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

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Updated: January 2020

Verify the UEFI Optimal Defaults

Note -  If the server is newly installed and this is the first time an operating system is being installed, then UEFI is probably configured to its optimal default settings and you do not have to perform this procedure.

In the BIOS Setup Utility, you can set optimal defaults, and view and edit UEFI settings, as needed. By setting optimal defaults, you ensure that the server is operating efficiently with a configuration that is known to be good. In the BIOS Setup Utility, use the F2 key to set UEFI optimal defaults and view and edit UEFI settings. Review the optimal defaults in the Oracle Server X8-2 Service Manual or see Setting Up BIOS Configuration Parameters in Oracle Server X8-2L Service Manual.

Any changes you make in the BIOS Setup Utility using the F2 key are permanent until the next time you change them.

Before you begin, ensure that the following requirements are met:

  1. Reset or power on the server.

    See Resetting or Powering the Server Off and On.

    Note -  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 brief time. You might want to enlarge the size of your screen to eliminate scroll bars.
  2. When prompted in the BIOS screen, press the F2 key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

    The BIOS Setup Utility screen appears.

    image:Graphic showing the BIOS Setup Utility Main Menu.
  3. Press the F9 key (Optimized Defaults) to load the optimal default settings.
  4. In the prompt message, highlight OK, and press Enter.
  5. To save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility, press the F10 key.

    Alternatively, select Save Changes and Exit from the Exit menu.

Related Information

Reset BIOS Configuration to Factory Defaults Using Oracle ILOM

Refer to "Reset BIOS Configuration to Factory Defaults" in Oracle ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance Firmware Release 4.0.x at https://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs for Oracle ILOM web and CLI methods.

For example perform one of the following actions to reset the BIOS non-volatile data store parameters to factory defaults:

  • From the web interface, click System Management > BIOS, then select Factory from the Reset To Defaults list box and click Save.

  • From the CLI, type: ->set /System/BIOS reset_to_defaults=factory

Oracle ILOM resets the BIOS Setup parameters in the non-volatile data store to factory defaults. The Reset To Defaults value reverts to None after the factory default parameters are applied.