Online and Standalone Diagnostics are used to diagnose your hardware. Online Diagnostics are optionally installed with the AIX operating system and can be run in concurrent or service mode. Standalone Diagnostics are stored on removable media. They can be run in service mode or if stored on CD-ROM mounted and run concurrently.
Some system types do not have an operator panel display or a mode switch. Some system types do not support Online and Standalone Diagnostics. If needed, refer to your system guides to determine what your system supports and how to load the diagnostics in service mode. If your system does not support Online and Standalone Diagnostics, then refer to the system guides to do diagnostics.
Diagnose your system by doing the following:
Refer to the following information for help with running diagnostics:
Consider the following before running this procedure:
The following actions can affect or be affected by the operation of an attached system: starting and stopping communication with the other system, running diagnostics on the system, using wrap plugs with a diagnostic program, and analyzing error log information.
Isolate a system unit from any attached systems before stopping the operating system or running diagnostic programs. Some system cabling changes (such as installing wrap plugs or removing a device from the configuration) may require action by the operator of the attached system before you make the cabling changes on your system.
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