Prior to backing up or restoring the BIOS configuration parameters, the following requirements should be met:
The following user roles are required in Oracle ILOM to sync, restore, or back up the BIOS configuration parameters:
Review the Web and CLI: BIOS Properties prior to performing the BIOS configuration tasks that are documented in this section.
If the managed Oracle x86 server is new, it should be powered-on to enable the host BIOS boot process to detect the boot devices, create an initial boot order, and save these parameters to the BIOS non-volatile data store. The managed Oracle x86 server should then be powered cycled to sync the BIOS non-volatile data store with the Oracle ILOM BIOS Configuration file.
Setting factory defaults for the /SP or for the /System/BIOS can inadvertently affect one another. For example, setting the /SP/reset_to_defaults to factory might cause Oracle ILOM to lose the settings for /System/BIOS/reset_to_defaults. For instructions on how to set factory defaults for the SP and BIOS configuration, follow the steps described in Reset Factory Defaults for SP and Oracle ILOM BIOS.