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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

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


How to Configure the BIOS CMOS Using a Golden CMOS Image

The BIOS configuration consists of the contents of the CMOS and the boot tables in the NVRAM. The command biosconfig -get_CMOS_dump captures the 256 bytes of CMOS, but it does not gather the boot table information from NVRAM. So this command might not capture the boot-order information, unless the bootable I/O configurations for the source and destination machines are the same. To generate a golden (known reliable) CMOS image, use BIOS setup to configure the host as you want.

  1. Use the biosconfig -get_CMOS_dump to capture the 256 bytes of CMOS holding the configuration information:
    # biosconfig -get_CMOS_dump golden.xml
    Copyright (C) SUN Microsystems 2009.
    BIOSconfig Utility Version 2.1
    Build Date: Jul 16 2009
    Build Time: 15:55:12
    BIOSconfig Specification Version 2.4
  2. To view the XML file, type:

    Note - The data between the <CMOS_DUMP> element tags contains raw CMOS data.

          <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,

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