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Oracle Server CLI Tools and IPMItool 2.1 User's Guide
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Oracle Hardware CLI Tools Overview

Installing Components Using the Oracle Hardware Management Pack Installer

Getting Started


Installation Issues

Getting the Software

Installing Hardware Management Pack Components Using Installer

CLI Tools Command Syntax and Conventions

CLI Tools Command Syntax

CLI Tools Device-Naming Convention

Using the biosconfig Tool

biosconfig Dependencies

biosconfig Terminology

Using biosconfig

biosconfig for Solaris OS

biosconfig for Windows

biosconfig Command Overview

What Changes the Boot List

Important Notes on Devices

Configuring the Device Boot Order

BIOS CMOS Configuration

How to Configure the BIOS CMOS Using a Golden CMOS Image

How to Apply the Golden Image

Configuring Individual CMOS Settings

How to Retrieve Static CMOS Settings

How to Configure a Dynamic Setting

How to Configure NET0_Option_ROM

How to View Chipset-Related Settings

How to Configure System Powered Off

How to Turn Off Quick Boot and Power Off Options

Commands That Produce Unrelated, Innocuous, Extra Output

Using the fwupdate Tool

fwupdate Command-Line Interface

update Subcommand

list Subcommand

reset Subcommand

Device-Naming Convention

Execution Summary

Using the raidconfig Tool

raidconfig Overview

raidconfig Command Overview

list Subcommand

create raid Subcommand

delete raid Subcommand

add spare Subcommand

remove spare Subcommand and Options

modify Subcommand

export Subcommand

raidconfig export Options

import Subcommand

Using the ilomconfig Tool

ilomconfig Overview

ilomconfig Commands

Using ipmitool for Windows

ipmitool Overview

Sun IPMI System Management Driver 2.1

Using ipmitool for Configuration Tasks

CLI Tools Error Codes

Common Error Codes

biosconfig Error Codes

raidconfig Error Codes

ilomconfig Error Codes

fwupdate Error Codes


How to Configure a Dynamic Setting

There are two types of CMOS settings: static and dynamic. The following dynamic settings are determined at runtime by the BIOS:

biosconfig cannot retrieve the strings and the mapping between the values in CMOS. This behavior is BIOS dependent; the ability to retrieve this information depends on the BIOS revision and the platform type.

To configure dynamic settings, you need to discover the setting that you wish to use by following these steps:

  1. Enter the BIOS setup.
  2. Configure this setting manually and save.
  3. Run biosconfig-get_bios_settings and examine the resulting XML output to find the value that the BIOS is using for the setting you wish to specify.

    This is an example of a dynamic CMOS setting:

                   <HELP_STRING>This Option enables execut....
                   <DEFAULT_OPTION> 0000 </DEFAULT_OPTION>
                   <SELECTED_OPTION> 0000 </SELECTED_OPTION>
                   <OPTION_RANGE> 0000 - 0001 </OPTION_RANGE>
                   <OPTION-0>Not Available</OPTION-0>

    In the preceding code, there are no string-to-value mappings offered by the biosconfig output.

  4. Use this setting with -set_bios_settings to configure other machines.

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