The BIOS configuration tool (BIOSconfig) is an application that runs on the host’s OS and configures that host’s BIOS CMOS settings, host boot order, and some service processor settings.
BIOSconfig allows the user to manipulate BIOS configurations from the OS command line. Due to the nature of this utility, it must be run with administrative access. You should also close all other applications and quiesce your system when running BIOSconfig. The configuration files and command-line interfaces are compatible with the Solaris, Windows, and Linux versions. Solaris BIOSconfig can be used to configure the BIOS settings.
BIOSconfig enables the user to configure settings across multiple like systems where distributions of BIOSconfig spans multiple like systems. BIOSconfig enables you to configure BIOS CMOS settings on like machines using the same XML file. If the machines differ too much, then a customized XML file must be used.
This section shows sample XML configurations and specific configurations needed to change BIOS or BIOS CMOS settings. These XML configurations can be used to make your desired changes to your configuration using BIOSconfig. The XML files are edited by the editor of your choice, such as vi.
BIOSconfig is supported on several operating systems on various platforms with common functionality. For more information, see: Installing Components
This section covers the following topics:
Refer to the user instruction sections for details on using BIOSconfig: Using BIOSconfig
Refer to the installation section on Component Manager for more details on running BIOSconfig: Getting Started.