The EFI Shell
The Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) shell is effectively a small operating system built into the system motherboard on modern servers. This provides an environment for troubleshooting and maintenance outside of the operating system.
This article describes how to access the EFI shell on an Intel Server or Workstation board and how to access resources on a USB pen drive.
How to Access Tools through the EFI Shell
Generic instructions are provided below. Exact screens and steps may vary from model to model.
A seperate article wil cover using the SELVIEW utility in both EFI and Windows environments.