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Manual Chapter: Platform Diagnostics Overview
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Platform Diagnostics Overview

Platform Diagnostics is a hardware diagnostic utility that you can run from the host of an F5® platform, without requiring a reboot into the End-User Diagnostic (EUD). The Platform Diagnostics utility tests hardware components, such as the hardware accelerator, hard drives, and PCI devices. You should run the EUD only when you are advised to do so by your F5 Support representative.

When you run Platform Diagnostics, it produces two log files that contain verbose debug information:

  • /var/log/platform_check
  • /var/log/platform_diag

You can find test results in qkview and BIG-IP iHealth®.

Supported platforms

These platforms support this version of the Platform Diagnostics utility.

Platform name Platform ID
BIG-IP® i2000 Series C117
BIG-IP i4000 Series C115
BIG-IP i5000 Series C119
BIG-IP i7000 Series C118
BIG-IP i10000 Series C116
Herculon® i2800 C120
Herculon i5800 C121
Herculon i10800 C122
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