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FusionServer G5500 Server iBMC (V300 or Later) User Guide 04

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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

Supports configuration of the LSI SAS3008 and 3108 and Avago SAS3408 and SAS3508 RAID controller cards.

Firmware update

Supports updates of the following firmware:

  • Firmware of PCIe devices, including RAID controller cards, and standard and Huawei NICs.
  • SAS and SATA hard drive firmware
  • Smart Provisioning
Table 8-2  Supported OSs




Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016


RHEL 6.9, RHEL 7.3


CentOS 6.9, CentOS 7.3


SLES 12.2

VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi 6.0, VMware ESXi 6.5
Updated: 2018-10-31

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