You can remotely invoke automated offline diagnostics on a server as a one-time event and return the results. If the diagnostics require a reboot, you can reboot immediately or stage it for a subsequent reboot or maintenance cycle (similar to updates). When diagnostics are run, the results are collected and stored in the internal iDRAC storage. You can then export the results to an NFS or CIFS network share using the diagnostics export racadm command. You can also run diagnostics using the appropriate WSMAN command(s). For more information, see the WSMAN documentation.
You must have iDRAC7 Express license to use remote automated diagnostics.
You can perform the diagnostics immediately or schedule it on a particular day and time, specify the type of diagnostics, and the type of reboot.
Only one diagnostic job can be scheduled or run at one time. A diagnostic job can complete successfully, complete with error, or is unsuccessful. The diagnostic events including the results are recorded in Lifecycle Controller log. You can retrieve the results of the last diagnostic execution using remote RACADM or WSMAN.
You can export the diagnostic results of the last completed diagnostics that were scheduled remotely to a network share such as CIFS or NFS. The maximum file size is 5 MB.
You can cancel a diagnostic job when the status of the job is Unscheduled or Scheduled. If the diagnostic is running, then restart the system to cancel the job.