In the BIOS Setup Utility, you can set optimal defaults, as well as view and edit UEFI settings, as needed. By setting optimal defaults, you ensure that the server is operating efficiently with a known-good configuration. You can review the optimal defaults in the Oracle Server X5-2L Service Manual.
Any changes you make in the BIOS Setup Utility using the F2 key are permanent until the next time you change them.
In addition to using the F2 key to view or edit the system's BIOS settings, you can use F8 during the BIOS start-up to specify a temporary boot device. If you use F8 to set a temporary boot device, this change is only in effect for the current system boot. The permanent boot device specified using F2 will be in effect after booting from the temporary boot device.
Before You Begin
Ensure that the following requirements are met:
The server is equipped with a hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD).
The HDD or SSD is properly installed in the server. For instructions, refer to Servicing Storage Drives and Rear Drives (CRU) in Oracle Server X5-2L Service Manual .
A console connection is established to the server. For details, see Selecting the Console Display Option.
For example, do one of the following:
From the local server, press the Power button (approximately 1 second) on the front panel of the server to turn the server off, then press the Power button again to power on the server.
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management → Power Control, select Reset from the Select Action list box, then click Save.
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, , type: reset /System
The server begins the boot process and the BIOS screen appears.
[Setup Selected] and the Boot Mode (Legacy or UEFI) are displayed at the bottom of the BIOS screen, then the BIOS Setup Utility appears.
A message appears prompting you to continue this operation by selecting OK or to cancel this operation by selecting CANCEL.
Alternatively, you can select Save and Reset from the Exit menu.