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Huawei Server Maintenance Manual 09

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BIOS Operations on the Romley Platform

BIOS Operations on the Romley Platform

Entering the BIOS

This topic describes how to enter the BIOS Setup Utility screen.

Scenarios

Enter the BIOS Setup Utility screen when setting system startup or querying system information.

Impact on the System

Before entering the BIOS Setup Utility screen, power on the server or restart the server.

Prerequisites

Conditions

There is no special condition for this operation.

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Connect the keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) to the server, or open the remote control page on the web user interface (WebUI).

    NOTE:

    For details about how to log in to the WebUI, see iMana User Guide.

  2. Power on the server. For details, see server manuals.
  3. If the screen shown in Figure 4-27 is displayed, press DEL or F4 to go to the BIOS Setup Utility screen.

    If you press F11 or F3 to open the screen for selecting a boot option or F12 to boot from the Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE) instead of DEL or F4, you need to enter the password. The default password is Huawei12#$. The server will be locked after three consecutive failures with wrong passwords. Restart the server to unlock it.

    Figure 4-27 BIOS Setup Utility

  4. Enter a password as prompted, as shown in Figure 4-28.

    NOTE:
    • You need to enter the default BIOS password Huawei12#$ before logging in to the BIOS of the RH2288A V2, XH321 V2, RH2288E V2, DH622 V2, and DH626 V2. The other servers have no default BIOS password.
    • A user account will be locked after three consecutive login failures with incorrect passwords. The user account can be unlocked only by restarting the server.
    Figure 4-28 Enter Current Password

  5. Set the parameters on the BIOS Setup Utility screen.

Querying CPU Information

This topic describes how to query CPU information.

Scenarios

Query CPU information by using basic input/output system (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 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Select Advanced > Advanced Processor, and press Enter.

    The Advanced Processor screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-29.

    Figure 4-29 Advanced Processor

  2. Select Socket x CPU Information, and press Enter.

    The Socket x CPU Information screen displays the selected CPU information, as shown in Figure 4-30.

    Figure 4-30 Socket x CPU Information

Querying Memory Information

This topic describes how to query memory information.

Scenarios

Query memory information by using basic input/output system (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 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Select the Main tab.

    The Main screen displays memory information, as shown in Figure 4-31.

    Figure 4-31 Main

  2. Select Advanced > Memory Configuration, and press Enter.

    The Memory Configuration screen displays memory DIMM information, as shown in Figure 4-32.

    Figure 4-32 Memory Configuration

    NOTE:

    DIMM xyz indicates the z+1 DIMMs in the y+1 channels of the x+1 CPUs.

    Information about slots is as follows:

    • N/A: The slot is unavailable based on the board hardware design.
    • NO DIMM: No DIMM is in the slot.
    • 4 GB: 4 GB DIMM is configured in the slot.

Querying Disk Information

This topic describes how to query disk information.

Scenarios

Query disk information by using basic input/output system (BIOS) programs if the server is configured with no redundant array independent disks (RAID) controller card; otherwise, log in to the CU page of the RAID controller card to query disk information. For details, see HUAWEI V2&V3 Server RAID Controller Card User Guide.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

  • You have entered the BIOS system. For details, see 2.1 .
  • No RAID controller card is installed.

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  • Query information about the hard disks on a rack server.
    1. Choose Advanced > IDE Configuration, and press Enter.

      The IDE Configuration screen is displayed, showing information about all hard disks. See Figure 4-33.

      Figure 4-33 IDE Configuration
    2. Select Serial ATA Port x and press Enter.

      The Serial ATA Port x screen is displayed, showing information about the specified hard disk. For example, if SATA 0 hard disk is installed, Figure 4-34 shows the information on the Serial ATA Port 0 screen.

      Figure 4-34 Serial ATA Port 0 screen

      ST9500620NS in Figure 4-34 is a displayed description string of SATA 0 hard disk. You can search ST9500620NS on the Internet for detailed parameters of SATA 0 hard disk.

  • Query information about the hard disks on an E9000 server.
    1. Choose Advanced > SATA Configuration, and press Enter.

      The SATA Configuration screen is displayed, showing information about all hard disks. See Figure 4-35.

      Figure 4-35 SATA Configuration
    2. Select Serial ATA Port x and press Enter.

      The Serial ATA Port x screen is displayed, showing information about the specified hard disk.

Querying the IP Address of the BMC Network Port

This topic describes how to query the IP address of the baseboard management controller (BMC) network port.

Scenarios

Query the IP address of the BMC module by using basic input/output system (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 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Select Advanced > IPMI BMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The IPMI BMC Configuration screen is displayed.

  2. Select BMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The BMC Configuration screen is displayed, showing information about the IP address of the BMC network port. See Figure 4-36.

    Figure 4-36 BMC Configuration screen

Setting the System Time and Date

This topic describes how to set the time and date of the basic input/output system (BIOS).

Scenarios

Set the time and date of the BIOS 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 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Select the Main tab. The Main screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-37.

    Figure 4-37 Main

  2. Set System Time in hh:mm:ss format in the 24-hour system. Press Enter to switch between the hour, minute, and second. Change the time value by using the following methods:

    • Press + to increase the value by 1.
    • Press - to reduce the value by 1.
    • Press a number key to enter a value directly.

  3. Set System Date in mm/dd/yyyy format. Press Enter to switch between the month, day and year. Change the date value by using the following methods:

    • Press + to increase the value by 1.
    • Press - to reduce the value by 1.
    • Press a number key to enter a value directly.

  4. Then press F10.

    The Exit Saving changes dialog box is displayed.

  5. Select Yes to save the settings.

Setting the BIOS Password

This topic describes how to set the supervisor password for the basic input/output system (BIOS).

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 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Select the Security tab.

    The Security screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-38.

    Figure 4-38 Security

  2. Select Set Supervisor Password, and press Enter. Set a password for the supervisor, as shown in Figure 4-39.

    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 4-40 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 4-39 Set Supervisor Password

    Figure 4-40 Supervisor Password Installed

  3. Press F10.

    The Exit Saving changes dialog box is displayed.

  4. Select Yes to save the settings.

Configuring the PXE Function for an NIC

The topic describes how to configure the pre-boot execution environment (PXE) boot function for a network interface card (NIC). The PXE function allows the server to boot over a network.

Configuring the PXE Function for an NIC (BIOS)

The topic describes how to configure the pre-boot execution environment (PXE) boot function for a network interface card (NIC). The PXE function allows the server to boot over a network.

Scenarios

Configure the PXE boot function for the NIC. The PXE function allows the server to boot over a network. You can perform this configuration on the RH series rack server, X series high-density server, and the E6000 blade server.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

You have entered the BIOS. For details, see 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Select Advanced > PXE Configuration, and press Enter.

    The PXE Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-41.

    NOTE:

    The PXE Configuration screen displays only the first two network ports (PXE1 and PXE2) no matter how many network ports the onboard NIC has. The default value for PXE1 is Enabled, and the default value for PXE2 is Disabled.

    Figure 4-41 PXE Configuration

  2. Select an NIC to be configured, and press Enter.

    A dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-42.

    Figure 4-42 Configuring the PXE boot for the NIC

  3. Select Enabled, and press Enter.

    NOTE:

    To disable PXE for a network port, select Disabled and press Enter.

  4. Press F10.

    Exit Saving changes is displayed.

  5. Select Yes and press Enter.
Configuring the PXE Function for an NIC (NIC BIOS)

The topic describes how to configure the pre-boot execution environment (PXE) boot function for a network interface card (NIC). The PXE function allows the server to boot over a network.

Scenarios

Configure the PXE boot function for the NIC. The PXE function allows the server to boot over a network. You can perform this configuration on the E9000 server.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

You have entered the BIOS. For details, see 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Select Advanced > PXE Configuration, and press Enter.

    The PXE Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-43.

    NOTE:

    The default value for PXE1 is Enabled, and the default values for PXE2-PXEn are Disabled.

    Figure 4-43 PXE Configuration

    NOTE:

    Remember the MAC addresses of PXE1 and PXE2 for future use.

    If no Media Access Control (MAC) address is displayed on the PXE screen, no NIC is installed in the server.

  2. Reboot the server.
  3. During startup, press Ctrl+s as prompted.

    The NIC basic input/output system (BIOS) setting screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-44.

    NOTE:

    If Ctrl+s is not displayed on the screen, contact Huawei technical support.

    Figure 4-44 NIC BIOS setting screen

  4. Find out the ports whose MAC addresses are the same as those of PXE1 and PXE2, enable the PXE function for these ports, and retain the PXE configuration for the other ports.

    Select the required port and press Enter.

    The MBA Configuration Menu screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-45.

    Figure 4-45 Port setting screen

    • Enable the PXE function: Set Option ROM to Enabled and set Boot Protocol to Preboot Execution Environment (PXE).
    • Disable the PXE function: Set Option ROM to Disabled.

  5. Press Esc to exit the setting screen.

    The Exit Configuration screen is displayed.

  6. Select Exit and Save Configuration and save the settings.

Clearing the NVDIMM Flash

Use this function when you need to delete incorrect data from the non-volatile dual in-line memory module (NVDIMM) flash.

Scenarios

You need to clear the NVDIMM flash to delete incorrect data from it before using the NVDIMM for the first time.

Delete all data from the NVDIMM flash.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

You have entered the basic input/output system (BIOS). For details, see 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Select the Security tab.

    The Security screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-46.

    Figure 4-46 Security screen

  2. Select Clear NvDimm Flash and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-47.

    Figure 4-47 Confirmation dialog box

  3. Select Yes and press Enter.

    A dialog box is displayed, showing the operation result.

  4. Press Enter.

Setting the Fan Speed Adjustment Mode

This topic describes how to set the fan speed adjustment mode based on requirements for server heat dissipation.

Scenarios

Set the fan speed adjustment mode based on requirements for server heat dissipation. When the server generates a little heat, set the fan speed adjustment mode to Default to enable fans to automatically adjust their speeds and reduce power consumption. When the server generates much heat, set the fan speed adjustment mode to High Speed to enable fans to run at a high speed and effectively cool servers. This task applies to Huawei RH series rack servers.

Impact on the System

Different fan speed adjustment modes have different affects on noise and power consumption of the server.

Prerequisites

Conditions

You have entered the basic input/output system (BIOS). For details, see 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Choose Advanced > Memory Configuration and press Enter.

    The Misc Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-48.

    Figure 4-48 Misc Configuration screen

  2. Select Fan Speed Policy and press Enter.

    The screen shown in Figure 4-49 is displayed.

    Figure 4-49 Setting the fan speed adjustment mode

  3. Select Default or High Speed as required, and press Enter.

    The options are described as follows:

    • Default: Fans adjust their speeds automatically.
    • High Speed: Fans run at a high speed.

Setting the Server Boot Mode

The topic describes how to set the boot sequence for the server boot options.

Scenarios

Set the server boot mode.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

You have entered the BIOS. For details, see 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Optional: Select Boot, and press Enter.

    Only the Boot screen of the E9000 BIOS provides the PXE Only option. When PXE Only is set to Enabled, the server can boot only from Preboot Execution Environment (PXE). In this case, follow-up procedure is not required.

    The Boot screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-50.

    Figure 4-50 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 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 for a server, some boot devices may fail to start in legacy mode. The UEFI mode is recommended because it supports more boot devices than the legacy mode. If the legacy mode is required, you are advised to disable serial port redirection or NIC PXE based on service requirements so that the OS can start properly. For details, see Configuring the PXE Function for an NIC and Setting Serial Port Redirection.

  4. Select Boot > Legacy, and press Enter.

    The Boot Device Priority screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-51.

    Figure 4-51 Boot Device Priority

  5. Select Boot Type Order, and press Enter.

    The Boot Type Order screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-52.

    NOTE:

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

    Figure 4-52 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.

Configure Boot Devices

Scenarios

Set the boot device using the BIOS.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

You have logged in to the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see 2.1 .

Data

No data preparation is required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Choose Boot.

    The Boot screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-53.

    Figure 4-53 Boot screen

  2. Select Legacy and press Enter.

    NOTE:
    • If Boot Type is set to UEFI Boot Type, select EFI.
    • The EFI screen does not display the components that do not support UEFI boot.

    The Boot Device Priority screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-54.

    Figure 4-54 Boot Device Priority screen

  3. Set the first boot device.

    • To set a hard drive, RAID array, SATADOM as the first boot device:
      1. Select Hard Disk Drive and press Enter.
      2. Press F5/F6 or +/- to move the device (common hard drive, RAID, or SATADOM) to the first row.
        NOTE:
        • In legacy mode, if the server is configured with a RAID controller card or physical hard drive that boots in legacy mode, information about the RAID controller card or physical hard drive will be displayed under Hard Disk Drive. You can set the boot device by adjusting its sequence.
        • In UEFI mode:

          If no OS is installed on the hard disks of the server, there is no boot device under Hard Disk Drive. The hard disk selected to install the OS during the OS installation will be the boot disk.

          If an OS has been installed on the server hard disk, the OS version will be displayed under Hard Disk Drive. You can set the boot device by adjusting the OS sequence.

    • To set a DVD device as the first boot device:
      1. Select DVD-ROM Drive and press Enter.
      2. Press F5/F6 or +/- to move the DVD-ROM drive to the first row.
    • To set a PXE device as the first boot device:
      1. Select PXE and press Enter.
      2. Press F5/F6 or +/- to move the PXE device to the first row.
    • To set an SD card or USB device as the first boot device:
      1. Select Others and press Enter.
      2. Press F5/F6 or +/- to move the SD card or USB device to the first row.

  4. Press F10.

    Exit Saving changes is displayed.

  5. Select Yes and press Enter.

Setting the BMC User Password

This topic describes how to set the baseboard management controller (BMC) user password for the server.

Scenarios

Set the BMC user password for the server.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

You have entered the basic input/output system (BIOS). For details, see 2.1 .

Data

BMC user password

Procedure
  1. Select Advanced > IPMI BMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The IPMI BMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-55.

    Figure 4-55 IPMI BMC Configuration

  2. Select BMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The BMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-56.

    Figure 4-56 BMC Configuration

  3. Select Reset BMC User Password and press Enter.

    The Reset BMC User Password dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-57.

    Figure 4-57 Change BMC User Password

  4. Enter the BMC user password and press Enter.

    The password must be a string of 8 to 16 characters and contain the following characters:

    • A space or one of the following special characters:

      `~!@#$%^&*()-_=+\|[{}];:'",<.>/?

    • Uppercase letters A to Z
    • Lowercase letters a to z
    • Digits 0 to 9

  5. Enter the password again and press Enter.

    The Changes have been saved dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-58.

    Figure 4-58 Saving configuration

  6. Press Enter.

    Save the configuration.

Configuring BMC Network Information

This topic describes how to configure baseboard management controller (BMC) network information.

Scenarios

Configure BMC network information. The configuration includes the mode for obtaining the BMC IP address and setting the BMC IP address, subnet mask, and gateway.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

You have entered the basic input/output system (BIOS). For details, see 2.1 .

Data

The following data is available:

  • BMC IP address
  • BMC subnet mask
  • BMC gateway
Procedure
  1. Select Advanced > IPMI BMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The IPMI BMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-59.

    Figure 4-59 IPMI BMC Configuration

  2. Select BMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The BMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-60.

    Figure 4-60 BMC Configuration

  3. (Skip this step for blade servers because the Port Mode parameter is unavailable for this server.) Select Port Mode and press Enter.

    A dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-61.

    Figure 4-61 Setting Port Mode

  4. (Skip this step for blade servers because the Port Mode parameter is unavailable for this server.) Select Dedicated, Shared_Onboard, Adaptive, or Shared_Pcie, and press Enter.

    You can set the management network port or a service network port as the BMC network port, which is used for communicating with the BMC. Port Mode has three options:

    • Dedicated: Use only the Mgmt port access to the iBMC.
    • Shared_Onboard: Use only a port on the FlexIO to access the iBMC. If the server supports LOM, a service network port integrated on the mainboard is used to access the iBMC.
    • Adaptive: Use the server Mgmt port or a service network port to access the iBMC.
    • Shared_Pcie: Use only a port on a standard PCIe card to access the iBMC.
    NOTE:
    • You can select Dedicated to set BMC IP address parameters for the management network port and select Shared 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 Shared_Pcie 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. If Adaptive is selected, only Vlan ID will be displayed for you to set the iBMC VLAN ID.

  5. Select IPv4 IP Source and press Enter.

    The screen shown in Figure 4-62 is displayed.

    Figure 4-62 Setting the mode for obtaining network information

  6. Select a mode for obtaining the BMC IPv4 address:

    NOTE:

    The default mode for obtaining the BMC IPv4 IP address is Static.

  7. Select Static and press Enter.
  8. Select IPv4 IP Source and press Enter.

    The Set IPv4 IP Address dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-63.

    Figure 4-63 Setting the BMC IPv4 IP address

  9. Enter the IP address and press Enter.
  10. Select IPv4 Subnet Mask and press Enter.

    The Set IPv4 Subnet Mask dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-64.

    Figure 4-64 Setting the BMC IPv4 subnet mask

  11. Enter the BMC IPv4 subnet mask and press Enter.
  12. Select IPv4 Gateway Address and press Enter.

    The Set IPv4 IP Address dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-65.

    Figure 4-65 Setting the BMC IPv4 gateway address

  13. Enter the BMC IPv4 gateway and press Enter.

    The BMC IPv4 settings are completed manually.

  14. Select DHCP and press Enter.

    The BMC IPv4 settings are completed automatically by using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

Setting Serial Port Redirection

Scenarios

Enable or disable serial port redirection on the BIOS.

Procedure
  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Entering the BIOS.
  2. Choose Advanced > Console Redirection, and press Enter.

    The Console Redirection screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-66.
    Figure 4-66 Console Redirection screen

  3. Select Console Serial Redirect and press Enter.
  4. In the dialog box displayed, select Enabled or Disabled, and press Enter.

    • To enable serial port redirection, select Enabled.
    • To disable serial port redirection, select Disabled.

  5. Press F10.

    Exit Saving changes is displayed.

  6. Select Yes and press Enter.

Restoring the BIOS Factory Defaults

The topic describes how to restore the basic input/output system (BIOS) factory defaults.

Scenarios

Restore the BIOS factory defaults on the server. The following describes two methods to restore the BIOS factory defaults:

  • Using the BIOS interface.
  • Using command lines.
NOTE:

When using command lines to restore the BIOS factory defaults, you do not need to reset the BIOS time.

Impact on the System

If BIOS parameters have been set for a component or OS, restoring BIOS factory settings may affect the operation of the component or OS.

Prerequisites

Conditions

Followings are preconditions of different methods for restoring the BIOS factory defaults:

  • Using the BIOS interface: Ensure that you have entered the BIOS. For details, see 2.1 .
  • Using the command lines: Ensure that the management network port of the server has connected to the PC through network cables.

Data

The following data is available:

  • BMC IP address of the server to be restored.
  • BMC user name and password for logging in to the server to be connected.

Software

PuTTY.exe is a free software. You can download it from the Internet.

Procedure
  • Restore the BIOS factory defaults by using the BIOS interface
    1. Press F9.

      The Load Optimal Defaults dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-67.

      Figure 4-67 Restoring the BIOS Factory Defaults

    2. Select Yes.
  • Using command lines to restore the BIOS factory defaults
    1. Set an IP address and subnet mask for the PC to enable communication between the PC and the server.
    2. Double-click PuTTY.exe.

      The PuTTY Configuration window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-68.

      Figure 4-68 PuTTY Configuration

    3. Set login parameters.

      The following describes the parameters:

      • Host Name (or IP address): Enter the BMC IP address of the server, for example, 192.168.1.102.
      • Port: Retain the default value 22.
      • Connection type: Retain the default value SSH.
      • Close window on exit: Retain the default value Only on clean exit.
      NOTE:

      After setting Host Name and then Saved Sessions, click Save. At the next login, you can double-click the saved settings under Saved Sessions to log in to the server directly.

    4. Click Open.

      The PuTTY window is displayed. Wait till login as: is displayed.

      NOTE:
      • If it is the first time that you log in to the server, the PuTTY Security Alert window is displayed. If you trust the site, click Yes. Then the PuTTY window is displayed.
      • If the entered account is incorrect during server login, the PuTTY must be reconnected.
    5. Enter a user name and password as prompted.
    6. Enter the following command line to restore the BIOS factory defaults.

      ipmcset -d clearcmos

      The command output is similar to the following:

      WARING:The operation may have many adverse effects 
      Do you want to continue?[Y/N]:
    7. Enter y.

      The following message indicates that restoring the BIOS factory defaults succeeded.

      Clear CMOS successfully.
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