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Runs a diagnostic test.
ipmctl start [OPTIONS] -diagnostic (Quick|Config|Security|FW) -dimm(DIMMIDs)
-diagnostic (Quick|Config|Security|FW): Run a specific test by supplying its name. By default all tests are run. One of:
Quick- This test verifies that the persistent memory module host mailbox is accessible and that basic health indicators can be read and are currently reporting acceptable values.
Config- This test verifies that the BIOS platform configuration matches the installed hardware and the platform configuration conforms to best known practices.
Security- This test verifies that all modules have a consistent security state. It’s a best practice to enable security on all modules rather than just some.
FW- This test verifies that all modules of a given model have consistent firmware installed and other firmware modifiable attributes are set in accordance with best practices.
- Note that the test does not have a means of verifying that the installed firmware is the optimal version for a given Intel Optane DC memory module model - just that it’s been consistently applied across the system.
dimm (DimmIDs): Runs a diagnostic test on specific modules by supplying one or more comma-separated DimmIDs. The default is to run the specified tests on all manageable modules. Only valid for the
Run all diagnostics
$ sudo ipmctl start -diagnostic
Run the quick check diagnostic on module 0x0001
$ sudo ipmctl start -diagnostic Quick -dimm 0x0001
Each diagnostic generates one or more log messages. A successful test generates a single log message per module indicating that no errors were found. A failed test might generate multiple log messages each highlighting a specific error with all the relevant details. Each log contains the following information:
`TestName`: The test name. One of:
`State`: The severity of the error. One of:
`Message`: A free form textual description of the error.