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Huawei Server Maintenance Manual 09

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BIOS Operations on the Brickland Platform

BIOS Operations on the Brickland Platform

Accessing the BIOS

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

Scenarios

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

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

No special condition is required for this operation.

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Connect the local keyboard, mouse, and monitor 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 the section about logging in to the iMana or iBMC WebUI in the server installation guide.

  2. Power on the server. For details about how to power on a server, refer to related server documentation.
  3. If the screen shown in Figure 4-69 is displayed:

    • Press F12 to boot from the network.
    • Press F11 or F3 to go the boot manager screen for selecting boot options.
    • Press Delete or F4 to go to the BIOS Setup Utility screen is displayed.
    Figure 4-69 BIOS startup screen

  4. During the startup, press Delete, F11 (go to the boot manager screen for selecting boot options), or F12 (boot the server over the network). No matter which method you choose, you need to enter the password in the dialog box, as shown in Figure 4-70.

    NOTE:
    • During system boot, you can press F5 to select the keyboard type (American or French keyboard).
    • The default BIOS password is Huawei12#$ for the American keyboard. If a non-American keyboard is used, enter the BIOS password as per the mechanical layout of an American keyboard. Set the supervisor password at the first login. For details, see 2.8.
    • When entering the BIOS password on the remote virtual console:
      • If the keyboard type configured in the OS is the same as the actual keyboard type, enter the password by using the actual keyboard.
      • If the keyboard type configured in the OS is different from the actual keyboard type, enter the password as per the character layout of the keyboard settings of the OS.
    • 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 4-70 Entering a password

  5. Set parameters on the BIOS Setup Utility screen by following the instructions on the right.

Querying CPU Information

This topic describes how to query CPU information.

Scenarios

Query the CPU information configured on a server using basic input/output system (BIOS) programs.

NOTE:

This topic uses the Processor Configuration screen of the RH5885H V3 server as an example. The screen may vary according to the server model. For details about this screen, see 4.3.1 .

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

You have accessed BIOS. For details, see 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Choose IntelRCSetup > Processor Configuration and press Enter.

    The Processor Configuration screen appears, showing the CPU details. See Figure 4-71.

    Figure 4-71 Processor Configuration screen

Querying Memory Information

This topic describes how to query memory information.

Scenarios

Query memory information using basic input/output system (BIOS) programs.

NOTE:

This topic uses the Memory Topology screen of the RH5885H V3 server as an example. The screen may vary according to the server model. For details about this screen, see 4.3.4 .

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

You have accessed BIOS. For details, see 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Choose IntelRCSetup > Memory Configuration > Memory Topology and press Enter.

    The Memory Configuration screen appears, showing memory configuration information. See Figure 4-72.

    Figure 4-72 Memory Topology screen

    NOTE:

    Memriserx.Chy.Dimmz: indicates the z+1 dual in-line memory module (DIMM) in the y+1 channel of the x memory module.

    Displayed information about slots is as follows:

    • NOT PRESENT: No DIMM is in the slot.
    • 8GB: An 8 GB DIMM is configured in the slot.
    • 1333MHz: The frequency of the memory is 1333 MHz.
    • Micron: The brand of the memory is Hynix. It can be other brands.
    • DRx4: short for Dual Rank x4 DIMM, indicating a memory mode.

Querying Hard Disk Information

This topic describes how to query hard disk information.

Scenarios

Query hard disk information using basic input/output system (BIOS) programs when no redundant array independent disk (RAID) controller card is configured on the server.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

You have accessed BIOS. For details, see 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Choose IntelRCSetup > PCH Configuration > PCH SATA Configuration and press Enter.

    The PCH SATA Configuration screen appears, showing all hard disk information. See Figure 4-73.

    Figure 4-73 PCH SATA Configuration screen

Querying the IP Address of BMC

This topic describes how to query the IP address of Baseboard Management Controller (BMC).

Scenarios

Query the IP address of the BMC module using basic input/output system (BIOS) programs.

NOTE:

The BMC IP address ranges from 1.x.x.x to 223.x.x.x, excluding 127.x.x.x.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

You have accessed BIOS. For details, see 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Choose Server Mgmt > BMC network configuration and press Enter.

    The BMC Configuration screen appears, showing the IP address of BMC. See Figure 4-74.

    Figure 4-74 BMC network configuration screen

    NOTE:

    The parameters NetMode Select, IPv6 IP Source, IPv6 Prefix Length, IPv6 IP Address, and IPv6 Gateway Address are unavailable for the E9000 server.

Setting the System Language

Set the system language using the BIOS.

Procedure
  1. Log in to the BIOS Setup Utility. For details, see 2.1 .
  2. Choose Main, and press Enter.

    The Main screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-75.

    Figure 4-75 Main screen

  3. Select Language and press Enter.

    The Language screen is displayed.

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

    The system displays "Save configuration and exit?"

  6. Select Yes and press Enter.

Setting the System Time and Date

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

Scenarios

Set the time and date of BIOS using BIOS programs.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

You have accessed BIOS. For details, see 2.1 .

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Click the Main tab, as shown in Figure 4-76.

    Figure 4-76 Main tab page

  2. Set System Time to a time in the format of hh:mm:ss on a 24-hour clock (hh, mm, and ss indicate the hour, minute, and second respectively). Press Enter to switch among the hour, minute, and second. Change a time value using the following methods:

    • Press + to increase a value by 1.
    • Press - to decrease a value by 1.
    • Press a numeric key to change a value.

  3. Set System Date to a date in the format of month/day/year. Press Enter to switch among the month, day, and year. Change a date value using the following methods:

    • Press + to increase a value by 1.
    • Press - to decrease a value by 1.
    • Press a numeric key to change a value.

  4. Press F10.

    The Exit Saving changes? dialog box appears.

  5. Select Yes to save the settings.

    NOTE:

    This BIOS CMOS time does not involve the concept of time zone. Windows and Linux are different in time management. Windows uses the CMOS time as its local time zone time, while Linux uses the CMOS time as the GMT time (central time zone, or time zone zero).

Setting the BIOS Password

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

Scenarios

Set the BIOS password using the BIOS.

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 4-77.

    NOTE:

    Figure 4-77 shows the Security screen of the RH8100 V3 server. The Power On Password parameter is available on the Security screens of other servers.

    Figure 4-77 Security screen

  2. Select Administrator Password and press Enter. Set an administrator password.

    NOTE:
    • The administrator password must be a string of 8 to 16 characters, and must contain special characters (including spaces), uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and digits.
    • The default BIOS password is Huawei12#$ for the American keyboard, Huqzei&é34 for the French keyboard, and Huawei12£$ for the English keyboard.
    • When entering the BIOS password on the remote virtual console:
    • If the keyboard type configured in the OS is the same as the actual keyboard type, enter the password by using the actual keyboard.
    • If the keyboard type configured in the OS is different from the actual keyboard type, enter the password by using the keyboard configured in the OS.

  3. (Optional) After the setting, select Clear Administrator Password to clear the password.
  4. Press F10.

    The Save configuration and exit? dialog box appears.

  5. Select Yes and press Enter to save the setting.

Configuring the PXE Function of a NIC

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

Scenarios

Configure the PXE boot function of a NIC to enable the server to boot over a network. This topic uses the Boot screen of the RH5885H V3 server as an example. This screen may vary according to the server model. For details about this screen, see 4.6 .

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

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

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Click the Boot tab.

    The Boot screen appears, as shown in Figure 4-78.

    Figure 4-78 Boot screen

    NOTE:
    • PXE Only is available only for the E9000 server, and is unavailable for rack servers.
    • PXE3 Configuration and PXE4 Configuration are available only for the E9000 server and the RH8100 V3 server in single-system mode, and are unavailable for other rack servers.
    • In RH8100 V3 single-system mode, PXE1 Configuration and PXE2 Configuration are respectively available for Port 1 and Port 2 in HFC-2, and PXE3 Configuration and PXE4 Configuration are respectively available for Port 1 and Port 2 in HFC-1. Other ports cannot be configured with PXE.
    • In RH8100 V3 dual-system mode, PXE1 Configuration and PXE2 Configuration in system A are respectively available for Port 1 and Port 2 in HFC-2, and PXE3 Configuration and PXE4 Configuration in system B are respectively available for Port 1 and Port 2 in HFC-1. Other ports cannot be configured with PXE.

  2. Slect Network, and press Enter.
  3. Select any of the following options based on actual requirements, and press Enter.

    • Do not launch: disables NICs from booting from PXE. If this option is selected, the LOMs and NICs connected to the server cannot boot from PXE.
    • UEFI only: enables NICs to boot from PXE in UEFI mode only. The NICs must support UEFI boot.
    • Legacy only: enables NICs to boot from PXE in Legacy mode only.
    • UEFI first: This option varies depending on the server boot mode.
      • If the server boot mode is Dual Boot (Legacy and UEFI modes), select this option to enable NICs to boot from PXE in UEFI mode preferentially. The NICs must support UEFI boot.
      • If the server boot mode is UEFI, select this option to enable NICs to boot from PXE in UEFI mode.
      • If the server boot mode is Legacy, this parameter is invalid.
    • Legacy first: This option varies depending on the server boot mode.
      • If the server boot mode is Dual Boot (Legacy and UEFI modes), select this option to enable NICs to boot from PXE in Legacy mode preferentially.
      • If the server boot mode is Legacy, select this option to enable NICs to boot from PXE in Legacy mode.
      • If the server boot mode is UEFI, this parameter is invalid.

  4. Set PXE for NICs.

    • To set PXE for a LOM, perform the following steps:
      1. Select the network port to be configured, for example PXE1 Configuration, and press Enter.
      2. In the dialog box displayed, select Enable and press Enter.
        NOTE:

        To disable PXE for a network port, select Do not launch and press Enter.

    • To set PXE for a NIC connected to the server, perform the following steps:
      1. If the server is connected with an 82599, I350, or X540 NIC, select the network port, for example Offboard_82599 PXE Configuration, and press Enter.

        Figure 4-79 shows an example.

        Figure 4-79 Offboard_82599 PXE Configuration
      2. In the dialog box displayed, select Enable and press Enter.
        NOTE:

        To disable PXE for a NIC, select Do not launch and press Enter.

  5. Press F10.

    The Save configuration and exit? dialog box appears.

  6. Select Yes and press Enter to save the setting.

Setting UEFI Secure Boot

Secure Boot is a security technology defined by the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification to ensure security of the boot environment.

Before installing OS, third-party driver, or cards on a server, check whether they support digital signature. If they do not support digital signature, disable Secure Boot. If they support digital signature, enable Secure Boot for security purpose.

Procedure
  • Enabling Secure Boot
    1. Log in to the BIOS Setup Utility.

      For details, see 2.1 .

    2. On the Boot screen, set Boot mode select to UEFI, Network and Storage to UEFI only, and Other PCI devices to UEFI first.
      Figure 4-80 Boot screen

    3. Choose Security > Secure Boot menu, and set Secure Boot to Enable, as shown in Figure 4-81.
      Figure 4-81 Secure Boot menu screen
    4. Choose Key Management, and set Provision Factory Default keys to Enable.

      The dialog box shown in Figure 4-82 is displayed.

      Figure 4-82 Key Management screen
    5. Select Yes and press Enter, and press F10.

      The system displays "Save configuration and exit?"

    6. Select Yes and press Enter to save the settings and restart the server.
    7. On the BIOS Setup interface, choose Security > Secure Boot menu and check Secure Boot and Vendor Keys.

      If Secure Boot and Vendor Keys are Active, Secure Boot is enabled.

      Figure 4-83 Security screen
    8. Check the PCIe devices on the Advanced screen, as shown in Figure 4-84.
      Figure 4-84 Advanced screen
      • Intel(R) Ethernet Server Adapter indicates the digital signature of the third-party driver.
      • I340-T4 indicates the PCIe card type.
      • 90:E2:BA:AC:E7:64 indicates the MAC address.
      NOTE:

      The PCIe card must have a UEFI driver with digital signature. Otherwise, it cannot be loaded.

  • Disabling Secure Boot
    1. Log in to the BIOS Setup Utility.

      For details, see 2.1 .

    2. Choose Security > Secure Boot menu, and set Secure Boot to Disable.
      Figure 4-85 Secure Boot menu screen
    3. On the Key Management screen, set Provision Factory Default keys to Disable.
      Figure 4-86 Key Management screen
    4. Press F10.

      The system displays "Save configuration and exit?"

    5. Select Yes and press Enter to save the settings and restart the server.
    6. On the BIOS Setup interface, choose Security > Secure Boot menu and check Secure Boot and Vendor Keys.

      If Secure Boot and Vendor Keys are Not Active, Secure Boot is disabled.

    7. On the Advanced screen, check that there is no PCIe device.

Setting the Server Boot Mode

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

Scenarios

Set the boot mode of a server.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

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

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Choose Boot.

    The Boot screen appears, as shown in Figure 4-87.

    NOTE:

    Boot options are displayed under FIXED BOOT ORDER Priorities based on the preset priority. The default boot sequence is HDD > CDROM > BEV > OTHERS.

    Figure 4-87 Boot screen

  2. Select Boot mode select and press Enter.
  3. In the displayed dialog box, select LEGACY, UEFI or DUAL, 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 of a NIC and Setting Serial Port Redirection.

  4. Select the boot options to be set and press + or - to change the displayed sequence of the boot options.

    • Press + to move up a boot option.
    • Press - to move down a boot option.
    NOTE:

    Boot options are booted in the displayed sequence.

  5. Press F10.

    The Exit Saving changes? dialog box appears.

  6. Select Yes and press Enter to save the setting.

Setting the First Boot Device

Scenarios

On the BIOS, set the first boot device for the server.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

You have accessed 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 4-88.

    Figure 4-88 Boot screen

  2. Set the first boot device.

    NOTE:

    The Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities, CDROM/DVD Drive BBS Priorities, BEV Device BBS Priorities, and Other Drive BBS Priorities screens does not display the components that do not support UEFI boot.

    • To set a hard drive, RAID array, SATADOM as the first boot device:
      1. On the Boot screen shown in Figure 4-88, select Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities and press Enter.

        The Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-89.

        Figure 4-89 Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities screen
      2. Select Boot Option #1 and press Enter.

        The Boot Option #1 screen is displayed.

      3. Select the device (common hard drive, RAID, or SATADOM) and press Enter.
        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 Boot screen shown in Figure 4-88, select CDROM/DVD Drive BBS Priorities and press Enter.

        The CDROM/DVD Drive BBS Priorities screen is displayed.

      2. Select Boot Option #1 and press Enter.

        The Boot Option #1 screen is displayed.

      3. Select the DVD drive and press Enter.
    • To set a NIC device as the first boot device:
      1. On the Boot screen shown in Figure 4-88, select BEV Device BBS Priorities and press Enter.

        The BEV Device BBS Priorities screen is displayed.

      2. Select Boot Option #1 and press Enter.

        The Boot Option #1 screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-90.

        Figure 4-90 Boot Option #1 screen
      3. Select the NIC and press Enter.
    • To set an SD card or USB device as the first boot device:
      1. On the Boot screen shown in Figure 4-88, select Other Drive BBS Priorities and press Enter.

        The Other Drive BBS Priorities screen is displayed.

      2. Select Boot Option #1 and press Enter.

        The Boot Option #1 device is displayed.

      3. Select the SD card or USB device and press Enter.

  3. Press F10.

    The system displays the message "Save configuration and exit?"

  4. Select Yes and press Enter.

Configuring BMC Network Information

This topic describes how to configure Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) network information.

Scenarios

Configure BMC network information, including a mode of obtaining the BMC IP address and 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 accessed 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. Choose Server Mgmt > BMC network configuration and press Enter.

    The BMC Configuration screen appears, showing the IP address of BMC. See Figure 4-91.

    Figure 4-91 BMC network configuration screen

    NOTE:

    The parameters NetMode Select, IPv6 IP Source, IPv6 Prefix Length, IPv6 IP Address, and IPv6 Gateway Address are unavailable for the E9000 server. NetMode Select cannot be set for the E9000 server.

  2. Set NetMode Select and press Enter.
  3. Choose Dedicated, Shared or Adaptive from the short-cut menu that appears and press Enter.

    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: Use the management network port to access the iBMC.
    • Shared-Onboard: Use a service network port to access the iBMC.
    • Adaptive: Use the 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 priority:

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

    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 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.

  4. Choose IPv4 IP Source and press Enter.
  5. From the short-cut menu that appears, choose a mode of obtaining the BMC IPv4 IP address.

    NOTE:

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

  6. Choose Static and press Enter.
  7. Choose IPv4 IP Address and press Enter.

    The Set IPv4 IP Address dialog box appears.

  8. Enter the IP address and press Enter.
  9. Choose IPv4 Subnet Mask and press Enter.

    The Set IPv4 Subnet Mask dialog box appears.

  10. Enter the BMC IPv4 subnet mask and press Enter.
  11. Choose IPv4 Gateway Address and press Enter.

    The Set IPv4 Gateway Address dialog box appears.

  12. Enter the BMC IPv4 gateway and press Enter.

    NOTE:

    After performing this step, skip Step 13.

    The manual configuration of BMC network information is complete.

  13. Choose DHCP and press Enter.

    BMC network information is dynamically obtained using dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP).

Restoring Factory Settings

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

Scenarios

Restore BIOS factory settings on a server using:

  • BIOS interface
  • Command lines
NOTE:

When using command lines to restore the BIOS factory settings, 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

The respective preconditions for restoring BIOS factory settings using the preceding methods are as follows:

  • Using the BIOS UI: You have entered the BIOS. For details, see 2.1 .
  • Using the CLI:
    • E9000 servers: A PC has been connected to the management network port on the management module.
    • Rack/High-density servers: A PC has been connected to the management network port on the server or server node.

      The following describes operations on a rack server.

Data

The following data is available:

  • Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) IP address of the server on which BIOS factory settings are to be restored
  • BMC user name and password for logging in to the server to be connected

Software

PuTTY.exe: free software that can be obtained from the Internet

Procedure
  • Procedure for restoring BIOS factory settings by using the BIOS interface
    1. Click the Save & Exit tab, as shown in Figure 4-92.
      Figure 4-92 Restoring factory settings

    2. Choose Restore Defaults and press Enter.
    3. Choose Yes from the shortcut menu and press Enter.
    4. Press F10.

      The Exit Saving changes? dialog box appears.

    5. Select Yes and press Enter to save the settings.
  • Procedure for restoring BIOS factory settings by using command lines
    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 appears, as shown in Figure 4-93.

      Figure 4-93 PuTTY Configuration window

    3. Set login parameters.

      The parameters are as follows:

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

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

    4. Click Open.

      The PuTTY window appears. Wait until login as: is displayed.

      NOTE:
      • If you log in to the server for the first time, the PuTTY Security Alert window appears. If you trust the site, click Yes. The PuTTY window appears.
      • If the entered account is incorrect during login to the server, PuTTY must be reconnected again.
    5. Enter a user name and a password as prompted.
    6. Run the following command to restore BIOS factory settings:

      ipmcset -d clearcmos

      The following information is displayed:

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

      The following information is displayed, indicating that the BIOS factory settings are successfully restored:

      Clear CMOS successfully.

Restoring Factory Settings

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

Scenarios

Restore BIOS factory settings on a server using:

  • BIOS interface
  • Command lines
NOTE:

When using command lines to restore the BIOS factory settings, 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

The respective preconditions for restoring BIOS factory settings using the preceding methods are as follows:

  • Using the BIOS UI: You have entered the BIOS. For details, see 2.1 .
  • Using the CLI:
    • E9000 servers: A PC has been connected to the management network port on the management module.
    • Rack/High-density servers: A PC has been connected to the management network port on the server or server node.

      The following describes operations on a rack server.

Data

The following data is available:

  • Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) IP address of the server on which BIOS factory settings are to be restored
  • BMC user name and password for logging in to the server to be connected

Software

PuTTY.exe: free software that can be obtained from the Internet

Procedure
  • Procedure for restoring BIOS factory settings by using the BIOS interface
    1. Click the Save & Exit tab, as shown in Figure 4-94.
      Figure 4-94 Restoring factory settings

    2. Choose Restore Defaults and press Enter.
    3. Choose Yes from the shortcut menu and press Enter.
    4. Press F10.

      The Exit Saving changes? dialog box appears.

    5. Select Yes and press Enter to save the settings.
  • Procedure for restoring BIOS factory settings by using command lines
    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 appears, as shown in Figure 4-95.

      Figure 4-95 PuTTY Configuration window

    3. Set login parameters.

      The parameters are as follows:

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

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

    4. Click Open.

      The PuTTY window appears. Wait until login as: is displayed.

      NOTE:
      • If you log in to the server for the first time, the PuTTY Security Alert window appears. If you trust the site, click Yes. The PuTTY window appears.
      • If the entered account is incorrect during login to the server, PuTTY must be reconnected again.
    5. Enter a user name and a password as prompted.
    6. Run the following command to restore BIOS factory settings:

      ipmcset -d clearcmos

      The following information is displayed:

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

      The following information is displayed, indicating that the BIOS factory settings are successfully restored:

      Clear CMOS successfully.
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