The 8320 switch only supports Boot-up Diagnostics (Power On Selftest aka POST).

Power On Self Test (POST) is the first task which verifies the hardware functionality of various modules during boot-up. Based on the criticality of the test, the selftest module decides whether to go ahead with the boot-up sequence of a particular subsystem or interface during a POST failure.

POST comprises of the following:

  • Register read/write

    This test checks for the registers and tables in the ingress pipeline of ASIC. It is always run during platform initialization only.

  • Front-end Port Loopback tests

    This is to verify the physical port front-end interface.

    These tests check if a particular interface can function properly. A test failure would mean that the particular interface is marked as "Failed" and thus it would become unavailable for use.

    This test is run when "no fastboot" is configured.