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Oracle Server CLI Tools and IPMItool 2.1 User's Guide
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About This Documentation (PDF and HTML)

Change History

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


Configuring Individual CMOS Settings

biosconfig provides two commands to manage individual CMOS settings:

To use these commands you can:

  1. Use -get_bios_settings to generate an XML file that describes the current settings.

  2. Edit that XML file so that it specifies the settings.

  3. Use -set_bios_settings to change settings in CMOS.

Note - Values for the settings vary depending on your server type. biosconfig reads the host's BIOS image and the platform's CMOS to find the setup questions (the strings displayed in BIOS setup), the optimal default values, the current settings, and the permitted settings. The XML file structure matches the menu hierarchy in BIOS setup. When using -set_bios_settings, you can provide a subset of the XML file output by using -get_bios_settings so that it includes only the settings that you wish to make.

The names in the output XML file match the names in the setup menus; the only difference is that the spaces are replaced with underscores (_). For example, the Quick Boot entry in the Boot Settings Configuration submenu in the Boot menu of BIOS setup is specified like this:


This section includes the following procedures: