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CH222 Compute Node V100R001 User Guide 18

This document describes the appearance, functions, structure, and installation, removal, and configuration methods of the CH222 compute node.
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Configuring the BIOS

Configuring the BIOS

This topic describes how to configure the basic input/output system (BIOS) for the CH222.

Scenarios

Remotely configure the BIOS for the CH222 by using the HMM Web management software. In this document, CH222 is also referred to as the compute node.

You need to set the following configuration items:

  • Compute node boot mode.
  • PXE boot order of network adapters.
  • BIOS password.

For details about other configuration items, see the Huawei Server Romley Platform BIOS Parameter Reference.

NOTE:
  • Ensure that the password complexity check is enabled. The password complexity check is enabled by default.
  • For security purposes, change the initial password upon the first login, and then change the password regularly.

Prerequisites

Conditions

The compute node is powered on.

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Workflow

Figure 4-12 shows the process for configuring the BIOS.

Figure 4-12 Process for configuring the BIOS

Procedure

  1. Reboot the server.

    1. Choose on the menu bar that is in the upper part of the real-time compute node desktop.
    2. Select Forced System Reset.

      The message "Are you sure to perform this operation?" is displayed.

    3. Click Yes.

      The compute node is rebooted.

    4. Press Del on the BIOS startup screen to start the BIOS Setup Utility.
      NOTE:
      • Press Delete to go to the BIOS Setup Utility screen is displayed.

        From a remote serial port, you can press F4 to go to the BIOS Setup Utility screen.

      • Press F11 to go the boot manager screen for selecting boot options.

        From a remote serial port, you can press F3 to go the boot manager screen for selecting boot options.

      • Press F12 to boot from the network.
      Figure 4-13 BIOS startup screen
    5. During the startup, a dialog box is displayed asking you to enter the password, as shown in Figure 4-14.
      NOTE:
      • During system boot, you can press F5 to select the keyboard type (French or American keyboard).
      • The default BIOS password is Huawei12#$ for the French or American keyboard and is Huawei12£$ for the English keyboard.
      • If an incorrect BIOS password is entered for three consecutive times, the BIOS is locked. You can press Ctrl+Alt+Del to unlock the BIOS.
      Figure 4-14 Entering a password

  2. Set the server boot mode.

    1. Choose Boot.

      The Boot screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-15.

      Figure 4-15 Boot screen
    2. Select Boot Type and press Enter.
    3. In the displayed dialog box, select Dual Boot Type, Legacy Boot Type, or UEFI Type, and press Enter.
      NOTE:
      • The default boot mode is Legacy.
      • If the boot type is changed after the OS has been installed in Legacy or UEFI mode, the OS will be inaccessible. To access the OS, you need to change the boot type to that used when the OS is installed. If the OS needs to be reinstalled, select the Legacy or UEFI mode based on actual situation.
      • If the capacity of the target hard drive or RAID group is greater than 2 TB, set Boot Type to UEFI Boot.
      • If the OS is to be installed on an NVMe hard drive, you can only set Boot Type to UEFI Boot.
      • If multiple boot devices are configured, you are advised to set Boot Type to UEFI Boot because certain boot devices may fail to boot if Boot Type is set to Legacy Boot. If you still want to set Boot Type to Legacy Boot, then disable redirection for certain serial ports or disable PXE for certain NICs based on the services in use. For details, see Setting PXE for a NIC and Setting Serial Port Redirection in the Huawei Server Romley Platform BIOS Parameter Reference.
    4. Select Boot > Legacy, and press Enter.

      The Boot Device Priority screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-16.

      Figure 4-16 Boot Device Priority
    5. Select Boot Type Order, and press Enter.

      The Boot Type Order screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-17.

      NOTE:

      The default boot order is as follows: Hard Disk Drive, DVD-ROM Drive, PXE, Others.

      Figure 4-17 Boot Type Order
    6. Select a boot option and press F5 or F6 to change the boot sequence.
      • Press F5 to move the boot option up.
      • Press F6 to move the boot option down.
      NOTE:

      The display order of the boot options is the boot order.

  3. Set the BIOS password.

    1. Select the Security tab.

      The Security screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-18.

      Figure 4-18 Security
    2. Select Set Supervisor Password, and press Enter. Set a password for the supervisor, as shown in Figure 4-19.

      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 4-20 is displayed, the password is successfully set.

      NOTE:

      The supervisor password must meet the following requirements:

      • The password must be a string of 8 to 16 characters and contain special characters (including spaces), 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 4-19 Set Supervisor Password
      Figure 4-20 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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