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Huawei Server Maintenance Manual 09

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BIOS Operations on the Grantley Platform

BIOS Operations on the Grantley 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 boot parameters or querying system information.

Impact on the System

This operation has no adverse impact on the system.

Prerequisites

Conditions

There is no special condition for this operation.

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

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

    NOTE:

    For details about how to log in to the iBMC WebUI, see the iBMC user guide of the specific server.

  2. Power on the server. For details, see the documentation of the specific server.
  3. If the screen shown in Figure 4-96 is displayedIf the BIOS startup screen is displayed:

    • Press F5 to select the keyboard type (American or French keyboard).
    • Press Delete or F4 to go to the BIOS Setup Utility screen is displayed.
    • Press F11 or F3 to go the boot manager screen for selecting boot options.
    • Press F12 to boot from the network.
    Figure 4-96 BIOS startup screen

  4. During the startup, press Delete, F11 (go to a boot manager), or F12 (boot the server over a network). No matter which method you choose, you need to enter the password in the dialog box, as shown in Figure 4-97.

    NOTE:
    • 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.
    • Regularly change the supervisor password for security purposes.
    • After you enter the supervisor password, the screen in supervisor mode is displayed. The server is locked after three consecutive failures with wrong passwords. You can restart the server to unlock it.
    Figure 4-97 Entering a password

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

Querying CPU Information

This topic describes how to query CPU information of the server.

Scenarios

Query CPU information using the basic input/output system (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. Choose Advanced > Intel RC Group > Processor Configuration and press Enter.

    The Processor Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-98.

    Figure 4-98 Processor Configuration

  2. Select Socket x CPU Information and press Enter.

    The Socket x CPU Information screen is displayed, showing details about the selected CPU. See Figure 4-99.

    NOTE:

    The letter "x" in Socket x CPU Information indicates the number of a CPU. The number starts from 1.

    Figure 4-99 Socket x CPU Information

Querying Memory Information

This topic describes how to query memory information of the server.

Scenarios

Query memory information using the basic input/output system (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 Main tab.

    The Main screen is displayed, showing memory information. See Figure 4-100.

    Figure 4-100 Main

  2. Choose Advanced > Memory Topology and press Enter.

    The Memory Topology screen is displayed, showing memory information. See Figure 4-101.

    Figure 4-101 Memory Topology

    NOTE:

    DIMM xyz: indicates dual in-line memory module (DIMM) z+1 on channel y+1 for CPU x+1.

    The displayed memory information is similar to one of the following:

    • NO DIMM: indicates that no DIMM is installed in the slot.
    • 16 GB: indicates the memory capacity configured for the slot.

Querying Hard Disk Information

This topic describes how to query hard disk information of the server.

Scenarios

Query hard disk information using the basic input/output system (BIOS) when the server has no redundant array of independent disks (RAID) controller card.

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. Choose Advanced > PCH SATA Configuration and press Enter.

    The PCH SATA Configuration screen is displayed, showing all hard disk information. See Figure 4-102.

    Figure 4-102 PCH 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.

    NOTE:

    The letter "x" in Serial ATA Port x indicates the number of a hard disk port. The number starts from 0.

Querying the IP Address of the iBMC Network Port

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

Scenarios

Query the IP address of the iBMC network port using the basic input/output system (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. Choose Advanced > IPMI iBMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The IPMI iBMC Configuration screen is displayed.

  2. Select iBMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The iBMC Configuration screen is displayed, showing information about the IP address of the iBMC network port. See Figure 4-103.

    Figure 4-103 iBMC Configuration

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 4-104.

    Figure 4-104 Main screen

  3. Select Language and press Enter.

    The Language screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-105.

    Figure 4-105 Selecting a Language

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

    The system displays "Exit Saving changes?"

  6. Select Yes and press Enter.

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 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 Main tab. See Figure 4-106.

    Figure 4-106 Main

  2. Set System Time to a value in the format of hh:mm:ss in the 24-hour system (hh, mm, and ss indicate the hour, minute, and second respectively). To switch among the hour, minute, and second, press Enter. To change the time, use the following method:

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

  3. Set System Date to a value in the format of mm/dd/yyyy (mm, dd, and yyyy indicate the month, day, and year respectively). To switch among the month, day, and year, press Enter. To change the date, use the following method:

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

  4. Press F10.

    The Exit Saving changes? dialog box is displayed.

  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 the basic input/output system (BIOS) supervisor password.

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 4-107.

    Figure 4-107 Security

  2. Select Set Supervisor Password and press Enter. Set the supervisor password.

    Before changing the supervisor password, you need to enter the current supervisor password. The server is locked after three consecutive failures with wrong passwords. Restart the server to unlock it.

    NOTE:
    • 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.
    • The supervisor password must be a string of 8 to 16 characters, including special characters (including spaces) and at least two types of the following characters: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and digits.
    • A new password cannot be the same as one of the previous five passwords.
    • After the supervisor password is set, the following menu items are displayed:
    • Clear Supervisor Password
    • Power on Password

  3. Press F10.

    The Exit Saving changes? dialog box is displayed.

  4. Select Yes to save the settings.

Configuring the PXE Function 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 Entering the BIOS.
  2. Choose Advanced > Misc Configuartion, and press Enter.

    The Misc Configuartion screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-108.
    Figure 4-108 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 system displays "Exit Saving Changes?"

  6. Select Yes and press Enter to save the settings and restart the server.

Configuring the PXE Function for a LOM (Skip This Operation for the E9000 and G5500 Servers)

This topic describes how to configure the pre-boot execution environment (PXE) function for a network interface card (NIC) on the server. This function allows the server to boot over a network. (You do not need to perform this operation for the E9000 and G5500 servers.)

Scenarios

Configure the PXE function for a NIC. This function allows the server to boot over a network.

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. Choose Advanced > PXE Configuration and press Enter.

    The PXE Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-109.

    NOTE:
    • The PXE Configuration screen displays four network ports, in which PXE1 is Enabled and other network ports are Disabled by default.
    • If the X6000 is configured with two NICs, the PXE3 Configuration parameter is enabled by default.
    Figure 4-109 PXE Configuration

  2. Select the network port to be configured, and press Enter.
  3. In the displayed dialog box, select Enabled and press Enter.

    NOTE:

    To disable a network port, in the displayed dialog box, select Disabled and press Enter.

Setting the Fan Speed Adjustment Mode (Skip This Operation for the E9000 and G5500 Servers)

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 Low Fan Speed to decrease fan speed to save power consumption. When the server generates much heat, set the fan speed adjustment mode to High Fan Speed to increase fan speed to efficiently cool 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

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Choose Advanced > IPMI iBMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The IPMI iBMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-110.

    Figure 4-110 IPMI iBMC Configuration

  2. Select Set iBMC Thermal Policy and press Enter.
  3. In the displayed dialog box, select Low Fun Speed, Middle Fan Speed, or High Fan Speed, and press Enter.

    The options are described as follows:

    • Low Fan Speed: Fans run at a low speed.
    • Middle Fan Speed: Fans run at a medium speed.
    • High Fan Speed: Fans run at a high speed.

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

      For details, see 2.1 .

    2. Choose Boot.

      If Boot Type is Legacy Boot Type, Secure Boot is disabled.

    3. If Boot Type is UEFI Boot, select on the toolbar to restart the system.
    4. During the startup process, press F11 as instructed to switch to the Boot Manager screen.
    5. Press Esc to the upper-level menu, choose Administer Secure Boot, and press Enter.
      Figure 4-111 Boot Manager

      The system restarts and enters the Administer Secure Boot screen, as shown in Figure 4-112.

      Figure 4-112 Administer Secure Boot screen
    6. Check the value of Secure Boot Database and Secure Boot Status on the Administer Secure Boot screen.
      • If Secure Boot Database is Installed and Locked, the SecureBoot authentication database is installed. Then, check the value of Secure Boot Status.
        • If Secure Boot Status is Enabled, Secure Boot is enabled.
        • If Secure Boot Status is Disabled, Secure Boot is disabled.
      • If Secure Boot Database is Unlocked, the SecureBoot authentication database is not installed and Secure Boot is disabled.
  • Enabling Secure Boot
    1. On the BIOS Setup Utility, choose Boot > Boot Type, and press Enter, as shown in Figure 4-113.
      Figure 4-113 Boot screen
    2. Select UEFI Boot Type and press Enter.
    3. Press F10.

      The system displays "Exit Saving Changes?"

    4. Select Yes and press Enter to save the settings and restart the server.
    5. During the startup process, press F11 to switch to Boot Manager.
    6. Press Esc to return to the upper-level menu, select Administer Secure Boot, and press Enter.

      The system restarts and enters the Administer Secure Boot screen.

    7. Set Secure Boot Database to Installed and Locked as follows:
      1. Set Restore Secure Boot to Factory Settings to Enabled, and press F10.

        The system displays "Exit Saving Changes?"

      2. Select Yes and press Enter.
      3. Repeat 5 and 6 to switch to the Administer Secure Boot screen.
    8. Set Enforce Secure Boot to Enabled.
    9. Press F10.

      The system displays "Exit Saving Changes?"

    10. Select Yes and press Enter to save the settings and restart the server.
  • Disabling Secure Boot
    1. Select from the toolbar to restart the system.
    2. During the startup process, press F11 to switch to Boot Manager.
    3. Press Esc to return to the upper-level menu, select Administer Secure Boot, and press Enter.

      The system restarts and enters the Administer Secure Boot screen.

    4. Set Enforce Secure Boot to Disabled.
    5. Press F10.

      The system displays "Exit Saving Changes?"

    6. Select Yes and press Enter to save the settings and restart the server.

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

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure
  1. Choose Boot > Boot Type and press Enter.

    The Boot screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-114.

    Figure 4-114 Boot

  2. 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 a NIC and Setting Serial Port Redirection.

  3. Choose Boot Type Order and press Enter.

    The Boot Type Order screen is displayed.

    NOTE:

    The default boot sequence is as follows: Hard Disk Drive, CD/DVD-ROM Drive, PXE, and finally Others.

  4. Select a boot option, and press F5 or F6 to change the boot priority.

    • To move a boot option down, press F5.
    • To move a boot option up, press F6.
    NOTE:

    The one at the top of the boot option list is the first boot option, and the one at the bottom is the last boot option.

  5. Press F10.

    The Exit Saving changes? dialog box is displayed.

  6. Select Yes to save the settings.

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 4-115.

    Figure 4-115 Boot screen

  2. Choose Legacy and press Enter.

    NOTE:
    • If Boot Type is set to EFI 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 4-116.

    Figure 4-116 Boot Device Priority screen

  3. Set the first boot device.

    • To set a hard drive, RAID array, SATADOM as the first boot device:
      1. On the 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 Boot Device Priority screen, select CD/DVD-ROM Drive and press Enter.
      2. Press F5 or F6 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 or F6 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 to move the SD card or USB device to the first row.

  4. Press F10.

    The Exit Saving changes? dialog box is displayed.

  5. Select Yes and press Enter.

Setting the iBMC User Password

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

Scenarios

Set the iBMC user password for the server using the basic input/output system (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

iBMC user password

Procedure
  1. Choose Advanced > IPMI iBMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The IPMI iBMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-117.

    Figure 4-117 IPMI iBMC Configuration

  2. Select iBMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The iBMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-118.

    Figure 4-118 iBMC Configuration

  3. Select Reset iBMC User Password and press Enter.

    The Reset iBMC User Password dialog box is displayed.

  4. Enter a new iBMC user password and press Enter.

    The password must meet the following requirements:

    • Contains 8 to 16 characters.
    • At least one space or one of the following special characters:

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

    • Contains at least two types of the following characters:
      • Letters: a to z
      • 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.

  6. Press Enter to save the setting.

Configuring iBMC Network Information

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

Scenarios

Configure iBMC network information using the basic input/output system (BIOS). The configuration includes the mode for obtaining the iBMC IP address, iBMC IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address.

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

The following data is available:

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

    The IPMI iBMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-119.

    Figure 4-119 IPMI iBMC Configuration

  2. Select iBMC Configuration and press Enter.

    The iBMC Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-120.

    Figure 4-120 iBMC Configuration

  3. (Skip this step for the E9000 and G5500 servers.) Select iBMC&NCSI Select and press Enter.
  4. (Skip this step for the E9000 and G5500 servers. Options vary according to the server model) Select Dedicated, Shared-LOM, Shared-PCIe, Aggregation, or Auto, and press Enter.

    You can set the management network port or a service network port as the iBMC network port, which is used for communicating with the iBMC. The options are described as follows:

    • 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 priority:

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

    • Dedicated: Use only the Mgmt port access to the iBMC.
    • Shared-LOM: 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.
    • Shared-PCIe (only for PCIe card with the NC-SI function): Use only a port on a standard PCIe card to access the iBMC.
    • Aggregation (only for the X6800 and X6000 V3 servers): Use only the port on the HMM or mounting ear of the X6800 or the aggregation port on the X6000 V3 server to access the iBMC.
    NOTE:
    • You can select Dedicated to set iBMC IP address parameters for the management network port, select Shared-LOM to set iBMC IP address parameters for the service network port, and select Shared-PCIe and Aggregation to set iBMC IP address parameters for aggregation network ports. After the setting, you can use any network port to log in to the iBMC.
    • Set this parameter depending on the server model.
    • If Shared-LOM 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 Auto is selected, only Vlan ID will be displayed for you to set the iBMC VLAN ID.

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

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

    The iBMC network information is manually configured.

  14. Select DHCP and press Enter.

    iBMC network information is dynamically obtained over the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

  15. Press F10.

    The Exit Saving changes? dialog box is displayed.

  16. Select Yes to save the settings.

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 4-121.
    Figure 4-121 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.

    The system displays "Exit Saving Changes?"

  6. Select Yes and press Enter to save the settings and restart the server.

Restoring Factory Settings

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

Scenarios

Restore the BIOS factory settings on the server using either of the following methods:

  • Using the BIOS UI
  • Using the command-line interface (CLI)
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 prerequisites for restoring the BIOS factory settings are as follows:

  • Using the BIOS UI: You have entered the BIOS. For details, see 2.1 .
  • Using the CLI:
    • E9000 and G5500 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

You have obtained the following data:

  • Baseboard management controller (iBMC) IP address of the target server
  • iBMC user name and password for logging in to the target server

Software

You have obtained the free software PuTTY.exe from the Internet.

Procedure
  • Restore the BIOS factory settings using the BIOS UI.
    1. Select the Exit tab and press Enter.

      The Exit screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-122.

      Figure 4-122 Exit

    2. Select Load Optimal Defaults and press Enter.

      The Load Optimal Defaults? dialog box is displayed.

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

      The Exit Saving changes? dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select Yes to save the settings.
  • Restore the BIOS factory settings using the CLI.
    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 4-123.

      Figure 4-123 PuTTY Configuration

    3. Set login parameters.

      The parameters are described as follows:

      • Host Name (or IP address): Enter the iBMC 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 you set Host Name (or IP address) and then Saved Sessions and click Save, you can simply double-click the saved settings under Saved Sessions to log in to the server.

    4. Click Open.

      The PuTTY window is displayed. Then the message "login as:" is displayed, prompting you to enter a user name.

      NOTE:
      • If you log in to the server for the first time, the PuTTY Security Alert dialog box is displayed. Click Yes to trust the site. The PuTTY window is displayed.
      • If an incorrect user name or password is used for logging in to the server, set up a new connection to PuTTY.
    5. Enter a user name and password as prompted.
    6. Run the following command to restore the 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.

      If the following information is displayed, the BIOS factory settings are successfully restored.

      Clear CMOS successfully.
    8. If the server is powered off, run the ipmcset -d powerstate -v 1 command. The server is powered on, and the configurations take effect. If the server is powered on, run the ipmcset -d frucontrol -v 2 command. The server is restarted and the configurations take effect.
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