Accessing the Extended Diagnostic Tests

From the bootstrap prompt, you can enter the Diagnostic CLI menu interface and navigate through the interface to execute diagnostic commands. Otherwise, you can use command scripting at the bootstrap prompt.

The Diagnostic CLI menu interface combines all diagnostic tests and flags into a menu structure that is easy to navigate and provides access to all available diagnostic commands. You enter the Diagnostic CLI menu interface from the bootstrap prompt, BOOT>, by entering the diags command.

You access submenus by entering the abbreviated menu name. For example, to enter the Flags menu, from the Diagnostic CLI menu interface enter the flags command.

To return to a higher level menu, press Ctrl-U.

To exit the Diagnostic Menu Interface, press Ctrl-X to return to the Bootstrap prompt from any menu level.

All diagnostic commands available from the Diagnostic CLI menu interface are available from the bootstrap prompt for scripting. Diagnostic test execution is the same either when run from the CLI Diagnostic menu or using test scripting, and results are output to the console port and diagnostic log.

Using command scripting, you can create a sequence of diagnostic commands and flags. Command sequences are terminated by a carriage return.

For example, to perform a fast memory test on 1000 bytes starting at address 0, at the bootstrap prompt enter the diags board memory fast 0 1000 command. This command is equivalent to entering the Diagnostic CLI menu interface, navigating to the Board Menu, and then to the Memory menu and executing the fast memory test.

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