How do I view or reset the attention indicator on my IBM AIX server?

The attention indicator (amber LED) is lit on an IBM AIX server to notify the administrator of potential problems. Once you have verified that no problems exist through running diagnostics or analysis of the errpt, you may reset this indicator.

To disable the attention indicator on your IBM AIX server:

  • Log into the server as root via Eterm (telnet), PuTTY (telnet, ssh), the HMC or the local console.
  • Launch diagnostics:
    diag
  • Press ENTER to continue
  • Select Task Selection
  • Select Identify and Attention Indicators
  • Select¬†Set System Attention Indicator to NORMAL
  • Press ESC-7 or F7
  • Press ESC-0 to exit

For assistance with running diagnostics, or to answer any questions regarding your IBM server, you may contact IBM directly.

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How do I run diagnostics on my IBM AIX server?

To run diagnostics on your IBM AIX server:

  • Log into the server as root via Eterm (telnet), PuTTY (telnet, ssh), the HMC or the local console.
  • If you would like to display the previous diagnostic results, for instance, after noticing an amber attention indicator on the server:
/usr/lpp/diagnostics/bin/diagrpt -o
  • Note any on-screen messages regarding hardware problems to be reported to IBM
  • Press ENTER to continue
  • Use the arrow keys to select Diagnostic Routines and press ENTER
  • Use the arrow keys to select Problem Determination and press ENTER
  • If you are prompted to select resources, use the arrow keys to select All Resources and press ENTER
  • Press ESC-7 or F7 to begin the diagnostics
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to continue diagnostics
  • Note any on-screen messages regarding hardware problems
  • If you wish to cancel, press ESC-0 at any time

For assistance with running diagnostics, or to answer any questions regarding your IBM server, you may contact IBM directly.

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How do I run standalone diagnostics on my IBM pSeries server?

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How do I run diagnostics on my Dell Linux server?

Installing the Dell diagnostics utility

Locate the latest Online Diagnostic utility installer for your server:

  • Go to http://support.dell.com/
  • Select Drivers and Downloads
  • Enter your server’s service tag or model
  • Select Red Hat Enterprise Linux from the OS drop-down menu
  • From the Diagnostics category, select the Dell – Online Diagnostics Utility

For this example, we’ll use the most recent Dell Online Diagnostics installer for RHEL (dell-onlinediags-linux-2.17.0.44.tar.gz).

Download and extract to a temporary directory:

mkdir -p /esupport/diag
cd /esupport/diag
wget http://ftp.us.dell.com/diags/dell-onlinediags-linux-2.17.0.44.tar.gz
tar xzvf dell-onlinediags-linux-2.17.0.44.tar.gz

Run the installer:

cd /esupport/diag/onlinediags/
./install.sh

Accept the license agreement when prompted.

Running the Dell diagnostics utility (GUI)

The diagnostics must be run from the GUI (the local console or VNC)

/opt/dell/onlinediags/startDiags.sh

After the diagnostics console has loaded, select the appropriate hardware to test and run tests.

Running the Dell diagnostics utility (command line)

cd /opt/dell/onlinediags/oldiags/bin/
./pediags --show all

Choose one of the listed classes, for example a tape drive:

./pediags scsidevdiag --show device
./pediags scsidevdiag --run

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