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Oracle® X5 Series Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Reset the BIOS Firmware to Default Settings (BIOS)

Setting defaults ensures that the server is operating with a known-good configuration.

If the server is newly installed and this is the first time an operating system is being installed, then BIOS is probably already configured to its default settings.

Any changes you make in the BIOS Setup Utility using the F2 key persist until the next time you change them.

Before You Begin

Ensure that your server meets the following requirements:

  • The server is equipped with a hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD).

  • The HDD or SSD is properly installed in the server. For instructions, refer to your service manual.

  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility.

    For instructions, see Accessing the BIOS Setup Utility.

  2. Press the F9 key to automatically load the optimal default settings.

    A message appears prompting you to continue this operation by selecting OK or to cancel this operation by selecting CANCEL.

  3. In the message, highlight OK, and then press Enter.
  4. To save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility, press the F10 key.

    Alternatively, you can select Save and Reset from the Exit menu.