Running DSA Preboot

Use this information to run DSA Preboot.

Note: You must enable the KVM feature on the blade server before you start DSA Preboot. See Blade server controls and LEDs.
To run the DSA Preboot diagnostic programs, complete the following steps:
  1. If the blade server is running, turn off the blade server and all attached devices.
  2. Turn on all attached devices; then, turn on the blade server.
  3. When the prompt <F2> Diagnostics is displayed, press F2.
    Note: DSA Preboot might appear to be nonresponsive for an unusual length of time when you start the program. This is normal operation while the program loads.
  4. Select Quit to DSA to exit from the stand-alone memory diagnostic program.
    Note: After you exit from the stand-alone memory diagnostic environment, you must restart the blade server to access the stand-alone memory diagnostic environment again.
  5. Enter gui to launch the DSA graphical user interface, or select cmd to display the DSA interactive menu.
  6. From the diagnostic programs screen, select the test that you want to run and follow the instructions on the screen. For additional information, see the Dynamic System Analysis Installation and User's Guide, which is available at the

Help for DSA is available. For help about the DSA CLI, enter help from the command line. For help about the DSA user interface, press F1. Pressing F1 within a help panel displays additional online documentation.