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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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The basic input/output system (BIOS) is basic software code loaded to the computer hardware system. The BIOS is running at the abstraction layer between the computer hardware system and the OS. It is used to configure hardware to prepare for running the OS. Figure 6-1 shows the BIOS position in the system.

Figure 6-1 BIOS position in the system

The BIOS performs power-on self-test (POST), detects input/output devices, identifies boot devices, and initializes memory. The BIOS also provides advanced configuration and power interface (ACPI) and hot swap. The BIOS is stored in the serial peripheral interface (SPI) flash memory.

The 5288 V3 server offers a Huawei's proprietary, patented BIOS that uses the Intel Grantley platform and is developed based on the Insyde code base. The BIOS is customizable and scalable, and provides a variety of in-band and out-of-band configuration functions.

For details about the BIOS, see HUAWEI Server Grantley Platform BIOS Parameter Reference.

Updated: 2018-11-26

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