Are your servers fully integrated?  

Servers are built to form a network that enables users to store and retrieve massive data, and they are also the driving force of communicating networks. A tiny issue on the server could result in costly consequences at a large-scale, and it is something that businesses are eagerly trying to avoid.

In addition to the Component/device Quality (Please refer to Key Component/Device Quality Test for Servers), the integrations of hardware and software on the server are equally important. A server is not only made up of different hardware pieces but also software systems to drive the operations. Thus, vendors need to extend the tests further to ensure that their server will work properly after software installations or updates.

Customizable testing services at your hand

Servers are customized to provide services for different scenarios, thus customized test solutions are needed to meet the requirements of different server types.

Allion solution starts with technical consulting to comprehensively learn the purpose of servers, and build up solutions based on the specifications. Additionally, verifications are carried out throughout the stages of the product development cycle, ensuring the safety and reliability of the servers, as well as system integration.

When operating servers, massive electricity consumption and cooling systems are necessary. These strict requirements pose great challenges for most test labs. Allion facilities are specifically built to handle large-scale server tests.  With uninterruptible power supplies and cooling systems, our test labs can handle the test operation of more than one hundred servers.

Test Facilities at Allion Labs: Uninterruptible Power Supply, Independent Circuits, and Cooling Systems for server validation and verification

Allion System Integration Validation

1. Signal Integrity Test

Allion is able to provide various busbar tests and I/O interface SI tests. This provides low error rates and signal stability to the server, and also makes it unlikely to be affected by outside factors.

System Interface PCIe, USB, SAS, SATA, Ethernet, DIMM
Test Items Eye Pattern, SSC, Jitter Tolerance, Bit Error Rate
2. Power Integrity Test

Power integrity is closely interrelated with signal integrity, and can directly affect a PCB’s signals. Power integrity can ensure whether the voltage and current at the source and destination meet the required standards.

Power Test   
  • Power sequence, Power Noise
  • DC Power Load, Efficiency, Power Margin
  • AC Power Test
3. Reliability Test

Rather than repairing a server post-purchase with all its related expenses, it is more sensible to undergo reliability tests, which can ensure the durability and safety of a server. Servers should undergo a series of stress tests to confirm its functionality, in particular servers more sensitive to environmental changes,

Thermal Conductivity Test
  • Total Air Volume Test
  • Heat Conduction of Material and Medium
Environmental Test
  • Salt Spray Test, Gas Corrosion Test
  • Temperature Test
  • Humidity Test
  • 4-Corner Test
4. Functionality Test

A server needs installation of operating systems and drivers to work properly.

BIOS Test   
  • Core Function
  • Security
  • PM/APM
  • Peripheral Control
BMC Test    
  • IPMI Configuration
  • Compatibility Validation
  • IPMI Functionality
  • Maintenance
OS Test
  • Installation
  • System Level Function Check
5. Integration Test

Servers and its components/devices must undergo rigorous testing to ensure quality and compatibility. Allion provides professional testing services for different types of components/devices and software platforms to identify potential risks for manufacturers.

Component Compatibility        
  • HDD
  • SSD
  • PCIe
  • DIMM
OS Compatibility           
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • VM
Chipset Compatibility
  • Intel
  • AMD
  • ARM
6. Performance Test

Server performance depends on different requirements of processors, memory, storage, network, and other components in different applications. For server components/devices, we can provide different performance tests according to component/device types, providing you with useful performance reports.

  • System Performance Test
  • Application Performance Test for Businesses

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