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HP diaganostics prior to reboot

andrew jones
Occasional Visitor

HP diaganostics prior to reboot


Is there any way i can perfrom diags on my hp boxes prior to rebooting them
do they dump to system disk to dat tape??

cheers
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Re: HP diaganostics prior to reboot

mstm is the utility to run diagnostics on the HP9000 systems, provided you have the DIAGNOSTIC subsystem installed.
Use swlist to check for this, and then just run mstm.

I am uncertain what you are asking in the second portion of your query. Could you rephrase this perhaps?
My house is the bank's, my money the wife's, But my opinions belong to me, not HP!
Patrick Wessel
Honored Contributor

Re: HP diaganostics prior to reboot

Andrew,

There is a tool called ODE on the support media. It may (or may not) be installed on your boot disk. You can access it from ISL. A few of the diagnostics are password protected.

Usually does a system dump to the primary swap and at the reboot it writes the data to the filesystem. But you are able to configure the savecore routine that it dumps the core on tape.
There is no good troubleshooting with bad data
Patrick Wessel
Honored Contributor

Re: HP diaganostics prior to reboot

You are able to find information regarding the Offline Diagnostics following this Link:
http://docs.hp.com/hpux/systems/#offline

and a small white paper about crash dumps:
http://docs.hp.com/hpux/content/syscrash.html
There is no good troubleshooting with bad data