IBM Dynamic System Analysis

IBM Dynamic System Analysis (DSA) collects and analyzes system information to aid in diagnosing server problems.

DSA collects the following information about the server:
  • Drive health information
  • Event logs for ServeRAID controllers and service processors
  • Hardware inventory, include PCI and USB information
  • Installed applications and hot fixes
  • Kernel modules
  • Light path diagnostics status
  • Network interfaces and settings
  • Performance data and details about processes that are running
  • RAID and controller configuration
  • Service processor (integrated management module) status and configuration
  • System configuration
  • Vital product data and firmware information

If you cannot find a problem by using DSA, see Solving undetermined problems.

Note: DSA Preboot might appear to be unresponsive when you start the program. This is normal operation while the program loads.

To obtain DSA code and the Dynamic System Analysis Installation and User's Guide, go to the support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay? brandind=5000008&lndocid=SERV-DSA.