Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Service Manual

Updating the BIOS and Accessing the BIOS Setup Utility

Refer to the Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Product Notes for information on BIOS updates.

ProcedureTo Update the BIOS

  1. Power off the workstation using the procedure described in the section, To Power Off the Workstation.

  2. Access the BIOS using the procedure in the section, To Access the BIOS Setup Utility.

  3. Record any BIOS settings that might have been changed from the default value for your environment.

    Note –

    Flashing the BIOS restores all settings to the default values.

  4. Press the Esc key to exit the BIOS Setup utility without saving.

  5. Download the latest Sun Ultra 27 workstation Tools and Drivers DVD ISO image from the Sun web site:

    Caution – Caution –

    Ensure that you download the ISO image for the Sun Ultra 27 workstation.

  6. Burn the image to a DVD.

  7. Insert the DVD into the DVD drive and reboot the workstation.

    The workstation boots from the DVD and a menu appears.

  8. Choose the option to flash the BIOS (option 2).

  9. Respond to the prompts, and then wait until the BIOS update is complete.

  10. Access the BIOS Setup utility using the procedure described in the section, Updating the BIOS and Accessing the BIOS Setup Utility.

  11. When the workstation reboots, remove the Tools and Drivers DVD from the DVD drive.

ProcedureTo Access the BIOS Setup Utility

The BIOS Setup utility enables you to customize the workstation for your local environment. Access the BIOS Setup utility after the following situations:

Caution – Caution –

Be careful when making changes to the system BIOS, as some changes can cause your system to malfunction.

  1. Reboot the system.

    Watch the monitor for the prompt to press the F2 key to access the BIOS.

  2. When the BIOS access prompt appears, press the F2 key.

    The BIOS Setup screen appears.

  3. Use the arrow keys to access the various screens.

  4. Press the F10 key to save changes and exit or the Esc key to exit without saving.

    The system reboots.