Running system installation diagnostics

You run diagnostics after an initial system installation to identify the version of system-level diagnostics and the supported devices on your storage system, and to verify that the installation is successful and that all hardware is functioning properly.

Before you begin

Your storage system must already be running Data ONTAP.

Steps

  1. At the storage system prompt, switch to the LOADER prompt: halt
  2. Enter the following command at the LOADER prompt: boot_diags
    Note: You must run this command from the LOADER prompt for system-level diagnostics to function properly. The boot_diags command starts special drivers designed specifically for system-level diagnostics.
  3. View the version of system-level diagnostics present on your storage system by entering the following command: sldiag version show
    The version is displayed in the format System Level DiagnosticsX.nn.nn. The X is an alpha reference and nn.nn are major and minor numeric references, respectively.
  4. Identify the device types in your new system installation so that you know which components to verify by entering the following command: sldiag device types
    Your storage system displays some or all of the following devices:
    • ata is an Advanced Technology Attachment device.
    • bootmedia is the system booting device.
    • cna is a Converged Network Adapter not connected to a network or storage device.
    • env is motherboard environmentals.
    • fcache is the Flash Cache adapter, also known as the Performance Acceleration Module 2.
    • fcal is a Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop device not connected to a storage device or Fibre Channel network.
    • fcvi is the Fiber Channel Virtual Interface not connected to a Fibre Channel network.
    • interconnect or nvram-ib is the high-availability interface.
    • mem is system memory.
    • nic is a Network Interface Card not connected to a network.
    • nvram is nonvolatile RAM.
    • nvmem is a hybrid of NVRAM and system memory.
    • sas is a Serial Attached SCSI device not connected to a disk shelf.
    • serviceproc is the Service Processor.
    • storage is an ATA, FC-AL, or SAS interface that has an attached disk shelf.
    • toe is a TCP Offload Engine, a type of NIC.
  5. Run all the default selected diagnostic tests on your storage system by entering the following command: sldiag device run
  6. View the status of the test by entering the following command: sldiag device status
    Your storage system provides the following output while the tests are still running:
    There are still test(s) being processed.
    After all the tests are complete, the following response appears by default:
    *> <SLDIAG:_ALL_TESTS_COMPLETED>
  7. Verify that there are no hardware problems on your new storage system by entering the following command: sldiag device status -long -state failed
    Example
    The following example shows how the full status of the failures is displayed in a test run without the appropriate hardware:
    *> sldiag device status -long -state failed
    
    TEST START ------------------------------------------
    DEVTYPE: nvram_ib
    NAME: external  loopback test
    START DATE: Sat Jan  3 23:10:55 GMT 2009
    
    STATUS: Completed
    ib3a: could not set loopback mode, test failed
    END DATE: Sat Jan  3 23:11:04 GMT 2009
    
    LOOP: 1/1
    TEST END --------------------------------------------
    
    TEST START ------------------------------------------
    DEVTYPE: fcal
    NAME: Fcal Loopback Test
    START DATE: Sat Jan  3 23:10:56 GMT 2009
    
    STATUS: Completed
    Starting test on Fcal Adapter: 0b
    Started gathering adapter info.
    Adapter get adapter info OK 
    Adapter fc_data_link_rate: 1Gib
    Adapter name: QLogic 2532
    Adapter firmware rev: 4.5.2
    Adapter hardware rev: 2
     
    Started adapter get WWN string test.
    Adapter get WWN string OK wwn_str: 5:00a:098300:035309
     
    Started adapter interrupt test
    Adapter interrupt test OK
     
    Started adapter reset test.
    Adapter reset OK
     
    Started Adapter Get Connection State Test.
    Connection State: 5
    Loop on FC Adapter 0b is OPEN 
     
    Started adapter Retry LIP test
    Adapter Retry LIP OK
     
    ERROR: failed to init adaptor port for IOCTL call
    
    ioctl_status.class_type = 0x1
    
    ioctl_status.subclass = 0x3
    
    ioctl_status.info = 0x0
     Started INTERNAL LOOPBACK: 
    INTERNAL LOOPBACK   OK
    Error Count: 2  Run Time: 70 secs
    >>>>> ERROR, please ensure the port has a shelf or plug.
    END DATE: Sat Jan  3 23:12:07 GMT 2009
    
    LOOP: 1/1
    TEST END --------------------------------------------
    
    If the system-level diagnostics tests... Then...
    Were completed without any failures There are no hardware problems and your storage system returns to the prompt.
    1. Clear the status logs by entering the following command: sldiag device clearstatus
    2. Verify that the log is cleared by entering the following command: sldiag device status

      The following default response is displayed:

      SLDIAG: No log messages are present.
    3. Exit Maintenance mode by entering the following command: halt
    4. Enter the following command at the Loader prompt to boot the storage system: boot_ontap

    You have completed system-level diagnostics.

    Resulted in some test failures Determine the cause of the problem.
    1. Exit Maintenance mode by entering the following command: halt
    2. Perform a clean shutdown and disconnect the power supplies.
    3. Verify that you have observed all the considerations identified for running system-level diagnostics, that cables are securely connected, and that hardware components are properly installed in the storage system.
    4. Reconnect the power supplies and power on the storage system.
    5. Repeat Steps 1 through 7 of Running system installation diagnostics.