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Oracle® x86 Server Diagnostics, Applications, and Utilities Guide

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Updated: June 2016

Run UEFI Diagnostics Using the Oracle ILOM CLI

Before You Begin

Log on to the Oracle ILOM CLI as root.

  1. Verify that the host is in Standby power mode.
    • The Power/OK LED on the front panel is flashing.
    • The show /System command displays power_state = Off.
  2. Change the directory to /HOST/diag.

    -> cd /HOST/diag

  3. From the prompt, enter the set mode=<level> command to choose one of the following UEFI diagnostic modes:

    Note -  Oracle ILOM 3.2.1 or 3.2.2 refer to it as the "state" instead of the "mode". For example, on these systems, use the command set state=enabled instead.
    • Disabled

    • Enabled

    • Extended

    • Manual

    For example, to run UEFI diagnostics tests in Enabled mode, enter:

    -> set mode=enabled

  4. To start the UEFI diagnostics, enter:

    start /HOST/diag

    The server automatically boots and starts UEFI diagnostics tests. No more action is necessary.

    What happens now depends on what test you are running.

    • If you are running Enabled or Extended diagnostics, the tests run automatically. See UEFI Diagnostics in Enabled or Extended Mode.
    • If you are running Manual mode diagnostics, the system displays boot messages, then it displays the following startup messages:
      startup.nsh> echo -off
      Moving to drive fs2:
      Oracle Enterprise UEFI Diagnostics
      type: fs2:\version.txt, Size 100
      Revision: 862
      Last Changed Rev: 862
      Last Changed Date: 2014-08-22 16:39:56 -0400 (Fri, 22 Aug 2014)

      Note -  The boot process can take several minutes, and might include an extra power cycle.
      • On systems with Oracle Server X4-4, X4-8, X5-4 and X5-8 equipped with Oracle ILOM 3.2.4 or newer, the UEFI GUI starts.

        To exit the UEFI GUI and start the UEFI shell, use the escape key (ESC).

        See UEFI Diagnostics in Manual Mode.

      • For other systems, after the messages, the UEFI shell opens. This shell is accessible from both the video interface (a monitor or an Oracle ILOM remote console session) and the serial interface.

  5. If you ran UEFI diagnostics in Manual mode, return the mode to Disabled after the tests have concluded. Enter:

    set /host/diag/ mode=disabled

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