Hardware Diagnostic are embedded tools installed in the pre-OS of your server. They are provided by Dell.
It is recommended that you run diagnostics using the Hardware Diagnostics utility, as part of a regular maintenance plan to validate that the attached hardware is functioning properly.
Diagnostics utility have a physical (as opposed to logical) view of the attached hardware, it can identify hardware problems that the operating system and other online tools cannot identify.
You can use the hardware diagnostics utility to validate the memory, I/O devices, CPU, physical disk drives, and other peripherals.
The procedure depends on your Server Generation, shortcuts and screenshots are available below.
Find detailed information in the User Manual of your PowerEdge Server:
Figure 2: Running the Diags
If you chose to Run Diags, you will then need to :
Select Express Test to quick test all components
Select Extended Test to test all components intensively
Select the Custom Test to test single components
Figure 3: Test Options
Choose Custom Test
Choose the drive you want to test
Choose the type of test you want to perform (e.g. Drive Self Test)
Choose your prefered Diagnostic OptionsRecommended:
Click Run Test to start the process
Figure 4: Testing a hard drive
MpMemory allows you to check the state of your memory.
If you chose the MPMemory option, you will need to select the type of test you want to run :
Express or Custom. For a basic test, you can pick Express.
Figure 5: MpMemory. (English)
For a custom test, check the relevant test you want to pass.
Figure 6: Custom Test. (English)
The time it takes to run the test varies depending on the amount of memory installed in your server.
Don't forget to take a note of the test results.
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Article ID: SLN283546Last Date Modified: 06/12/2020 02:40 PM