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Turning off AUTOBOOT

 
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Turning off AUTOBOOT

Is there a way to turn off AutoBoot (shell command) from the iLO?? (Itanium Blade)

Put more simply, is there a way to get to the SHELL prompt without going through the Boot Manager Screen??

Basically, I have a blade which currently has Autoboot On and timeout=0. The result is that it immediately tries to boot any method that is available.

I would like to turn AutoBoot Off, before I power on the blade.

Any ideas??

Dave.
3 REPLIES
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: Turning off AUTOBOOT

I guess the answer is NO. Closing the ticket.
kris rombauts
Honored Contributor

Re: Turning off AUTOBOOT

Hi Dave,

i am not a UX person but did you try the 'setboot' command in HP-UX ?

If you use 'setboot -b off' the EFI boot menu entry at the top will not be executed automatically, the system will wait their until you hit enter.

Is this a workaround for you ?

HTH

Kris



[root@tahiti1]/root
# setboot
Primary bootpath : 0/2/1/0.0.0.0.0
HA Alternate bootpath :
Alternate bootpath : 0/0/2/0
Autoboot is ON (enabled)
[root@tahiti1]/root


# setboot -b off
[root@tahiti1]/root
# setboot
Primary bootpath : 0/2/1/0.0.0.0.0
HA Alternate bootpath : 0/0/2/0
Alternate bootpath : 0/0/2/0
Autoboot is OFF (disabled)
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: Turning off AUTOBOOT

Hi Kris,
Thanks for your reply. Im not a "UX" person either (OpenVMS), so I cant make use of this info.

I think what I am going to do is to power down the blade and remove the profile. Then power it up again.

I think that without the profile (and no media in the CD, then there is nothing to boot from. I should then end up at the shell prompt and can turn off autoboot.

Anyway, thanks again for your suggestion.

Dave.