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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
 
 

Requirements for BIOS Configuration Tasks

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:

    BIOS Configuration Task
    Oracle ILOM User Roles
    Description:
    Restore the BIOS configuration
    (load_uri=)
    Reset and Host Control (r)
    Admin (a)
    The Reset and Host Control (r) role and the Admin (a) role are required to load the configuration parameters in the host BIOS non-volatile data store.

    Note -  Oracle ILOM replaces the parameters in the host BIOS non-volatile data store with the parameters that were last set in the Oracle ILOM BIOS Configuration file.

    Back up the BIOS configuration
    (dump_uri=)
    Reset and Host Control (r)
    Admin (a)
    The Reset and Host Control (r) role and the Admin (a) role are both required to replace the configuration parameters in the Oracle ILOM Configuration file.

    Note -  Oracle ILOM replaces the parameters in Oracle ILOM Configuration file with the parameters that were last set in the host BIOS non-volatile data store.

    Sync BIOS configuration
    (reset /System or
    stop /System)
    Admin (a)
    The Admin (a) role is required to reset the power (or power off) on the managed Oracle x86 server.
  • 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.