FAQ-How to set the supervisor password for the basic input/output system (BIOS)

Publication Date:  2015-06-16 Views:  389 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
How to set the supervisor password for the basic input/output system (BIOS)?
Solution
Scenarios

Set the BIOS password by using BIOS programs.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites:

Conditions

You have entered the BIOS. For details, see Entering the BIOS.

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure:

1.  Select the Security tab.

The Security screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1 Security



2.  Select Set Supervisor Password, and press Enter. Set a password for the supervisor, as shown in Figure 2.

Before changing the supervisor password, you need to enter the current supervisor password. The server will be locked after three consecutive failures with wrong passwords. Restart the server to unlock it.

When Supervisor Password Installed shown in Figure 3 is displayed, the password is successfully set.

NOTE:
The supervisor password must meet the following requirements:
  • For the E9000 server, the password must be a string of 8 to 16 characters and contain special characters (including spaces), uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and digits.
  • For other servers, the password must be a string of 8 to 16 characters and contain special characters (including spaces) and at least two types of the following characters: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and digits.
  • The new password cannot be one of the previous five passwords.
  • You are advised to change the default password upon the first startup and change the password periodically to ensure system security.

Figure 2 Set Supervisor Password



Figure 3 Supervisor Password Installed



3.  Press F10.

The Exit Saving changes dialog box is displayed.

4.  Select Yes to save the settings.

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