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Oracle® X6 Series Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Access the BIOS Setup Utility

  1. Access the host console locally or remotely:
    • To establish a local connection to the host console, perform the following steps:
      1. Connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port on the server.
      2. Connect a USB keyboard and mouse to the USB connectors on the server.
    • To establish a remote connection to the host console, launch an Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus session.

      For instructions, see Launching Remote KVMS Redirection Sessions.

  2. (Optional) Use Oracle ILOM web interface to select BIOS as the next boot device.
    1. Log in to the Oracle ILOM web interface.

      For instructions, see Accessing Oracle ILOM.

    2. In the navigation pane, click Host Management > Host Console.
    3. In the Next Boot Device drop-down list, select BIOS.
    4. Click Save.

      If you select BIOS from the list, next time you boot you do not have to press F2 to access the BIOS Setup Utility (Step 4 below).

  3. Reset the server.

    For instructions, see Controlling the Server Power State.

    Boot messages appear on the screen.

  4. When prompted, press the F2 function key (or CTRL + E on a serial keyboard) to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

    Note -  This step is not necessary if you selected BIOS as the next boot device using the Oracle ILOM web interface (Step 2 above).

    The BIOS Setup Utility Main menu appears.

    image:Screen shot of BIOS main screen.