel or Running Tests
    POST Card
    Y or N
    Beep Codes
    Y or N
    Maximum Fails
  5. Click Perform Burn-In Tests.

    The diagnostics software executes the test script as configured.