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Verifying That FIPS Self-Tests Are Taking Place

 

Purpose

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

Action

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

After a self-test is run on the switch, 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:

user@switch:fips> file show /var/log/messages

Meaning

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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