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Oracle® Exadata Database Server X8-8 Service Manual

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Updated: June 2020
 
 

Diagnostic Tools

The following table summarizes server diagnostic tools and identifies where you can find more information about diagnostic tools.

Diagnostic Tool
Diagnostic Type
Function
Availability and Access
Links
Oracle ILOM
SP firmware
Monitors environmental condition and component functionality sensors, generates alerts, performs fault isolation, and provides remote access.
View Oracle ILOM System Log.
Access either in Standby power or Main power mode. OS independent.
Local or remote access using CLI or web interface
Status Indicators
Hardware and SP firmware
View status of overall system and particular components, system indicators and sensors
View hardware-based LED indicators when system power is available.
Local or remote access. Sensor and status indicators are accessible from Oracle ILOM web interface or CLI.
UEFI Diagnostics
Suite of diagnostic tests
Manually or automatically run remote UEFI Diagnostics tests from Oracle ILOM to view results onscreen or in log files.
Remote access using Oracle ILOM.
Oracle x86 Servers Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Guide for Servers With Oracle ILOM 4.0.x at https://www.oracle.com/goto/x86admindiag/docs
Power-on Self-Test (POST)
Host firmware
Test core system components including CPUs, memory, and motherboard I/O bridge integrated circuits.
Runs on startup. Available when the operating system is not running.
Local or remote access through Oracle ILOM Remote Console.
Oracle x86 Servers Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Guide for Servers With Oracle ILOM 4.0.x at https://www.oracle.com/goto/x86admindiag/docs
HWdiag
SP firmware
The HWdiag utility checks the status of a system and its components. You run the HWdiag utility within the Oracle ILOM Diag shell.
Can function on Standby power and when operating system is not running.
Local, but remote serial access is possible if the SP serial port is connected to a network-accessible terminal server.
Oracle Linux commands
Operating system software
Displays various kinds of system information.
Requires operating system.
Local, and over network.