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nPartition Administrator's Guide > Chapter 4 Using Management Interfaces and Tools

Command Reference for BCH Menu Commands


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Table 4-4 lists the commands available from the Boot Console Handler (BCH) menus for an nPartition.

The BCH Menu is accessible from an nPartition console when the nPartition is in an active state but has not booted an operating system.

The following categories of commands are available:

For details on these commands, use the help (HE) command. At any BCH menu enter HE command for details about the specified command, or enter HE for general help.

Table 4-4 Boot Console Handler (BCH) Command Reference


General Commands — Boot Console Handler (BCH). These BCH commands are available from all BCH menus.

BOot [PRI| HAA| ALT| path]

Boot from the specified path.


Restart nPartition.


Reset the nPartition to allow Complex Profile reconfiguration; the nPartition remains inactive, in the shutdown for reconfig state.


Redisplay the current menu.

HElp [menu |command]

Display help for the current menu or the specified menu or command.

Main Menu Commands — Boot Console Handler (BCH). Commands to find devices, set boot paths (PRI,HAA, ALT), and access other BCH menus.

BOot [PRI |HAA |ALT| path]Boot from the specified path.
PAth [PRI |HAA |ALT] [path]Display or modify a device boot path.
SEArch [ALL |cell |path]Search for boot devices.
ScRoll [ON|OFF]Display or change scrolling capability.
COnfigurationAccess the Configuration Menu, which displays or sets boot values.
INformationAccess the information menu, which displays hardware information.
SERviceAccess the Service Menu, which displays service commands.

Configuration Menu Commands — Boot Console Handler (BCH). Commands to display or set boot values.


Return to the BCH Main Menu.

BootID [cell [proc [bootid]]]Display or set Boot Identifier.
BootTimer [0-200]Seconds allowed for boot attempt.
CEllConfig [cell] [ON|OFF]Configure or deconfigure the specified cell.
COreCell [choice cell]Display or set core cell choices for the nPartition.
CPUconfig [cell [cpu [ON|OFF]]]Configure or deconfigure the processor (cpu) on the specified cell.
DataPrefetch [ENABLE |DISABLE]Display or set data prefetch behavior.
DEfaultSet the nPartition to predefined (default) values.
FastBoot [test][RUN |SKIP]Display or set boot tests execution (self tests).
KGMemory [value]Display or set KGMemory requirement.
PathFlags [PRI|HAA|ALT] [value]Display or set boot path flags (boot actions).
PD [name]Display or set the nPartition name.

ResTart [ON|OFF]

Set nPartition restart policy.

TIme [cn:yr:mo:dy:hr:mn:[ss]]

Read or set the real time clock, the local nPartition date/time setting. The BCH time is set and presented in GMT (Greenwich mean time).

Information Menu Commands — Boot Console Handler (BCH). Commands to display hardware information.


Return to the BCH Main Menu.

ALL [cell]Display all of the information available for the nPartition.


Display boot-related information.

CAche [cell]

Display cache information.

ChipRevisions [cell]Display revisions of major integrated circuits.
ComplexIDDisplay Complex information.
FabricInfoDisplay Fabric information.
FRU [cell] [CPU|MEM]

Display FRU information

FwrVersion [cell]

Display versions for PDC, ICM, and complex.

IO [cell]

Display I/O interface information.

MEmory [cell]

Display memory information.

PRocessor [cell]

Display processor information

Service Menu Commands — Boot Console Handler (BCH). Commands related to nPartition system service tasks.


Return to the BCH Main Menu.

BAttery [cell]Display cell battery status.


Clear the non-volatile processor internal memory (NVM PIM) data for the nPartition.

DimmDealloc [cell] [dimm] [ON|OFF]

Display, deallocate, or re-allocate the DIMM identified by dimm in cell number specified by cell.

ErrorLog [cell][MEMORY |IO |FABRIC |CELL]Display error log information.
LanAddressDisplay Core I/O LAN station address.
MemRead address [len]Read memory locations scope of nPartition.
PDT [cell] [CLEAR]

Display or clear the memory page deallocation table (PDT).

PIM [cell [proc]] [HPMC |LPMC |TOC]

Display the processor internal memory (PIM) data for the nPartition.


Display or set SCSI device parameters.


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