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Oracle® Servers X8-2 and X8-2L Installation Guide

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Updated: July 2020

Resetting the Server

It is unnecessary to power the server off and on to reset the server because a reset maintains host power but causes the processors to reinitialize. During the reset process, the server retains some register information. This is important in case of a system host panic, as error information might be available upon system recovery.


Caution  -  Possible Data Loss. Resetting the server causes any unsaved data on the server to be lost.

Note -  x86 Delay BIOS Firmware Option Can Cause a Longer Reset and Multiple Reboots. If the server has a pending BIOS upgrade, a routine reset will take longer to complete. The pending BIOS upgrade will cause the server to power cycle and reboot several times. This is expected behavior. If the upgrade includes an FPGA update, the process can take as long as 26 minutes to complete.

Note that a pending BIOS upgrade exists when both of these conditions are true: You updated the BIOS and SP firmware using Oracle ILOM. During the Oracle ILOM firmware update process, you selected Delay BIOS Upgrade.