General Checkout (Netfinity 7000-M10 - Type 8680)

General Checkout

See > System may exhibit CP66 hang

The server diagnostic programs are stored in nonvolatile random-access memory (NVRAM) on the I/O board.
These programs are the primary method of testing the major components of the server: the I/O board, Ethernet controller, video controller, RAM, keyboard, mouse (pointing device), diskette drive, serial port, and parallel port. You can also use them to test some external devices.

Also, if you cannot determine whether a problem is caused by the hardware or by the software, you can run the diagnostic programs to confirm that the hardware is working properly.

When you run the diagnostic programs, a single problem might cause several error messages.
When this occurs, work to correct the cause of the first error message. After the cause of the first error message is corrected, the other error messages might not occur the next time you run the test.

A failed system might be part of a shared DASD cluster (two or more systems sharing the same external storage device(s)).
Prior to running diagnostics, verify that the failing system is not part of a shared DASD cluster.

A system might be part of a cluster if:

If the failing system is suspect to be part of a shared DASD cluster, all diagnostic tests can be run except diagnostic tests which tests the storage unit (DASD residing in the storage unit) or the storage adapter attached to the storage unit.


  1.  Fan(s) not running or running fast, see 'Error Symptoms'.
  2.  For systems that are part of a shared DASD cluster, run one test at a time in looped mode.
     Do not run all tests in looped mode, as this could enable the DASD diagnostic tests.
  3.  If an error is displayed on the front panel, see 'System Management Codes'.
  4.  If multiple error codes are displayed, diagnose the first error code displayed.
  5.  If the computer hangs with a POST error, go to the 'Symptom-to-FRU Index'.
  6.  If the computer hangs and no error is displayed, go to 'Undetermined Problems'.
  7.  Intermittent problems, check the system error log, see, 'Error Logs'.
  8.  Power Supply problems, see 'Power Supply LED Errors'.
  9.  Safety information, see 'Safety Information'

  Yes    No |002| Go to Step 004.
 +---+      +---+
 Schedule maintenance with the customer. Shut down all
 failing systems related to the cluster. Run storage test.
 - Power-off the computer and all external devices.
 - Check all cables and power cords.
 - Set all display controls to the middle position.
 - Power-on all external devices.
 - Power-on the computer.
 - Check the front panel system error LED, if blinking,
   check the error message on the front panel and see
   'System Management Codes'.
 - Check the system error log. If an error was recorded by
   the system, see 'Symptom-to-FRU Index'.
 - Start the Diagnostic Programs. See 'Running Diagnostic Programs'.
 - Check for the following responses:
   1. No beep.
   2. Readable instructions or the Main Menu.
  Yes    No |005|Find the failure symptom in 'Symptom-to-FRU Index'
 +---+      +---+
 - Run the Diagnostic Programs. If necessary, refer to
  'Running Diagnostic Programs'.
  ° If you receive an error, go to 'Symptom-to-FRU Index'.
  ° If the diagnostics completed successfully and you still suspect a problem, go to
    'Undetermined Problems'.

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