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SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Create a Boot Device Alias

You must have the console role (c) and the admin role (a) to complete this task.

  1. Log in to Oracle ILOM.

    See Log In to Oracle ILOM (CLI).

  2. Start the host console.

    See Start the Host Console.

  3. If necessary, start the host.

    See Start a Host.

  4. Get to the ok prompt.

    See Accessing the OpenBoot Prompt.

  5. Use the nvalias command to create the alias.
    {0} ok nvalias name-of-alias device-path

    where device-path must be a path to a valid device from which to boot.


    Caution  -  The Verified Boot enforce setting does not allow the boot process to proceed if the OpenBoot use-nvramrc? variable is set to true. You can directly set the use-nvramrc? variable with the setenv command, or the variable is set to true when you use the nvalias command. If you set the use-nvramrc? variable to false, you will not be able to create device aliases with the nvalias command.

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