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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

How to Install the biosconfig Oracle System Management Driver on Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2008 64-bit

How to Uninstall the biosconfig Oracle System Management Driver on Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2008 64-bit

biosconfig Command Overview

How to View biosconfig Command Options

How to View biosconfig Version Information

What Changes the Boot List

Important Notes on Devices

Configuring the Device Boot Order

How to Set the First Boot Device for the Next Boot

How to Make a Persistent Change to Boot Order

How to Switch Boot Devices

How to Specify a Subset of Strings and a Subset of the Boot List

How to Move Boot List Entries

How to Change Boot Order Based on the PCI Bus, Device, or Function

BIOS CMOS Configuration

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 Set the First Boot Device for the Next Boot

biosconfig enables you to configure the first device to boot at the next reboot. biosconfig can manipulate the bootable devices individually (not by category) through specification of (subsets of) the strings that BIOS expansion ROMs use to identify their devices. biosconfig does this by reading the boot-related tables that the BIOS stores in NVRAM, which is a dedicated part of the BIOS ROM, and then by manipulating the contents of CMOS where the boot order is stored.

Here is an example of using the -set_boot_override command that specifies the first boot device as the PXE server on only the next boot:

  1. Determine the current boot order of your system by using the biosconfig -get_boot_order command option.
  2. Modify the boot order by using the biosconfig -set_boot_override command. Set XML text similar to the following:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
          <HELP_STRING>FIRST=Choose one of: pxe, cdrom, disk, 
    floppy, bios, none</HELP_STRING>
          <HELP_STRING>CLEAR_CMOS=Choose Yes, No or leave it 
    empty, .....</HELP_STRING>
          <DEVICE_NAME>USB:Port1:Memorex DVD+-RAM 510L v1</DEVICE_NAME>
          <DEVICE_NAME>SATA:3M-MRVLRD 200254-01SUN24G 0801</DEVICE_NAME>
          <DEVICE_NAME>USB:Port0:SanDisk Cruzer Contour</DEVICE_NAME>
          <DEVICE_NAME>IB:Slot2.F0:PXE:MLNX HCA IB 1.9.972 (PCI 07:00.
          <DEVICE_NAME>PXE:IBA GE Slot 00C8 v1324</DEVICE_NAME>

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