The preboot menu provides the ability to recover the ILOM firmware image by updating (flashing) the SP firmware.
Note - You can also update the SP using the ILOM CLI or the web interface (refer to the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager documentation).
Before You Begin
You must have a valid .flash firmware image file on a TFTP server. This file is available on the tools and drivers DVD, and on the Oracle download site:
Note - Updating the SP firmware using the preboot menu requires a .flash file instead of the .pkg file used to update the SP from the ILOM.
Refer to the corresponding ILOM supplement for detailed preboot menu and ILOM information.
Press the Locate button.
Type xyzzy during a pause in the bootstrap process.
The preboot prompt appears.
net flash IPaddress path/name.flash
where IPaddress is the IP address of a TFTP server, path is the path to the file relative to /tftpboot, and name is the first part of the .flash file filename
Preboot> net flash 10.8.173.25 images/system-rom.flash
After a series of messages, the preboot prompt appears.
The preboot menu exits and the ILOM boots.