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How to change boot controller order of BL480c blade from OA CLI or iLO CLI

Tejo
Occasional Visitor

How to change boot controller order of BL480c blade from OA CLI or iLO CLI

Hi,

I would like to change the boot controller order for BL480c blades from the OA
CLI. Currently OA CLI only allows me to change the the high level boot
order (IPL) using the command "set server boot" and not the boot controller order.

For example, I did not get how I can specify HA1 or HBA2 or Local Disk, when the option HDD (Hard Disk C:) is selected. Documentation says that we have to use RBSU to change the Boot Controller.

I really wish there is CLI way of doing this, without needing to go to BIOS and change the settings. I also read that one can login to the Embedded ROM from the iLO. I could not figure out how to do this either.

To summarize, I would like to change the boot controller order through a CLI
command, preferably from OA or blade iLO.

Appreciate if someone can provide some info on this.

Thanks
Tejo
3 REPLIES
JKytsi
Honored Contributor

Re: How to change boot controller order of BL480c blade from OA CLI or iLO CLI

With Virtual Connect this is possible, but not with the OA/ILO.
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Alex Morris
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to change boot controller order of BL480c blade from OA CLI or iLO CLI

set /system1/bootconfig1/bootsource1 bootorder=3

(Sets the CD-ROM to be the third boot device).

See the iLO scripting & command line guide - http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00294268/c00294268.pdf - for more details about it (in the section marked "Boot Commands").
Tejo
Occasional Visitor

Re: How to change boot controller order of BL480c blade from OA CLI or iLO CLI

Thanks for your responses. Looks like I have to go with VC CLI for this task.

Thanks for the pointer to the iLO set bootsource command. However, it does not
offer the fine grained control I was looking for. For example, in case PXE boot,
we will not be able to change the order preference of the NICs. Same is the
case with SAN boot. It uses existing values configured in the BIOS