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FusionServer Pro Rack Server iBMC (V260 to V278) User Guide 14

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Smart Provisioning provides functions, such as OS installation, RAID configuration, and firmware updates. Only V5 servers, iBMC 2.64 or later versions, and BIOS 0.37 or later versions support Smart Provisioning.

Figure 8-1 shows the architecture of Smart Provisioning.

Figure 8-1 Smart Provisioning architecture

Smart Provisioning provides a GUI for single-server operation and the Redfish interface for batch operation.

Table 8-1 lists the functions provided by Smart Provisioning.

Table 8-1 Functions



OS installation

Supports installation of mainstream OSs, including Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), and VMware ESXi, in UEFI and Legacy modes.

For details about the OSs supported, see Table 8-2.

RAID configuration

Smart Provisioning supports the configuration of the Avago SAS3008, Avago SAS3108, Avago SAS3004, Avago SAS3408, Avago SAS3508, and Avago SAS3416iMR RAID controller cards.

Firmware update

Supports updates of the following firmware:

  • PCIe devices include firmware of RAID controller cards and NICs (mainstream Huawei-developed cards and standard cards).
  • Hard disk (SAS and SATA) firmware
  • Smart Provisioning
Table 8-2 Supported OSs




Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016


RHEL 6.9, RHEL 7.3, RHEL 7.4


CentOS 6.9, CentOS 7.3, CentOS 7.4


SLES 12.2

VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi 6.5

Updated: 2019-11-19

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