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FusionServer Pro Rack Server iBMC (V260 to V278) User Guide 14

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Querying and Setting the Boot Device (bootdevice)

Querying and Setting the Boot Device (bootdevice)


The bootdevice command is used to query and set the boot device.


ipmcget -d bootdevice

ipmcset -d bootdevice -v <option> [once | permanent]


Parameter Description Value
option Indicates the number of the booting device.
  • 0: cancels the forcible boot.

  • 1: boots from the PXE.

  • 2: boots from the default hard disk.

  • 5: boots from the default CD/DVD.

  • 6: accesses the BIOS Setup menu upon server startup.

  • 0xF: boots from the FDD or the first mobile medium.


The setting is effective only once upon the next startup. After that, the default boot device set on the BIOS is used.


The setting is effective permanently.


Usage Guidelines



# Configure the system to boot from the default hard disk. The setting is effective only once upon the next startup.

iBMC:/->ipmcset -d bootdevice -v 2 once
Set boot device successfully.

# Query the boot device.

iBMC:/->ipmcget -d bootdevice
Boot     device:  Force boot from default Hard-drive
Effective  type:  Once   

If Boot device is "Unspecified", parameters related to forced boot are not set.

Updated: 2019-11-19

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