The Cisco IOS diagnostic toolset include Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD) and Cisco IOS Service Diagnostics. Running diagnostics is an inherent part of maintenance as well as troubleshooting. For example, diagnostics may be run on newly purchased hardware to ensure and validate functionality before it is integrated into the existing network. Additionally, diagnostics could also be run on hardware while troubleshooting a problem report, in an attempt to isolate issues.
Cisco GOLD defines a common framework for diagnostics operations across different platforms running Cisco IOS Software. The GOLD framework specifies the platform-independent fault-detection architecture . . .
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