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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
 
 

Oracle ILOM: BIOS Terminology

Oracle ILOM Term
Description
BIOS
The BIOS on an Oracle x86 server is the boot firmware program that controls the system from the time the host server powers on to when the operating system takes over. The BIOS stores the system's date, time, and configuration information in a battery-powered, non-volatile data store.
BIOS version
A read-only property indicating the current BIOS firmware version installed on an Oracle x86 server.
BIOS non-volatile data store
The Oracle x86 server BIOS configuration parameters that are currently stored on the non-volatile memory chip.
Oracle ILOM BIOS configuration file
A dynamically maintained XML file on the server SP that contains a list of the BIOS configuration parameters that were last retrieved from the BIOS non-volatile data store.
Backup BIOS configuration
The configurable properties in Oracle ILOM that enable you to retrieve a copy of the parameters currently set in the BIOS non-volatile data store and save them to the Oracle ILOM BIOS Configuration file on the server SP.
Restore BIOS configuration
Configurable properties in Oracle ILOM that enable you to export the parameters in the Oracle ILOM BIOS Configuration file to the BIOS non-volatile data store.
BIOS configuration parameters
Typically the BIOS configuration parameters that are copied or exported by Oracle ILOM include the values for: setup, boot list, and boot devices.