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Huawei Server Brickland Platform BIOS Parameter Reference 23

This document describes the basic input/output system (BIOS) menu structure, parameters and common tasks based on the Brickland platform.
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Server Mgmt

Server Mgmt

This topic describes server management parameters on the Server Mgmt screen.

On the Server Mgmt screen, you can configure functions such as watchdog, BMC network, and power failure recovery functions.Figure 5-46 shows the Server Mgmt screen. Table 5-48 describes parameters on this screen.

Figure 5-46 Server Mgmt screen

Table 5-48 Parameters on the Server Mgmt screen

Parameter

Description

Default Value

BMC Self Test Status

Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) self-test status. This parameter can be set to PASSED or FAILED.

-

BMC Firmware Version

BMC version number.

-

BMC User Name

BMC user name. This parameter can be read and written.

-

Reset BMC Root PassWord

Resets the password of the root user.

-

POST timer

Indicates whether to enable the Post timer function. After this function is enabled, the Post timer is started in the Post process. The options are as follows:

  • Enable
  • Disable

If this parameter is set to Enable, the options POST Timer Timeout and POST Timer Policy are displayed.

Disable

Post Timer timeout

Timeout duration of the Post timer.

The options for rack servers are as follows:

  • 55 minutes
  • 60 minutes
  • 65 minutes
  • 70 minutes

The options for the E9000 server are as follows:

  • 18 minutes
  • 23 minutes
  • 28 minutes
  • 33 minutes

Rack servers: 55 minutes

E9000 server: 18 minutes

Post Timer Policy

Post timer policy, which indicates the action executed after the timer times out during the Post process. The options are as follows:

  • No Action: indicates that no action is executed.
  • Hard Reset: indicates that hardware is restarted.
  • Power Down: indicates that the system is powered off.
  • Power Cycle: indicates that the system is gracefully restarted.

Haswell: Power Cycle

OS Watchdog Timer

Indicates whether to enable the OS watchdog timer function. After this function is enabled, the watchdog timer is started when the system accesses the OS. The options are as follows:

  • Enable
  • Disable

If this parameter is set to Enable, the options OS Wtd Timer Timeout and OS Wtd Timer Policy are displayed.

Disable

BMC network configuration

BMC network configuration menu.

-

Restore on Power Loss

Restore on Power Loss configuration. The options are as follows:

  • Power OFF: indicates that the system is powered off.
  • Last State: indicates that the system is restored to the last state.
  • Power ON: indicates that the system is powered on.

Power OFF

OS Wtd Timer Timeout

Timeout duration of the OS watchdog timer. The options are as follows:

  • 2 minutes
  • 4 minutes
  • 6 minutes
  • 8 minutes

4 minutes

OS Wtd Timer Policy

OS watchdog timer policy, which indicates the action executed after the system accesses the OS and the timer times out. The options are as follows:

  • No Action: indicates that no action is executed.
  • Hard Reset: indicates that the system is reset.
  • Power Down: indicates that the system is powered off.
  • Power Cycle: indicates that the system is gracefully restarted.

No action

Fan Speed Policy (available only for the RH5885H V3)

Fan speed adjustment policy. This parameter allows you to provide a server with extra heat dissipation. If a hardware device is added, for example, a PCIe card, you can set this parameter to increase heat dissipation. The options are as follows:

  • Default: indicates that fans run at the default speed.
  • High Speed: indicates that fans run at a high speed.

-

Table 5-49 describes parameters on the BMC network configuration screen.Figure 5-47 shows the screen.

Figure 5-47 BMC network configuration screen

Table 5-49 Parameters on the BMC network configuration screen

Parameter

Description

Default Value

NetMode Select (unavailable for the E9000 server)

Selects a BMC network port type. You can select the management network port or a service network port as the BMC network port for communicating with the BMC. The options are as follows:

  • Dedicated: If you select Dedicated, the management network port is used as the BMC network port.
  • Shared-Onboard: If you select Shared-Onboard, the service network port is used as the BMC network port.
  • Adaptive: You can use either the management network port or service network port to log in to the BMC, depending on the network port to which the network cable is connected.
NOTE:
  • You can select Dedicated to set BMC IP address parameters for the management network port and select Shared-Onboard to set BMC IP address parameters for the service network port so that you can use either the management network port or service network port to log in to the BMC.
  • If Shared-Onboard or Adaptive are selected, the Vlan ID and Port Select options will be displayed for you to set the iBMC VLAN ID and specific service network ports.

Dedicated

VlanID

Set this parameter depending on the server model.

The value is an integer ranging from 0 to 4094. The default value is 0, which indicates that the VLAN is Disabled. The value from 1 to 4094 indicates that the VLAN is Enabled.

NOTE:

The Dedicated mode does not support VLAN ID. Only the Shared-Onboard or Adaptive mode supports VLAN ID configuration.

0

NCSI NIC Port Select

Network port to be used when NC-SI is enabled.

NIC1

IPv4 IP Source

BMC IPv4 IP address mode. The options are as follows:

  • Static: static IP address.
  • DHCP: IP address assigned by a DHCP server.

-

MAC address

Menu for displaying an MAC address.

-

IPv4 IP Address

Menu for setting the BMC IPv4 IP address.

-

IPv4 Subnet Mask

Menu for setting BMC IPv4 Subnet Mask.

-

IPv4 Gateway Address

Menu for setting the BMC IPv4 Gateway address.

-

IPv6 IP Source (unavailable for the E9000 server)

BMC IPv6 IP address mode. The options are as follows:

  • Static: static IP address.
  • DHCP: IP address assigned by a DHCP server.

-

IPv6 Prefix Length (unavailable for the E9000 server)

Menu for setting the length of a BMC IPv6 subnet mask prefix.

-

IPv6 IP Address (unavailable for the E9000 server)

Menu for setting the BMC IPv6 IP address.

-

IPv6 Gateway Address (unavailable for the E9000 server)

Menu for setting the BMC IPv6 Gateway address.

-

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