Periodic Diagnostics Service Aid
Product Topology Service Aid
SCSI Bus Service Aid and SCSI Bus Analyzer Task
SCSI Tape Utilities Service Aid
Service Aids for use with Ethernet
Service Hints Service Aid
SSA Service Aid
Trace Service Aid
7318 Serial Communications Network Server Service Aid
These service aids are described in the following topics.
AIX Shell Prompt Service Aid
This service aid allows access to the AIX command line. In order to use this service aid the
user must know the root password (when a root password has been established).
Backup/Restore Media Service Aid
This service aid allows verification of backup media and devices. It presents a menu of tape
and diskette devices available for testing and prompts for selection of the desired device. It
then presents a menu of available backup formats and prompts for selection of the desired
format. The supported formats are tar, backup, and cpio. After the device and format are
selected, the service aid backups a known file to the selected device, restores that file to
/tmp, and compares the original file to the restored file. The restored file is also left in /tmp
to allow for visual comparison. All errors are reported.
Bit Error Rate Service Aid
This service aid is used to check the bit error rate for an ESCON adapter to assure that the
link to the host system is functioning properly. To run the ESCON Bit Error Rate Service Aid,
the adapter must be connected, configured, and on–line. If the adapter is not configured
properly, the service aid will not be able to check the bit error rate.
BUMP (Bringup Micro–Processor) Service Aids (Display or
Change BUMP Configuration Task)
This service aid is unique to the SMP system units and provides the following functions:
Display or Change Remote Support Phone Number
This function allows the remote support phone number to be displayed and altered.
Display or Change Diagnostics Modes
This function displays a dialog screen that lists the states of all the BUMP (Bringup
Micro–Processor) Diagnostic Flags. The states can be changed via the dialog screen.