Oracle Hardware Certification Test Suite (Oracle HCTS) is an application that can be downloaded freely from the Oracle HCTS web site to certify your system for the Oracle Solaris Operating System (OS) compatibility. To use Oracle HCTS, your system should be installed with the Oracle Solaris OS and must be ready for use.
This book describes how to certify that your system hardware is compatible with the Oracle Solaris OS by using the Oracle HCTS application.
The Oracle Hardware Certification Test Suite 5.8 User Guide is for the independent hardware vendors (IHVs), system manufacturers, system integrators, system administrators, and end users who want to perform the following operations with their system devices .
Certify system hardware as Oracle Solaris platform compatible.
Certify network-related components such as Ethernet , NIC and WiFi card.
Certify serial I/O devices.
Certify storage devices such as SATA, SAS, SCSI, Fiber Channel, iSCSI and NVMe.
Certify the InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter (HCA).
Certify audio and video devices.
Certify the CD/DVD reader and writer.
Certify USB devices such as the USB CD/DVD reader and writer, USB keyboard, USB web cam, USB hard disk, solid-state storage device, and multimedia card reader.
Test CPU, memory, Suspend/Resume, network performance feature, storage performance feature , USB audio device and FMA feature.
Certify systems and components for the Oracle Solaris 11 OS.
Certify virtual platforms.
Certify tape drive devices.
Certify external storage devices.
Certify FCoE devices.
Certify Ethernet network switch
The guide assumes that developers have sufficient knowledge about the Oracle Solaris OS.
Before reading this book, you must be familiar with the following documents to get the release information of the Oracle Hardware Certification Test Suite (Oracle HCTS) application that you have downloaded.
Oracle HCTS 5.8 README
Oracle HCTS 5.8 Release Notes
If the Oracle Solaris operating environment is not installed on your system, see the installation manual specific to your system before you read this book.
Here is a list of topics that are covered by the Oracle HCTS User Guide.
Chapter 1, Getting Started with Oracle HCTS describes the general overview of the Oracle HCTS application and its benefits. It also explains how to configure test machines to create the Oracle HCTS environment.
Chapter 2, System Requirements describes requirements for installing and running Oracle HCTS and certifying the devices and systems for the Oracle Solaris OS compatibility based on the type of certification. It also includes the individual description of the certification type and the hardware and software requirements for the corresponding certification type.
Chapter 3, Installing Oracle HCTS discusses the procedure for installing Oracle HCTS and the other necessary configurations. It also includes the procedure to uninstall Oracle HCTS after the testing is complete.
Chapter 4, Working With Oracle HCTS provides information about accessing Oracle HCTS in the GUI mode and the CLI mode.
Chapter 5, External Storage Certification describes the hardware and software requirements, environment setup and certification procedure for external storage device.
Chapter 6, Ethernet Network Switch Certification describes the software requirements and environment setup procedure for Ethernet Network Switch certification.
Chapter 7, WiFi Test Environment Setup describes the software requirements and environment setup procedure for WiFi certification.
Chapter 8, Certifying the Virtual Platform describes the software requirements and the environment setup procedure for virtual platform certification.
Chapter 9, Manual Tests explains mandatory manual tests that are a part of certification tests. Although these manual tests are not included in an automated Oracle HCTS program, you must carry them out to certify your system component. Report test results to HCL auditing team, if necessary.
Appendix A Tools in /opt/SUNWhcts/bin provides a quick reference to the tools that exist in the /opt/SUNWhcts/bin directory.
Appendix B Suspend/Resume Checklist provides a checklist for user to record the Oracle HCTS Suspend/Resume test results.
Appendix C Manual Network Configuration describes manual network configuration on System Under Tests (SUT) and Test Manager (TM).
Documentation and resources for this product and related products are available at the Oracle HCTS web site.
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