Resetting or Powering the Server Off and On
Some OS installations require that the Oracle Server X8-2 or Oracle Server X8-2L be reset or
powered on. Follow these instructions.
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.