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Oracle® x86 Servers Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Guide

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Updated: January 2020

User Interface Options

Oracle VTS provides three user interfaces that handle different usage needs of the software. Testing session controls are available through all interfaces. The VTS harness, which handles the commands that are coming from the user interfaces, does not distinguish between which interface is sending the command.

The user interfaces and their usages are described in the following table.

User Interface
Oracle Java technology-based standalone user interface.
Start the Java GUI on the same machine under test that has the Oracle VTS kernel running.
The GUI does not allow remote connection.
The GUI provides the following features:
  • Displays the host machine name and the tests registered to that host on the Test Group tab.

  • Displays the tests registered with the host in the Test Group pane, and allows you to set the testing modes, schedule the tests, and monitor the testing status of each test.

  • Displays the host configuration and runs the test with AutoMode Sequencer. Allows you to apply options to all tests, such as schedule the total time of the testing session, start the tests, and enable, disable, and stop the tests. Also allows you to reset the results such as reset the status counters (pass, elapsed time, and error count of a test is reset to zero), and reset the progress bar to an idle state. You also can reprobe the system for devices currently available.

  • Describes the parameters available in setting up a test and displays the system name. You can enable or disable the selected tests, set the stress level, set and view the schedule policy (time-based or in terms of test passes) and error limit, view the state of the test at a given time (enabled or disabled), view the test progress and the status of a test, and the test results.

An ASCII-based, screen-oriented interface that does not need a graphical window environment. You can use this interface to run the software from a serial terminal or a graphical window tool, such as a shell tool or a terminal window.
The most lightweight user interface. Its main advantage is that it can be used in scripts for tool automation. The CLI is provided through the interface called vts_cmd. It is a UNIX shell application that enables you to send a single command to the kernel (vtsk), and receive a reply back.