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Sun Server CLI Tools Overview

Installing Components

Getting Started


Getting the Software

Sun SSM Component Manager Overview

Upgrading from Previous Versions

(Linux and Solaris) Using Component Manager

(Linux and Solaris) Using Component Manager in Interactive Mode

(Linux and Solaris) Using Component Manager in Unattended Mode

(Windows) Using Component Manager

(Windows) Using the Component Manager Graphic Interface

(Windows) Using Component Manager Command-line Interface

CLI Tools Command Syntax and Conventions

CLI Tools Command Syntax

CLI Tools Device-Naming Convention

Using thebiosconfig 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

Configuring Individual CMOS Settings

Commands That Produce Unrelated, Innocuous, Extra Output

Using the fwupdate Tool

fwupdate Command-Line Interface

list Subcommand

reset Subcommand

update Subcommand

Device-Naming Convention

Execution Summary

Using the raidconfig Tool

raidconfig Overview

raidconfig Command Overview

list Subcommand

list Options

How To Show a Brief Listing

How To Show a Detailed Listing

How To Show a Brief Listing of a Disk

create raid Subcommand

How To Create a RAID Volume

delete raid Subcommand

How To Delete a RAID Volume

add spare Subcommand

add spare Options

How to Add a Spare

remove spare Subcommand and Options

How to Remove a Spare Disk or a RAID Volume

modify Subcommand

modify Options

How to Modify a RAID Volume Name

export Subcommand

raidconfig export Options

How to Export an Inventory to a File

import Subcommand

How to Configure RAID Volumes from a File

Using the ilomconfig Tool

ilomconfig Overview

ilomconfig Command Usage

Using ipmitool for Windows

ipmitool Overview

Sun IPMI System Management Driver 2.1

How to Install Sun IPMI System Management Driver 2.1 Manually

How to Perform an Unattended Installation of the Sun IPMI System Management Driver 2.1

How to Verify ipmitool Installation

How to Configure for PXE to Boot First

How to Configure for the Hard Drive to Boot First

How to Configure for Any CD/DVD to Boot First

How to Configure for Any Floppy or Removable Media to Boot First

CLI Tools Error Codes

Common Error Codes

biosconfig Error Messages

raidconfig Error Codes

ilomconfig Error Codes

fwupdate Error Codes


Using thebiosconfig 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 you 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 you 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. However, if the configuration that is being modified refers to a peripheral or component that is not on both systems, then you need to customize the XML file.

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 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.

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