Running system tests

You can test changes to the network settings after you commit them to the network configuration. You can run the tests to ensure that the node is stable and can be brought online without any issues.

Before you begin

You have logged in to the per-node user interface (UI).

Steps

  1. Click System Tests.
  2. Click the button to run the type of test that you want.
    • Run All Tests: Runs all test operations. This can be time consuming and should be done only at the direction of NetApp Support.
    • Test Connected Ensemble: Tests and verifies the connectivity to a database ensemble.
    • Test Connect Mvip: Pings the specified management virtual IP (MVIP) address and then executes a simple API call to the MVIP to verify connectivity.
    • Test Connect Svip: Pings the specified storage virtual IP (SVIP) address using Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) packets that match the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) size set on the network adapter. It then connects to the SVIP as an iSCSI initiator.
    • Test Hardware Config: Tests that all hardware configurations are correct, validates firmware versions are correct, and confirms all drives are installed and running properly. This is the same as factory testing. This test is resource intensive and should only be run if requested by support.
    • Test Local Connectivity: Tests the connectivity to all of the other nodes in the cluster by pinging the cluster IP (CIP) on each node. This test will only be displayed on a node if the node is part of an active cluster.
    • Test Locate Cluster: Locates the cluster on the network by its name.
    • Test Network Config: Verifies that the configured network settings match the network settings being used on the system. This test is not intended to detect hardware failures when a node is actively participating in a cluster.
    • Test Ping: Pings a specified list of hosts or, if none specified, dynamically builds a list of all registered nodes in the cluster and pings each for simple connectivity.
    • Test Remote Connectivity: Tests the connectivity to all remotely paired clusters' nodes by pinging the cluster IP (CIP) on each node. This test will only be displayed on a node if the node is part of an active cluster.