Running DSA Preboot diagnostic program

Note: The DSA memory test might take up to 30 minutes to finish. If the problem is not a memory problem, skip the memory test.

To run the DSA Preboot diagnostic program, do the following:

  1. If the server is running, turn off the server and all attached devices.
  2. Turn on all attached devices; then, turn on the server.
  3. When the prompt <F2> Diagnostics is displayed, press F2.
    Note: The DSA Preboot diagnostic program might appear to be unresponsive for an unusual length of time when you start the program. This is normal symptom while the program loads. The loading process might take up to 10 minutes.
  4. Optionally, select Quit to DSA to exit from the stand-alone memory diagnostic program.
    Note: After you exit the stand-alone memory diagnostic environment, you must restart the server to access the stand-alone memory diagnostic environment again.
  5. Type gui to display the graphical user interface, or type cmd to display the DSA interactive menu.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to select the diagnostic tests to run.

If the diagnostic program does not detect any hardware errors but the problem remains during normal server operation, the diagnostic program error might be the cause. If you suspect a diagnostic program error, see the information that comes with your program.

A single problem might cause more than one error message. When this happens, correct the cause of the first error message. The other error messages usually will not occur the next time you run the diagnostic programs.

If the server is hung during testing and you cannot continue, restart the server and try running the DSA Preboot diagnostic programs again. If the problem remains, replace the component that was being tested when the server is hung.