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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

biosconfig Command Overview

What Changes the Boot List

Important Notes on Devices

Configuring the Device Boot Order

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

How to Configure for PXE 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

How to Configure for the Hard Drive to Boot First

CLI Tools Error Codes

Common Error Codes

biosconfig Error Codes

raidconfig Error Codes

ilomconfig Error Codes

fwupdate Error Codes


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

On some platforms, the alternative to using biosconfig to control the boot order is IPMI commands, which can also make persistent changes to the boot order through the service processor. This interface can only specify which is the highest priority category of boot devices. This operation is equivalent to entering BIOS setup and moving an entire category of devices to the top of the boot list (for example, moving all disks to boot before CD-ROMs).

The following ipmitool raw commands work just like the ipmitool chassis bootdev commands. During BIOS POST, the BIOS asks the SP for boot flags. The raw commands have just one extra bit set (the persistent bit), which causes the BIOS to reorder the boot list and save that order in CMOS. These ipmitool commands can also be issued through the host SP Keyboard Controller Style (KCS) interface if you have the IPMI drivers installed on the host Linux system.

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