Oracle provides a wide spectrum of diagnostic and troubleshooting tools for use with Oracle x86 servers. These tools include integrated log file information, operating system diagnostics, standalone software packages such as Oracle VTS software, and hardware LED indicators, all of which contain clues helpful in narrowing down the possible sources of a problem.
Some diagnostic tools stress the system by running tests in parallel, while other tools run sequential tests, enabling the system to continue its normal functions. Some diagnostic tools function on Standby power or when the system is offline, while others require the operating system to be up and running.
This section describes the Oracle diagnostic tools for x86 servers equipped with Oracle ILOM Firmware Releases 4.x and 5.x. It includes the following topics: