I wanted to view the BIOS settings from Linux command line itself. I wanted to avoid downtime. Is it possible to see BIOS settings without rebooting the server?
You can use the biosdecode and dmidecode commands to get BIOS settings from the CLI. The biosdecode command parses the BIOS memory and prints information about all structures. The dmidecode is a command line tool for dumping a computer’s DMI (SMBIOS) table contents in a human-readable format. This table contains a description of the system’s hardware components. It also includes other useful information such as serial numbers and BIOS revision.
How to view BIOS setting from the command line on Linux
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