Description                                                    Access the hardware diagnostics menu on the next reboot

CAUTION:                                                        The system will be unavailable for normal operations while a test is running.

NOTE:                                                                   A reboot is required before the hardware diagnostics menu appears. If you reboot to a software release that does not support the hardware diagnostics menu, the menu is not available. Currently, the hardware diagnostics menu is supported in AX Release 2.4.3-P3 and later 2.4.x releases, and in AX Release 2.6.1.

Syntax                                                                  run-hw-diag

Mode                                                                   Configuration mode

Usage                                                                  The hardware diagnostic menu is available only on serial console sessions. To run a test, you must use a serial console connection.

The run-hw-diag command requires a reboot. After the reboot is completed, a menu with the following options appears:

     1 - Memory Test

     2 - HDD/CF Scan Test (1-2 hours)

     3 - MBR (Master Boot Record) check

     4 - Complete Test (all above)

     x - Reboot

NOTE:                                                                   As indicated in the description for option 2, the media scan test, the test takes 1-2 hours to complete.

After a test is completed, you can use the x option to reboot. If you do not enter an option to run another test or reboot, the system automatically reboots after 5 minutes. The same software image that was running when you entered the run-hw-diag command is reloaded during the reboot.

Example                                                            The following example shows how to access the hardware diagnostic menu:


Please confirm: You want to run HW diagnostics (N/Y)?:y

Please reboot the system when you are ready.

HW diagnostic will run when the system comes back up.



Proceed with reboot? [yes/no]:yes





INIT: version 2.86 booting

Booting.........mdadm: stopped /dev/md1

mdadm: stopped /dev/md0




|      Hardware Diagnostic Menu                       |


|  1 - Memory Test                                    |

|  2 - HDD/CF Scan Test (1-2 hours)                   |

|  3 - MBR (Master Boot Record) check                 |

|  4 - Complete Test (all above)                      |

|  x - Reboot                                         |



Please select an option [1-4, x]:

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