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5288 V3 Server V100R003 User Guide 26

This document describes the features, appearance, and technical specifications of the 5288 V3 server, and how to install, power on, and power off the 5288 V3 server, connect cables, and install an operating system (OS) for it.
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Configuring the BIOS

Configuring the BIOS

Configure the BIOS of the 5288 V3, including setting the server boot mode, selecting PXE as a boot option, enabling the PXE function for a network port, and setting the BIOS password and language. For details about how to configure the BIOS, see HUAWEI Server Grantley Platform BIOS Parameter Reference.

Workflow

Figure 5-7 shows the process for configuring the BIOS.

Figure 5-7 Process for configuring the BIOS

Procedure

Restart the server.

  1. Click on the menu bar of the remote virtual console.

    For details about how to log in to the remote virtual console, see Logging In to the Remote Virtual Console.

  2. Select Reset.

    The system displays "Are you sure to perform this operation?"

  3. Click Yes.

    The server restarts.

  4. Press Delete repeatedly when the screen shown in the following figure is displayed during server startup.

    The BIOS Setup Utility starts.

    NOTE:

    You can also press the following shortcut keys on the BIOS startup screen as required:

    • Press F5 to select the keyboard type (English,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 5-8 BIOS startup screen

  5. Enter a BIOS password when prompted. The screen for setting the BIOS is displayed.
    NOTE:

    The default BIOS password is Huawei12#$ for the American keyboard, Huqzei&é34 for the French keyboard, and Huawei12£$ for the English keyboard. To ensure system security, you are advised to change the default BIOS password after the first login. For details, see "Set the BIOS password".

    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.

      You are advised to regularly change the supervisor password for security purposes.

      The server is locked after three consecutive failures with wrong passwords. You can restart the server to unlock it.

    Set the server boot mode.

  6. Choose Boot > Boot Type and press Enter.
  7. In the displayed dialog box, select Dual Boot Type, Legacy Boot Type, or UEFI Type, and press Enter.
  8. 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.

    Figure 5-9 Boot Type Order

    Select PXE as a boot option.

  9. Select boot options to be configured, and press + or - to change the boot sequence. Set the first boot option to PXE.

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

    • To move a boot option up, press +.
    • To move a boot option down, press -.

    Enable the PXE function for a network port.

  10. Choose Advanced > PXE Configuration and press Enter.

    The PXE Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-10.

    NOTE:

    The PXE Configuration screen displays four network ports, in which PXE1 is Enabled and other network ports are Disabled by default.

    Figure 5-10 PXE Configuration

  11. Select the network port to be configured, and press Enter.
  12. Choose Enabled from the shortcut menu and press Enter to enable the PXE function for the network port.

    Set the BIOS password.

  13. Select the Security tab.

    The Security screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-11.

    Figure 5-11 Security

  14. Select Set Supervisor Password and press Enter. Set a login password for the super administrator.

    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
  15. To change the language, select the Main tab to go to the Main screen, as shown in Figure 5-12.
    Figure 5-12 Main screen
  16. Select Language and press Enter. The screen for selecting a language is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-13.
    Figure 5-13 Selecting a language
  17. Select English and press Enter. The GUI language is changed to English, as shown in Figure 5-14.
    Figure 5-14 Main screen
  18. Press F10.

    The Exit Saving changes? dialog box is displayed.

  19. Select Yes to save the settings.
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