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Oracle® X4 Series Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: April 2016

Navigate the BIOS Setup Utility Menus

image:Icon for BIOS

To navigate the menus or options listed on a screen, use the arrow keys. The options or fields that you can configure on a menu appear in color.

For further instructions on how to navigate and change settings in the BIOS Setup Utility, refer to the online navigation information provided on lower right side of the menu. The upper right side of the menu provides information about the menu selection.

  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility.
    1. Boot the system.

      Boot messages scroll across the console screen.

    2. Press the F2 key (or Ctrl +E from a serial terminal) continuously.

      The BIOS Setup Utility main screen appears.

  2. To select the different primary menu options, use the left and right arrow keys.

    As you select each menu option, the top-level screen for that menu option appears.

  3. To select an option on a top-level screen, use the up and down arrow keys to navigate the options presented.
    • Options that can be modified are highlighted when you press the up and down arrow keys.

    • If a field can be modified, as you select the option, instructions for modifying the option appear in the right column of the screen.

    • If a field is a link to a sub-screen, a description of the sub-menu content appears in the right column.

  4. Modify the setup field by pressing the + or - keys (plus or minus keys) or by pressing Enter and selecting the option you want from the dialog box menus.
  5. To return from a sub-menu to the previous menu screen, press the Esc key.

    Pressing Escape from a top-level menu is equivalent to selecting the Discard Changes and Exit option from the Save and Exit menu.

  6. Modify parameters as needed.
  7. To save or discard your changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility, press F10.

    To save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility, you can select the Save & Exit menu and then select Save Changes and Reset.

    Note -  After you modify any BIOS settings and select Save Changes and Reset from the Save & Exit menu, the subsequent reboot might take longer than a typical reboot where no settings were modified. The additional delay is required to ensure that changes to the BIOS settings are synchronized with Oracle ILOM.

    Note -  If the BIOS Setup Utility setup data is invalid, the BIOS settings return to their factory default values.

See Also

  • For BIOS screen details, see your server service manual.

BIOS Key Mappings

When you view the BIOS output from a terminal using the Oracle ILOM remote console feature, some terminals do not support function keys. BIOS supports the mapping of function keys to Control key sequences when serial redirection is enabled. The following table provides a description of the function key to Control key mappings.

Function Key
Control Key Sequence
BIOS POST Function
BIOS Setup Function
Not applicable.
Activate the BIOS Setup Utility Help menu.
Enter the BIOS Setup Utility while the system is performing the power-on self-test (POST).
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Discard changes.
Not applicable to the UEFI Driver Control Menu.
Activate the BIOS Boot menu.
Not applicable.
Launches Oracle System Assistant. BIOS boots to Oracle System Assistant, bypassing the current Boot Option Priority list for this one-time boot method.
Activate Load Optimal Values dialog box menu.
Not applicable to the UEFI Driver Control Menu.
Not applicable.
Activate the Save and Exit dialog box menu.
Not applicable to UEFI Driver Control Menu.
Activate Network boot.
Not applicable.

See Also

Access the BIOS Setup Utility Menus