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Verifying That FIPS Self-Tests Are Taking Place



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


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


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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