comparedefault command

Use the comparedefault command to compare current values to default values for one or more settings.


The syntax of the comparedefault command is
asu comparedefault [setting | class] [-v] [-nx] [connect_options]

where setting is the name of an ASU setting, and class is the name of an ASU class of settings.


  1. If the optional -v parameter is specified, the output is verbose.
  2. If the optional -nx parameter is specified, the ASU performs the operation for node x, where x is the selected node in a multi-node system, represented by a number from 1 through 8. If the -nx parameter is not specified, the operation is performed on the primary node (node 1).
  3. The connect options are defined for IMM-based servers only. The --host ip_address, --user user_id, and --password password connect options are all required if you connect remotely to the IMM. The default user and password will not support an out-of-band connection now. The --mtsn, --net, --user, and --password options can be used to connect to IMM-based servers if the server running ASU and the target IMM-based servers are in one LAN. The --user user_id and --password password connect options are not required if you are using the local KCS interface.


The output of the comparedefault command shows the current and default values for one or all settings, without the -v parameter:
<setting 1>=<current value 1><<default value1>>
<setting 2>=<current value 2><<default value2>>

<setting n>=<current value n><<default valuen>>
With the -v parameter:
<setting 1>: <setting 1 description> = <current value 1>,
<default value 1> (default)
<setting 2>: <setting 2 description> = <current value 2>,
<default value 2> (default)

<setting n>: <setting n description> = <current value n>,
<default value n> (default)
The comparedefault command and corresponding output are shown in the following examples.

Example 1

Command line:
asu comparedefault uefi.com1baudrate

Example 2

Command line:
asu comparedefault CMOS_PrimaryBootDevice1
CMOS_PrimaryBootDevice1=Network<CD ROM>

Example 3

Command line:
asu comparedefault CMOS_PrimaryBootDevice2 -v
CMOS_PrimaryBootDevice2: Second Startup Device = Network, CD
ROM (default)

Example 4

Command line:
asu comparedefault bios
CMOS_DisketteA=1.44 MB 3.5"<1.44 MB 3.5">

CMOS_OSUSBControl=Other OS<Other OS>