Figure 8-31.Example of diagnostic error codes.
code. Figure 8-31 is an example. You can use this error
code for fault analysis.
EXECUTE BOOTSTRAP. Execute bootstrap
works in a manner similar to the function on
minicomputers. An NDRO is used to perform this
function. The NDRO is tailored at the factory and will
select a particular peripheral device (disk, tape, and so
forth) based on the position of the bootstrap switches
(0, 1, or 2) located on the computers controlling panel
(maintenance, control, display control, or remote unit).
To execute bootstrap, select bootstrap switch 0, 1, or 2
and depress the start switch (fig. 8-30). NDROs on
mainframes may also be designed to perform a variety
of tests or other functions that may be selected by use
of the DIP switches.
INITIATE OPERATIONAL PROGRAMS.
After the computer is booted, the operational program
is loaded, initialized, and started. The operational pro-
gram is tailored to meet the commands operational require-
ments or application. It is important that you know the
software capabilities and limitations based on your
hardware. Be sure your system is configured correctly.
EXECUTE AUTO RESTART OPERA-
TIONS. Auto restart operations are used when power
is restored after a power loss.
EXECUTE DIAGNOSTICS. External diag-
nostics can be loaded into the computer, executed, and
controlled using an external control device. They can
also be loaded into the computer from a peripheral (disk
or magnetic tape unit) but initiated and controlled by
the computer. These diagnostics are very thorough.
They offer the option of testing all or specific sections
of a computer. They are more comprehensive than the
BITs. Figure 8-32 shows an example of a defective card
Figure 8-32.Example of a defective card index (DCI).