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Huawei Server Maintenance Manual 09

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BIOS Operations on the Purley Platform

BIOS Operations on the Purley Platform

Accessing the BIOS

Scenarios

Access the BIOS Setup Utility interface when you need to set system boot parameters or query system information.

Procedure
  1. Connect a local keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) to the server, or open the Remote Control page on the iBMC web user interface (WebUI).

    NOTE:

    For details, see the iBMC User Guide.

  2. Power on the server.

    For details, see the user guide of the server you use.

  3. When the screen shown in Figure 4-124 is displayed, perform either of the following to access the BIOS:

    • Press Delete or F4 to go to the BIOS Setup Utility.
    • Press F11 or F3 to go to the BIOS front page, and then press arrow keys to access the BIOS setup utility.
    Figure 4-124 BIOS startup screen
    NOTE:

  4. Enter the password in the text box displayed, as shown in Figure 4-125.

    NOTE:
    • The default password for accessing the BIOS is Admin@9000. Set the administrator password immediately after your first login. For details, see Setting the BIOS Password.
    • Press F2 to alternate between the English (US), French, and Japanese keyboards.
    • For security purposes, change the administrator password periodically.
    • The system will be locked if an incorrect password is entered three consecutive times. Restart the server to unlock it.
    Figure 4-125 Entering the password

    The Main screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-126.

    Figure 4-126 Main screen

Accessing the BIOS from the Serial Port (Rack Server)

Data

Obtain the following data:

  • iBMC IP address of the server to be accessed
  • User name and password for logging in to the iBMC
Software

Ipmitool: a free tool obtained from the Internet.

Procedure
  1. Save the ipmitool package in the root directory, for example, drive D.
  2. Open the Remote Control page on the iBMC WebUI.

    NOTE:

    For details, see the iBMC User Guide.

  3. Power on the server. For details, see the user guide of the server you use.
  4. Access the command line interface (CLI) of the OS.

    • On the Windows, enter cmd in the Start menu and press Enter.
    • For other OSs, refer to the methods provided on the official website of the OS.
      NOTE:

      The commands vary depending on the OS you use. This section uses the Windows OS as an example.

  5. Run the cd D:\ipmitool command to open the directory where the ipmitool tool is located.
  6. Run the ipmitool -I lanplus -H 192.168.2.101 -U Administrator -P Admin@9000 sol activate command to access the BIOS through the serial port.

    NOTE:

    In this example:

    • 192.168.2.101 indicates the iBMC IP address of the server.
    • Administrator indicates the iBMC user name.
    • Admin@9000 indicates the iBMC password.

  7. Manually restart the server. The BIOS startup screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-127.

    Figure 4-127 BIOS startup screen

  8. On the BIOS startup screen, press Delete or F4.

    NOTE:
    • To go to the BIOS front page, press F11 or F3.
    • To boot from the network, press F12.

  9. Enter the password in the dialog box displayed, as shown in Figure 4-128.

    NOTE:
    • The default password for accessing the BIOS is Admin@9000. Set the administrator password immediately after your first login. For details, see Setting the BIOS Password.
    • Press F2 to alternate between the English (US), French, and Japanese keyboards.
    • For security purposes, change the administrator password periodically.
    • The system will be locked if an incorrect password is entered three consecutive times. Restart the server to unlock it.
    Figure 4-128 Entering the password

    The Main screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-129.

    Figure 4-129 Main screen

Accessing the Smart Provisioning GUI

Procedure
  1. Connect a local keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) to the server, or open the Remote Control page on the iBMC WebUI.

    NOTE:

    For details, see the iBMC User Guide.

  2. Power on the server. For details, see the user guide of the server you use.
  3. When the screen shown in Figure 4-130 is displayed, press F6.

    Figure 4-130 BIOS startup screen

  4. Enter the password when prompted, and press Enter.

    The Smart Provisioning welcome window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-131.

    NOTE:
    • The default password is Admin@9000.
    • Press F2 to alternate between the English (US), French, and Japanese keyboards.
    • The system will be locked if an incorrect password is entered three consecutive times. Restart the server to unlock it.
    Figure 4-131 Smart Provisioning welcome window

  5. Click Start.

    The Smart Provisioning home page is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-132.

    Figure 4-132 Smart Provisioning home page
    NOTE:

    When using Smart Provisioning, you can click in the upper right corner to return to the home page.

Querying CPU Information

Scenarios

Query information about the CPUs configured for the server.

Procedure
  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Choose Advanced > Socket Configuration > Processor Configuration, and press Enter.

    The Processor Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-133, Figure 4-134, and Figure 4-135.

    For details about the parameter description, see Processor Configuration.

    NOTE:

    The Processor Configuration screen varies depending on the server model.

    Figure 4-133 Processor Configuration screen 1

    Figure 4-134 Processor Configuration screen 2

    Figure 4-135 Processor Configuration screen 3

Querying Memory Information

Scenarios

Query information about the memory configured for the server.

Procedure
  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Choose Advanced > Memory Topology, and press Enter.

    The Memory Topology screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-136.

    NOTE:

    The Memory Topology screen varies depending on the server model.

    Figure 4-136 Memory Topology screen 1
    NOTE:
    • The DIMM silkscreen is in CMx-DIMMyz format for 8100 V5 servers.
    • DIMM xyz or CMx-DIMMyz: indicates dual in-line memory module (DIMM) z+1 connected to channel y+1 of CPU x+1.
    • The DIMM slot information includes the following:
      • NO DIMM indicates that no DIMM is installed in the slot.
      • XX GB indicates the DIMM capacity.

Querying Hard Disk Information

Scenarios

Query information about the disks that are directly connected to the server Platform Controller Hub (PCH).

Procedure
  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Choose Advanced > PCH Configuration > PCH SATA Configuration/PCH sSATA Configuration, and press Enter.

    The PCH SATA Configuration screen is displayed. The hard disk information is similar to Figure 4-137, Figure 4-138, Figure 4-139, Figure 4-140, and Figure 4-141.

    For details about the parameter description, see PCH SATA Configuration (Not for 2488 V5, 2488H V5, 5885H V5, E9000, and G5500).

    NOTE:
    • In SATA Port x/sSATA Port x, x indicates the disk port number, which starts from 0.
    • The number of ports displayed varies depending on the server model.
    • For more details about the slot numbers of the disks, see the user guide of the server you use.
    Figure 4-137 PCH SATA Configuration 1
    Figure 4-138 PCH SATA Configuration 2
    Figure 4-139 PCH SATA Configuration 3
    Figure 4-140 PCH SATA Configuration 4
    Figure 4-141 PCH SATA Configuration 5

    The PCH SATA Configuration screen is displayed. The disk information is similar to Figure 4-142, Figure 4-143, Figure 4-144, and Figure 4-145.

    For details about the parameter description, see PCH sSATA Configuration (Not for E9000, 8100 V5, and G5500).

    Figure 4-142 PCH sSATA Configuration 1
    Figure 4-143 PCH sSATA Configuration 2
    Figure 4-144 PCH sSATA Configuration 3
    Figure 4-145 PCH sSATA Configuration 4

Querying the iBMC IP Address

Scenarios

Query information about the iBMC IP address of the server.

Procedure
  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Choose Advanced > IPMI iBMC Configuration, and press Enter.

    The IPMI iBMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-146.

    Figure 4-146 IPMI iBMC Configuration screen 1
    Figure 4-147 IPMI iBMC Configuration screen 2

  3. Select iBMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The iBMC Configuration screen is displayed.The iBMC IP information is similar to Figure 4-148 and Figure 4-149.

    For details about the parameter description, see iBMC Configuration.

    Figure 4-148 iBMC Configuration screen 1
    Figure 4-149 iBMC Configuration screen 2

Setting the System Language

Procedure
  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Choose Main, and press Enter.

    The Main screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-150.
    Figure 4-150 Main screen

  3. Select Language and press Enter.

    The Language screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-151.

    Figure 4-151 Setting the language

  4. Select the language to be used, and press Enter.
  5. Press F10.

    The Save Changes&Exit dialog box is displayed.

  6. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The server restarts for the setting to take effect.

Setting the System Time and Date

Procedure
  1. Log in to the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Choose Main and press Enter.

    The Main screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-152.

    Figure 4-152 Main screen

  3. Set System Time.

    The system time is in the 24-hour clock format (hh:mm:ss).

    Press Enter to switch between the hour, minute, and second fields.

    Change the value using either of the following methods:

    • Press + to increase the value by 1 or - to decrease the value by 1.
    • Press a number key to change the value.

  4. Set System Date.

    The system date is in the mm/dd/yyyy format.

    Press Enter to switch between the month, day, and year fields.

    Change the value using either of the following methods:

    • Press + to increase the value by 1 or - to decrease the value by 1.
    • Press a number key to change the value.

  5. Press F10.

    The Save Changes&Exit dialog box is displayed.

  6. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The server restarts for the setting to take effect.
    NOTE:

    The complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) time is the local time for Windows OSs and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) for Linux OSs.

Setting the BIOS Password

Procedure
  1. Log in to the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Choose Security and press Enter.

    The Security screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-153.

    Figure 4-153 Security screen

  3. Select Manage Supervisor Password and press Enter, and set the administrator password.

    Before setting the password, you must enter the current administrator's password. If incorrect passwords are entered for three consecutive times, the system will be locked. You can restart the server to unlock the system.

    NOTE:
    • The default password is Admin@9000.
    • The administrator password must meet the following requirements:
    • Contain 8 to 16 characters.
    • Contain special characters (including spaces) and at least two types of the following characters: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and digits.
    • Cannot be the same as any of the previous five passwords.
    • After the password is set, the Clear Supervisor Password parameter is displayed for ease of clearing the password.
    • If Simple Password is set to Enabled, password complexity check will not be performed, However, the password must still be 8 to 16 characters.

  4. Press F10.

    The Save Changes&Exit dialog box is displayed.

  5. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The server restarts for the setting to take effect.

Setting PXE for a NIC

Setting PXE for a PCIe Card (NIC)
Scenarios

Enable or disable PXE for a standard card or NIC in a PCIe slot.

Procedure
  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Choose Advanced > Misc Configuartion, and press Enter.

    The Misc Configuartion screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-154.
    Figure 4-154 Misc Configuartion screen

  3. Select Slot PXE Function and press Enter.
  4. In the dialog box displayed, select Enabled or Disabled, and press Enter.

    • To enable the PXE function, select Enabled.
    • To disable the PXE function, select Disabled.

  5. Press F10.

    The Save Changes&Exit dialog box is displayed.

  6. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The server restarts for the setting to take effect.

Setting PXE for a LOM
Scenarios

Configure the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) function for a LAN on motherboard (LOM). The PXE enables the server to boot over the network.

Procedure
  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Choose Advanced > PXE Configuration, and press Enter.

    The PXE Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-155.

    NOTE:

    The PXE Configuration screen varies depending on the server model:

    • 1288H V5, 2288H V5, 5288 V5, X6000, and X6800 V5 servers

      The PXE Configuration screen provides settings of four LOM ports. The default value is Enabled for PXE1 and PXE3, and Disabled for other network ports.

    • 2488 V5, 2488H V5, 5885H V5, and 8100 V5 servers

      The PXE Configuration screen provides settings of four LOM ports. For the BIOS in legacy mode, the default value is Enabled for PXE1 and Disabled for other network ports. For the BIOS in UEFI mode, the default value is Enabled for all network ports.

    • E9000 and G5500 servers

      The PXE Configuration screen displays MAC addresses of two LOM ports. It does not support PXE configuration. The PXE function is enabled by default for the two LOM ports.

    • The PXE settings for the I/O card are also displayed.
    Figure 4-155 PXE Configuration screen

  3. Select the network port to be configured and press Enter.
  4. Select Enabled from the dialog box, and press Enter.

    NOTE:

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

Setting SAN Boot for an HBA

Setting SAN Boot for an HBA in Legacy Mode
Procedure
  1. Connect a local keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) to the server, or open the Remote Control page on the iBMC WebUI.

    NOTE:

    For details, see the iBMC User Guide.

  2. Power on the server. For details, see the user guide of the server you use.
  3. Set the boot mode to Legacy. For details, see Setting the Server Boot Mode.
  4. When the information shown in Figure 4-156 is displayed, press Ctrl+E or Alt+E to access the Emulex BIOS configuration utility.

    Figure 4-156 Accessing the Emulex BIOS configuration utility
    NOTE:
    • In this section, Huawei MZ220 is used an example.
    • To access the Qlogic BIOS configuration utility, press Ctrl+Q or Alt+Q.

  5. Set the SAN Boot function.

Setting SAN Boot for an HBA in UEFI Mode

This section uses the Huawei MZ220 as an example. For other HBA cards, obtain the SAN boot configuration method from the official website of the HBA vendor.

Procedure
  1. Connect a local keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) to the server, or open the Remote Control page on the iBMC WebUI.

    NOTE:

    For details, see the iBMC User Guide.

  2. Power on the server. For details, see the user guide of the server you use.
  3. When the BIOS startup screen is displayed as shown in Figure 4-157, press F11 or F3 to enter the BIOS front page.

    Figure 4-157 BIOS startup screen

  4. Enter the BIOS password in the dialog box displayed as shown in Figure 4-158.

    NOTE:

    The default password for accessing the BIOS is Admin@9000.

    Figure 4-158 Entering the password

    The BIOS front page is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-159.

    NOTE:
    • The default boot mode is UEFI, as shown in Figure 4-159.
    • In Legacy mode, only Continue, Boot Manager, Device Manager, and Setup Utility are displayed. For details about how to change the boot mode, see Setting the Server Boot Mode.
    Figure 4-159 Front page

  5. Use arrow keys to select Device Management and press Enter. The Device Management screen is displayed.
  6. Select the FC HBA port to be set.

    Figure 4-160 Selecting the SAN boot port

  7. Select Enable for Set Boot from SAN, and press Enter.

    Figure 4-161 Selecting "Set Boot from SAN"
    Figure 4-162 Enabling SAN Boot

  8. Scan disk array information.

    Select Scan for Fibre Devices and press Enter.

    If the MZ220 is successfully connected to the disk array, disk array information is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-165. In this example, "0001: HUAWEI XSG1 4303" indicates the disk array.

    Figure 4-163 Selecting a disk array to be scanned
    Figure 4-164 Scanned disk array information

  9. Add the boot device.

    1. Press ESC to return to the previous page, and select Add Boot Device.
      Figure 4-165 Selecting Add Boot Device
    2. Select the disk array scanned.
      Figure 4-166 Selecting the disk array
    3. Select the LUN to be set as the boot device and press Enter.
      Figure 4-167 Selecting the LUN
    4. Select Commit Changes and press Enter.
      The boot device is added.
      Figure 4-168 Committing the modification

  10. (Optional) Delete the SAN boot device.

    1. Select Delete Boot Device and press Enter.
      Figure 4-169 Selecting "Delete Boot Device"
    2. Select the boot device to be deleted and press Enter.
      Figure 4-170 Selecting the boot device to be deleted
    3. Select DELETE and press Enter.
      Figure 4-171 Deleting a boot device
    4. Select Commit Changes and press Enter.

      The boot device is deleted.

      Figure 4-172 Committing the modification

  11. (Optional) Change the sequence of the SAN boot device.

    1. Select Change Boot Device Order and press Enter.
      Figure 4-173 Selecting "Change Boot Device Order"
    2. Select Boot Device Order and press Enter.
      Figure 4-174 Selecting "Boot Device Order"
    3. Select the device and press F5 to move it up or F6 to move it down. Then, press Tab to select OK and press Enter.
      Figure 4-175 Adjusting the boot device order
    4. Select Commit Changes and press Enter.
      Figure 4-176 Committing the modification

Setting TXT

Scenarios

Configure Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT), which is used with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for trusted computing.

  • The server comes with a TPM and one, two, four, or eight CPUs.
  • The number of CPUs varies depending on the server model.
Procedure
  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Check that the server is configured with a TPM.

    Choose Security from the navigation tree.

    The Security page is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-177.

    Check whether the TPM parameters are correct.

    • If yes, the server is configured with a TPM.
    • If no, check whether the TPM is properly installed. For details, see the user guide of the server you use.
    Figure 4-177 Security screen

  3. Check the number of CPUs of the server.

    Choose Main from the navigation tree.

    The Main page is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-178.

    Check whether Node Number is 1, 2, 4, or 8.

    • If yes, go to the next step.
    • If no, check that the CPUs are properly installed. For details, see the user guide of the server you use.
    Figure 4-178 Main screen

  4. Choose Advanced > Socket Configuration > Processor Configuration, and press Enter.

    The Processor Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-179.
    Figure 4-179 Processor Configuration screen

  5. Select Intel(R) TXT and press Enter.
  6. Select Enabled and press Enter.
  7. Press F10.

    The Save Changes&Exit dialog box is displayed.

  8. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The server restarts for the setting to take effect.

Setting the Fan Speed Adjustment Mode (Not Available for E9000, 8100 V5, and G5500 servers)

Scenarios

Set the fan speed adjustment mode based on heat dissipation requirements.

If the server generates a little heat, set the fan speed adjustment mode to Low Fan Speed. This mode helps reduce power consumption.

If the server generates a lot of heat, set the mode to Enforce Fan Speed. This mode helps cool the server in a timely manner.

Procedure
  1. Log in to the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Choose Advanced > IPMI iBMC Configuration, and press Enter.

    The IPMI iBMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-180 and Figure 4-181.

    Figure 4-180 IPMI iBMC Configuration screen 1

    Figure 4-181 IPMI iBMC Configuration screen 2

  3. Select iBMC Thermal Policy and press Enter.
  4. In the displayed dialog box, select the fan adjustment mode and press Enter.

    The options are as follows:

    • Low Fan Speed: The fans run in low speed. If the server generates a little heat, set the fan speed adjustment mode to Low Fan Speed. This mode helps reduce power consumption.
    • Middle Fan Speed: The fans run in medium speed.
    • Enforce Fan Speed: The fans run in high speed. If the server generates a lot of heat, set the mode to Enforce Fan Speed. This mode helps cool the server in a timely manner.

  5. Press F10.

    The Save Changes&Exit dialog box is displayed.

  6. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The server restarts for the setting to take effect.

Setting the Server Boot Mode

Procedure
  1. Log in to the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Select Boot.

    The Boot screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-182.

    Figure 4-182 Boot screen (UEFI mode)

  3. Select Boot Type and press Enter.
  4. In the displayed dialog box, select Legacy Boot or UEFI Boot, and press Enter.

    NOTE:
    • The default boot mode is UEFI.
    • 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 Setting PXE for a NIC and Setting Serial Port Redirection.

  5. Select Boot Sequence and press Enter.

    The Boot Sequence screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-183.

    Figure 4-183 Boot Sequence screen
    NOTE:

    The default boot sequence is Hard Disk Drive > DVD-ROM Drive > PXE > Others.

  6. Select a boot option and press F5 or F6 to change the boot order.

    • Press F5 to move a boot option down.
    • Press F6 to move a boot option up.
    NOTE:

    The server will boot in the order displayed.

  7. Press F10.

    The Save Changes&Exit dialog box is displayed.

  8. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The server restarts for the setting to take effect.

Setting the Boot Device

Procedure
  1. Log in to the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Select Boot.

    The Boot screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-184.
    Figure 4-184 Boot screen

  3. Select UEFI and press Enter.

    The UEFI screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-185.

    NOTE:
    • If Boot Type is set to Legacy Boot, select Legacy here. The Boot Device Priority screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-186.
    • The UEFI screen does not display the components that do not support UEFI boot.
    Figure 4-185 UEFI screen
    Figure 4-186 Boot Device Priority screen

  4. Set the first boot device.

    • To set a hard drive, RAID array, SATADOM as the first boot device:
      1. On the UEFI or Boot Device Priority screen, select Hard Disk Drive and press Enter.
      2. Press F5 or F6 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. On the UEFI or Boot Device Priority screen, select DVD-ROM Drive and press Enter.
      2. Press F5 or F6 to move the DVD drive to the first row.
    • To set a PXE device as the first boot device:
      1. On the UEFI or Boot Device Priority screen, select PXE and press Enter.
      2. Press F5 or F6 to move the PXE device to the first row.
    • To set a USB device as the first boot device:
      1. On the UEFI or Boot Device Priority screen, select Others and press Enter.
      2. Press F5 or F6 to move the USB device to the first row.
        NOTE:
        • To install the OS on a USB device, select the USB device model.
        • To install the OS on an SD card, select TwinSD.

  5. Press F10.

    The Save Changes&Exit dialog box is displayed.

  6. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The server restarts for the setting to take effect.

Setting the iBMC User Password

Scenarios

Set the user password for logging in to the iBMC of the server.

Procedure
  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Choose Advanced > IPMI iBMC Configuration, and press Enter.

    The IPMI iBMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-187 and Figure 4-188.

    Figure 4-187 IPMI iBMC Configuration screen 1

    Figure 4-188 IPMI iBMC Configuration screen 2

  3. Select iBMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The iBMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-189 and Figure 4-190.

    Figure 4-189 iBMC Configuration screen 1

    Figure 4-190 iBMC Configuration screen 2

  4. Select Reset iBMC User Password and press Enter.

    The Reset iBMC User Password dialog box is displayed.

  5. Enter the iBMC user password and press Enter.

    • If password complexity check is disabled, enter a string of up to 20 characters.
    • If password complexity check is enabled, the password must meet the following requirements:
      • Contain 8 to 20 characters.
      • Contain at least one of the following special characters:

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

      • Contain at least two types of the following characters:
        • Uppercase letters A to Z
        • Lowercase letters a to z
        • Digits 0 to 9
      • Cannot be the same as the user name or the user name in reverse order.
      • Have at least two new characters when compared with the previous password.
    • If weak password dictionary authentication is enabled, the password cannot be in the weak password dictionary. (To export the weak password dictionary, run the ipmcset -t user -d weakpwddic -v export command.)
      NOTE:
      • The default password Admin@9000 is in the weak password dictionary.
      • For details about how to set the password check function and query the weak password dictionary, see the iBMC User Guide.

  6. Enter the password again and press Yes.

    "Set BMC password success!" is displayed.

  7. Press OK.

    The password is set and saved successfully.

Configuring iBMC Network Information

Scenarios

Configure iBMC network information, including the mode for obtaining the iBMC IP address, iBMC IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address.

Procedure
  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Choose Advanced > IPMI iBMC Configuration, and press Enter.

    The IPMI iBMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-191 and Figure 4-192.

    Figure 4-191 IPMI iBMC Configuration screen 1

    Figure 4-192 IPMI iBMC Configuration screen 2

  3. Select iBMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The iBMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-193 and Figure 4-194.

    Figure 4-193 iBMC Configuration screen 1

    Figure 4-194 iBMC Configuration screen 2

  4. Set the iBMC network port mode.

    NOTE:
    • The iBMC network port mode varies depending on the server model.
    • The E9000 and G5500 servers do not support the setting of the iBMC network port mode.
    1. Select iBMC NetWork Mode and press Enter.
    2. In the shortcut menu displayed, select the network mode and press Enter. The network mode can be any of the following:
      • Auto: Use the server Mgmt port or a service network port to access the iBMC.
        If the Mgmt port and the service port are connected with cables, the port is selected according to the following rules:
        • The ports on a V5 server are selected based on connection status according to the following priority:

          Mgmt port > LOM (ports 1 to 2 or ports 1 to 4) > PCIe card ports (ports 1 to 2 or ports 1 to 4)

          Mgmt port > LOM (ports 1 to 2 or ports 1 to 4) > FlexIO ports (ports 1 to 2 or ports 1 to 4)

        • The FlexIO port (LOM port 2) and PCIe NIC ports are mutually exclusive. That is, if the PCIe NIC is connected with an NC-SI cable, the PCIe NIC port can be used to access the iBMC and the FlexIO port cannot be used to access the iBMC. If the PCIe NIC is not connected with an NC-SI cable, the PCIe NIC port cannot be used to access the iBMC and the FlexIO port can be used to access the iBMC.
      • Dedicated: Use only the server Mgmt port to access the iBMC.
      • OnBoard Shared: Use a LOM port on the mainboard to access the iBMC.
      • PCIe Shared: Use only a service network port on the standard PCIe card to access the iBMC. This option is available only for the 1288H V5, 2288H V5, 5288 V5, X6000, and X6800 V5 servers.
      • OnBoard IO Shared: Use only a service network port on the FlexIO to access the iBMC. This option is available only for the 1288H V5, 2288H V5, and 5288 V5 servers.
      • Aggregation: Use the aggregation port to access the iBMC. This option is available only for the X6000 and X6800 V5 servers.
      NOTE:
      • If OnBoard Shared, OnBoard IO Shared, or PCIe Shared 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 Auto is selected, only Vlan Id will be displayed for you to set the iBMC VLAN ID.
      • This parameter is unavailable for E9000 and G5500 servers.

  5. Select IPv4 Configuration and press Enter.
  6. Select the mode for obtaining the iBMC IPv4 address.

    • To manually configure an IP address, perform Step 7 to Step 13.
    • To use an IP address dynamically allocated by the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server, perform Step 14.
    NOTE:

    The methods of setting IPv4 and IPv6 information are the same.

  7. Select Static and press Enter.
  8. Select IPv4 IP Address and press Enter.
  9. In the Set IPv4 IP Address dialog box, enter an IPv4 address and press OK.
  10. Select IPv4 Subnet Mask and press Enter.
  11. In the Set IPv4 Subnet Mask dialog box, enter an IPv4 subnet mask and press OK.
  12. Select IPv4 Gateway Address and press Enter.
  13. In the Set IPv4 Gateway Address dialog box, enter an IPv4 gateway address and press OK.

    The iBMC network information is configured.

  14. Select DHCP and press Enter.

    The iBMC will use an IP address dynamically allocated by the DHCP server.

  15. Press F10.

    The Save Changes&Exit dialog box is displayed.

  16. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The server restarts for the setting to take effect.

Enabling and Disabling a PCIe Port

Procedure
  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Choose Advanced > Socket Configuration > IIO Configuration and press Enter.

    The IIO Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-195.

    Figure 4-195 IIO Configuration

  3. Select the CPU configuration screen, for example Socket1 Configuration, and press Enter.

    The Socket1 Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-196 and Figure 4-197.

    NOTE:

    The "socket" here has the same meaning as "CPU". The number of CPUs varies depending on the server model.

    Figure 4-196 Socket1 Configuration screen 1
    Figure 4-197 Socket1 Configuration screen 2

  4. Select a port, for example Socket one PCIeBr1D00F0-Port 1A, and press Enter.

    The Socket 1 PCIeBr1D00F0-Port 1A screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-198.

    NOTE:
    • The information displayed on the screen varies depending on the bandwidth configuration and ports used by the server. In this example, Port1A is used as an example.
    • For details about the mapping between ports and PCIe components, see "Components" in user guide of the server you use.
    Figure 4-198 Socket 1 PCIeBr1D00F0-Port 1A screen

  5. Select PCIe Port and press Enter.
  6. In the dialog box displayed, select Enabled, Disabled, or Auto, and press Enter.

    NOTE:

    The default value is Auto.

    • To enable the PCIe port, select Enabled or Auto.
    • To disable the PCIe port, select Disabled.

  7. Press F10.

    The Save Changes&Exit dialog box is displayed.

  8. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The server restarts for the setting to take effect.

Enabling or Disabling a LOM Port

Scenarios

Enable or disable a LAN on motherboard (LOM) network port on the BIOS.

Procedure
  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Choose Advanced > PCH Configuration, and press Enter.

    The PCH Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-199.

    Figure 4-199 PCH Configuration screen

  3. Select the LOM PortX (X ranges from 1 to 4), for example LOM Port1, and press Enter.
  4. Select Enabled or Disabled, and press Enter.

    NOTE:

    Only the BIOS in UEFI mode supports this setting.

    • To enable a LOM port, select Enabled.
    • To disable a LOM port, select Disabled.

  5. Press F10.

    The Save Changes&Exit dialog box is displayed.

  6. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The server restarts for the setting to take effect.

    NOTE:
    • If any LOM port is set, the server will restart during the restart process.
    • If any LOM port is set to Disabled, the server will automatically restart again during the restart each time when the AC is powered off.

Setting Serial Port Redirection

Scenarios

Enable or disable serial port redirection on the BIOS.

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

    The Console Redirection screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-200.
    Figure 4-200 Console Redirection screen

  3. Select Serial Console Redirection 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.

    The Save Changes&Exit dialog box is displayed.

  6. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The server restarts for the setting to take effect.

Restoring Default BIOS Settings

Scenarios

Restore default BIOS settings by using either of the following:

  • BIOS Setup Utility
  • iBMC command-line interface (CLI)

The BIOS parameters will be restored to the default settings of the current BIOS version. If required, modify the parameter values based on service requirements.

Data

Obtain the following data:

  • iBMC IP address of the server
  • User name and password for logging in to the iBMC
Software

PuTTy.exe, free software downloaded from the Internet.

Procedure

Restoring Default BIOS Settings Using the BIOS Setup Utility

  1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see Accessing the BIOS.
  2. Select Exit from the navigation tree and press Enter.

    The Exit screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-201.

    Figure 4-201 Exit screen

  3. Select Load Defaults and press Enter.

    The Load Defaults dialog box is displayed.

  4. Select Yes and press Enter.
  5. Press F10.

    The Save Changes&Exit dialog box is displayed.

  6. Select Yes and press Enter.

Restoring Default BIOS Settings using the CLI

  1. Connect to the server.

    • For an E9000 or G5500 server, use a network cable to connect the local PC and the management port on the management module (MM) of the server.
    • For a rack or high-density server, use a network cable to connect the local PC and the management network port of the server.

    This section describes how to restore the default BIOS settings of a rack server.

  2. Set an IP address and subnet mask for the PC to enable communication between the PC and the server.
  3. Double-click PuTTY.exe.

    The PuTTY Configuration window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-202.

    Figure 4-202 PuTTY Configuration

  4. Set the login parameters.

    Set the parameters as follows:

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

    Configure Host Name and Saved Sessions, and click Save. You can double-click the saved record in Saved Sessions to log in to the server next time.

  5. Click Open.

    The PuTTY window is displayed with "login as:".

    NOTE:
    • If this is your first login to the server, the PuTTY Security Alert dialog box is displayed. Click Yes to proceed.
    • If an incorrect user name or password is entered, you must set up a new PuTTY session.

  6. Enter the user name and password as prompted.
  7. Run the following command to restore default BIOS settings:

    ipmcset -d clearcmos

    The following information is displayed:

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

  8. Type y and press Enter.

    The default BIOS settings are restored if the following information is displayed:

    Clear CMOS successfully.

  9. Make the default BIOS settings take effect.

    • If the server is powered off, run the ipmcset -d powerstate -v 1 command to power on the server. The settings take effect after the server is powered on.
    • If the server is powered on, run the ipmcset -d frucontrol -v 2 command to power cycle the server. The settings take effect after the server is powered off and then on.

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