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Smart Provisioning User Guide 09

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Overview

Overview

Smart Provisioning only supports V5 servers. iBMC 2.64 or later and BIOS 0.37 or later is required. You can press F6 during the BIOS startup process to enter the GUI of Smart Provisioning. For details about the startup process, see Logging In to Smart Provisioning.

  • Smart Provisioning implements functions such as OS installation without a CD-ROM, RAID configuration, and upgrade. Table 10-1 lists the functions.
  • Table 10-2 lists the servers supported by Smart Provisioning.
  • Smart Provisioning V108 or later supports secure startup. Two-socket V5 servers matching BIOS 0.65 or later or four-socket V5 servers matching BIOS 0.87 or later support secure startup of Smart Provisioning. Table 10-3 lists the OSs that can be installed in security mode.
Table 10-1 Functions

Function

Description

OS installation

Smart Provisioning supports OS installation in UEFI and Legacy modes. It supports mainstream OSs, including Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), and VMware. Table 10-3 lists the supported OSs.

RAID configuration

Smart Provisioning supports the configuration of the Avago SAS3008, Avago SAS3108, Avago SAS3004, Avago SAS3408, Avago SAS3508, Avago SAS3416iMR, and Avago SAS3516 RAID controller cards. The Avago SAS3416IT RAID controller cards can be queried but cannot be configured.

Upgrade

  • 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 10-2 Supported servers

Type

Model

Rack server

5288 V5

2488 V5

2488H V5

5885H V5

1288H V5

2288H V5

8100 V5

High-density server

XH321 V5

Blade server

CH121 V5

CH242 V5

Heterogeneous server

G530 V5

Table 10-3 Supported OSs

OS

Version

Whether Can Be Installed in Security Mode

Windows

Windows Server 2016

Yes

Windows Server 2012 R2

Yes

RHEL

RHEL 7.4

No

RHEL 7.3

No

RHEL 6.9

No

CentOS

CentOS 7.4

No

CentOS 7.3

No

CentOS 6.9

No

SLES

SLES 12.3

No

SLES 12.2

No

VMware

VMware ESXi 6.5

Only VMware ESXi 6.5.0 and VMware ESXi 6.5.1 support this function.

VMware ESXi 6.0

No

Table 10-4 lists the mapping relationships betwen OSs and RAID controller card types.

Table 10-4 Mapping relationships betwen OSs and RAID controller card types

OS

LSI SAS3008

LSI SAS3108

Avago SAS3408

Avago SAS3508

Avago SAS3004

Avago SAS3416iMR

Avago SAS3416IT

Avago SAS3516

AHCI

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2012 R2

RHEL 7.4

RHEL 7.3

RHEL 6.9

CentOS 7.4

CentOS 7.3

CentOS 6.9

SLES 12.3

×

SLES 12.2

VMware ESXi 6.5

VMware ESXi 6.0

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