Exadata upgrade using patchmgr or dbnodeupdate fails with message "Bios boot order is incorrect" (Doc ID 1946042.1)

Last updated on JULY 14, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 11.2.3.3.1 to 12.1.2.1.1 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms



2014-11-13 10:57:22 -0600 :FAILED: Details in files <cell_name>.log /u01/patches/STORAGE/patch_12.1.1.1.1.140712/patchmgr.stdout, /u01/patches/STORAGE/patch_12.1.1.1.1.140712/patchmgr.stderr
2014-11-13 10:57:22 -0600 :FAILED: DONE: Execute plugin check for Patch Check Prereq.
[ERROR] Patch prerequisite checks failed. Please run cleanup before retrying.

 

The referenced file <cell_name>.log further shows:

[WARNING] ubiosconfig statuses are not in Ok states
[WARNING] BIOS is not ready for export/import operations
[WARNING] Restore status: Restore pending
[WARNING] Config sync status: Ok

Additional details reported on file /var/log/cellos/validations/biosbootorder.log, which is the result of running command ubiosconfig list status:

system_bios_version:  17100400
restore_status:  Restore pending            >>>
config_sync_status:  Ok
reset_to_defaults: Off

 

Cause

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