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Verifying That FIPS Self-Tests Are Taking Place

 

Purpose

Verify that FIPS self-tests are taking place on the NFX150 device.

Action

You can run FIPS self-tests manually by issuing the request system fips self-test command.

{master:0}
root:fips> request system fips self-test

After a self-test is run on the NFX150 device, the system log (syslog) file is updated to display the known answer tests (KATs) that are executed. To view the system log file, issue the command file show /var/log/messages. The system log file displays the date and time at which each KAT was executed, the name of the test, and its status.

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