Oracle servers perform a low-level diagnostic power-on self-test (POST) to pinpoint faults in specific hardware components. If the POST discloses an error, it typically reports the following information:
Type of error detected
When or where the error occurred
If several error messages are detected at POST, troubleshoot and fix the cause of the first error. In some cases, fixing the cause of the first error can resolve other error messages the next time you run POST.
For details about the POST error messages appearing on your screen, refer to the Oracle x86 Servers Diagnostics, Applications, and Utilities Guide for Servers with Oracle ILOM 3.1 and Oracle ILOM 3.2.x.
To detect possible hardware failures during POST, follow these instructions.
For details on how to locally connect a terminal, refer to your server installation guide. For details on how to establish a remote KVMS connection through Oracle ILOM, see Launching Oracle ILOM Remote Redirection Sessions for KVMS.
The POST sequence begins and the test output appears on your screen.
If the test detects errors, error messages appear on the screen. Otherwise, the operating system is launched.
BIOS POST Errors, Oracle x86 Servers Diagnostics, Applications, and Utilities Guide for Servers with Oracle ILOM 3.1 and Oracle ILOM 3.2.x