Set the Boot Mode
The server UEFI firmware supports both Legacy BIOS and UEFI boot modes. Legacy
BIOS Boot Mode is enabled by default. Because Oracle Solaris 11.3 supports both
Legacy BIOS and UEFI, you have the option of setting the boot mode to either
Legacy BIOS or UEFI before you perform the OS installation.
After you have installed the Oracle Solaris operating system, if you
decide you want to switch from Legacy BIOS Boot Mode to UEFI Boot Mode, or
vice versa, you must remove all partitions and reinstall the operating
Reset or power on the server.
For example, do one of the following to reset the server:
From the local server, press
the Power button on the front panel of the server (for approximately
1 second) 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
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type:
The server begins the boot process and the BIOS screen appears.
The next step occurs very quickly; therefore, be ready to press the F2
key. Watch carefully for messages as they appear on the screen for a
When prompted in the BIOS screen, press the F2 key to access the BIOS
After a few moments, the BIOS Setup Utility appears.
In the BIOS Setup Utility, use the arrow keys to navigate to the Boot
The Boot Menu screen appears. The UEFI/BIOS Boot Mode field displays the
current boot mode.
The options in the boot order list differ depending on the storage
drive configuration and whether you have enabled the Persistent Boot
Support feature. For more information about Persistent Boot Support,
refer to the Oracle X6 Series Servers Administration
Use the down arrow key to select the UEFI/BIOS Boot
Mode field, and then press Enter.
Select your preferred boot mode, and then press Enter.
You must select the desired boot mode, Legacy BIOS or UEFI, before
starting the operating system installation.
To save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility, press the F10