Using Oracle ILOM, you can remotely control what the next boot device will be at the next power-on. Available states for the Next Boot Device setting include the following. These settings take effect at the next host boot and will bypass the current BIOS boot order settings.
No Override (default) – No override in the BIOS setting. Also clears any previously chosen selection.
PXE – Host will boot from the network, following the PXE specification.
Disk – Host will boot from the first disk as determined by BIOS.
Diagnostic – Host will boot into the diagnostic partition, if configured.
CD-ROM – Host will boot from the attached CD-ROM or DVD device.
BIOS – Host will boot into the BIOS Setup screen.
For information on how to configure the Next Boot Device setting in Oracle ILOM, refer to “Setting Next Boot Device on x86 Host Server” in Oracle ILOM 3.1 Configuration and Maintenance Guide.