Viewing BIOS Validations
On its dashboard, the Device Analysis task displays the status and results of the BIOS validations for all managed devices. Junos Space Service Now compares the BIOS images received from different devices in a day and submits only the unique BIOS images to JSS for creating BIOS Validation cases; that is, if the same BIOS image is received from thousand managed devices in a day, thousand different incidents are created on Service Now, but only the unique BIOS image is submitted to JSS and one case is created for BIOS validation. If two unique BIOS images are received from managed devices in a day, the two unique images are submitted to JSS and two cases for BIOS validation are created. A maximum of hundred BIOS Health Check cases can be submitted to JSS from an organization in any given day.
To view the status of BIOS validation, on the Service Now navigation tree, select Service Central > Device Analysis > BIOS Validations. The BIOS Validations page appears.
Table 1 lists the information displayed by the BIOS validations report.
Table 1: BIOS Validations Field Descriptions
Organization to which the device for which BIOS validation was performed belongs
Device group to which the device for which BIOS validation was performed belongs
End customer to which the device belongs if Service Now is operating in Partner Proxy mode
Device for which BIOS validation was performed
Product family to which the device belongs
Routing Engine of the device for which BIOS validation was performed
Version of Junos OS installed on the device
Date and time when data about BIOS running on the device was collected.
Status of BIOS validation:
Name of the attachment file
You cannot view the contents of the attachment file.
Attachment Size (in bytse)
Size of the attachment file in bytes
Command issued on the device to obtain the attachment file
Status of reading the attachment from the device
Remarks about the attachment.
Log File Details
The system log file collected as part of BIOS validation
You cannot view the contents of the system log files.
Log File Size (in bytes)
Size of log files in bytes.
Status of reading the log files
Remarks about the log files.
From the BIOS Validations page, you can perform the following:
Delete BIOS validations; see Deleting BIOS Validation Incidents
Export information about BIOS validation results to Excel, see Exporting BIOS Validation Results