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Oracle® ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance Firmware Release 3.2.x

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Updated: April 2018
 
 

Setting Next Boot Device on x86 Host Server

Oracle ILOM provides a set of x86 server properties that enables system administrators to set the next boot device on the host server. However, these configurable boot device properties in Oracle ILOM, apply only to the next time the x86 server powers on.


Note - After the system powers on and boots the Oracle ILOM user-specified boot device, the system reverts to the boot device properties set in the system BIOS Utility.

System administrators can set the x86 server property for the next boot device from the Oracle ILOM CLI or web interface. For more details about using the x86 system next boot device properties in Oracle ILOM, see the following table.


Note - For details about how to move devices in the boot order or to make persistent changes to the boot order using the BIOS Utility, see the BIOS section in the x86 server administration guide for selecting a boot device. For details about how to move devices in the boot order or to make persistent changes to the boot order using the Oracle Hardware Management Pack (HMP) software, see the biosconfig section in the Oracle Server CLI Tools User's Guide.
Table 69  Set Next Boot Device Property on x86 Managed Server
User Interface Configurable Target and User Role:
  • SP CLI: /HOST/boot_device=

  • SP Web: Host Management > Host Control > Next Boot Device

  • User Role: Reset and Host Control (r) role

Requirement:
  • To apply a next boot device option in the web interface, you must click Save.

Property Value
Description
Default (Use BIOS Settings)
(boot_device=default)
Set the Default BIOS property to have the x86 system boot from the first device that is currently set in the system BIOS boot order.
CLI Syntax:
Single server:
set /HOST/boot_device=default
Multi-domain server:
set /Servers/PDomains/PDomain_n/HOST/boot_device=default
PXE
(boot_device=pxe)
Set the PXE property to temporarily bypass the system BIOS boot order at the next host boot and to boot the x86 system over the network using the PXE boot specification.
CLI Syntax:
Single server:
set /HOST/boot_device=pxe
Multi-domain server:
set /Servers/PDomains/PDomain_n/HOST/boot_device=pxe
Disk
(boot_device=disk)
Set the Disk property to temporarily bypass the system BIOS boot order at the next host boot and to boot the first disk device as determined by the BIOS Utility boot order.

Note - Use the Disk property to boot from either a fixed hard disk drive (HDD) or a removable HDD, such as a USB flash device.

CLI Syntax:
Single server:
set /HOST/boot_device=disk
Multi-domain server:
set /Servers/PDomains/PDomain_n/HOST/boot_device=disk
Diagnostic
(boot_device=diagnostic)
Set the Diagnostic property to temporarily bypass the system BIOS boot order at the next host boot and to boot the system from the diagnostic partition, if configured.
CLI Syntax:
Single server:
set /HOST/boot_device=diagnostic
Multi-domain server:
set /Servers/PDomains/PDomain_n/HOST/boot_device=diagnostic
CDROM
(boot_device=cdrom)
Set the CDROM property to temporarily bypass the system BIOS boot order at the next host boot and to boot the system from the attached CD-ROM or DVD device.
CLI Syntax:
Single server:
set /HOST/boot_device=cdrom
Multi-domain server:
set /Servers/PDomains/PDomain_n/HOST/boot_device=cdrom
Floppy
(boot_device=floppy)
Set the Floppy property to temporarily bypass the system BIOS boot order settings at the next host boot and to boot from the attached floppy device.
CLI Syntax:
Single server:
set /HOST/boot_device=floppy
Multi-domain server:
set /Servers/PDomains/PDomain_n/HOST/boot_device=floppy
BIOS
(boot_device=bios)
Set the BIOS property to temporarily by-pass the BIOS boot order at the next host boot and to boot the system to the BIOS Utility Setup Menu.
CLI Syntax:
Single server:
set /HOST/boot_device=bios
Multi-domain server:
set /Servers/PDomains/PDomain_n/HOST/boot_device=bios

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