UEFI System Utilities User Guide for HPE ProLiant Gen9 and

UEFI System Utilities User Guide for HPE ProLiant Gen9 and
UEFI System Utilities User Guide for HPE
ProLiant Gen9 and Synergy Servers
Abstract
This guide details how to access and use the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) that is
embedded in the system ROM of all UEFI-based ProLiant Gen9 servers and Synergy compute
modules. It details how to access and use both UEFI and Legacy BIOS options provided in BIOS/
Platform Configuration menus that were formerly known as the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU).
All options and available responses are defined. This document is for the person who installs,
administers, and troubleshoots servers and storage systems.
Part Number: 794200-006a
Published: January 2017
Edition: 2
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Contents
Getting started........................................................................................... 12
Introduction........................................................................................ 13
What is UEFI?.........................................................................................................................13
UEFI System Utilities overview.........................................................14
Launching the System Utilities ...............................................................................................14
Navigating the System Utilities .............................................................................................. 14
System Utilities key functions ..................................................................................... 14
When a reboot is required...................................................................................................... 15
System Utilities menu overview.............................................................................................. 15
Common setup and configuration FAQs.................................................................................16
Updating firmware or system ROM.........................................................................................17
Updating firmware from the System Utilities ............................................................... 17
System Utilities main menu options........................................................ 18
System Configuration........................................................................19
System Configuration menu options.......................................................................................19
BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU)..................................................................................... 19
Using the iLO 4 Configuration Utility.......................................................................................19
iLO 4 Configuration Utility options................................................................................19
Network Options.......................................................................................................... 19
Configuring Network Options....................................................................................... 20
Advanced Network Options......................................................................................... 20
Configuring Advanced Network Options...................................................................... 21
User Management....................................................................................................... 21
Add User...................................................................................................................... 21
Adding new user accounts...........................................................................................22
Edit/Remove User........................................................................................................22
Editing or removing user accounts...............................................................................22
Setting Options............................................................................................................ 22
Configuring access settings......................................................................................... 23
Set to factory defaults.................................................................................................. 23
Resetting iLO to the factory default settings ............................................................... 23
Reset iLO..................................................................................................................... 24
Resetting iLO active connections.................................................................................24
About............................................................................................................................24
Viewing information about iLO .................................................................................... 25
Embedded device information................................................................................................ 25
Smart Array Controller information.............................................................................. 25
Viewing and configuring Smart Array Controller information....................................... 25
NIC and FCoE information...........................................................................................25
Viewing and configuring NIC and FCoE settings......................................................... 25
NPAR configuration......................................................................................................26
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Enabling NPAR on a NIC............................................................................................. 26
One-Time Boot Menu......................................................................... 27
One-Time Boot Menu options.................................................................................................27
Selecting an option for a one-time boot.................................................................................. 27
Embedded Applications.................................................................... 28
Embedded Applications options............................................................................................. 28
Embedded UEFI Shell............................................................................................................ 28
Launching the Embedded UEFI Shell ....................................................................................28
Integrated Management Log (IML)......................................................................................... 28
Viewing or clearing the ML..................................................................................................... 29
Active Health System Log.......................................................................................................29
Downloading an AHS log .......................................................................................................29
Firmware Update.................................................................................................................... 29
Embedded Diagnostics...........................................................................................................30
Launching Embedded Diagnostics ........................................................................................ 30
Intelligent Provisioning............................................................................................................30
Launching Intelligent Provisioning.......................................................................................... 30
System Information and System Health.......................................... 31
System Information.................................................................................................................31
Viewing System Information................................................................................................... 31
System Health........................................................................................................................ 32
Viewing System Health ..........................................................................................................32
Rebooting the system and selecting a language............................33
Rebooting the system............................................................................................................. 33
Exit and resume system boot.......................................................................................33
Exiting and resuming system boot............................................................................... 33
Reboot the System...................................................................................................... 33
Rebooting the system.................................................................................................. 33
Selecting a language.............................................................................................................. 33
Select Language.......................................................................................................... 33
Selecting a system language....................................................................................... 33
BIOS/Platform Configuration options......................................................34
Configuring System Options............................................................ 35
System Options...................................................................................................................... 35
Serial Port Options..................................................................................................................35
Embedded Serial Port..................................................................................................35
Assigning an Embedded Serial Port............................................................................ 35
Virtual Serial Port......................................................................................................... 35
Assigning a Virtual Serial Port..................................................................................... 35
USB Options........................................................................................................................... 36
USB Control................................................................................................................. 36
Setting USB Control.....................................................................................................36
USB Boot Support........................................................................................................36
Setting USB Boot Support........................................................................................... 36
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Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence.....................................................................37
Selecting the Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence...............................................37
Virtual Install Disk........................................................................................................ 37
Enabling or disabling the Virtual Install Disk................................................................ 37
Embedded User Partition.............................................................................................37
Enabling or disabling the Embedded User Partition.................................................... 37
Internal SD Card Slot................................................................................................... 38
Enabling or disabling the Internal SD Card Slot...........................................................38
USB 3.0 Mode..............................................................................................................38
Setting the USB 3.0 Mode........................................................................................... 38
Processor Options.................................................................................................................. 39
Intel (R) Hyperthreading Options................................................................................. 39
Enabling or disabling Intel Hyperthreading ................................................................. 39
Processor Core Disable............................................................................................... 39
Setting the number of enabled processor cores ......................................................... 39
Processor x2APIC Support.......................................................................................... 40
Enabling or disabling Processor x2APIC Support........................................................40
SATA Controller Options.........................................................................................................40
Embedded SATA Configuration................................................................................... 40
Enabling embedded chipset SATA controller support.................................................. 40
SATA Secure Erase..................................................................................................... 41
Enabling SATA Secure Erase...................................................................................... 41
Virtualization Options..............................................................................................................41
Virtualization Technology............................................................................................. 41
Enabling or disabling Virtualization Technology...........................................................41
Intel (R) VT-d................................................................................................................42
Enabling or disabling Intel VT-d................................................................................... 42
SR-IOV.........................................................................................................................42
Enabling or disabling SR-IOV...................................................................................... 42
Boot Time Optimizations.........................................................................................................42
Dynamic Power Capping Functionality........................................................................ 42
Setting Dynamic Power Capping Functionality............................................................ 43
Extended Memory Test................................................................................................ 43
Enabling or disabling Extended Memory Test..............................................................43
Memory Fast Training.................................................................................................. 43
Enabling or disabling Memory Fast Training................................................................43
Memory Operations................................................................................................................ 44
Advanced Memory Protection......................................................................................44
Configuring Advanced Memory Protection.................................................................. 44
NVDIMM Memory Options........................................................................................... 44
NVDIMM-N Memory Functionality............................................................................... 45
Enabling or disabling NVDIMM-N Memory Functionality........................................................45
NVDIMM-N Memory Interleaving............................................................................................45
Enabling or disabling NVDIMM-N Memory Interleaving......................................................... 45
NVDIMM-N Backup Power Policy...........................................................................................45
Setting the NVDIMM-N Backup Power Policy........................................................................ 46
NVDIMM-N Sanitize/Erase on Next Reboot Policy.................................................................46
Setting the NVDIMM-N Sanitize/Erase on Next Reboot Policy.............................................. 46
NVDIMM-N Data Integrity Checking ...................................................................................... 47
Enabling or disabling NVDIMM-N Data Integrity Checking.....................................................47
Configuring additional settings for NVDIMMs ........................................................................ 48
Configuring Boot Options................................................................. 49
Boot Options........................................................................................................................... 49
Boot Mode.............................................................................................................................. 49
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Selecting the boot mode......................................................................................................... 49
UEFI Optimized Boot.............................................................................................................. 49
Enabling or disabling UEFI Optimized Boot ...........................................................................50
Boot Order Policy....................................................................................................................50
Setting the boot order policy................................................................................................... 50
UEFI Boot Order..................................................................................................................... 50
Changing the UEFI boot order................................................................................................51
Advanced UEFI Boot Maintenance.........................................................................................51
Add Boot Option...........................................................................................................51
Adding a boot option to the UEFI Boot Order list.........................................................51
Delete Boot Option.......................................................................................................51
Deleting boot options from the UEFI Boot Order list....................................................51
Legacy BIOS Boot Order........................................................................................................ 52
Changing the Legacy BIOS boot order...................................................................................52
Configuring Network Options........................................................... 53
Network Options..................................................................................................................... 53
Network Boot Options.............................................................................................................53
UEFI PXE Boot Policy..................................................................................................53
Setting the UEFI PXE Boot Policy............................................................................... 53
IPv6 DHCP Unique Identifier....................................................................................... 54
Setting the IPv6 DHCP Unique Identifier method........................................................ 54
Network Boot Retry Support........................................................................................ 54
Enabling or disabling Network Boot Retry Support......................................................54
Network Interface Cards (NICs)...................................................................................54
Enabling or disabling network boot for a NIC...............................................................55
PCIe Slot Network Boot............................................................................................... 55
Enabling or disabling PCIe Slot Network Boot.............................................................55
Pre-Boot Network Settings..................................................................................................... 55
Configuring Pre-Boot Network Settings.................................................................................. 56
iSCSI Boot Configuration........................................................................................................57
iSCSI Initiator Name.................................................................................................... 57
Adding an iSCSI initiator name.................................................................................... 57
Add an iSCSI Boot Attempt..........................................................................................57
Adding an iSCSI boot attempt......................................................................................57
Delete iSCSI Boot Attempts.........................................................................................58
Deleting iSCSI boot attempts.......................................................................................58
iSCSI Attempts.............................................................................................................58
Viewing and modifying iSCSI boot attempt details...................................................... 58
VLAN Configuration................................................................................................................ 58
Configuring VLAN Configuration.............................................................................................58
Configuring Storage Options............................................................60
Storage Options......................................................................................................................60
Fibre Channel/FCoE Scan Policy........................................................................................... 60
Changing the default Fibre Channel/FCoE scanning policy................................................... 60
Embedded Storage Boot Policy..............................................................................................60
Setting the embedded storage boot policy............................................................................. 60
PCIe Storage Boot Policy....................................................................................................... 61
Setting the PCIe storage boot policy...................................................................................... 61
Configuring the Embedded UEFI Shell............................................ 62
Embedded UEFI Shell options................................................................................................62
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Embedded UEFI Shell............................................................................................................ 62
Enabling or disabling the Embedded UEFI Shell....................................................................62
Add Embedded UEFI Shell to Boot Order.............................................................................. 62
Adding the Embedded UEFI Shell to the UEFI Boot Order list...............................................62
UEFI Shell Script Auto-Start................................................................................................... 63
Enabling or disabling automatic execution of the Embedded UEFI Shell startup script......... 63
Shell Auto-Start Script Location..............................................................................................63
Setting the Embedded UEFI Shell startup script location....................................................... 63
Network Location for Shell Auto-Start Script.......................................................................... 64
Setting the network location for the Shell auto-start script......................................................64
Configuring Power Management...................................................... 65
Power Management options................................................................................................... 65
Power Profile.......................................................................................................................... 65
Setting a power profile............................................................................................................ 66
Power Regulator..................................................................................................................... 66
Setting the Power Regulator mode.........................................................................................67
Minimum Processor Idle Power Core C-State........................................................................ 67
Setting the minimum processor idle power core C-State........................................................67
Minimum Processor Idle Power Package C-State..................................................................68
Setting the Minimum Processor Idle Power Package C-State ...............................................68
Advanced Power Options....................................................................................................... 68
Intel QPI Link Power Management.............................................................................. 68
Enabling or disabling Intel QPI Link Power Management............................................69
Intel QPI Link Frequency............................................................................................. 69
Setting the Intel QPI link frequency..............................................................................69
Energy/Performance Bias............................................................................................ 69
Setting the Energy/Performance Bias..........................................................................69
Maximum Memory Bus Frequency.............................................................................. 70
Setting the maximum memory bus frequency..............................................................70
Channel Interleaving.................................................................................................... 70
Enabling or disabling channel interleaving...................................................................70
Maximum PCI Express Speed..................................................................................... 71
Setting the maximum PCI-express speed....................................................................71
Dynamic Power Savings Mode Response...................................................................71
Setting the dynamic power savings mode response speed.........................................71
Collaborative Power Control........................................................................................ 72
Enabling or disabling collaborative power control........................................................72
Redundant Power Supply Mode.................................................................................. 72
Setting the redundant power supply mode.................................................................. 72
Intel DMI Link Frequency............................................................................................. 73
Setting Intel DMI Link Frequency.................................................................................73
Configuring Performance Options................................................... 74
Performance Options..............................................................................................................74
Intel (R) Turbo Boost Technology........................................................................................... 74
Enabling or disabling Intel Turbo Boost Technology...............................................................74
ACPI SLIT Preferences.......................................................................................................... 74
Enabling or disabling ACPI SLIT preferences........................................................................ 74
Advanced Performance Tuning Options.................................................................................74
Node Interleaving.........................................................................................................75
Enabling or disabling node interleaving....................................................................... 75
Intel NIC DMA Channels (IOAT).................................................................................. 75
Enabling or disabling DMA acceleration on Intel NICs................................................ 75
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HW Prefetcher............................................................................................................. 75
Enabling or disabling the Intel prefetch function.......................................................... 76
Adjacent Sector Prefetcher.......................................................................................... 76
Enabling or disabling the adjacent sector prefetch function.........................................76
DCU Stream Prefetcher............................................................................................... 76
Enabling or disabling the DCU stream prefetch function............................................. 76
DCU IP Prefetcher....................................................................................................... 77
Enabling or disabling the DCU IP stream prefetch function.........................................77
QPI Snoop Configuration............................................................................................. 77
Setting the QPI snoop configuration............................................................................ 77
QPI Bandwidth Optimization (RTID)............................................................................ 77
Setting QPI Bandwidth Optimization (RTID)................................................................ 78
Memory Proximity Reporting for I/O.............................................................................78
Enabling or disabling Memory Proximity Reporting for I/O.......................................... 78
I/O Non-posted Prefetching......................................................................................... 78
Enabling or disabling I/O Non-posted Prefetching....................................................... 78
NUMA Group Size Optimization.................................................................................. 79
Setting NUMA Group Size Optimization...................................................................... 79
Intel Performance Monitoring Support......................................................................... 79
Enabling or disabling Intel Performance Monitoring Support.......................................79
Configuring Server Security............................................................. 80
Server Security options...........................................................................................................80
Set Power On Password.........................................................................................................80
Setting the power-on password.............................................................................................. 80
Set Admin Password.............................................................................................................. 80
Setting an administrator password......................................................................................... 81
One-Time Boot Menu (F11 Prompt)........................................................................................81
Enabling or disabling the One-Time Boot Menu F11 prompt.................................................. 81
Intelligent Provisioning (F10 Prompt)......................................................................................81
Enabling or disabling the Intelligent Provisioning F10 prompt................................................ 81
Embedded Diagnostics...........................................................................................................82
Setting Embedded Diagnostics to launch from the System Utilities....................................... 82
Embedded Diagnostics Mode.................................................................................................82
Setting the Embedded Diagnostics viewing mode..................................................................82
No-Execute Protection............................................................................................................82
Enabling or disabling no-execute virus protection.................................................................. 83
Processor AES-NI Support..................................................................................................... 83
Enabling or disabling processor AES-NI support....................................................................83
Intel (R) TXT Support..............................................................................................................83
Enabling or disabling Intel TXT support..................................................................................83
Secure Boot............................................................................................................................ 84
Secure Boot Settings.............................................................................................................. 84
Secure Boot Enforcement............................................................................................84
Enabling or disabling Secure Boot...............................................................................84
Advanced Secure Boot Options..............................................................................................85
Platform Key (PK) Options...........................................................................................85
Enroll PK...................................................................................................................... 85
Enrolling a PK certificate..............................................................................................85
Delete Platform Key (PK).............................................................................................85
Deleting a PK certificate...............................................................................................86
Key Exchange Key (KEK) Options...............................................................................86
Enroll KEK Entry.......................................................................................................... 86
Enrolling a KEK certificate........................................................................................... 86
Delete KEK Entry......................................................................................................... 86
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Deleting a KEK entry....................................................................................................87
Allowed Signatures Database (DB) Options................................................................ 87
Enroll Signature (Allowed DB)..................................................................................... 87
Enrolling a signature in the Allowed Signatures Database.......................................... 87
Delete Signature (Allowed DB).................................................................................... 87
Deleting a signature from the Allowed Signatures Database.......................................87
Forbidden Signatures Database (DBX) Options.......................................................... 88
Enroll Signature (Forbidden DB)..................................................................................88
Enrolling a signature in the Forbidden Signatures Database.......................................88
Delete Signature (Forbidden DB).................................................................................88
Deleting a signature from the Forbidden Signatures Database................................... 88
Delete all keys (PK, KEK, DB, DBX)............................................................................88
Deleting all keys ..........................................................................................................89
Reset all keys to platform defaults............................................................................... 89
Resetting all keys to platform defaults......................................................................... 89
Trusted Platform Module options............................................................................................89
Configuring Trusted Platform Module options........................................................................ 89
Configuring PCI devices....................................................................91
PCI Device Enable/Disable.....................................................................................................91
Enabling or disabling a PCI device......................................................................................... 91
Configuring Server Availability.........................................................92
Server Availability options.......................................................................................................92
ASR Status............................................................................................................................. 92
Enabling or disabling ASR...................................................................................................... 92
ASR Timeout...........................................................................................................................92
Setting the ASR timeout......................................................................................................... 92
Wake-On LAN.........................................................................................................................93
Enabling or disabling Wake-On LAN...................................................................................... 93
POST F1 Prompt.................................................................................................................... 93
Setting the POST F1 prompt delay.........................................................................................93
Power Button Mode................................................................................................................ 94
Enabling or disabling momentary power button functionality..................................................94
Automatic Power-On...............................................................................................................94
Setting the automatic power-on state..................................................................................... 94
Power-On Delay..................................................................................................................... 94
Setting the power-on delay..................................................................................................... 95
Configuring BIOS serial console and EMS options........................96
BIOS Serial Console and EMS options.................................................................................. 96
BIOS Serial Console Port....................................................................................................... 96
Configuring the BIOS serial console port................................................................................96
BIOS Serial Console Emulation Mode....................................................................................97
Setting the BIOS Serial Console Emulation Mode..................................................................97
BIOS Serial Console Baud Rate.............................................................................................97
Setting the BIOS serial console baud rate..............................................................................97
EMS Console..........................................................................................................................97
Configuring the EMS console................................................................................................. 98
Configuring Server Asset Information............................................. 99
Server Asset Information options............................................................................................99
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Server Information.................................................................................................................. 99
Entering server information.....................................................................................................99
Administrator Information........................................................................................................99
Entering administrator information..........................................................................................99
Service Contact Information................................................................................................. 100
Entering service contact information.....................................................................................100
Custom POST Message ...................................................................................................... 100
Entering a custom POST message ..................................................................................... 100
Configuring advanced platform configuration options................101
Advanced Options................................................................................................................ 101
ROM Selection......................................................................................................................101
Selecting a ROM image........................................................................................................101
Video Options....................................................................................................................... 101
Configuring the video display................................................................................................101
Embedded Video Connection............................................................................................... 102
Configuring an embedded video connection........................................................................ 102
Fan and Thermal Options..................................................................................................... 102
Thermal Configuration.......................................................................................................... 102
Setting the thermal configuration.......................................................................................... 102
Thermal Shutdown................................................................................................................103
Enabling or disabling thermal shutdown............................................................................... 103
Fan Installation Requirements.............................................................................................. 103
Setting fan installation requirements messaging.................................................................. 103
Fan Failure Policy................................................................................................................. 103
Setting the fan failure policy..................................................................................................104
Extended Ambient Temperature Support..............................................................................104
Enabling or disabling higher ambient temperature support.................................................. 104
Advanced System ROM Options.......................................................................................... 104
NMI Debug Button..................................................................................................... 105
Enabling or disabling the NMI debug button.............................................................. 105
PCI Bus Padding Options.......................................................................................... 105
Enabling or disabling PCI Bus padding .....................................................................105
Consistent Device Naming.........................................................................................105
Enabling Consistent Device Naming..........................................................................106
Mixed Power Supply Reporting..................................................................................106
Enabling or disabling mixed power supply reporting..................................................106
Serial Number............................................................................................................ 106
Re-entering a serial number...................................................................................... 106
Product ID.................................................................................................................. 106
Re-entering a product ID............................................................................................106
Configuring the date and time and system defaults.....................108
Setting the Date and Time ................................................................................................... 108
Resetting system defaults.....................................................................................................108
System Default Options............................................................................................. 108
Restore Default System Settings .............................................................................. 108
Restoring default system settings.............................................................................. 109
Restore Default Manufacturing Settings ................................................................... 109
Restoring default manufacturing settings...................................................................109
Default UEFI Device Priority...................................................................................... 109
Changing the default UEFI device priority..................................................................110
User Default Options..................................................................................................110
Saving or erasing user default options ......................................................................110
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Scripted configuration flows...................................................................111
Using scripted configuration flows................................................ 112
Scripted configuration flow....................................................................................................112
Configuration Replication Utility (CONREP).............................................................. 112
RESTful API support for UEFI....................................................................................112
Smart Storage Administrator (SSA)........................................................................... 112
Troubleshooting.......................................................................................113
Troubleshooting .............................................................................. 114
Cannot boot devices in UEFI Mode...................................................................................... 114
Cannot restore system defaults ........................................................................................... 115
Cannot download the file in the network boot URL ..............................................................115
Cannot network boot with the downloaded image file ..........................................................117
Cannot deploy from the UEFI Shell script ............................................................................117
Cannot configure Legacy BIOS Boot Order options............................................................. 118
Cannot execute Option ROM for one or more devices......................................................... 118
Cannot find a new network or storage device in the boot order list...................................... 118
Invalid HPE software RAID configuration............................................................................. 119
Invalid Server Serial Number and Product ID....................................................................... 119
Invalid time or date................................................................................................................119
Support..................................................................................................... 120
Support and other resources..........................................................121
Accessing Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support................................................................... 121
Accessing updates................................................................................................................121
Related information...............................................................................................................121
Websites............................................................................................................................... 122
Customer self repair............................................................................................................. 122
Remote support.................................................................................................................... 122
Documentation feedback...................................................................................................... 123
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Getting started
This part introduces the UEFI System Utilities menu-driven interface and its configuration options.
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Getting started
Introduction
The UEFI System Utilities is embedded in the system ROM. Its features enable you to perform a wide range
of configuration activities, including:
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Configuring system devices and installed options.
Enabling and disabling system features.
Displaying system information.
Selecting the primary boot controller or partition.
Configuring memory options.
Launching other pre-boot environments, such as the Embedded UEFI Shell and Intelligent Provisioning.
HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers and Synergy compute modules with UEFI can provide:
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Support for boot partitions larger than 2.2 TB. Such configurations could previously only be used for boot
drives when using RAID solutions such as Smart Array.
Secure Boot that enables the system firmware, option card firmware, operating systems, and software
collaborate to enhance platform security.
An Embedded UEFI Shell that provides a pre-boot environment for running scripts and tools.
Operating system specific functionality, such as Microsoft Windows 2012, which supports several features
only when installed in UEFI mode.
Boot support for option cards that only support a UEFI option ROM.
What is UEFI?
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) defines the interface between the operating system and
platform firmware during the boot, or start-up process. Compared to BIOS, UEFI supports advanced pre-boot
user interfaces. The UEFI network stack enables implementation on a richer network-based OS deployment
environment while still supporting traditional PXE deployments. UEFI supports both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
In addition, features such as Secure Boot enable platform vendors to implement an OS-agnostic approach to
securing systems in the pre-boot environment.
The ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) functionality is available from the UEFI interface along with additional
configuration options.
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UEFI System Utilities overview
Launching the System Utilities
Procedure
1. Optional: If you access the server remotely, start an iLO remote console session.
a. Open a browser and enter https://<iLO host name or IP address> to log on to the iLO web
interface.
b. On the login page, do one of the following:
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Enter a directory or local user account name and password, and click Log In.
Click the HPE Zero Sign In button.This button is displayed when iLO is configured for Kerberos
network authentication.
c. Navigate to the Remote Console > Remote Console page.
d. Verify that your system meets the requirements for using the remote console application you want to
use.
e. Click the launch button for your selected application.
Alternatively, you can click an Integrated Remote Console link on the Overview page.
2. Restart or power on the server.
The server restarts and the POST screen appears.
3. Press F9.
The System Utilities screen appears.
Navigating the System Utilities
Procedure
1. Launch the System Utilities and do one of the following.
a. To navigate through the screens and modify settings, press any of the navigational keys. Key functions
are shown at the bottom of every System Utilities screen.
b. To access the UEFI System Utilities and Shell Command Mobile Help for HPE ProLiant Gen9 and
Synergy Servers, scan the QR code on the bottom of the System Utilities screen with your mobile
device.
2. To exit the System Utilities screen and reboot the server, press Esc until the main menu is displayed, and
then select one of the following options:
a. Exit and resume boot—Exits the system and continues the normal boot process. The system
continues through the boot order list and launches the first bootable option in the system.
b. Reboot the System—Exits the system and reboots the system without continuing the normal boot
process.
3. The screen displays the boot process, and the POST screen appears. Toward the end of the boot process,
the boot options screen is displayed. It is visible for several seconds before the system attempts to boot
from a supported boot device.
System Utilities key functions
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Up or down arrow—Selects a menu option. When selected, the color of a menu option changes from white
to yellow text.
Enter—Selects an entry. A selected option changes color from white to yellow. When a submenu is
available, the submenu appears.
UEFI System Utilities overview
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Esc—Returns to the previous screen.
F1—Displays online help about a selection.
F7—Loads default UEFI configuration settings and prompts you to:
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◦ Press Enter to apply defaults.
◦ Press Esc to cancel.
F10—Prompts you to save changed settings.
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Press Y to save (apply) settings.
Press N to discard settings.
Press Esc to exit the confirmation prompt without saving or discarding settings.
When a reboot is required
For certain configuration changes to take effect, a reboot might be required. In such cases, a prompt appears
on the applicable System Utilities screen that tells you to do so.
System Utilities menu overview
NOTE:
UEFI system configuration options vary by server platform. Therefore, you might not see some of the
options that are documented here.
The System Utilities screen is the main screen in the UEFI menu-driven interface. It displays menu options for
the following configuration tasks:
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System Configuration—Displays options for viewing and configuring:
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BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU)
iLO 4 Configuration Utility
Other system-specific devices, such as installed PCIe cards, NICs, and Smart Arrays. For example,
Embedded FlexibleLOM Port 1.
NOTE:
Throughout the menus, the interface attempts to display the proper marketing name for installed
PCI devices. If the interface does not recognize a device, it assigns a generic label to the device,
such as a non-HPE name. This generic labeling does not affect the functionality or operation of
the device. Devices vary based on your system.
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One-Time Boot Menu—Displays options for selecting a boot override option and running a UEFI
application from a file system.
Embedded Applications—Displays options for viewing and configuring:
◦ Embedded UEFI Shell
◦ Integrated Management Log (IML)
◦ Active Health System Log (AHS)
◦ Firmware Update
◦ Embedded Diagnostics
◦ Intelligent Provisioning
System Information—Displays options for viewing the server name and generation, serial number,
product ID, BIOS version and date, power management controller, backup BIOS version and date, system
memory, and processors.
System Health—Displays options for viewing the current health status of all devices in the system.
Exit and resume system boot—Exits the system and continues the normal boot process.
When a reboot is required
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Reboot the System—Exits the system and reboots it by going through the UEFI Boot Order list and
launching the first bootable option in the system. For example, you can launch the UEFI Shell, if enabled
and listed as the first bootable option in the list.
Select Language—Enables you to select a language to use in the user interface. English is the default
language.
Common setup and configuration FAQs
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How do I access the UEFI System Utilities?
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See Launching the System Utilities.
How do I update the firmware or system ROM?
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See Updating firmware or system ROM.
How do I use the Firmware Update application to upgrade the system ROM to the version
included on the USB key already inserted into the server?
See Updating firmware or system ROM.
How do I transition from RBSU settings to UEFI settings?
The BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) menu replaced the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU). Use this
menu to access and use both UEFI and Legacy BIOS options. See BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU).
When would I want to choose Legacy BIOS Mode rather than UEFI Mode as my boot mode, and
vice versa?
Certain situations might require that you operate in Legacy BIOS Mode, such as booting custom OS
images that were installed using legacy boot mode or created using a legacy BIOS system. UEFI Mode
is enabled by default and is required for certain options, including:
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Secure Boot, UEFI Optimized Boot, Generic USB Boot, IPv6 PXE Boot, iSCSI Boot, and Boot from
URL
• Fibre Channel/FCoE Scan Policy
• Booting to a hard disk drive larger than 2.2 TB
• Booting the Embedded User Partition.
How do I select between Legacy BIOS and UEFI Mode?
7.
See Selecting the boot mode.
How do I determine if a server has UEFI boot options?
8.
See Boot Options.
How do I select a boot device?
See Launching the System Utilities. To access the One-Time Boot Menu where you can select an
option for a one-time boot override, do one of following:
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Press F11 during server POST.
On the System Utilities screen, select One-Time Boot Menu. See One-Time Boot Menu options.
To modify the boot order for all boots, see Changing the UEFI boot order, or Changing the Legacy
BIOS boot order.
How do I enable or disable Intel Hyperthreading?
By default, Intel Hyperthreading is enabled. To disable or re-enable this setting, see Enabling or
disabling Intel Hyperthreading.
10. How do I configure the Minimum Processor Idle Power Package State to No Package State?
By default, this is set to Package C6 (retention) State, the lowest processor idle power state. To change
this setting, see Minimum Processor Idle Power Package C-State.
11. How do I configure the time zone?
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Common setup and configuration FAQs
See Setting the Date and Time.
12. How do I save my configuration changes and reboot the system?
a. When you are done making changes, if you do not see the prompt Changes are pending. Do
you want to save changes and exit?, press F10 to display it.
b. Press Y to save your changes.
A Change saved confirmation prompt appears.
c. Select a reboot option and press Enter:
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Exit and resume system boot—Exits the system and continues the normal boot process. The
system continues through the boot order list and launches the first bootable option in the system.
Reboot the System—Exits the system and reboots the system without continuing
the normal boot process.
13. How do I enter the Embedded UEFI Shell?
See Launching the Embedded UEFI Shell.
14. How do I view the health status of all installed options and devices?
See Viewing System Health.
15. How do I use CONREP to replicate UEFI settings?
See Configuration Replication Utility (CONREP) .
Updating firmware or system ROM
To update firmware or system ROM, use one of the following methods:
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The Firmware Update option in the System Utilities. See Updating firmware from the System Utilities.
The fwupdate command in the Embedded UEFI Shell.
Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP)
HPE online flash components
Updating firmware from the System Utilities
Use this option to update firmware components in the system, including the system BIOS, NICs, and storage
cards. Your system can be set to either Legacy BIOS Mode or UEFI Mode.
Procedure
1. Access the System ROM Flash Binary component for your server from the Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Support Center (http://www.hpe.com/support/hpesc).
2. Copy the binary file to a USB media or iLO virtual media.
3. Attach the media to the server.
4. Launch the System Utilities, select Embedded Applications > Firmware Update, and press Enter.
5. Select a device and press Enter.
The Firmware Updates screen lists details about your selected device, including the current firmware
version in use.
6. Select Select Firmware File and press Enter.
7. Select the flash file in the File Explorer list and press Enter.
The firmware file is loaded and the Firmware Updates screen lists details of the file in the Selected
firmware file field.
8. Select Image Description and press Enter, then select a firmware image and press Enter again. A device
can have multiple firmware images.
9. Select Start firmware update.
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System Utilities main menu options
The System Utilities main menu is your starting point for:
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System Configuration
One-Time Boot Menu
Embedded Applications
System Information
System Health
Exit and resume system boot
Reboot the System
Select Language
System Utilities main menu options
System Configuration
System Configuration menu options
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BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU)
iLO 4 Configuration Utility
BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU)
The BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) menu replaced the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU). This menu
contains many of the nested options for accessing both UEFI and Legacy BIOS options, including:
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System Options
Boot Options
Network Options
Storage Options
Embedded UEFI Shell options
Power Management options
Performance Options
Server Security options
PCI Device Enable/Disable
Server Availability options
BIOS Serial Console and EMS options
Server Asset Information options
Advanced Options
Date and Time
System Default Options
Using the iLO 4 Configuration Utility
iLO 4 Configuration Utility options
You can access the iLO 4 Configuration Utility from the physical system console, or by using an iLO 4 remote
console session. The utility has the following options:
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Network Options
Advanced Network Options
User Management
Setting Options
Set to Factory Defaults
Reset iLO (active connections)
About
Network Options
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MAC Address (read-only)—The MAC address of the selected iLO network interface.
Network Interface Adapter—Specifies the iLO network interface adapter to use.
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ON—Uses the iLO Dedicated Network Port.
Shared Network Port—Uses the Shared Network Port. This option is only available on supported
servers.
◦ OFF—Disables all network interfaces to iLO.
Transceiver Speed Autoselect (iLO Dedicated Network Port only)—Enables iLO to negotiate the highest
supported link speed and duplex settings when connected to the network. This option is only available
when Network Interface Adapter is set to ON.
Transceiver Speed Manual Setting (iLO Dedicated Network Port only)—Sets the link speed for the iLO
network interface. This option is only available when Network Interface Adapter is set to ON and
Transceiver Speed Autoselect is set to OFF.
Transceiver Duplex Setting (iLO Dedicated Network Port only)—Sets the link duplex setting for the iLO
network interface. This option is only available when Network Interface Adapter is set to ON and
Transceiver Speed Autoselect is set to OFF.
VLAN Enable (Shared Network Port only)—Enables the VLAN feature.When the Shared Network Port is
active and VLAN is enabled, the iLO Shared Network Port becomes part of a VLAN. All network devices
with different VLAN tags will appear to be on separate LANs, even if they are physically connected to the
same LAN. This option is only available when Network Interface Adapter is set to Shared Network Port.
VLAN ID(Shared Network Port only)—When a VLAN is enabled, specifies a VLAN tag. All network
devices that you want to communicate with each other must have the same VLAN tag. The VLAN tag can
be any number between 1 and 4094. This option is only available when Network Interface Adapter is set
to Shared Network Port.
DHCP Enable
—Configures iLO to obtain its IP address (and many other settings) from a DHCP server.
DNS Name—Sets the DNS name of the iLO subsystem (for example, ilo instead of
ilo.example.com). This name can only be used if DHCP and DNS are configured to connect to the iLO
subsystem name instead of the IP address.
IP Address—The iLO IP address. If DHCP is used, the iLO IP address is supplied automatically. If DHCP
is not used, enter a static IP address.
Subnet Mask—The subnet mask of the iLO IP network. If DHCP is used, the subnet mask is supplied
automatically. If DHCP is not used, enter a subnet mask for the network.
Gateway IP Address—The iLO gateway IP address. If DHCP is used, the iLO gateway IP address is
supplied automatically. If DHCP is not used, enter the iLO gateway IP address.
Configuring Network Options
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > iLO 4 Configuration Utility >
Network Options, and press Enter.
2. Select any of the Network Options and press Enter, then select a setting or enter a value for that option
and press Enter again.
3. Press F10.
Advanced Network Options
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Gateway from DHCP—Specifies whether iLO uses a DHCP server-supplied gateway.
Gateway #1, Gateway #2, and Gateway #3—If Gateway from DHCP is disabled, specifies up to three
iLO gateway IP addresses.
DHCP Routes—Specifies whether iLO uses the DHCP server-supplied static routes.
Route 1, Route 2, and Route 3—If DHCP Routes is disabled, specifies the iLO static route destination,
mask, and gateway addresses.
DNS from DHCP—Specifies whether iLO uses the DHCP server-supplied DNS server list.
DNS Server 1, DNS Server 2, DNS Server 3—If DNS from DHCP is disabled, specifies the primary,
secondary, and tertiary DNS servers.
Configuring Network Options
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WINS from DHCP—Specifies whether iLO uses the DHCP server-supplied WINS server list.
Register with WINS Server—Specifies whether iLO registers its name with a WINS server.
WINS Server #1 and WINS Server #2—If WINS from DHCP is disabled, specifies the primary and
secondary WINS servers.
Domain Name—The iLO domain name. If DHCP is not used, specifies a domain name.
Configuring Advanced Network Options
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > iLO 4 Configuration Utility >
Advanced Network Options, and press Enter.
2. Select any of the Advanced Network Options and press Enter, then select a setting or enter a value for
that option and press Enter again.
3. Press F10.
User Management
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Add User
Edit/Remove User
Add User
Use this option to add new local iLO user accounts, including:
New User iLO 4 Privileges
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Administer User Accounts—Enables a user to add, edit, and delete local iLO user accounts. A user with
this privilege can change privileges for all users. If you do not have this privilege, you can view your own
settings and change your own password.
Remote Console Access—Enables a user to remotely access the host system Remote Console,
including video, keyboard, and mouse control.
Virtual Power and Reset—Enables a user to power-cycle or reset the host system. These activities
interrupt the system availability. A user with this privilege can diagnose the system by using the Generate
NMI to System button.
Virtual Media—Enables a user to use the Virtual Media feature on the host system.
Configure Settings—Enables a user to configure most iLO settings, including security settings, and to
remotely update the iLO firmware. This privilege does not enable local user account administration.After
iLO is configured, revoking this privilege from all users prevents reconfiguration using the web interface,
HPQLOCFG, or the CLI. Users who have access to iLO RBSU, the iLO 4 Configuration Utility, or
HPONCFG can still reconfigure iLO. Only a user who has the Administer User Accounts privilege can
enable or disable this privilege.
New User Information
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New User Name—Specifies the name that appears in the user list on the User Administration page. It
does not have to be the same as the Login Name. The maximum length for a user name is 39 characters.
The user name must use printable characters. Assigning descriptive user names can help you to easily
identify the owner of each login name.
Login Name—Specifies the name that must be used when logging in to iLO. It appears in the user list on
the User Administration page, on the iLO Overview page, and in iLO logs. The Login Name does not
have to be the same as the User Name. The maximum length for a login name is 39 characters. The login
name must use printable characters.
Password and Password Confirm—Sets and confirms the password that is used for logging in to iLO.
The maximum length for a password is 39 characters. Enter the password twice for verification.
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Adding new user accounts
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > iLO 4 Configuration Utility > User
Management > Add User, and press Enter.
2. Select any of the New User iLO 4 Privileges and press Enter.
3. For each option, select one of the following settings and press Enter again.
a. YES (default)—Enables the privilege for this user.
b. NO—Disables the privilege for this user.
4. Select a New User Information entry and press Enter.
5. Complete each entry for the new user, and press Enter.
6. Create as many user accounts as needed, and then press F10.
Edit/Remove User
Use this option to edit iLO user account settings, or to delete user accounts.
Editing or removing user accounts
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > iLO 4 Configuration Utility > User
Management > Edit/Remove User, and press Enter.
2. Select the Action menu for the user name you want to edit or delete, and press Enter.
3. Select one of the following, and press Enter.
a. No Change—Returns you to the main menu.
b. Delete—Deletes this user.
c. Edit—Edits the user.
4. Depending on your selection in Step 3, do one of the following:
a. If you selected No Change, no further action is needed.
b. If you selected Delete, the user name is marked to be deleted when you save the changes on this
page.
c. If you selected Edit, update the login name, password, or user permissions.
5. Update as many user accounts as needed, and then press F10.
Setting Options
Use this menu to view and configure iLO access settings.
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iLO 4 Functionality—Enables or disables the iLO 4 features. The iLO network and communications with
operating system drivers are terminated when iLO functionality is disabled.
NOTE:
The iLO functionality cannot be disabled on blade servers.
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iLO 4 Configuration Utility—Enables or disables the iLO 4 Configuration Utility. If this option is set to
Disabled, the iLO 4 Configuration Utility menu item is not available when you access the UEFI System
Utilities.
Require Login for iLO 4 Configuration—Determines whether a user-credential prompt is displayed when
a user accesses the iLO 4 Configuration Utility. If this setting is Enabled, a login dialog box opens when
you access the iLO 4 Configuration Utility.
Show iLO 4 IP Address during POST—Enables the display of the iLO network IP address during host
server POST.
Adding new user accounts
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Serial CLI Status—Specifies the login model of the CLI feature through the serial port. The following
settings are valid:
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host serial port. Valid iLO user credentials are required.
◦ Enabled-No Authentication Required—Enables access to the iLO CLP from a terminal connected to
the host serial port. iLO user credentials are not required.
◦ Disabled—Disables access to the iLO CLP from the host serial port. Use this option if you are planning
to use physical serial devices.
Serial CLI Speed (bits/second)—Specifies the speed of the serial port for the CLI feature. The following
speeds (in bits per second) are valid: 9600, 19200, 57600, and 115200. For correct operation, set the
serial port configuration to no parity, 8 data bits, and 1 stop bit (N/8/1).
NOTE:
The 38400 speed is supported in the iLO web interface, but is not currently supported by the iLO 4
Configuration Utility.
Configuring access settings
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > iLO 4 Configuration Utility > Setting
Options, and press Enter.
2. View or update user access Setting OptionsSetting Options on page 22.
3. Press F10.
Set to factory defaults
CAUTION:
This operation clears all user and license data.
Use this option to reset iLO to the factory default settings. When you do so, you cannot access the iLO 4
Configuration Utility until after the next system reboot. If you are managing iLO remotely, the remote console
session is automatically ended.
NOTE:
If a server has an installed iLO Advanced license when you perform this procedure, the iLO Advanced
icon might be selected when the server boot process finishes. The icon will be set correctly after POST
completes, or after the server is shut down, powered off, and then powered on again.
Resetting iLO to the factory default settings
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > iLO 4 Configuration Utility > Set to
factory defaults, and press Enter.
The iLO 4 Configuration Utility prompts you to select YES or NO.
2. Select YES, and press Enter.
3. When prompted to confirm the reset, press Enter.
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iLO resets to the factory default settings. If you are managing iLO remotely, the remote console session is
automatically ended.
4. Resume the boot process:
a. Optional: If you are managing iLO remotely, wait for the iLO reset to finish, and then start the iLO
remote console.
The iLO 4 Configuration Utility screen is still open from the previous session.
b. Press Esc until the main menu is displayed.
c. Select Exit and Resume Boot in the main menu, and press Enter.
d. When prompted to confirm the request, press Enter to exit the screen and resume the boot process.
Reset iLO
If iLO is slow to respond, you can use this option to perform a reset.
Resetting iLO with this method does not make any configuration changes, but it ends all active connections to
iLO. When you reset iLO, the iLO 4 Configuration Utility is not available again until the next reboot.
Resetting iLO active connections
Prerequisite
Configure iLO Settings privilege
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > iLO 4 Configuration Utility > Reset
iLO.
The iLO 4 Configuration Utility prompts you to select YES or NO.
2. Select YES, and press Enter.
3. When prompted to confirm the reset, press Enter.
Active iLO connections are reset. If you are managing iLO remotely, the remote console session is
automatically ended.
4. Resume the boot process:
a. Optional: If you are managing iLO remotely, wait for the iLO reset to finish, and then start the iLO
remote console.
The UEFI System Utilities are still open from the previous session.
b. Press Esc until the main menu is displayed.
c. Select Exit and Resume Boot in the main menu, and press Enter.
d. When prompted to confirm the request, press Enter to exit the utility and resume the normal boot
process.
About
Use this menu to view information about the following iLO components.
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Firmware Date—The iLO firmware revision date.
Firmware Version—The iLO firmware version.
iLO CPLD Version—The iLO complex programmable logic device version.
Host CPLD Version—The server complex programmable logic device version.
Serial Number—The iLO serial number.
RBSU Date—The iLO 4 Configuration Utility revision date.
PCI BUS—The PCI bus to which the iLO processer is attached.
Device—The device number assigned to iLO in the PCI bus.
Reset iLO
Viewing information about iLO
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > iLO 4 Configuration Utility > About,
and press Enter.
2. View information about iLO components.
Embedded device information
Smart Array Controller information
The System Configuration screens show device information about installed Smart Array Controllers. HPE
12 Gb/s capable SAS Smart Array controllers (for example, the Smart Array P44ar controller) support UEFIbased servers.
NOTE:
Install only Smart Array Controllers that are listed as supported for your server and that are running the
latest versions of Smart Array Controller firmware. Other Smart Array controllers are not supported and
might not function properly in this server. Before installing the operating system, use the latest SPP in
Offline mode to upgrade the firmware to the latest version. Supported controllers not using the proper
firmware display as an unknown device in the system configuration.
Viewing and configuring Smart Array Controller information
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration and press Enter.
2. Select a Smart Array controller and press Enter.
The System Configuration screen displays information about the embedded device.
3. Select an option and press Enter. Options include:
a. Device Information—Lists firmware version, firmware release date, UEFI driver version, PCI device
ID, and PCI slot number.
b. Exit and launch HP Smart Storage Administrator (HPSSA)—Accesses options for HPSSA, including
configuring and monitoring the status of Smart Array controllers.
c. HPE Shared Memory features—Enables or disables the use of reserved memory regions to allow
direct assignment of devices to guest virtual machines.
NIC and FCoE information
The System Configuration screens show information about and configure installed system devices, such as
embedded NICs and FCoEs. Devices listed and configuration options available vary by system.
Viewing and configuring NIC and FCoE settings
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration and press Enter.
2. Select an Embedded FlexibleLOM and press Enter.
3. The System Configuration screen displays information about the embedded device.
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NPAR configuration
NPAR (NIC Partitioning multi-function mode) enables you to partition a NIC into multiple virtual NICs with
multiple PCI physical functions per port. Each PCI function is associated with a different virtual NIC. To the
OS and the network, each physical function appears as a separate NIC port.
Enabling NPAR on a NIC
NOTE: The following procedure shows how to enable NPAR on an Embedded FlexibleLOM card. NIC
options vary by system.
Procedure
1. From the System Configuration screen, select an Embedded FlexibleLOM and press Enter.
Information and configuration options related to the embedded device appear.
2. Select Multi-Function Mode and press Enter.
3. Select NPAR1.5 and press Enter.
4. Press F10.
Up to eight virtual NICs for this device are now available.
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NPAR configuration
One-Time Boot Menu
One-Time Boot Menu options
Use the One-Time Boot Menu to select a UEFI boot option for a one-time boot override. The option you
select does not modify your predefined boot order settings. If you use a USB key or virtual media through the
iLO 4 Remote Console, exit and re-enter the System Utilities to refresh this menu so that the devices appear.
Boot options include:
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Generic USB Boot—Provides a place holder for any USB device that is bootable in UEFI. You can set the
boot priority of this option, and retain this priority for use with USB devices you might install in the future.
Setting this priority does not affect priorities set for individual USB devices in the UEFI Boot Order list.
NOTE: This option is only available in UEFI Mode. The system attempts to boot all UEFI bootable
USB devices in the order you specify in the Generic USB Boot entry, even if installed individual USB
devices are configured lower in the boot order.
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Embedded UEFI Shell
Embedded SATA Port
Run a UEFI Application from a file system—Enables you to select a UEFI application to run from a file
system. You can browse all FAT file systems that are available in the system. You can also select an x64
UEFI application (with a .EFI extension) to execute (can be an OS boot loader or any other UEFI
application).
Legacy BIOS One-Time Boot Menu—Exits and launches the Legacy BIOS One-Time Boot Menu,
where you can select a specific override option for this boot only. This option does not modify your boot
order mode settings.
Selecting an option for a one-time boot
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select One-Time Boot Menu and press Enter.
2. Select an option and press Enter.
3. Reboot the server.
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Embedded Applications
Embedded Applications options
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Embedded UEFI Shell
Integrated Management Log (IML)
Active Health System Log
Firmware Update
Embedded Diagnostics
Intelligent Provisioning
Embedded UEFI Shell
Use this option to launch the Embedded UEFI Shell. The Embedded UEFI Shell is a pre-boot command-line
environment for scripting and running UEFI applications, including UEFI boot loaders. The Shell also provides
CLI-based commands you can use to obtain system information, and to configure and update the system
BIOS.
Launching the Embedded UEFI Shell
Prerequisites
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Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select Embedded Applications > Embedded UEFI Shell and press
Enter.
The Embedded UEFI Shell screen appears.
2. Press any key to acknowledge that you are physically present.
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This step ensures that certain features, such as disabling Secure Boot or managing the Secure Boot
certificates using third-party UEFI tools, are not restricted.
If an administrator password is set, enter it at the prompt and press Enter.
The Shell> prompt appears.
Enter the commands required to complete your task.
Enter the exit command to exit the Shell.
Integrated Management Log (IML)
Use this option to view or clear the IML. The IML provides a record of historical events that have occurred on
the server. Entries in the IML can help you diagnose issues or identify potential issues. The IML timestamps
each event with one-minute granularity.
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Viewing or clearing the ML
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select Embedded Applications > Integrated Management Log and
press Enter.
2. Select an option and press Enter.
a. View IML—Displays the Integrated Management Log records.
b. Clear IML—Clears all entries in the Integrated Management Log.
Active Health System Log
Use this option to download an AHS log. By default, the system downloads logs from the previous seven days
if you do not use the Range Start Date and Range End Date fields to specify a different time period. When
requested by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support, you can copy your stored .ahs file, and email it to your
customer support representative.
Downloading an AHS log
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select Embedded Applications > Active Health System Log and
press Enter.
2. Select Download Active Health System Log and press Enter.
3. Complete the following and press Enter after each selection or data entry.
a. Download Entire Log—Unless you a support representative advises you to download AHS records for
the life of the server, leave this disabled (not selected). The default setting is disabled.
b. Range Start Date—Enter a starting date for log collection.
c. Range End Date—Enter an ending date for log collection.
d. Select File Location—Select this option to open a File Explorer screen and select the FAT16 FAT32
partition on local or virtual writable media on which to download the AHS log.
NOTE: Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends storing AHS logs on USB or HDD media.
Storing logs on SD cards is not supported.
e. Optional: Add your customer information, including support case number, and contact information.
4. Select Start Download and press Enter.
The UEFI firmware communicates with iLO to download the requested AHS log files and package them
into one .ahs file.
5. When requested by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support, copy your stored .ahs file, and email it to your
customer support representative.
NOTE: You can also download AHS log files by selecting System Utilities > System Health >
Download Active Health System Log.
Firmware Update
Use this option to update firmware components in the system, including the system BIOS, NICs, and storage
cards.
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Embedded Diagnostics
Use this option to launch the Hardware Diagnostics menu. From there, you can view health summary status,
run system tests and component tests, and view test logs.
Launching Embedded Diagnostics
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select Embedded Applications > Embedded Diagnostics and press
Enter.
The Hardware Diagnostics screen appears.
2. Select an option and press Enter.
a. System Health—Lists a Health Summary (status for BIOS hardware, fans, temperature, battery,
memory, network, and storage), Fans (zone, label, status, and speed), Temperature (label, location,
status, current reading, and cautions), Power Supplies (power supply summary and smart storage
battery), Processors, Memory, NIC Information, Storage, and Firmware Information
b. System Tests—Lists information and gives you options for checking hardware subsystems to ensure
that they are working properly. The Quick Test option performs a 10-minute check of the hardware. The
Extensive Test option performs a full check of the hardware and can take two or more hours to
complete.
c. Component Tests—Lists information and gives you options for checking Processor, Memory, Hard
Drive, Keyboard, Mouse, Network, Optical Drive, System Board, USB Port, and Video tests.
d. Test Logs—Displays test logs, which contain information about test type and results, including failures.
e. IML Log—Displays all IML log files, which include information about the severity, class, initial time, and
update time.
f. Language—Selects your language for the Embedded Diagnostics.
g. Exit—Exits the Embedded Diagnostics menu and returns you to the System Utilities screen.
Intelligent Provisioning
Use this option to launch Intelligent Provisioning. Intelligent Provisioning is a single-server deployment tool
embedded in ProLiant Gen9 servers and Synergy compute modules that simplifies server setup, providing a
reliable and consistent way to deploy server configurations. This option lets you select the Intelligent
Provisioning host override option for this boot only. It does not modify the normal boot order or boot mode
settings. For more information, see the HPE Intelligent Provisioning User Guide for HPE ProLiant Gen9 and
Synergy Servers on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website (http://www.hpe.com/info/
intelligentprovisioning/docs).
Launching Intelligent Provisioning
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select Embedded Applications and press Enter.
2. Select Intelligent Provisioning and press Enter.
3. Reboot the server to return to the System Utilities menu.
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Embedded Diagnostics
System Information and System Health
System Information
Use this option to view:
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Summary—Shows a summary of system settings, including:
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◦ System Name
◦ Serial Number
◦ Product ID
◦ BIOS Version
◦ Power Management Controller FW Version
◦ User Defaults
◦ Boot Mode
◦ System Memory
◦ Processor types
◦ iLO Firmare Version
◦ Embedded Network Devices
Processor—Shows detailed processor information, including:
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Whether the CPU socket is Populated with a CPU package
A brief CPU Manufacturer Description and a list of Characteristics that the CPU supports
The Core Count, the number of enabled cores, and Thread Count (number of logical cores) in the
CPU package
◦ The Rated Speed and External Clock Speed of the CPU
◦ The Voltage of the CPU package
◦ A list of Microcode Patches installed by the BIOS
◦ L1, L2, and L2 cache size and speed
Memory Information—Shows detailed memory information, including
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◦ Total Memory Slots
◦ Operating frequency and voltage
◦ The Number of Slots connected to the CPU
◦ The number of Installed Modules that are directly connected to the CPU
PCI Device Information—Shows detailed information about each PCI device.
Firmware Information—Shows detailed firmware information, including:
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System ROM
Power Management Controller Firmware and boot loader
Hardware PAL/CPLD, SPS, and APML firmware
Smart Storage Battery Firmware
Smart Array and NIC firmware
Viewing System Information
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Information and press Enter.
2. Select an option to display related information, and press Enter.
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NOTE:
You can also view firmware information using the RESTful Interface Tool. See the RESTful Interface
Tool documentation at: http://www.hpe.com/info/restfulinterface/docs.
System Health
Use this screen to check the health status of all devices in the system. This screen shows, for example, the
presence of any unsupported devices found during the boot process. You can also use this screen to collect
AHS logs, which enable you to better address system issues.
Viewing System Health
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Health and press Enter.
2. Select View System Health and press Enter.
3. (Optional) To download an AHS log from this screen:
a. Select Download Active Health System Log and press Enter.
The Active Health System Log screen appears. This screen is the same screen that appears when you
select System Utilities > Embedded Applications > Active Health System Log.
b. Follow steps 3 through 5 in Downloading an AHS log.
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System Health
Rebooting the system and selecting a language
Rebooting the system
Exit and resume system boot
Use this option to exit the system and continue the normal boot process. The system continues through the
boot order list and launches the first bootable option in the system. For example, you can launch the UEFI
Embedded Shell, if it is enabled and selected as first bootable option in the UEFI Boot Order list.
Exiting and resuming system boot
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select Exit and resume system boot and press Enter.
A confirmation message appears.
2. Press Enter to exit and resume normal boot.
Reboot the System
Use this option to exit the system and reboot the system without continuing with the normal boot process.
Rebooting the system
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select Reboot the System and press Enter.
A confirmation message appears.
2. Press Enter to reboot the system.
Selecting a language
Select Language
Use this option to select a one of the following languages for the system.
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English
Japanese
Simplified Chinese
Selecting a system language
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select Select Language and press Enter.
2. Select an option and press Enter.
3. Press F10.
Rebooting the system and selecting a language
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BIOS/Platform Configuration options
The System Utilities > BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) menu is your starting point for:
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System Options
Boot Options
Network Options
Storage Options
Embedded UEFI Shell
Power Management
Performance Options
Server Security
PCI Device Enable/Disable
Server Availability
BIOS Serial Console and EMS
Server Asset Information
Advanced Options
Date and Time
System Default Options
BIOS/Platform Configuration options
Configuring System Options
System Options
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Serial Port Options
USB Options
Processor Options
SATA Controller Options
Virtualization Options
Boot Time Optimization
Memory Operations
Serial Port Options
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Embedded Serial Port
Virtual Serial Port
Embedded Serial Port
Use this option to assign a logical COM port address and associated default resources to a selected physical
serial port.
NOTE:
The operating system can overwrite this setting.
Assigning an Embedded Serial Port
Prerequisite
For proper screen resolution, set the console resolution in the terminal software to 100x31.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Serial Port Options > Embedded Serial Port and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. COM 1: IRQ4: I/0: 3F8h-3FFh (default)
b. COM 2: IRQ3: I/0: 2F8h-2FFh
c. Disabled
3. Press F10.
Virtual Serial Port
Use this option to assign a logical COM port address and the associated default resources used by the Virtual
Serial Port (VSP). VSP enables the iLO Management Controller to appear as a physical serial port to support
the BIOS Serial Console and the operating system serial console.
Assigning a Virtual Serial Port
Prerequisite
For proper screen resolution, set the console resolution in the terminal software to 100x31.
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Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Serial Port Options > Virtual Serial Port and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. COM 1
b. COM 2
c. Disabled
3. Press F10.
USB Options
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USB Control
USB Boot Support
Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence
Virtual Install Disk
Embedded User Partition
Internal SD Card Slot
USB 3.0 Mode
USB Control
Use this option to configure how USB ports and embedded devices operate at startup.
Setting USB Control
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > USB Options > USB Control and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. USB Enabled—Enables all USB ports and embedded devices.
b. External USB Port Disabled—Disables external USB ports while maintaining full support for
embedded USB devices managed by the ROM and operating system.
3. Press F10.
USB Boot Support
Set this option to disabled to prevent the system from booting any USB devices connected to the server, such
as preventing boot to virtual media devices and the embedded SD or SD card slot, if supported.
Setting USB Boot Support
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > USB Options > USB Boot Support and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled —The system can boot from USB devices connected to the server.
b. Disabled—The system cannot boot from USB devices connected to the server.
3. Press F10.
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USB Options
Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence
Use this option to select which USB or SD Card devices to search first when enumerating boot devices. You
can select whether the system attempts to boot external USB drive keys, internal USB drive keys, or the
internal SD Card slot first. The Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence does not override the device boot
order in the Standard Boot Order (IPL) option. Configure this option when Boot Mode is set to Legacy BIOS
Mode because UEFI Boot Mode enables you to boot from an USB device available in the boot list.
Selecting the Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > USB Options > Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence and press
Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Internal SD Card First—Boots using the internal SD card slot.
b. Internal Drive Keys First—Boots using the internal USB drive keys.
c. External Drive Keys First—Boots using external USB drive keys.
3. Press F10.
Virtual Install Disk
Use this option to enable or disable the virtual install disk. The virtual install disk contains drivers specific to
the server that an operating system can use during installation. When this option is enabled, Microsoft
Windows Server automatically locates required drivers and installs them, eliminating the need for user
intervention and the requirement that a driver is present on external media during operating system
installation. In some cases, the virtual install disk remains visible from the installed operating system as a
read-only drive. During manual installations using Intelligent Provisioning, this option is disabled automatically.
Enabling or disabling the Virtual Install Disk
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > USB Options > Virtual Install Disk and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—The Virtual Install Disk appears as a drive in the operating system.
b. Disabled—The Virtual Install Disk does not appear as a drive in the operating system.
3. Press F10.
Embedded User Partition
Use this option to enable or disable the general purpose disk partition on nonvolatile flash memory that is
embedded on the system board.
You can also configure the Embedded User Partition using the RESTful Interface Tool. See the RESTful
Interface Tool documentation at: http://www.hpe.com/info/restfulinterface/docs.
Enabling or disabling the Embedded User Partition
Prerequisite
Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence
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Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > USB Options > Embedded User Partition and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—When the partition is formatted, enables the server to have read and write access to the
Embedded User Partition.
NOTE:
After you enable the Embedded User Partition, you must format it using the server operating
system software.
b. Disabled—The server does not have access to the embedded user partition.
3. Press F10.
Internal SD Card Slot
Use this option to enable or disable the internal SD (Secure Digital) card slot. The slot holds an SD
nonvolatile flash memory card that is embedded on the system board.
Enabling or disabling the Internal SD Card Slot
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > USB Options > Internal SD Card Slot and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter:
a. Enabled—The server can access the internal SD card slot.
b. Disabled—The server cannot access the internal SD card slot.
3. Press F10.
USB 3.0 Mode
Use this option to set the mode in which USB 3.0-capable devices operate.
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Auto—USB 3.0-capable devices operate at USB 2.0 speeds in the pre-boot environment and during boot.
When a USB 3.0 capable OS USB driver loads, USB 3.0 devices transition to USB 3.0 speeds. This mode
is compatible with operating systems that do not support USB 3.0 while still allowing USB 3.0 devices to
operate at USB 3.0 speeds with modern operating systems.
Enabled—USB 3.0-capable devices operate at USB 3.0 speeds at all times (including the pre-boot
environment) when in UEFI Boot Mode. Do not use this mode with operating systems that do not support
USB 3.0. When operating in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, the USB 3.0 ports do not function in the pre-boot
environment and are not bootable.
Disabled—USB 3.0-capable devices function at USB 2.0 speeds at all times.
Setting the USB 3.0 Mode
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > USB Options > USB 3.0 Mode and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
3. Press F10.
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Processor Options
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Intel (R) Hyperthreading Options
Processor Core Disable
Processor x2APIC Support
NOTE:
Options that appear on this menu vary by server model.
Intel (R) Hyperthreading Options
Use this option to disable or enable the logical processor cores on processors supporting Intel Hyperthreading
technology. Intel Hyperthreading improves overall performance for applications that benefit from a higher
processor core count.
NOTE:
Hyperthreading is not supported on all processors. For more information, see the documentation for
your processor model.
Enabling or disabling Intel Hyperthreading
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Processor Options > Intel (R) Hyperthreading Options and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables the logical processor cores on processors supporting Intel Hyperthreading
technology.
b. Disabled—Disables the logical processor cores on processors supporting Intel Hyperthreading
technology.
3. Press F10.
Processor Core Disable
Use this option to specify the number of cores to enable per processor socket using Intel's Core MultiProcessing (CMP) Technology. Unused cores are disabled. Setting this option can:
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Reduce processor power usage
Improve overall performance for applications that benefit from higher performance cores rather than more
processing cores
Solve issues with software that is licensed on a per-core basis
Setting the number of enabled processor cores
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Processor Options > Processor Core Disable and press Enter.
2. Enter the number of cores to enable per processor socket and press Enter.
• If you enter an incorrect value, all cores are enabled.
• If you enter 0, all cores are enabled.
3. Press F10.
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Processor x2APIC Support
Use this option to enable or disable x2APIC support. When enabled, processor x2APIC support helps
operating systems run more efficiently on high core count configurations and optimizes interrupt distribution in
virtualized environments. Enabled mode does not enable x2APIC hardware, but provides the support
necessary to the operating system. Unless you are using an older hypervisor or operating system that is not
compatible with x2APIC support, leave this option enabled.
Enabling or disabling Processor x2APIC Support
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Processor Options > Processor x2APIC Support and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Generates the ACPI x2APIC control structures, and adds the option of enabling x2APIC
support to the operating system when it loads.
b. Disabled—Disables x2APIC support.
3. Press F10.
SATA Controller Options
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Embedded SATA Configuration
SATA Secure Erase
Embedded SATA Configuration
Use this option to enable embedded chipset SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) controller
support. You can select AHCI or HPE Dynamic Smart Array RAID support. Make sure that you are using the
correct operating system drivers for your selected option.
CAUTION:
Dynamic Smart Array is not supported when the boot mode is configured to Legacy BIOS Mode.
Enabling Dynamic Smart Array RAID results in data loss or data corruption on existing SATA drives.
Back up all drives before enabling this option.
See your operating system documentation before enabling SATA AHCI support to ensure your base
media drivers support this feature.
Enabling embedded chipset SATA controller support
Prerequisites
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The correct operating system drivers for your selected option.
Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > SATA Controller Options > Embedded SATA Configuration and press
Enter.
2. Ensure that you are using the correct ACHI or RAID system drivers for your SATA option.
3. Select a setting and press Enter.
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a. Enable SATA AHCI Support—Enables the embedded chipset SATA controller for AHCI.
b. Enable Dynamic Smart Array RAID Support—Enables the embedded chipset SATA controller for
Dynamic Smart Array RAID.
4. Press F10.
SATA Secure Erase
Use this option to control whether SATA Secure Erase functionality is supported. This function prevents the
Secure Freeze Lock command from being sent to SATA hard drives.
Enabling SATA Secure Erase
Prerequisites
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The SATA controller on the hard drive is in ACHI mode.
The hard drive supports the Secure Erase command.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > SATA Controller Options > SATA Secure Erase and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—The Security Freeze Lock command is not sent to supported SATA hard drives, enabling
Secure Erase to function.
b. Disabled—Disables Secure Erase.
3. Press F10.
Virtualization Options
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Virtualization Technology
Intel (R) VT-d
SR-IOV
Virtualization Technology
Use this option to enable or disable Intel Virtualization Technology on a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
When enabled, a VMM supporting Virtualization Technology can use hardware capabilities provided by UEFI
Intel processors.
NOTE:
You do not need to disable Virtualization Technology if you are using a VMM or an operating system
that does not support AMD-V virtualization.
Enabling or disabling Virtualization Technology
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Virtualization Options > Virtualization Technology and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables a VMM supporting this option to use hardware capabilities provided by UEFI Intel
processors.
b. Disabled—Does not enable a VMM to use hardware capabilities provided by UEFI Intel processors.
3. Press F10.
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Intel (R) VT-d
Use this option to enable or disable Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) on a Virtual Machine
Manager (VMM).
NOTE:
If you are not using a hypervisor or an operating system that supports this feature, it is not necessary to
set the Intel (R) VT-d option to disabled. You can leave it enabled.
Enabling or disabling Intel VT-d
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Virtualization Options > Intel (R) VT-d and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables a hypervisor or operating system supporting this option to use hardware capabilities
provided by Intel’s Virtualization Technology for directed I/O.
b. Disabled—Does not enable a hypervisor or operating system supporting this option to use hardware
capabilities provided by Intel’s Virtualization Technology for directed I/O.
3. Press F10.
SR-IOV
The SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization) interface is an extension to the PCI express (PCIe) specification.
It enables the BIOS to allocate more PCI resources to PCIe devices. Enable this option for a PCIe device or
operating system that supports SR-IOV. Leave it enabled when using a hypervisor.
Enabling or disabling SR-IOV
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Virtualization Options > SR-IOV and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled
—Enables a hypervisor to create virtual instances of a PCIe device, potentially increasing performance.
b. Disabled—Does not enable a hypervisor to create virtual instances of a PCIe device.
3. Press F10.
Boot Time Optimizations
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Extended Memory Test
Memory Fast Training
Dynamic Power Capping Functionality
Use this option to configure when the system ROM executes power calibration during the boot process.
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Intel (R) VT-d
Setting Dynamic Power Capping Functionality
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Boot Time Optimizations > Dynamic Power Capping Functionality and
press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Auto—Power calibration runs the first time the server is booted and is only run again when the
hardware configuration settings of the server change.
b. Enabled—Power calibration runs on every system boot.
c. Disabled—Power calibration does not run, and Dynamic Power Capping is not supported.
3. Press F10.
Extended Memory Test
Use this option to configure whether the system validates memory during the memory initialization process.
When enabled, and uncorrectable memory errors are detected, the memory is mapped out, and the failed
DIMMs are logged to the IML.
NOTE:
When enabled, this setting might significantly increase system boot time.
Enabling or disabling Extended Memory Test
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Boot Time Optimizations > Extended Memory Test and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables Extended Memory Test.
b. Disabled—Disables Extended Memory Test.
3. Press F10.
Memory Fast Training
Use this option to configure memory training on server reboots. When enabled, the platform uses the
previously saved memory training parameters determined from the last cold boot of the server, which
improves server boot time. When installed on your server, and this setting is enabled, NVDIMM-N Memory
contents are left undisturbed during warm resets. If Memory Fast Training is disabled, then each warm reset
is upgraded to a cold reset and results in an NVDIMM-N backup and restore. Hewlett Packard Enterprise
recommends that you leave Memory Fast Training enabled.
Enabling or disabling Memory Fast Training
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Boot Time Optimizations > Memory Fast Training and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
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a. Enabled—Enables Memory Fast Training, enabling the server to use previously saved memory training
parameters.
b. Disabled—The platform performs a full memory training on every server reboot.
3. Press F10.
Memory Operations
IMPORTANT:
UEFI System Utilities Memory Operations options vary by platform and the components that are
installed on your server. Therefore, you might not see some of the options that are documented here.
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NVDIMM Memory Options (if installed and supported on your server model)
Advanced Memory Protection
Use this option to configure additional memory protection with Error Checking and Correcting (ECC).
Advanced ECC Support provides the largest memory capacity to the operating system, and is the required
setting when NVDIMMs are installed on your server. Other options are not supported when NVDIMMs are
installed. Selecting one of the unsupported options when NVDIMMs are installed generates messages that
are displayed in the IML, and the NVDIMMs are disabled until the configuration is set to Advanced ECC
Support. When Advanced Memory Protection is set to Advanced ECC Support, Advanced Memory
Protection is hidden (greyed out) in the menu.
Configuring Advanced Memory Protection
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Memory Operations > Advanced Memory Protection and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Advanced ECC Support—Provides the largest memory capacity to the operating system while
protecting the system against all single-bit failures and some multi-bit failures.
b. Online Spare with Advanced ECC Support—Enables the system to automatically map out a group of
memory that is receiving excessive correctable memory errors. This memory is replaced by a spare
group of memory.
c. Mirrored Memory with Advanced ECC Support—Provides the maximum protection against
uncorrected memory errors that might otherwise result in a system failure. You must install additional
memory to provide mirrored memory to the operating system.
3. Press F10.
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NVDIMM-N Memory Functionality
NVDIMM-N Memory Interleaving
NVDIMM-N Backup Power Policy
NVDIMM-N Sanitize/Erase on Next Reboot Policy
NVDIMM-N Data Integrity Checking
Memory Operations
NVDIMM-N Memory Functionality
Use this option to enable or disable NVDIMM-N functionality, including backing up the contents of the memory
to flash when you power down or reset the server. When set to Disabled, the NVDIMM-Ns in the system are
not presented to the operating system as either persistent storage or system memory.
Enabling or disabling NVDIMM-N Memory Functionality
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Memory Operations > NVDIMM Memory Options > NVDIMM-N Memory
Functionality and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables NVDIMM-N functionality, including backing up the contents of the memory to flash
when you power down or reset the server.
b. Disabled—Disables NVDIMM-N functionality. NVDIMM-Ns are not presented to the operating system
as either persistent storage or system memory.
3. Press F10.
NVDIMM-N Memory Interleaving
Use this option to enable NVDIMM-Ns that are installed on a particular processor to be interleaved with other
NVDIMM-Ns in the memory map. When enabled, this option does not impact the interleaving of regular
DIMMs. When enabled, interleaving is not enabled across NVDIMM-Ns and regular DIMMs, and NVDIMM-Ns
installed on different processors are not interleaved together. When you change this setting, then you must
sanitize all installed NVDIMM-Ns so that an error condition is not reported on the next boot, and the NVDIMMNs are not available for use.
Enabling or disabling NVDIMM-N Memory Interleaving
Prerequisite
Channel Interleaving is enabled.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Memory Operations > NVDIMM Memory Options > NVDIMM-N Memory
Interleaving and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables NVDIMM-N interleaving.
b. Disabled—Disables NVDIMM-N interleaving.
3. Press F10.
4. Sanitize the NVDIMMs.
NVDIMM-N Backup Power Policy
Use this option to set whether the system waits during system boot for the HPE Smart Storage Battery to
charge if sufficient battery backup power for the installed NVDIMM-Ns is not available. The default setting is
to wait. When this option is configured for Continue Boot without Backup Power, the server boots even if
sufficient battery backup power is not available. In this case, the system might not present the installed
NVDIMM-Ns to the operating system as persistent storage or system memory.
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Setting the NVDIMM-N Backup Power Policy
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Memory Operations > NVDIMM Memory Options > NVDIMM-N Backup
Power Policy and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Wait for Backup Power on Boot—The server waits to charge if sufficient battery backup power for the
installed NVDIMM-Ns is not available.
b. Continue Boot without Backup Power—The server boots even if sufficient battery backup power is
not available for the installed NVDIMM-Ns.
3. Press F10.
NVDIMM-N Sanitize/Erase on Next Reboot Policy
This option is part of the process you use to sanitize or erase all user data and error status data saved in the
selected NVDIMM-Ns. It is disabled by default. After you enable this option, the screen displays various
options for sanitizing NVDIMMs. The following selections are available, depending on the NVDIMM-Ns
installed on your server:
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Sanitize/Erase all NVDIMM-N in the System—Sanitizes all NVDIMM-Ns installed in the server on reboot.
Sanitize/Erase all NVDIMM-N on Processor 1—Sanitizes all NVDIMM-Ns installed in the DIMM slots for
processor 1 on reboot.
Sanitize/Erase Processor 1 DIMM X —Sanitizes the NVDIMM-N installed in DIMM slot X for processor 1
on reboot. A selection is available for each Processor 1 DIMM slot that contains an NVDIMM-N.
Sanitize/Erase all NVDIMM-N on Processor 2—Sanitizes all NVDIMM-Ns installed in the DIMM slots for
processor 1 on reboot.
Sanitize/Erase Processor 2 DIMM X —Sanitizes the NVDIMM-N installed in DIMM slot X for processor 2
on reboot. A selection is available for each Processor 2 DIMM slot that contains an NVDIMM-N.
Selected NVDIMM-Ns are sanitized for the enabled setting on the next reboot of the system. The largest
group of NVDIMM-Ns selected are sanitized. For example, if Sanitize/Erase all NVDIMM-N on Processor 1
is enabled and Sanitize/Erase Processor 1 DIMM 8 is disabled, all NVDIMM-Ns on processor 1 are
sanitized including processor 1 DIMM 8.
The following policies control the action of the system after NVDIMM-Ns are sanitized/erased:
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Power off the system after sanitizing/erasing NVDIMMs
Boot to the operating system after sanitizing NVDIMMs
Boot to the System Utilities after sanitizing NVDIMMs
For more information, on NVDIMM sanitize policies, see the HPE 8GB NVDIMM User Guide for HPE ProLiant
Gen9 Servers.
Setting the NVDIMM-N Sanitize/Erase on Next Reboot Policy
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Memory Operations > NVDIMM Memory Options > NVDIMM-N Sanitize/
Erase on Next Reboot Policy and press Enter.
The following alert is displayed.
IMPORTANT: Sanitizing/Erasing an NVDIMM-N will result in the loss of ALL user
data saved in the NVDIMM-N. It is strongly recommended that manual backup of
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all user data in the NVDIMM-N(s) be performed before sanitizing/erasing the
NVDIMM-N(s).
2. Press any key to proceed.
3. Select one of the following menu items. For more information about each selection, see the HPE 8GB
NVDIMM User Guide for HPE ProLiant Gen9 Servers..
a. Sanitize/Erase and Boot to Operating System
b. Sanitize/Erase and Power System Off
c. Sanitize/Erase and Boot to System Utilities
4. Select one of the following menu items based on the NVDIMM-Ns to be sanitized/erased:
a. Sanitize/Erase all NVDIMM-N in the System—Use this option for major system reconfigurations.
b. Sanitize/Erase all NVDIMM-N on Processor 1 —Use this option when all the NVDIMM-Ns on a
processor must be sanitized together, such as when enabling NVDIMM-N Memory Interleaving.
c. Sanitize/Erase Processor 1 DIMM X —(Available only when NVDIMM-N Memory Interleaving is
disabled) Use this option for adding individual NVDIMM-Ns, or for using an NVDIMM-N again after
errors occur.
d. Sanitize/Erase all NVDIMM-N on Processor 2 —Use this option when all the NVDIMM-Ns on a
processor must be sanitized together, such as when enabling NVDIMM-N Memory Interleaving.
e. Sanitize/Erase Processor 2 DIMM X —(Available only when NVDIMM-N Memory Interleaving is
disabled) Use this option for adding individual NVDIMM-Ns, or for using an NVDIMM-N again after
errors occur.
When enabled, all user data in the selected NVDIMM-N is erased on the next reboot. The Sanitize
NVDIMM-N scope selections are available only after a sanitize policy is selected.
5. Press F10.
6. Reboot the server.
The server will reboot multiple times as part of the sanitize process. POST messages will also display to
indicate the NVDIMM-Ns that are being sanitized.
NVDIMM-N Data Integrity Checking
When this option is enabled (the default setting), the system checks each NVDIMM-N during system boot to
determine the integrity of the data stored on the NVDIMM-N. If any data cannot be read properly, the system
maps out the NVDIMM-N so that it cannot be used by the operating system. When this option is disabled, and
an NVDIMM-N has issues with the ability to read data or has bad data, the server might display an
“uncorrectable” error.
Enable this option to ensure any NVDIMM-Ns that are made visible to the operating system operate correctly.
Note that doing so increases the system boot time for each installed NVDIMM-N.
Enabling or disabling NVDIMM-N Data Integrity Checking
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Memory Operations > NVDIMM Memory Options > NVDIMM-N Data
Integrity Checking and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—The system checks each NVDIMM-N during system boot to determine the integrity of the
data stored on the NVDIMM-N.
b. Disabled—The system does not check each NVDIMM-N during system boot to determine the integrity
of the data stored on the NVDIMM-N.
3. Press F10.
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Configuring additional settings for NVDIMMs
In addition to configuring NVDIMM Memory Options when NVDIMMs are installed, you might need to change
settings for the following options. For more information, see each option description.
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Advanced Memory Protection
QPI Snoop Configuration
Intel Performance Monitoring Support
Node Interleaving
Memory Fast Training
Extended Memory Test
Maximum Memory Bus Frequency
Channel Interleaving
Power Profile
Configuring additional settings for NVDIMMs
Configuring Boot Options
Boot Options
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Boot Mode
UEFI Optimized Boot
Boot Order Policy
UEFI Boot Order
Advanced UEFI Boot Maintenance
Legacy BIOS Boot Order
Boot Mode
Use this option to set the boot mode for the system. ProLiant Gen9 servers and Synergy compute modules
provide two boot mode configurations: UEFI Mode and Legacy BIOS Mode. Certain boot options require that
you select a specific boot mode.
By default, the boot mode is set to UEFI Mode. The system must boot in UEFI Mode to use the following
options:
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Secure Boot, UEFI Optimized Boot, Generic USB Boot, IPv6 PXE Boot, iSCSI Boot, and Boot from URL
Fibre Channel/FCoE Scan Policy
Embedded User Partition
BL140i Smart Array SW RAID controller
NOTE:
The boot mode you use must match the operating system installation. If not, changing the boot mode
can impact the ability of the server to boot to the installed operating system.
Selecting the boot mode
Prerequisite
When booting to UEFI Mode, leave UEFI Optimized Boot enabled so that the system to use native UEFI
graphic drivers.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Boot Options > Boot Mode and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. UEFI Mode—Configures the system to boot to a UEFI compatible operating system.
b. Legacy BIOS Mode—Configures the system to boot to a traditional operating system in Legacy BIOS
compatibility mode.
3. Press F10.
4. Reboot the server.
UEFI Optimized Boot
Use this option to control whether the system BIOS boots using native UEFI graphic drivers. Leave it enabled
for compatibility with VMware ESXi on a system configured for UEFI Boot Mode, and to enable and use
Secure Boot Mode.
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Before changing this setting, consider the following:
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If you are running Microsoft Windows 2008 or Windows 2008 R2 operating systems, and the system is
configured for UEFI Boot Mode, this option must be set to disabled. Legacy BIOS Mode components are
needed for video operations in Windows.
Boot Mode must be set to UEFI Mode when this option is enabled.
This option must be enabled to:
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Enable and use Secure Boot.
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Operate VMware ESXi.
Enabling or disabling UEFI Optimized Boot
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Boot Options > UEFI Optimized Boot and press Enter.
2. Select an option and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Configures the system BIOS to boot using native UEFI graphic drivers.
b. Disabled—Configures the system BIOS to boot using INT10 legacy video expansion ROM.
3. Press F10.
Boot Order Policy
Use this option to control the system behavior when attempting to boot devices per the UEFI Boot Order list
and no bootable device is found.
Setting the boot order policy
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Boot Options > Boot Order Policy and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Retry Boot Order Indefinitely—Configures the system to continuously attempt the boot order until a
bootable device is found.
b. Attempt Boot Order Once—Configures the system to attempt to execute all items in the boot menu
once, and halts the system.
c. Reset After Failed Boot Attempt—Configures the system to attempt to execute all items once, and
reboots the system.
3. Press F10.
UEFI Boot Order
Use this option to change the order in which entries in the UEFI Boot Order list boot.
You can also configure the UEFI Boot Order list using the RESTful Interface Tool. See the RESTful Interface
Tool documentation at: http://www.hpe.com/info/restfulinterface/docs..
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Enabling or disabling UEFI Optimized Boot
Changing the UEFI boot order
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Boot Options > UEFI Boot Order and press Enter.
2. Use the arrow keys to navigate within the boot order list.
3. Press the + key to move an entry higher in the boot list.
4. Press the - key to move an entry lower in the list.
5. Press F10.
Advanced UEFI Boot Maintenance
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Add Boot Option
Delete Boot Option
Add Boot Option
Use this option to select an x64 UEFI application with an .EFI extension, such as an OS boot loader or other
UEFI application, to add as a new UEFI boot option.
The new boot option is appended to the UEFI Boot Order list. When you select a file, you are prompted to
enter the boot option description (which is then displayed in the boot menu), as well as any optional data to be
passed to an .EFI application.
Adding a boot option to the UEFI Boot Order list
Procedure
1. Attach media with a FAT16 or FAT32 partition on it.
2. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Boot Options > Advanced UEFI Boot Maintenance > Add Boot Option and press Enter.
3. Browse for an .EFI application from the list and press Enter.
4. If necessary, continue to press Enter to drill-down through the menu options.
5. Enter a boot option description and optional data and press Enter.
The new boot option appears in the UEFI Boot Order list.
6. Select Commit changes and exit to save your selection.
Delete Boot Option
Use this option to delete one or more applications from the UEFI Boot Order list.
Deleting boot options from the UEFI Boot Order list
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Boot Options > Advanced UEFI Boot Maintenance > Delete Boot Option and press Enter.
2. Select one or more options from the list. Press Enter after each selection.
3. Select an option and press Enter.
a. Commit Changes and Exit
b. Discard Changes and Exit
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Legacy BIOS Boot Order
When your server is configured in Legacy BIOS Mode, you can use this setting to change the order in which
the server looks for OS boot firmware within the Legacy BIOS Boot Order list.
Changing the Legacy BIOS boot order
Prerequisite
Boot Mode is set to Legacy BIOS Mode.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Boot Options > Legacy BIOS Boot Order and press Enter.
2. Use the arrow keys to navigate within the boot order list.
3. Press the + key to move an entry higher in the boot list.
4. Press the - key to move an entry lower in the list.
5. Press F10.
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Configuring Network Options
Network Options
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Network Boot Options
Pre-boot Network Settings
iSCSI Boot Configuration
VLAN Configuration
Network Boot Options
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UEFI PXE Boot Policy
IPv6 DHCP Unique Identifier
Network Boot Retry Support
Network Interface Cards (NICs)
PCIe Slot Network Boot
UEFI PXE Boot Policy
Use this option to set the order of network boot targets in the UEFI Boot Order list. When set to Auto, new
network boot targets are added to the end of the list according to the default policy of the system ROM.
NOTE:
When both IPv4 and IPv6 are enabled, each network boot target appears twice in the UEFI Boot Order
list (one for IPv4 and the other for IPv6).
Setting the UEFI PXE Boot Policy
Prerequisite
Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Network Options > Network Boot Options > UEFI PXE Boot Policy and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. IPv4 then IPv6—Modifies the UEFI Boot Order list to include all existing IPv4 targets before any
existing IPv6 targets. New network IPv4 boot targets are added before IPv6 targets.
b. IPv4—Removes all existing IPv6 network boot targets in the UEFI Boot Order list. New IPv6 network
boot targets are not added to the list.
c. IPv6—Removes all existing IPv4 network boot targets in the UEFI Boot Order list. New IPv4 network
boot targets are not added to the list.
d. IPv6 then IPv4—Modifies theUEFI Boot Order list to include all existing IPv4 targets before any
existing IPv6 targets. New network IPv6 boot targets are added before IPv4 targets.
e. Auto—Modifies the order of the existing network boot targets in the UEFI Boot Order list. New network
boot targets are added to the end of the list using the system ROM's default policy.
3. Press F10.
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IPv6 DHCP Unique Identifier
Use this option to control how the IPv6 DHCP Unique Identifier (DUID is set. Auto, the default setting, sets
the DUID using the Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) of the server or, if the server is not available, the LinkLayer Address Plus Time (DUID-LLT) method. When set to DUID-LLT, the DUID is set based on the LinkLayer Address Plus Time (DUID-LLT) method.
Setting the IPv6 DHCP Unique Identifier method
Prerequisite
Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Network Options > Network Boot Options > IPv6 DHCP Unique Identifier and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Auto—Sets the DUID using the Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) of the server or, if the server is not
available, the Link-Layer Address Plus Time (DUID-LLT) method
b. DUID-LLT—Sets the DUID using the Link-Layer Address Plus Time (DUID-LLT) method.
3. Press F10.
Network Boot Retry Support
Use this option to enable or disable the network boot retry function. By default, the system BIOS attempts to
boot the network device, such as a PXE device, up to 20 times before attempting to boot the next Initial
Program Load (IPL) device.
Enabling or disabling Network Boot Retry Support
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Network Options > Network Boot Options > Network Boot Retry Support and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables network boot retry.
b. Disabled—Disables network boot retry.
3. Press F10.
Network Interface Cards (NICs)
Use this option to enable or disable network boot (PXE or FCoE) for an installed NIC. Devices listed vary from
system to system and can include, for example:
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Embedded FlexibleLOM 1 Port 1
NOTE:
You might need to configure the NIC firmware to activate the boot option.
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Enabling or disabling network boot for a NIC
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Network Options > Network Boot Options and press Enter.
2. Select a NIC and press Enter.
3. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Network Boot—Enables network boot.
b. Disabled—Disables network boot
4. Press F10.
5. If you selected Network Boot, reboot the server so that the NIC boot option appears in the UEFI Boot
Order list or the Legacy BIOS Boot Mode list .
PCIe Slot Network Boot
Use this option to enable or disable UEFI PXE boot for NIC cards in PCIe slots. Devices listed vary from
system to system and can include, for example:
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Slot 3 NIC Port 2 Boot
Enabling or disabling PCIe Slot Network Boot
Prerequisite
Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Network Options > Network Boot Options > PCIe Slot Network Boot and press Enter.
2. Select a PCIe slot entry and press Enter.
3. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. PXE Boot—Enables PXE boot.
b. Disabled—Disables PXE boot.
4. Press F10.
Pre-Boot Network Settings
Use this option to configure a pre-boot network interface and related settings.
IMPORTANT:
You do not need to use the Embedded UEFI Shell ifconfig command on a network interface if you
plan to run webclient or ftp over the same interface because these interface and IP address settings
are automatically selected by the Pre-Boot Network Settings configured in the System Utilities.
If the interface used by ftp and webclient happens to be configured by ifconfig, that setting is
erased and, instead, the System Utilities Pre-Boot Network Settings menu is applied on the interface
when the commands are run.
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Pre-Boot Network Interface—Specifies the network interface used for pre-boot network connections.
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Auto—The system uses the first available port with a network connection.
Embedded NIC—The system uses the selected NIC. If the selected NIC has more than one port, the
system only uses the first available port with a network connection.
DHCPv4—Enables or disables obtaining the pre-boot network IPv4 configuration from a DHCP server.
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Enabled—Enables DHCPv4 IPv4 network address configuration.
NOTE:
This setting makes IPv4 address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS settings unavailable because
values are supplied automatically.
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static IP address settings.
– IPv4 Address
– IPv4 Subnet Mask
– IPv4 Gateway
– IPv4 Primary DNS
– IPv4 Secondary DNS
Boot from URL—Specifies a network URL to a bootable ISO or EFI file. Enter a URL in either HTTP or
FTP format, using either an IPv4 server address or host name. IPv6 addresses are not supported. When
configured, this URL is listed as a boot option in the UEFI Boot menu. Then you can select this option from
the boot menu to download the specified file to the system memory and enable the system to boot from
the file.
NOTE:
To use this setting:
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Configure the pre-boot network settings to access the URL location.
Leave the boot mode set to UEFI Boot Mode.
When booting from an ISO file, use a file that the system can use to boot a preliminary operating
system environment, such as WinPE, mini-Linux, or VMware ESX installer. Doing so enables further
installation to proceed over an OS network connection. ISO files that contain the full OS installation
media are not supported.
Configuring Pre-Boot Network Settings
Prerequisites
When using the Boot from URL setting:
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Configure the pre-boot network settings to access the URL location.
Leave the boot mode set to UEFI Mode.
When booting from an ISO file, use a file that the system can use to boot a preliminary operating system
environment, such as WinPE, mini-Linux, or VMware ESX installer.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Network Options > Pre-Boot Network Settings and press Enter.
2. Select any of the Pre-boot Network Settings options and press Enter, then select a setting or enter a
value for that option and press Enter again.
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iSCSI Boot Configuration
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iSCSI Initiator Name
Add an iSCSI Boot Attempt
Delete iSCSI Boot Attempts
iSCSI Attempts
NOTE:
You can also configure iSCSI Boot settings using the RESTful Interface Tool. See the RESTful Interface
Tool documentation at: http://www.hpe.com/info/restfulinterface/docs.
iSCSI Initiator Name
Use this option to set a name for the iSCSI initiator using iSCSI Qualified Name (IQN) format. EUI format is
not supported. This option overrides the default name set for the initiator.
Adding an iSCSI initiator name
Prerequisite
Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Network Options > iSCSI Boot Configuration > iSCSI Initiator Name and press Enter.
2. Enter a unique name for the iSCSI initiator using iSCSI Qualified Name (IQN) format. For example: iqn.
2001–04.com.example:uefi-13021088.
3. Press Enter.
Add an iSCSI Boot Attempt
Use this option to configure an iSCSI boot target.
Adding an iSCSI boot attempt
Prerequisite
Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Network Options > iSCSI Boot Configuration > Add an iSCSI Boot Attempt and press
Enter.
A message appears stating that this boot attempt will not be in effect until the next server reboot.
2. Press Enter.
3. Select a port on which to attempt iSCSI boot and press Enter
4. Complete the configuration settings and press Enter to save each setting.
a. iSCSI Attempt Name—Enter a name.
b. iSCSI Boot Control—Select Enabled. (The default setting is Disabled).
c. IP Address Type—Select IPv4.
d. Connection Retry Count—Enter a value from 0 to 16. Default is 0 (no retries).
e. Connection Timeout—Enter a value in milliseconds from 100 to 20000. Default is 1000.
f. Initiator DHCP—Press Enter to enable configuring the iSCSI initiator address from DHCP.
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g. Target DHCP Config—Disable this option (clear the check box), and enter a target name, IP address,
port, and boot LUN. This option is enabled by default.
h. Optional: Authentication Type—If required, select CHAP and complete the CHAP entries.
5. Select Save Changes.
Delete iSCSI Boot Attempts
Use this option to delete one or more iSCSI boot targets.
Deleting iSCSI boot attempts
Prerequisite
Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Network Options > iSCSI Boot Configuration > Delete iSCSI Boot Attempts and press
Enter.
2. Select an iSCSI boot target entry and press Enter.
3. Select Commit Changes and Exit.
iSCSI Attempts
Use this option to view or modify the details of iSCSI boot attempts.
Viewing and modifying iSCSI boot attempt details
Prerequisite
Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Network Options > iSCSI Boot Configuration > iSCSI Attempts and press Enter.
2. Select an entry from the list and press Enter to view or modify the details about the boot attempt.
VLAN Configuration
Use this option to set the global VLAN configuration for all enabled network interfaces, including those used in
PXE boot, iSCSI boot, and HTTP boot, and for all pre-boot network access from the Embedded UEFI Shell.
Configuring VLAN Configuration
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Network Options > VLAN Configuration and press Enter.
2. Complete the following and press Enter after each selection or data entry.
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a. VLAN Control—Select Enabled to enable VLAN tagging on all enabled network interfaces. This
setting is disabled by default.
b. VLAN ID—When VLAN Control is enabled, enter a global VLAN ID of 0 to 4094 for all enabled
network interfaces.
c. VLAN Priority—WhenVLAN Control is enabled, enter a priority value of 0 to 7 for VLAN tagged
frames.
3. Press F10.
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Configuring Storage Options
Storage Options
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Embedded Storage Boot Policy
PCIe Storage Boot Policy
Fibre Channel/FCoE Scan Policy
Use this option to change the default policy for scanning for valid FC/FCoE (or boot from SAN) boot targets.
By default, each installed FC/FCoE adapter only scans targets that are preconfigured in the device settings.
NOTE:
This setting is only available in UEFI Boot Mode. For Fibre Channel controllers in PCIe slots, this setting
is overridden by the PCIe Storage Boot Policy setting.
Changing the default Fibre Channel/FCoE scanning policy
Prerequisite
Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Storage Options > Fibre Channel/FCoE Scan Policy and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Scan All Targets—Each installed FC/FCoE adapter scans all available targets.
b. Scan Configured Targets Only—Each installed FC/FCoE adapter only scans targets that are
preconfigured in the device settings. This setting overrides any individual device settings configured in
the device-specific setup.
3. Press F10.
Embedded Storage Boot Policy
Use this option to select the UEFI BIOS boot targets for embedded storage controllers. By default, all valid
boot targets attached to the storage controller are available to the UEFI Boot Order list.
Setting the embedded storage boot policy
Prerequisite
Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Storage Options > Embedded Storage Boot Policy and press Enter.
2. Select a storage controller and press Enter.
3. Select a setting and press Enter.
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a. Boot All Targets —All valid boot targets attached to the storage controller are available to the UEFI
Boot Order list.
b. Boot Limit to 3 Targets—A maximum of three boot targets attached to the storage controller are
available to the UEFI Boot Order list.
c. Boot No Targets—No boot targets attached to the storage controller are available to the UEFI Boot
Orderlist.
4. Press F10.
PCIe Storage Boot Policy
Use this option to select the UEFI BIOS boot targets for storage controllers in PCIe slots.
NOTE:
This setting overrides the Fibre Channel/FCoE Scan Policy setting for Fibre Channel controllers in PCIe
slots.
Setting the PCIe storage boot policy
Prerequisite
Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Storage Options > PCIe Storage Boot Policy and press Enter.
2. Select a storage controller and press Enter.
3. Select a setting and press Enter.
4. Press F10.
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Configuring the Embedded UEFI Shell
Embedded UEFI Shell options
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Add Embedded UEFI Shell to Boot Order
UEFI Shell Script Auto-Start
Shell Auto-Start Script Location
Network Location for Shell Auto-Start Script
Embedded UEFI Shell
Use this option to enable or disable the Embedded UEFI Shell, a pre-boot command-line environment for
scripting and running UEFI applications, including UEFI boot loaders. The Embedded UEFI Shell also
provides CLI-based commands you can use to obtain system information, and to configure and update the
system BIOS. When enabled, and Add Embedded UEFI Shell to Boot Order is enabled, the Embedded UEFI
Shell is added to the UEFI Boot Order list.
See the UEFI Shell User Guide for HPE ProLiant Gen9 and Synergy Servers for details on running Shell
scripts.
Enabling or disabling the Embedded UEFI Shell
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Embedded UEFI Shell > Embedded UEFI Shell and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables you to launch the Embedded UEFI Shell from the pre-boot environment and add it
to the UEFI Boot Order list.
b. Disabled—The Embedded UEFI Shell is not available in the pre-boot environment and you cannot
add it to the UEFI Boot Order list.
3. Press F10.
Add Embedded UEFI Shell to Boot Order
Use this option to add the Embedded UEFI Shell as an entry in the UEFI Boot Order list on the next reboot
of the server.
Adding the Embedded UEFI Shell to the UEFI Boot Order list
Prerequisite
Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Embedded UEFI Shell > Add Embedded UEFI Shell to Boot Order and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
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a. Enabled—Adds the embedded UEFI Shell to the boot order list on the next reboot.
b. Disabled—The embedded UEFI Shell is not added to the boot order list.
3. Press F10.
UEFI Shell Script Auto-Start
Use this option to enable or disable automatic execution of the Embedded UEFI Shell startup script during
Shell startup.
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You can use the startup script to create a RAM disk, download files from the network, collect data, upload
results back to network, and then boot to the OS without rebooting the system.
You can store the script file on local media, or access it from a network location.
Name the script file startup.nsh and place it on local media or a network location accessible to the
server.
When auto-start is enabled, and the Shell Auto-Start Script Location option is set to Auto, the Shell
looks for the script file in any of the FAT16 or FAT32 file systems available.
It is recommended that you have only one startup.nsh file on one file system.
Enabling or disabling automatic execution of the Embedded
UEFI Shell startup script
Prerequisites
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Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Embedded UEFI Shell is enabled.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Embedded UEFI Shell > UEFI Shell Script Auto-Start and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—The UEFI Shell startup script executes during Shell startup.
b. Disabled—The UEFI Shell startup script does not execute during Shell startup.
3. Press F10.
Shell Auto-Start Script Location
Use this option to select the location of the Embedded UEFI Shell startup script. When UEFI Shell Script
Auto-Start is enabled, this setting specifies where the Shell looks for the startup.nsh file. When set to
Auto, the Shell looks for the script file in any of the FAT16 or FAT32 file systems available.
Setting the Embedded UEFI Shell startup script location
Prerequisites
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Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Embedded UEFI Shell is enabled.
UEFI Shell Script Auto-Start is enabled.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Embedded UEFI Shell > Shell Auto-Start Script Location and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
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a. Auto—The Shell looks for the script file in any of the FAT16 or FAT32 file systems available.
b. File Systems on Attached Media—The Shell looks for the script file in a specific FAT16 or FAT32 file
system.
c. Network Location—The Shell looks for the script file at a specific URL.
3. Press F10.
Network Location for Shell Auto-Start Script
Use this option to set the network URL location of the UEFI Shell startup script.
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You can specify a URL in HTTP or FTP format using either an IPv4 server address or host name.
The script file at the location must end with a .nsh file extension.
When UEFI Shell Script Auto-Start is enabled, and the Shell Auto-Start Script Location is set to
Network Location, the Shell attempts to load and execute the startup script from the network location
pointed to by the specified URL.
NOTE:
IPv6 server addresses are not supported.
Setting the network location for the Shell auto-start script
Prerequisites
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Boot Mode is set to UEFI Mode.
Embedded UEFI Shell is enabled.
Shell Auto-Start Script Location is set to Network Location.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Embedded UEFI Shell > Network Location for Shell Script-Auto Start and press Enter.
2. Enter a network location and press Enter. Use HTTP or FTP format and an IPv4 server address or host
name.
3. Press F10.
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Configuring Power Management
Power Management options
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Power Profile
Power Regulator
Minimum Processor Idle Power Core C-State
Minimum Processor Idle Power Package C-State
Advanced Power Options
Power Profile
Use this option to select a power profile based on power and performance characteristics. Balanced Power
and Performance, the default setting, provides optimum settings to maximize power savings with minimal
impact to performance for most operating systems and applications.
The following table shows Power Profile settings and the Power Management options supported by each
profile. For a description of each option, see the following procedures.
NOTE:
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Not all the options in this table are adjustable on all servers. However, even if you do not have the
option of adjusting some of these settings, they default to the values shown here.
When you select Custom as your Power Profile setting, all available settings for the Power
Management options are available to customize your configuration.
Power
Management
option
Power Profile settings
Balanced Power
and Performance
Minimum Power
Usage
Maximum
Performance
Custom
Dynamic Power
Savings Mode
Static Low Power
Mode
Static High
Performance Mode
All available
options.
Minimum Processor C6 State
Idle Power Core CState
C6 State
No C-states
All available
options.
Minimum Processor Package C6
Idle Power Package (retention) State
C-State
Package C6
(retention) State
No Package State
All available
options.
Intel QPI Link
Enabled
Power Management
Enabled
Disabled
All available
options.
Intel QPI Frequency Auto
Minimum QPI
Speed
Auto
All available
options.
Power Regulator
Advanced Power Management option
Table Continued
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Power
Management
option
Power Profile settings
Balanced Power
and Performance
Minimum Power
Usage
Maximum
Performance
Custom
Energy/
Performance Bias
Balanced
Performance
Power Savings
Mode
Maximum
Performance
All available
options.
Maximum Memory
Bus Frequency
Auto
1333 MHz
Auto
All available
options.
Channel
Interleaving
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
All available
options.
Maximum PCI
Express Speed
Maximum
Supported
PCIe Generation 1
Maximum
Supported
All available
options.
Intel DMI Link
Frequency
Auto
Auto
Auto
All available
options.
You can configure Power Management settings in either of two ways:
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Use Intelligent Provisioning Quick Configs to select a basic policy for performance versus power usage.
See the HPE Intelligent Provisioning User Guide for HPE ProLiant Gen9 and Synergy Servers on the
Hewlett Packard Enterprise website (http://www.hpe.com/info/intelligentprovisioning/docs).
Use the System Utilities Power Management options to configure individual settings as described in the
following procedures.
Setting a power profile
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Power Management > Power Profile and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and Enter.
a. Balanced Power and Performance—Provides optimum settings to maximize power savings with
minimal impact to performance for most operating systems and applications.
b. Minimum Power Usage—Enables power reduction mechanisms that can negatively affect
performance. This mode guarantees a lower maximum power usage by the system.
c. Maximum Performance—Disables all power management options that can negatively affect
performance.
d. Custom—Enables you to configure settings for your environment.
3. Press F10.
Power Regulator
When Power Profile is set to Custom, use this option to set the power regulator mode. Power regulator
settings can help you increase server efficiency and manage power consumption. Dynamic Power Savings
Mode automatically varies processor speed and power usage based on processor utilization.
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Setting a power profile
NOTE:
Certain processors support only one power state and operate at their initialized frequency, regardless of
the selected Power Regulator mode.
Setting the Power Regulator mode
Prerequisite
Power Profile is set to Custom.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Power Management > Power Regulator and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Dynamic Power Savings Mode—Automatically varies processor speed and power usage based on
processor utilization. This mode uses an ROM-based algorithm to monitor processor activity. It can
reduce overall power consumption with little or no impact to performance, and does not require OS
support.
b. Static Low Power Mode—Reduces processor speed and power usage. Guarantees a lower maximum
power usage for the system. This mode is useful in environments where power availability is
constrained and it is critical to lower the maximum power use of the system.
c. Static High Performance Mode—Processors run in the maximum power and performance state,
regardless of the OS power management policy. This mode is useful in environments where
performance is critical and power consumption is less important.
d. OS Control Mode—Processors run in their maximum power and performance state at all times, unless
the OS enables a power management policy.
3. Press F10.
Minimum Processor Idle Power Core C-State
When the Power Profile is set to Custom, use this option to select the lowest idle power (C-State) of the
processor that the operating system uses. The higher the C-State, the lower the power usage of that idle
state. .
Setting the minimum processor idle power core C-State
Prerequisite
Power Profile is set to Custom.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Power Management > Minimum Processor Idle Power Core C-State and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. C6 State
b. C3 State
c. C1E State
d. No C-states
3. Press F10.
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Minimum Processor Idle Power Package C-State
When the Power Profile is set to Custom, use this option to configure the lowest processor idle power state
(C-State). The processor automatically transitions into package C-States based on the Core C-States in
which cores on the processor have transitioned. The higher the package C-State, the lower the power usage
of that idle package state.
NOTE:
This option is available on servers with Intel processors.
Setting the Minimum Processor Idle Power Package C-State
Prerequisite
Power Profile is set to Custom.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Power Management > Minimum Processor Idle Power Package C-State and press Enter.
2. Select an option and press Enter.
a. Package C6 (retention) State
b. Package C6 (non-retention) State
c. No Package State
3. Press F10.
Advanced Power Options
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Intel QPI Link Power Management
Intel QPI Link Frequency
Energy/Performance Bias
Maximum Memory Bus Frequency
Channel Interleaving
Maximum PCI Express Speed
Dynamic Power Savings Mode Response
Collaborative Power Control`
Redundant Power Supply Mode
Intel DMI Link Frequency
Intel QPI Link Power Management
Use this option to enable or disable power management for QPI (Quick Path Interconnect) links. When
enabled, QPI links are put into a low power state when the links are not being used. This lowers power usage
with minimal performance effect.
NOTE:
This option is available on servers with multiple Intel processors. You can configure it on systems with
two or more CPUs.
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Minimum Processor Idle Power Package C-State
Enabling or disabling Intel QPI Link Power Management
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Power Management > Advanced Power Options > Intel QPI Link Power Management and
press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables power management on QPI links.
b. Disabled—Disables power management on QPI links.
3. Press F10.
Intel QPI Link Frequency
Use this option to set the QPI link frequency to a low speed. Doing so can reduce power consumption, but
can also impact system performance.
NOTE:
You can configure this option on systems with two or more CPUs.
Setting the Intel QPI link frequency
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Power Management > Advanced Power Options > Intel QPI Link Frequency and press
Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Auto
b. Min QPI Speed—Sets QPI link frequency to a low speed.
3. Press F10.
Energy/Performance Bias
When Power Profile is set to Custom, use this option to configure several processor subsystems to optimize
the processor’s performance and power usage. Balanced Performance provides optimum power efficiency
and is recommended for most environments.
NOTE:
Options vary by installed processors.
Setting the Energy/Performance Bias
Prerequisite
Power Profile is set to Custom.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Power Management > Advanced Power Options > Energy/Performance Bias and press
Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
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a. Maximum Performance—Provides the highest performance and lowest latency. Use this setting for
environments that are not sensitive to power consumption.
b. Balanced Performance
—Provides optimum power efficiency and is recommended for most environments.
c. Balanced Power—Provides optimum power efficiency based on server utilization.
d. Power Savings Mode—Provides power savings for environments that are power sensitive and can
accept reduced performance.
3. Press F10.
Maximum Memory Bus Frequency
When Power Profile is set to Custom, use this option to configure the system to run memory at a lower
maximum speed than that supported by the installed processor and DIMM configuration. Auto enables
memory to run at the maximum speed supported by the system configuration.
Setting the maximum memory bus frequency
Prerequisite
Power Profile is set to Custom.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Power Management > Advanced Power Options > Maximum Memory Bus Frequency and
press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Auto—Memory runs at the maximum speed supported by the system configuration.
b. 1333MHz
c. 1066MHz
d. 800MHz
3. Press F10.
Channel Interleaving
When Power Profile is set to Custom, use this option to enable or disable a higher level of memory
interleaving. Typically, higher levels of memory interleaving result in maximum performance. However,
reducing the level of interleaving can result in power savings. Enabled enables the highest level of
interleaving for which the system memory is configured.
When you are enabling NVDIMM-N Memory Interleaving, then you must also enable Channel interleaving.
Enabling or disabling channel interleaving
Prerequisite
Power Profile is set to Custom.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Power Management > Advanced Power Options > Channel Interleaving and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables the highest level of interleaving for which the system memory is configured.
b. Disabled—Does not enable memory interleaving.
3. Press F10.
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Maximum Memory Bus Frequency
Maximum PCI Express Speed
When Power Profile is set to Custom, use this option to lower the maximum PCI-express speed at which the
server enables PCI-express devices to operate. Doing so can resolve issues with problematic PCI-express
devices. Maximum Supported enables the platform to run at the maximum speed supported by the platform
or the PCIe device (whichever is lower.)
NOTE:
Changing this setting from Maximum Supported might affect the performance of high-end cards, such
as 10GbE NIC cards and I/O accelerators.
Setting the maximum PCI-express speed
Prerequisite
Power Profile is set to Custom.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Power Management > Advanced Power Options > Maximum PCI Express Speed and press
Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Maximum Supported—Configures the platform to run at the maximum speed supported by the
platform or the PCIe device (whichever is lower.)
b. PCIe Generation 1.0—Configures the platform to run at PCIe Generation 1.0, the lowest speed
possible in the PCIe links.
3. Press F10.
Dynamic Power Savings Mode Response
When Power Profile is set to Custom, use this option to enable the system ROM to control processor
performance and power state depending on the processor workload. Fast enables a fast response time, and
is optimal for most workloads where low latency response to an increase in processor demand is a
requirement.
NOTE:
Depending on your processor workload, changing this option from Fast can negatively affect
performance.
Setting the dynamic power savings mode response speed
Prerequisite
Power Profile is set to Custom.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Power Management > Advanced Power Options > Dynamic Power Savings Mode
Response and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
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a. Fast—Sets a fast response time. This setting is optimal for most workloads where low latency response
to an increase in processor demand is a requirement.
b. Slow—Sets a slow response time. This setting is optimal for workloads where a longer latency
response to an increase in processing demand is an acceptable trade-off for reduced power
consumption.
3. Press F10.
Collaborative Power Control
When Power Profile is set to Custom, use this option to enable or disable collaborative power control. For
operating systems that support the Processor Clocking Control (PCC) interface, enabling collaborative power
control configures the operating system to request processor frequency changes, even when the Power
Regulator option is set to Dynamic Power Savings Mode on the server. For operating systems that do not
support the PCC Interface, or when the Power Regulator mode is not configured for Dynamic Power
Savings Mode, this option has no impact on system operation.
Enabling or disabling collaborative power control
Prerequisite
Power Profile is set to Custom.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Power Management > Advanced Power Options > Collaborative Power Control and press
Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—The operating system requests processor frequency changes.
b. Disabled—The operating system does not request processor frequency changes.
3. Press F10.
Redundant Power Supply Mode
When Power Profile is set to Custom, use this option to set how the system handles redundant power
supply configurations. All High Efficiency Mode settings provide the most power efficient operation when you
are using redundant power supplies by keeping half of the power standby mode at lower power usage levels.
Balanced Mode shares the power delivery equally between all installed power supplies.
Setting the redundant power supply mode
Prerequisite
Power Profile is set to Custom.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Power Management > Advanced Power Options > Redundant Power Supply Mode and
press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Balanced Mode—Shares the power delivery equally between all installed power supplies.
b. High Efficiency Mode (Auto)—The system selects between the odd or even power supply based on a
semi-random distribution within a group of systems.
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Collaborative Power Control
c. High Efficiency Mode (Odd Supply Standby)—The system places the odd power supply in standby.
d. High Efficiency Mode (Even Supply Standby)—The system places the even power supply in
standby.
3. Press F10.
Intel DMI Link Frequency
Use this option to force the link speed between the processor and south bridge to run at slower speeds. Doing
so can reduce power consumption, but can also impact system performance.
NOTE:
You can configure this option on systems with two or more CPUs.
Setting Intel DMI Link Frequency
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Power Management > Advanced Power Options > Intel DMI Link Frequency and press
Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Auto
b. Min QPI Speed
3. Press F10.
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Configuring Performance Options
Performance Options
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Intel (R) Turbo Boost Technology
ACPI SLIT Preferences
Advanced Performance Tuning Options
Intel (R) Turbo Boost Technology
Use this option to enable or disable Intel Turbo Boost Technology. The technology controls whether the
processor transitions to a higher frequency than the processor's rated speed if the processor has available
power and is within temperature specifications.
Enabling or disabling Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Performance Options > Intel (R) Turbo Boost Technology and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables the logical processor cores on processors supporting hyperthreading technology.
b. Disabled —Reduces power usage and also reduces the system’s maximum achievable performance
under some workloads.
3. Press F10.
ACPI SLIT Preferences
Use this option to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface System Locality
Information Table (ACPI SLIT). It defines the relative access times between processors, memory subsystems,
and I/O subsystems. Operating systems that support the SLIT can use this information to improve
performance by allocating resources and workloads more efficiently.
Enabling or disabling ACPI SLIT preferences
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Performance Options > ACPI SLIT Preferences and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables ACPI SLIT.
b. Disabled—Does not enable ACPI SLIT.
3. Press F10.
Advanced Performance Tuning Options
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Node Interleaving
Intel NIC DMA Channels (IOAT)
HW Prefetcher
Adjacent Sector Prefetcher
Configuring Performance Options
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DCU Stream Prefetcher
DCU IP Prefetcher
QPI Snoop Configuration
QPI Bandwidth Optimization (RTID)
Memory Proximity Reporting for I/O
I/O Non-posted Prefetching
NUMA Group Size Optimization
Intel Performance Monitoring Support
Node Interleaving
Use this option to enable or disable NUMA node interleaving. Typically, you can obtain optimum performance
on NUMA nodes by leaving this option disabled. When this option is enabled, memory addresses are
interleaved across the memory installed for each processor and some workloads might experience improved
performance.
Enabling or disabling node interleaving
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Performance Options > Advanced Performance Tuning Options > Node Interleaving and
press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Memory addresses are interleaved across the memory installed for each processor. All
nodes must be of equal memory size. System performance might be impacted.
b. Disabled—Disables node interleaving, providing optimum performance in most environments.
3. Press F10.
Intel NIC DMA Channels (IOAT)
Use this option to enable or disable DMA acceleration on Intel NICs. If your server does not have Intel NICs,
leave this setting disabled.
Enabling or disabling DMA acceleration on Intel NICs
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Performance Options > Advanced Performance Tuning Options > Intel NIC DMA
Channels (IOAT) and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
HW Prefetcher
Use this option to disable or enable the processor prefetch function. In most environments, leave it enabled
for optimal performance. With certain workloads, disabling this option might provide a performance benefit.
Do so only after performing application benchmarking to verify improved performance in a particular
environment.
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NOTE:
This option is available on servers with Intel processors. Disabling this option is not recommended
because it can degrade system performance.
Enabling or disabling the Intel prefetch function
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Performance Options > Advanced Performance Tuning Options > HW Prefetcher and
press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
Adjacent Sector Prefetcher
Use this option to disable or enable the adjacent sector prefetch function. In most environments, leave the
option enabled for optimal performance. With certain workloads, disabling it might provide a performance
benefit. Do so only after performing application benchmarking to verify improved performance in a particular
environment.
IMPORTANT:
Disabling this option is not recommended because it typically degrades system performance.
Enabling or disabling the adjacent sector prefetch function
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Performance Options > Advanced Performance Tuning Options > Adjacent Sector
Prefetch and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
DCU Stream Prefetcher
Use this option to enable or disable the DCU stream prefetch function. In most environments, leave the option
enabled for optimal performance. With certain workloads, disabling it might provide a performance benefit. Do
so only after performing application benchmarking to verify improved performance in a particular environment.
Enabling or disabling the DCU stream prefetch function
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Performance Options > Advanced Performance Tuning Options > DCU Stream Prefetcher
and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
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Enabling or disabling the Intel prefetch function
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
DCU IP Prefetcher
Use this option to enable or disable the DCU IP stream prefetch function. In most environments, leave the
option enabled for optimal performance. With certain workloads, disabling it might provide a performance
benefit. Do so only after performing application benchmarking to verify improved performance in a particular
environment.
Enabling or disabling the DCU IP stream prefetch function
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Performance Options > Advanced Performance Tuning Options > DCU IP Prefetcher and
press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
QPI Snoop Configuration
Use this option to choose the snoop mode used by the processor and QPI bus. Changing this option can
impact memory performance.
Setting the QPI snoop configuration
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Performance Options > Advanced Performance Tuning Options > QPI Snoop
Configuration and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Home Snoop—Provides high memory bandwidth in an average NUMA environment.
b. Early Snoop—Decreases memory latency, but might also result in lower overall bandwidth as
compared to the other modes.
c. Cluster on Die—Provides increased memory bandwidth in highly optimized NUMA workloads.
3. Press F10.
QPI Bandwidth Optimization (RTID)
Use this option to configure the QPI link between two processors for optimal performance.
NOTE:
Changing this option from Balanced Performance can have a negative impact on memory and system
performance.
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Setting QPI Bandwidth Optimization (RTID)
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Performance Options > Advanced Performance Tuning Options > QPI Bandwidth
Optimization (RTID) and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Balanced Performance—Provides the best performance for most applications and benchmarks.
b. Optimized for I/O (Alternate RTID)—Increases bandwidth from I/O devices, such as GPUs, that rely
on direct access to system memory.
NOTE:
This setting is available on systems with two or more CPUs.
3. Press F10.
Memory Proximity Reporting for I/O
Use this option to set whether the system ROM reports the proximity relationship between I/O devices and
system memory to the operating system. Most operating systems can use this information to efficiently assign
memory resources for devices, such as network controllers and storage devices.
NOTE:
Certain I/O devices might not be able to take advantage of I/O handling benefits if their OS drivers are
not properly optimized to support this feature. For more information, see your operating system and I/O
device documentation.
Enabling or disabling Memory Proximity Reporting for I/O
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Performance Options > Advanced Performance Tuning Options > Memory Proximity
Reporting for I/O and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
I/O Non-posted Prefetching
Use this option to enable or disable the I/O non-posted prefetch function. In most environments, leave the
option enabled for optimal performance. With certain workloads, disabling it might provide a performance
benefit. Do so only after performing application benchmarking to verify improved performance in a particular
environment.
Enabling or disabling I/O Non-posted Prefetching
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Performance Options > Advanced Performance Tuning Options > I/O Non-posted
Prefetching and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
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Setting QPI Bandwidth Optimization (RTID)
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
NUMA Group Size Optimization
Use this option to configure how the system ROM reports the number of logical processors in a NUMA (NonUniform Memory Access) node. The resulting information helps the operating system group processors for
application use.
Setting NUMA Group Size Optimization
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Performance Options > Advanced Performance Tuning Options > NUMA Group Size
Optimization and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Clustered—Optimizes groups along NUMA boundaries, providing better performance.
b. Flat—Enables applications that are not optimized to take advantage of processors spanning multiple
groups to utilize more logical processors.
3. Press F10.
Intel Performance Monitoring Support
Intel processors include performance counters that can be used by software to measure DRAM performance
(including NVDIMM-N performance). This option is a monitoring tool, and does not impact performance. For
example, the Intel Performance Counter Monitor (PCM) tools can report per-channel bandwidth. For more
information, see the Intel website (https://software.intel.com/%20en-us/articles/intel-performancecounter-monitor).
Enabling or disabling Intel Performance Monitoring Support
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Performance Options > Advanced Performance Tuning Options > Intel Performance
Monitoring Support and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables support.
b. Disabled—Disables support.
3. Press F10.
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Configuring Server Security
Server Security options
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Set Power On Password
Set Admin Password
One-Time Boot Menu (F11 Prompt)
Intelligent Provisioning (F10 Prompt)
Embedded Diagnostics
Embedded Diagnostics Mode
No-Execute Protection
Processor AES-NI Support
Intel (R) TXT Support
Secure Boot Settings
Trusted Platform Module options
Set Power On Password
Use this option to set a password for accessing the server during the boot process. When you are poweringon the server, a prompt appears where you enter the password to continue. To disable or clear the password,
enter the password followed by a / (slash) when prompted to enter the password.
NOTE:
In the event of an Automatic Server Recovery (ASR) reboot, the power-on password is bypassed and
the server boots normally.
Setting the power-on password
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Set Power On Password and press Enter.
2. Enter your password and press Enter. A password can be:
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31 characters maximum
Any combination of numbers, letters, and special characters
A message appears telling you the password setting is successful.
3. Confirm the password and press Enter.
A message appears confirming that the password is set.
4. Press F10.
Set Admin Password
Use this option to set an administrator password to protect the server configuration. If enabled, you are
prompted for this password before being allowed to modify the configuration.
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Setting an administrator password
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Set Admin Password and press Enter.
2. Enter the password and press Enter. A password can be:
• 31 characters maximum
• Any combination of numbers, letters, and special characters
3. Confirm the password and press Enter.
A message appears confirming that the password is set.
4. Press F10.
One-Time Boot Menu (F11 Prompt)
Use this option to control whether you can press the F11 key to boot directly to the One-Time Boot Menu
during the current boot. This option does not modify the normal boot order settings. When this option is
enabled, you can boot directly into the One-Time Boot Menu in the System Utilities by pressing F11 in the
POST screen after a server reboot. See One-Time Boot Menu options..
Enabling or disabling the One-Time Boot Menu F11 prompt
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > One-Time Boot Menu (F11 Prompt) and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
Intelligent Provisioning (F10 Prompt)
Use this option to control whether you can press the F10 key to access Intelligent Provisioning from the POST
screen.
Enabling or disabling the Intelligent Provisioning F10
prompt
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Intelligent Provisioning (F10 Prompt) and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
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Embedded Diagnostics
Use this option to enable or disable UEFI Embedded Diagnostics functionality. When enabled, you can
launch it from the System Utilities > Embedded Applications > Embedded Diagnostics menu.
Setting Embedded Diagnostics to launch from the System
Utilities
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Embedded Diagnostics and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables you to launch Embedded Diagnostics.
b. Disabled—Prevents you from launching Embedded Diagnostics.
3. Press F10.
Embedded Diagnostics Mode
Use this option select whether to view Embedded Diagnostics in auto or text console mode. See
Embedded Diagnostics.
NOTE:
If you connect to the server using a BIOS serial console, you must view Embedded Diagnostics in text
mode and not in auto (graphical) mode.
Setting the Embedded Diagnostics viewing mode
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Embedded Diagnostics Mode and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Auto—Displays Embedded Diagnostics in graphical mode.
b. Text Mode—Displays Embedded Diagnostics in text mode. Select this if you connect to the server
using a BIOS serial console.
3. Press F10.
No-Execute Protection
Use this option to enable or disable protection against malicious code and viruses on your system. When
enabled, memory is marked as non-executable unless the location contains executable code. If viruses
attempt to insert and execute code from non-executable memory locations, these viruses are intercepted and
an exception is generated.
NOTE:
Enable this option if you are using a Virtual Machine Manager, such as VMware ESX/ESXi and
Windows Hyper-V.
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Embedded Diagnostics
Enabling or disabling no-execute virus protection
Prerequisites
Your operating system must support this option for you to enable it.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Options > Server Security > No-Execute Protection and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
Processor AES-NI Support
Use this option to enable or disable the Advanced Encryption Standard Instruction Set in the processor.
Enabling or disabling processor AES-NI support
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Processor AES-NI Support and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables AES-NI support.
b. Disabled—Disables AES-NI support.
3. Press F10.
Intel (R) TXT Support
Use this option to enable or disable Intel TXT (Trusted Execution Technology) support for servers with Intel
processors. Enabling the TXT support option automatically enables:
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All Intel processor cores
Hyperthreading
VT-d
TPM
Disabling any of these features while TXT is enabled can prevent TXT from working properly.
Enabling or disabling Intel TXT support
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Intel (R) TXT Support and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables TXT support.
b. Disabled—Disables TXT support.
3. Press F10.
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Secure Boot
Secure Boot is a server security feature that is implemented in the BIOS and does not require special
hardware. Secure Boot ensures that each component launched during the boot process is digitally signed and
that the signature is validated against a set of trusted certificates embedded in the UEFI BIOS. Secure Boot
validates the software identity of the following components in the boot process:
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UEFI drivers loaded from PCIe cards
UEFI drivers loaded from mass storage devices
Pre-boot UEFI shell applications
OS UEFI boot loaders
When Secure Boot is enabled:
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Firmware components and operating systems with boot loaders must have an appropriate digital signature
to execute during the boot process.
Operating systems must support Secure Boot and have an EFI boot loader signed with one of the
authorized keys to boot. For more information about supported operating systems, see the UEFI System
Utilities and Shell Release Notes for ProLiant Gen9 and Synergy Servers on the Hewlett Packard
Enterprise website (http://www.hpe.com/info/ProLiantUEFI/docs.).
You can customize the certificates embedded in the UEFI BIOS by adding or removing your own certificates,
either from a management console directly attached to the server, or by remotely connecting to the server
using the iLO 4 Remote Console.
You can configure Secure Boot using:
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The System Utilities options described in the following sections.
The RESTful API. For more information, see the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website (www.hpe.com/
support/restfulinterface/docs).
You can use the secboot command in the Embedded UEFI Shell to display Secure Boot databases, keys,
and security reports.
Before you enable Secure Boot, make sure you:
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Select UEFI Boot Mode.
Enable UEFI Optimized Boot.
Secure Boot Settings
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Secure Boot Enforcement
Advanced Secure Boot Options
Secure Boot Enforcement
Use this setting to enable or disable Secure Boot.
Enabling or disabling Secure Boot
Prerequisite
To enable this option:
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Set Boot Mode to UEFI Mode.
Enable UEFI Optimized Boot.
Secure Boot
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Secure Boot Settings > Secure Boot Enforcement and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables Secure Boot.
b. Disabled—Disables Secure Boot.
Advanced Secure Boot Options
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Platform Key (PK) Options
Key Exchange Key (KEK) Options
Allowed Signatures Database (DB) Options
Forbidden Signatures Database (DBX) Options
Delete all keys (PK, KEK, DB, DBX)
Reset all keys to platform defaults
NOTE:
Changing the default security certificates can cause the system to fail booting from some devices. It can
also cause the system to fail launching certain system software such as Intelligent Provisioning.
Platform Key (PK) Options
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Enroll PK
Delete Platform Key (PK)
Enroll PK
Use this option to enroll a PK certificate. A Platform Key protects the next key from uncontrolled modification.
Enrolling a PK certificate
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Secure Boot Settings > Advanced Secure Boot Options > Platform Key
(PK) Options > Enroll PK and press Enter.
2. Select Enroll PK Using File and press Enter.
3. Enter the name of a file on an attached media device. Supported formats include .der, .cer, and .crt.
4. (Optional) To apply a signature GUID to this key:
a. Select Signature GUID (optional) and press Enter.
b. Enter an ID and press Enter. Use the following GUID format (36 characters):
11111111-2222-3333-4444-1234567890ab.
• For Hewlett Packard Enterprise certificates, enter F5A96B31-DBA0-4faa-A42A-7A0C9832768E
• For Microsoft certificates, enter 77fa9abd-0359-4d32-bd60-28f4e78f784b
• For SUSE certificates, enter 2879c886-57ee-45cc-b126-f92f24f906b9
5. Select Commit changes and exit.
Delete Platform Key (PK)
Use this option to delete a PK certificate.
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NOTE:
Deleting the Platform Key forces Secure Boot to be disabled until you enroll a new PK.
Deleting a PK certificate
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Secure Boot Settings > Advanced Secure Boot Options > Platform Key
(PK) Options > Delete Platform Key (PK) and press Enter.
2. Select a key from the list and press Enter.
3. Press Enter to delete the key.
Key Exchange Key (KEK) Options
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Enroll KEK Entry
Delete KEK Entry
Enroll KEK Entry
Use this option to enroll a Key Exchange Key certificate. The Key Exchange Key protects the signature
database from unauthorized modifications. No changes can be made to the signature database without the
private portion of this key.
Enrolling a KEK certificate
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Secure Boot Settings > Advanced Secure Boot Options > Key
Exchange Key (KEK) Options > Enroll KEK Entry and press Enter.
2. Select Enroll KEK using File and press Enter.
3. Enter the name of a file on an attached media device. Supported formats include .der, .cer, and .crt.
4. (Optional) To apply a signature GUID to this key:
a. Select Signature GUID (optional) and press Enter.
b. Enter an ID and press Enter. Use the following GUID format (36 characters):
11111111-2222-3333-4444-1234567890ab.
• For Hewlett Packard Enterprise certificates, enter F5A96B31-DBA0-4faa-A42A-7A0C9832768E
• For Microsoft certificates, enter 77fa9abd-0359-4d32-bd60-28f4e78f784b
• For SUSE certificates, enter 2879c886-57ee-45cc-b126-f92f24f906b9
5. Select Commit changes and exit.
Delete KEK Entry
Use this option to delete a Key Exchange Key.
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Deleting a KEK entry
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Secure Boot Settings > Advanced Secure Boot Options > Platform Key
(PK) Options > Delete KEK Entry and press Enter.
2. Select a key from the list and press Enter.
3. Press Enter to delete the key.
Allowed Signatures Database (DB) Options
The Allowed Signatures Database maintains signatures of codes that are authorized to run on the platform.
This menu displays the following options:
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Enroll Signature (Allowed DB)
Delete Signature (Allowed DB)
Enroll Signature (Allowed DB)
Use this option to enroll a signature in the Allowed Signatures Database. This database maintains signatures
of codes that are authorized to run on the platform.
Enrolling a signature in the Allowed Signatures Database
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Secure Boot Settings > Advanced Secure Boot Options > Allowed
Signatures Database (DB) Options > Enroll Signature and press Enter.
2. Select Enroll Signature Using File and press Enter.
3. Enter the name of a file on an attached media device. Supported formats include .der, .cer, and .crt.
4. (Optional) To apply a signature GUID to this signature:
a. Select Signature GUID (optional) and press Enter.
b. Enter an ID and press Enter. Use the following GUID format (36 characters):
11111111-2222-3333-4444-1234567890ab.
• For Hewlett Packard Enterprise certificates, enter F5A96B31-DBA0-4faa-A42A-7A0C9832768E
• For Microsoft certificates, enter 77fa9abd-0359-4d32-bd60-28f4e78f784b
• For SUSE certificates, enter 2879c886-57ee-45cc-b126-f92f24f906b9
5. Select Commit changes and exit.
Delete Signature (Allowed DB)
Use this option to delete a signature from the Allowed Signatures Database.
Deleting a signature from the Allowed Signatures Database
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Secure Boot Settings > Advanced Secure Boot Options > Allowed
Signatures Database (DB) Options > Delete Signature and press Enter.
2. Select a signature from the list and press Enter.
3. Press Enter to delete the signature.
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Forbidden Signatures Database (DBX) Options
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Enroll Signature (Forbidden DB)
Delete Signature (Forbidden DB)
Enroll Signature (Forbidden DB)
Use this option to enroll a signature in the Forbidden Signatures Database. The Forbidden Signatures
Database maintains signatures of codes that are not authorized to run on the platform.
Enrolling a signature in the Forbidden Signatures Database
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Secure Boot Settings > Advanced Secure Boot Options > Forbidden
Signatures Database (DBX) Options > Enroll Signature and press Enter.
2. Select Enroll Signature Using File and press Enter.
3. Enter the name of a file on an attached media device. Supported formats include .der, .cer, and .crt.
4. (Optional) To apply a signature GUID to this signature:
a. Select Signature GUID (optional) and press Enter.
b. Enter an ID and press Enter. Use the following GUID format (36 characters):
11111111-2222-3333-4444-1234567890ab.
• For Hewlett Packard Enterprise certificates, enter F5A96B31-DBA0-4faa-A42A-7A0C9832768E
• For Microsoft certificates, enter 77fa9abd-0359-4d32-bd60-28f4e78f784b
• For SUSE certificates, enter 2879c886-57ee-45cc-b126-f92f24f906b9
5. Select Commit changes and exit.
Delete Signature (Forbidden DB)
Use this option to delete a signature from the Forbidden Signatures Database.
Deleting a signature from the Forbidden Signatures Database
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Secure Boot Settings > Advanced Secure Boot Options > Forbidden
Signatures Database (DBX) Options > Delete Signature and press Enter.
2. Select a signature from the list and press Enter.
3. Press Enter to delete the signature.
Delete all keys (PK, KEK, DB, DBX)
Use this option to delete all keys in the system, including the Platform Key.
NOTE:
Changing the default security certificates can cause the system to fail booting from some devices, or to
fail launching certain software such as Intelligent Provisioning.
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Deleting all keys
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Secure Boot Settings > Advanced Secure Boot Options > Delete all
keys (PK, KEK, DB, DBX) and press Enter.
2. Press Enter to delete all keys.
Reset all keys to platform defaults
Use this option to reset all keys to platform defaults.
Resetting all keys to platform defaults
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Secure Boot Settings > Advanced Secure Boot Options > Reset all keys
to platform defaults and press Enter.
2. Press Enter.
Trusted Platform Module options
Use this menu to access Trusted Platform Module (TPM) options for servers configured with a TPM. TPM
enables the firmware and operating system to take measurements of all phases of the boot process. For
information on installing and enabling the TPM module option, see the user documentation for your server
model.
CAUTION:
A TPM locks all data access if you do not follow proper procedures for modifying the server, including
updating system or option firmware, replacing hardware such as the system board and hard drive, and
modifying TPM OS settings.
Configuring Trusted Platform Module options
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Security > Trusted Platform Module options and press Enter.
2. Select an option and press Enter, then select a setting for that option and press Enter again. On servers
configured with an optional TPM, you can set the following:
a. TPM 2.0 Operation—Sets the operational state of TPM 2.0. Options are:
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No Action—There is no TPM configured.
Enabled—TPM and Secure Boot (when enabled) are fully functional.
Disabled—TPM is visible but functionality is limited. This option also resets TPM to factory settings,
clearing assigned passwords, keys, or ownership data.
NOTE:
Disabling TPM can prevent the server from booting to the TPM-aware operating system if the
OS uses TPM measurements.
b. TPM 2.0 Visibility—Sets whether TPM is hidden form the operating system. Options are:
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Visible
Hidden—Hides TPM from the operating system. Secure Boot is disabled and TPM does not
respond to any commands. Use this setting to remove TPM options from the system without having
to remove the actual hardware.
c. TPM Binding—Sets whether data is encrypted using a TPM bind key, which is a unique RSA key.
Options are:
• Enabled
• Disabled
d. TPM UEFI Option ROM Measurement—Enables or disables (skips) measuring UEFI PCI operation
ROMs. Options are:
• Enabled
• Disabled
3. Verify that your new Current TPM Type and Current TPM State settings appear at the top of the screen.
4. Press F10.
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Configuring PCI devices
PCI Device Enable/Disable
Use this option to enable or disable embedded and added-in PCI devices. Disabling devices reallocates the
resources (memory, I/O, and ROM space and power) that are normally allocated to the device. By default, all
devices are enabled.
Enabling or disabling a PCI device
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > PCI Device Enabled/Disable and press Enter.
2. Select a device on the system from the list and press Enter.
3. Select Enable or Disable and press Enter.
4. Press F10.
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Configuring Server Availability
Server Availability options
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ASR Status
ASR Timeout
Wake-On LAN
POST F1 Prompt
Power Button Mode
Automatic Power-On
Power-On Delay
ASR Status
Use the option to enable or disable ASR (Automatic Server Recovery). When enabled, the system
automatically reboots if the server locks up.
Enabling or disabling ASR
Prerequisite
The System Management driver is loaded.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Availability > ASR Status and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
ASR Timeout
When ASR Status is enabled, use this option to set the time to wait before rebooting the server if an
operating system crash or server lockup occurs. When the server has not responded in the selected amount
of time, the server automatically reboots.
Setting the ASR timeout
Prerequisite
ASR Status is enabled.
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Availability > ASR Timeout and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. 5 Minutes
b. 10 Minutes
c. 15 Minutes
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d. 20 Minutes
e. 30 Minutes
3. Press F10.
Wake-On LAN
Use this option to enable or disable the ability of the server to power on remotely when it receives a special
packet. When enabled, Wake-On LAN powers up the system remotely using a WOL-capable NIC. This option
requires a WOL-capable NIC, NIC driver, and operating system.
NOTE:
If you enable this option, remove all power cords before adding or removing any adapters. Some
adapters can cause the system to power on when added or removed.
Enabling or disabling Wake-On LAN
Prerequisite
A WOL-capable NIC, NIC driver, and operating system
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Availability > Wake-On LAN and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
POST F1 Prompt
Use this option to configure how the system displays the F1 key in the server POST screen. When enabled
and an error occurs, you can press the F1 key to continue with the server power-up sequence.
A series of system tests execute during POST and:
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If failures occur that allow the system to continue operating, the system continues to boot and then posts a
message.
If critical components fail or are missing, the server attempts to boot. If it can boot, it posts a message and,
when enabled, an F1 prompt.
If the system cannot run with the missing or failed components, it halts until those components are
replaced.
Setting the POST F1 prompt delay
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Availability > POST F1 Prompt and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
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a. Delayed 20 seconds—If an error occurs, the system pauses for 20 seconds at the F1 prompt, and
then continues to boot the OS.
b. Delayed 2 seconds—If an error occurs, the system pauses for two seconds at the F1 prompt, and
then continues to boot the OS.
c. Disabled—If an error occurs, the system bypasses the F1 prompt and continues to boot.
3. Press F10.
Power Button Mode
Use this option to enable or disable momentary power button functionality. Power Button Mode does not
affect the four-second power button override or the remote power control functionality.
Enabling or disabling momentary power button functionality
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Availability > Power Button Mode and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—Enables the momentary power button functionality.
b. Disabled—Disables the momentary power button functionality.
3. Press F10.
Automatic Power-On
Use this option to configure how the server automatically powers on when AC power is applied to the system.
By default, the system returns to its previous power state when AC power is restored after an AC power loss.
The Always Power On option sets the system to always return to the “on” state, even if it was in the “off”
state when power was lost.
Setting the automatic power-on state
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Availability > Automatic Power-On and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Always Power On—The system automatically returns to a power on state.
b. Always Power Off—The system automatically returns to a power off state.
c. Restore Last Power State—The system automatically returns to its previous power off state.
3. Press F10.
Power-On Delay
Use this option to set whether to delay the server from turning on for a specified time. This option enables
staggering when servers power up after a power loss, which can prevent power usage spikes.
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Power Button Mode
NOTE:
These events override the Power-On Delay setting and immediately power on the server:
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Pressing the power button using the iLO Virtual Power Button
Wake-ON LAN
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RTC (Real-Time Clock) wake-up events
Setting the power-on delay
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Availability > Power-On Delay and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. No Delay
b. Random Delay
c. 15 Second Delay
d. 30 Second Delay
e. 45 Second Delay
f. 60 Second Delay
3. Press F10.
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BIOS Serial Console and EMS options
BIOS serial console and EMS console redirection enable you to view POST error messages and run RBSU
remotely through a serial connection to the server COM port or iLO Virtual Serial port. To do so, you do not
need a keyboard or mouse. This menu includes:
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BIOS Serial Console Port
BIOS Serial Console Emulation Mode
BIOS Serial Console Baud Rate
EMS Console
NOTE:
Some languages or characters might require that you use a specific emulation mode.
BIOS Serial Console Port
Use this option to configure how to redirect video and keystrokes through the serial port. When set, this option
can interfere with non-terminal devices attached to the serial port. If this occurs, set it to disabled.
IMPORTANT:
This option is not supported on Japanese or Simplified Chinese systems.
Configuring the BIOS serial console port
Prerequisites
To set (enable) the option, you must use:
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Terminal software with a Unicode character set (for example: UTF-8)
A supported language other than Japanese or Simplified Chinese
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > BIOS Serial Console and EMS > BIOS Serial Console Port and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Auto
b. Disabled
c. Physical Serial Port
d. Virtual Serial Port
3. Press F10.
4. If you enabled a BIOS serial console port, connect a null modem cable to the serial port/COM port on
which it is enabled.
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BIOS Serial Console Emulation Mode
Use this option to select a serial console emulation mode type. Your selection depends on the emulation you
want to use in your serial terminal program (for example, Hyper Terminal or PuTTY). The BIOS emulation
mode must match the selected mode in the terminal program. When you select ANSI mode, some special
characters are displayed in the serial console (for example, a degree symbol °).
Setting the BIOS Serial Console Emulation Mode
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > BIOS Serial Console and EMS > BIOS Serial Console Emulation Mode and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. VT100
b. ANSI
c. VT100+
3. Press F10.
BIOS Serial Console Baud Rate
Use this option to set the transfer rate at which data is transmitted through the serial port.
Setting the BIOS serial console baud rate
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > BIOS Serial Console and EMS > BIOS Serial Console Baud Rate and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. 9600
b. 19200
c. 38400
d. 57600
e. 115200
3. Press F10.
EMS Console
Use this option to configure the ACPI serial port settings for redirecting the Windows Server Emergency
Management (EMS) console.
When setting this option for redirecting EMS through a network connection, do the following:
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If you are using iLO 4, select the value (COM1 or COM2) that corresponds to the resources assigned to
the Virtual Serial Port in the System Options > Serial Port Options menu.
If you are redirecting EMS through a physical serial port, select the value (COM1 or COM2) that
corresponds to the resources assigned to the Embedded Serial Port in the System Options > Serial
Port Options menu.
EMS Console in Windows Server 2008 and 2012
EMS provides input and output support for all Microsoft Windows kernel components, including the loader,
setup, recovery console, OS kernel, blue screens, and the Special Administration Console. The Special
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Administration Console is a text mode management console that is available after Windows Server 2008 or
2012 OS is initialized.
Microsoft enables EMS in the OS, and you must also enable EMS in the ROM. When enabled, EMS assumes
the serial port for redirection and can cause interference with other devices attached to the serial port. To
avoid interference, EMS is disabled in the system ROM by default on ProLiant ML and DL servers. If EMS is
disabled in Windows Server 2008 or 2012, configure the EMS console on a COM port, and reboot the
server to update the boot.ini file.
Configuring the EMS console
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > BIOS Serial Console and EMS > EMS Console and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Disabled
b. COM1—Enables the EMS console on the COM1 port.
c. COM2—Enables the EMS console on the COM2 port.
3. Press F10.
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Configuring Server Asset Information
Server Asset Information options
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Server Information
Administrator Information
Service Contact Information
Custom POST Message
Server Information
Use this option to enter reference information for the server administrator. For text settings, enter a maximum
of 14 characters. By default, all values are blank.
Entering server information
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Asset Information > Server Information and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter, then complete or select an entry and press Enter again.
a. Server Name—Enter a server name.
b. Server Asset Tag—Enter a server asset number.
c. Asset Tag Protection—Select a setting:
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Unlocked
Locked—Locks asset tag information. The asset tag is not erased if you restore default system
settings.
d. Server Primary OS—Enter a description of the primary OS of the server.
e. Server Other Information—Enter additional text describing the server.
f. Power-On Logo—Select a setting:
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Enabled—Displays the logo during system boot.
Disabled—Does not display the logo during system boot. This setting does not affect system boot
times.
3. Press F10.
Administrator Information
Use this option to enter contact information for the server administrator. The number of characters allowed for
each entry varies by server model. By default, all values are blank.
Entering administrator information
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Asset Information > Administrator Information and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter, then complete an entry and press Enter again.
a. Administrator Name—Enter the server administrator’s name.
b. Administrator Phone Number—Enter the server administrator’s phone number.
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c. Administrator E-mail Address—Enter the server administrator’s e-mail address.
d. Administrator Other Information—Enter additional text relating to the server administrator.
3. Press F10.
Service Contact Information
Use this option to enter service contact information for the server administrator. The number of characters
allowed for each entry varies by server model. By default, all values are blank.
Entering service contact information
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Asset Information > Service Contact Information and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter, then complete an entry and press Enter again:
a. Service Contact Name—Enter the service contact’s name.
b. Service Phone Number—Enter the service contact’s phone number.
c. Service Contact E-mail Address—Enter the service contact’s e-mail address.
d. Service Contact Other Information—Enter additional text relating to the service contact.
3. Press F10.
Custom POST Message
Use this option to enter a custom message of up to 60 characters to display on the POST screen.
Entering a custom POST message
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Server Asset Information > Custom POST Message and press Enter.
2. Enter a message of up to 60 characters and press Enter.
3. Press F10.
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Configuring advanced platform configuration
options
Advanced Options
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ROM Selection
Video Options
Embedded Video Connection
Fan and Thermal Options
Advanced System ROM Options
ROM Selection
On a server with redundant ROMs, use this option to revert the server to a previous BIOS ROM image.
Selecting a ROM image
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Advanced Options > ROM Selection and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Use Current ROM
b. Switch to Backup ROM—Reverts to the image in use before the last flash event.
3. Press F10.
Video Options
Use this option to configure the video display. By default, the system BIOS disables the embedded video
controller when an optional video controller is installed in the system. You can use this option to leave the
embedded video controller enabled so that the iLO remote video functions properly and also provides dualhead video support. Early system startup video is always displayed to the embedded video controller.
NOTE:
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The ability to support dual-head video between the embedded and a stand-up device depends on
support from the operating system. For more information, see your operating system documentation.
When multiple optional video cards are installed, the card that is selected as primary is based on PCI
enumeration, which varies by platform. You might have to remove and reinstall the cards in a
different order to control which card is the primary controller.
Configuring the video display
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Advanced Options > Video Options and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
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a. Add-in Video Enabled, Embedded Video Disabled—The system only displays video to the first
discovered add-in video controller.
b. Both Add-in and Embedded Video Enabled—The system displays video to the embedded and the
first discovered add-in video controller.
3. Press F10.
Embedded Video Connection
Use this option to configure an external video connection to the embedded video connection. By default, the
external video connection to the embedded video controller is automatically disabled to save power when a
monitor is not attached. It is enabled automatically when a monitor is attached (including when the server is
operating).
Configuring an embedded video connection
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Advanced Options > Embedded Video Connection and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Auto—The external video connection to the embedded video controller is automatically disabled to
save power when a monitor is not attached. It is enabled automatically when a monitor is attached
(including when the server is operating).
b. Always Disabled—The external video connection to the embedded video controller is disabled and a
monitor connected to this port does not display except during system boot.
c. Always Enabled—The external video connection to the embedded video controller is always enabled.
This option is only required if a monitor is attached with a monitor detection that does not function,
causing Auto mode not to work properly.
3. Press F10.
Fan and Thermal Options
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Thermal Configuration
Thermal Shutdown
Fan Installation Requirements
Fan Failure Policy
Extended Ambient Temperature Support
Thermal Configuration
Use this option to select the fan cooling method for the system. Modifying this option is only advised for
configurations that differ from typical Hewlett Packard Enterprise-supported configurations that cannot be
cooled adequately via Optimal Cooling.
Setting the thermal configuration
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Advanced Options > Fan and Thermal Options > Thermal Configuration and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
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a. Optimal Cooling—Provides the most efficient solution by configuring fan speeds to the minimum
required to provide adequate cooling.
b. Increased Cooling—Operates fans at a higher speed.
c. Maximum Cooling—Provides the maximum cooling available for the system.
3. Press F10.
Thermal Shutdown
Use this option to configure the system to shut down when a fan failure occurs in non-redundant fan mode. A
shutdown is initiated due to non-redundant fan failures or temperature increases beyond the pre-set
threshold. If disabled, the System Management Driver ignores thermal events and the system immediately
powers off in data-destructive situations.
Enabling or disabling thermal shutdown
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Advanced Options > Fan and Thermal Options > Thermal Shutdown and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled—The server automatically shuts down when the internal server temperature reaches within
five degrees of the critical level.
b. Disabled—The server does not automatically shut down when the internal server temperature reaches
within five degrees of the critical level. Shutdown occurs when the temperature reaches the critical
level.
3. Press F10.
Fan Installation Requirements
Use this option to configure how the server reacts when all required fans are not installed. Operating the
server without the required fans can result in damage to the hardware components. By default, the server
displays messages and log events to the IML when required fans are not installed. The server can still boot
and operate.
Setting fan installation requirements messaging
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Advanced Options > Fan and Thermal Options > Fan Installation Requirements and press
Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enable Messaging
—The server displays messages and log events to the IML when required fans are not installed. The
server can still boot and operate. This setting is the recommended setting.
b. Disable Messaging—The server does not display message and log events when required fans are not
installed. All indications that the server is operating without required fans are removed.
3. Press F10.
Fan Failure Policy
Use this option to configure how the server reacts when fans fail, resulting in the server not having required
fans in operation.
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NOTE:
Operating a server without the required fans installed and operating is not recommended and can
impact the ability for the system to cool components properly. It can also result in damage to hardware
components.
Setting the fan failure policy
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Advanced Options > Fan and Thermal Options > Fan Failure Policy and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Shutdown/Halt on Critical Fan Failures—The server cannot boot or operate if it does not have
required fans operating due to one or more fan failures. This setting is the recommended setting.
b. Allow Operation with Critical Fan Failures—The server can boot and operate if it does not have
required fans operating due to one or more fan failures.
3. Press F10.
Extended Ambient Temperature Support
Use this option to enable the server to operate at higher ambient temperatures than are normally supported.
NOTE:
This option is only supported by specific hardware configurations. See your HPE server documentation
before enabling extended ambient temperature support. Improper system operation or damage to
hardware components can result from enabling these features in unsupported configurations.
Enabling or disabling higher ambient temperature support
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Advanced Options > Fan and Thermal Options > Extended Ambient Temperature Support
and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Disabled
b. Enabled for 40c Ambient (ASHRAE 3)—Enables the server to operate in environments with ambient
temperatures up to 40 degrees Celsius.
c. Enabled for 45c Ambient (ASHRAE 4)—Enables the server to operate in environments with ambient
temperatures up to 45 degrees Celsius.
NOTE:
Not all servers support both 40c Ambient (ASHRAE 3) and 45c Ambient (ASHRAE 4).
3. Press F10.
Advanced System ROM Options
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NMI Debug Button
PCI Bus Padding Options
Consistent Device Naming
Setting the fan failure policy
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Mixed Power Supply Reporting
Serial Number
Product ID
NMI Debug Button
Use this function to enable or disable debug functionality when the system experiences a software lock-up.
The button generates a Non-Maskable Interrupt to enable the use of the operating system debugger. When
enabled, pressing the NMI Debug Button on the system board during normal operation halts the system.
Enabling or disabling the NMI debug button
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Advanced Options > Advanced System ROM Options > NMI Debug Button and press
Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
PCI Bus Padding Options
Use this option to enable or disable the default PCI Bus padding, which provides each expansion slot with an
extra PCI Bus number. By default, the System BIOS pads one PCI bus for each expansion slot to allow
expansion cards with PCI-PCI bridges not to affect current bus numbering schemes. Do not disable this
option unless you encounter a specific problem with your expansion card.
Enabling or disabling PCI Bus padding
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Advanced Options > Advanced System ROM Options > PCI Bus Padding Options and
press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
Consistent Device Naming
Use this option to set the level of Consistent Device Naming. On supported operating systems, device naming
controls how NIC ports are named based on their locations in the system.
NOTE:
Existing NIC connections retain their names until reinstalled under the OS environment.
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Enabling Consistent Device Naming
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Advanced Options > Advanced System ROM Options > Consistent Device Naming and
press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. CDN Support for LOMs only—Embedded NICs and FlexibleLOM (not NICs installed in expansion
slots) are named based on their locations in the system.
b. Disabled—All NIC ports are named based on their locations in the system.
3. Press F10.
Mixed Power Supply Reporting
Use this option to set whether the server logs messages when a mixed supply configuration is present.
Enabling or disabling mixed power supply reporting
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Advanced Options > Advanced System ROM Options > Mixed Power Supply Reporting
and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. Enabled
b. Disabled
3. Press F10.
Serial Number
Use this option to re-enter the server serial number after replacing the system board. Consult a qualified IT
service specialist for assistance in modifying this value.
Re-entering a serial number
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Advanced Options > Advanced System ROM Options > Serial Number and press Enter.
2. Enter the serial number and press Enter.
3. Press F10.
4. Press Enter.
Product ID
Use this option to re-enter the product ID after replacing the system board.
Re-entering a product ID
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Advanced Options > Advanced System ROM Options > Product ID and press Enter.
2. Enter the product ID and press Enter.
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3. Press F10.
4. Press Enter.
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Configuring the date and time and system
defaults
Setting the Date and Time
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > Date and Time and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter, then complete your entry and press Enter again.
a. Date (mm-dd-yyyy)—Enter the date in a month-day-year (mm-dd-yyyy) format.
b. Time (hh:mm:ss)—Enter the time in a 24–hour format (hh:mm:ss) format.
c. Time Zone—Use the up and down arrow keys to select your current time zone for the system
d. Daylight Savings Time
• Enabled—Adjusts the local time displayed by one hour for Daylight Savings Time.
• Disabled—Does not adjust the local time displayed for Daylight Savings Time.
e. Time Format
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Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)—Calculates the time stored in the hardware Real Time Clock
(RTC) from the associated Time Zone setting.
• Local Time—Removes the use of the Time Zone setting. This option is useful for addressing
interaction issues between Windows operating systems set in Legacy BIOS boot mode.
3. Press F10.
Resetting system defaults
System Default Options
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Restore Default System Settings
Restore Default Manufacturing Settings
Default UEFI Device Priority
User Default Options
Restore Default System Settings
Use this option to reset all BIOS configuration settings to their default values and immediately and
automatically restart the server.
Selecting this option resets all platform settings except:
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Secure Boot BIOS settings
Date and Time settings
Primary and redundant ROM Selection (if supported)
You can save a custom default configuration to use during a system restore. Doing so saves settings you
might otherwise lose. See User Default Options.
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CAUTION:
When you select use this option to reset configuration settings, any modifications that you have made
might be lost.
Restoring default system settings
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Default Options > Restore Default System Settings and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. No, cancel the restore procedure.
b. Yes, restore the default settings.
3. Press Enter to reboot the server for changes to take effect.
Restore Default Manufacturing Settings
Use this option to reset all BIOS configuration settings to their default manufacturing values and delete all
UEFI non-volatile variables, such as boot configuration and Secure Boot security keys (if Secure Boot is
enabled). Previous changes that you have made might be lost.
The difference between this action and the Restore Default System Settings option is that Restore Default
Manufacturing Settings erases all UEFI variables. An OS can write UEFI variables that store such things as
entries in the boot order and key database information for Secure Boot. When you Restore Default
Manufacturing Settings, this information is cleared, whereas it is retained when you Restore Default
System Settings.
You can save a custom default configuration to use during a system restore. Doing so saves settings you
might otherwise lose. See User Default Options.
Restoring default manufacturing settings
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Default Options > Restore Default Manufacturing Settings and press Enter.
2. Select a setting and press Enter.
a. No, cancel the restore procedure.
b. Yes, restore the default settings.
3. Press Enter.
Default UEFI Device Priority
Use this option to change the UEFI device priority that is used when default system settings are restored. The
initial UEFI Boot Order list is created based on the priorities defined here. Before you change the priority list,
you must configure and save user defaults as described in User Default Options. When the default
configuration settings are loaded, the settings from the saved Default UEFI Device Priority list are used
instead of the system or factory defaults.
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Changing the default UEFI device priority
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Default Options > Default UEFI Device Priority and press Enter.
2. Select an entry and press Enter.
3. Use the + key to move the entry higher in the list. Use the - key to move it lower in the list. Use the arrow
keys to navigate through the list.
4. Press F10.
User Default Options
Use this option to save or erase a configuration as the custom default configuration. Configure the system as
necessary and then enable this option to save the configuration as the default configuration. When the system
loads the default settings, the custom default settings are used instead of the manufacturing defaults.
Saving or erasing user default options
Procedure
1. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration
(RBSU) > System Default Options > User Default Options and press Enter.
2. Select an option and press Enter, then select a setting for the option and press Enter again.
a. Save User Defaults
• Yes, Save—Saves the current settings as the system default settings.
• No, Cancel—Does not save the current settings as the system default settings.
b. Erase User Defaults
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Yes, erase the current settings—Erases (deletes) the current user-defined default settings. Once
deleted, you can only restore these settings manually.
• No, Cancel—Does not erase the current user-defined default settings
3. Press F10.
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Scripted configuration flows
Scripted configuration flows
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Using scripted configuration flows
Scripted configuration flow
You can use BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) with the Scripting Toolkit (STK) to create standard server
configuration scripts to automate many of the manual steps in the server configuration process. You can find
the STK on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website (http://www.hpe.com/servers/stk).
The following utilities are provided in the toolkit:
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Configuration Replication Utility (CONREP)
Smart Storage Administrator (SSA)
Configuration Replication Utility (CONREP)
CONREP with ProLiant Gen9, Synergy, and other UEFI enabled servers is shipped in the STK and is a utility
that operates with the BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) to replicate hardware configuration on ProLiant
Gen8 and later servers. This utility is run during State 0, Run Hardware Configuration Utility when performing
a scripted server deployment. CONREP reads the state of the system environment variables to determine the
configuration and then writes the results to an editable script file. This file can then be deployed across
multiple servers with similar hardware and software components. For more information, see the Scripting
Toolkit User Guide for your operating system environment on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website (http://
www.hpe.com/info/stk/docs).
RESTful API support for UEFI
ProLiant Gen9 servers and Synergy compute modules include support for configuring UEFI BIOS settings
using the RESTful API, a management interface that server management tools can use to perform server
configuration, inventory, and monitoring. A REST client uses HTTPS operations to configure supported server
settings, such as iLO 4 and UEFI BIOS settings. For more information about the RESTful API and the
RESTful Interface Tool, see the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website (http://www.hpe.com/info/
restfulinterface/docs).
Smart Storage Administrator (SSA)
ProLiant Gen9 servers and Synergy compute modules support Smart Storage Administrator (SSA). SSA
Scripting is a standalone application that is distributed with the SSA CLI application. For more information See
the Scripting Toolkit for Windows User Guide (http://www.hpe.com/support/STK_Windows_UG_en), and
the SSA guides at: http://www.hpe.com/info/smartstorage/docs.
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Cannot boot devices in UEFI Mode
Symptom
You see a message that the option or device you want to boot cannot be found, or it is listed in the system
configuration as an unknown device.
Solution 1
Cause
You are attempting to boot to an option that does not have a UEFI Option ROM driver.
Action
Procedure
1. Verify that your option card has a UEFI option driver (Option ROM) that supports either x64 or EFI Byte
Code for boot functionality.
NOTE:
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UEFI drivers do not display messages on the System Utilities screen or provide function key
prompts.
If you replace the motherboard, UEFI variables are lost.
You must configure PXE servers with a boot image. For x64 EFI machines, you must also
configure the DHCP server to support x64 EFI DHCP boot requests. For more information, see
the UEFI Information Library: http://www.hpe.com/info/ProLiantUEFI/docs
Solution 2
Cause
You are attempting to boot to an option that is not supported or is not running the latest firmware.
Action
Procedure
1. Refer to the Quick Specs or Read This First card for your server to make sure that your card is supported
before you install it. Although third-party UEFI cards might work, they are not optimized for servers running
UEFI System Utilities.
2. Verify that the correct information is listed in the System Health settings for the option.
3. If necessary, use the latest SPP in offline mode to upgrade the firmware to the latest version.
Solution 3
Cause
You are booting Microsoft Windows 2008 R2, and UEFI Optimized Boot is enabled.
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Action
Procedure
1. Disable UEFI Optimized Boot.
Solution 4
Cause
You are booting VMware ESXi, and UEFI Optimized Boot is disabled.
Action
Procedure
1. Enable UEFI Optimized Boot.
Solution 5
Cause
Your default boot mode settings are different than your user-defined settings.
Action
Procedure
1. Use User Default Options to save a custom default configuration to use during a system restore.
Cannot restore system defaults
Symptom
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After moving a drive from one server to another in Windows, you see an error message that certain
settings cannot be found.
After replacing a motherboard, you lose your configuration settings, such as Secure Boot.
Cause
Moving drives and replacing system hardware can disrupt pointers to previously configured settings.
Action
Procedure
1. Use the Restore Default System Settings option, or the Restore Default Manufacturing Settings
option to restore your settings.
Cannot download the file in the network boot URL
Symptom
You see an error message when you try to download the file in the URL you specified for a network boot.
Solution 1
Cause
The network connection settings you specified during static configuration are incorrect.
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Action
Procedure
1. Use the Embedded UEFI Shell ping command to check the network connection. See “Ping” in the UEFI
Shell User Guide for HPE ProLiant Gen9 and Synergy Servers.
2. Change your static network connection settings and try to download the file in URL again.
Solution 2
Cause
The DHCP server did not respond.
Action
Procedure
1. Ensure that there is a DHCP server available and it is operational.
2. Try to download the file in the URL again.
Solution 3
Cause
No cable is connected to the selected NIC port.
Action
Procedure
1. Ensure that there is a cable connection.
2. Try to download the URL again.
Solution 4
Cause
The file is incorrect or not present on the server, or it cannot be downloaded due to insufficient privileges.
Check the file name and that it exists on the server. Make sure that you have admin privileges on the server.
Action
Procedure
1. Ensure that the file is present, that you are using the correct file name and have sufficient privileges to
download it.
2. Try to download the file in the URL again.
Solution 5
Cause
The HTTP or FTP server is down or did not respond.
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Action
Procedure
1. Ensure that the HTTP or FTP server you specified is available and that it is operational.
2. Try to download the file in the URL again.
Cannot network boot with the downloaded image file
Symptom
Booting from the image specified in the URL fails.
Solution 1
Cause
The image is not signed and Secure Boot is enabled.
Action
Procedure
1. Ensure that the image is signed and that its Secure Boot settings are correct. Ensure that the image is
signed and that its Secure Boot settings are correct. .
2. Try to download the file in the URL again.
Solution 2
Cause
The downloaded file is corrupt.
Action
Procedure
1. Select a new file.
2. Repeat the URL configuration, specifying the new file.
3. Try to download the new file in the URL.
Cannot deploy from the UEFI Shell script
Symptom
You attempted to deploy an OS using the UEFI Shell script and you see an error message that the
deployment failed.
Cause
Configuration settings are not correct.
Action
Procedure
1. Verify the following.
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a. The Embedded UEFI Shell interface is added to the UEFI Boot Order list or the One-Time Boot
Menu.
b. When added to the UEFI Boot Order list, the Embedded UEFI Shell interface is the first boot option in
the UEFI Boot Order list so that it overrides other boot options to load.
c. UEFI Shell Script Auto-Start is enabled.
d. The correct startup.nsh script file location in attached media or a network location is specified. If it is
in attached media, the startup.nshscript must be either inside the fsX:\ or the fsX:\efi\boot\
directory.
e. The .nsh script only contains supported commands.
f. Your system has enough RAM memory to create RAM disks during automated script execution.
g. Any OS boot loader or diagnostics application launched using the .nsh script is supported to run in
UEFI the environment.
2. Try the deployment again.
Cannot configure Legacy BIOS Boot Order options
Symptom
You changed the Boot Mode to Legacy BIOS Mode, and you cannot configure Legacy BIOS Boot Order
options.
Cause
Boot Mode was changed to Legacy BIOS Mode, and the system must be rebooted.
Action
Procedure
1. Reboot the system.
Cannot execute Option ROM for one or more devices
Symptom
You cannot execute Option ROM for one or more devices.
Cause
The amount of available Option ROM space has been exceeded.
Action
Procedure
1. Disable any unnecessary option ROMs (such as PXE).
Cannot find a new network or storage device in the boot
order list
Symptom
You connected a network or storage device, and it does not appear in the UEFI Boot Order list or the Legacy
BIOS Boot Order list.
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Cannot configure Legacy BIOS Boot Order options
Cause
Newly-added devices do not appear in the boot order list until you reboot the system.
Action
Procedure
1. Reboot the system.
Invalid HPE software RAID configuration
Symptom
You want to use HPE B140i SW RAID Mode, and you see an error message that the configuration is not
supported.
Cause
The compute module is configured for Legacy BIOS Mode.
Action
Procedure
1. Change the boot mode to UEFI Mode.
Invalid Server Serial Number and Product ID
Symptom
You see an error message that the Server Serial Number and Product ID are invalid, corrupted, or lost.
Cause
The serial number, product ID, or both, are invalid, corrupted, or lost.
Action
Procedure
1. Enter the correct values for these fields in the UEFI System Utilities. For more information, see "Reentering the server serial number and Product ID" in the HPE Synergy Software Overview Guide on the
Hewlett Packard Enterprise website (http://www.hpe.com/info/synergy-docs).
Invalid time or date
Symptom
You see a message stating that the time and date is not set.
Cause
The time or date in the configuration memory is invalid.
Action
Procedure
1. Use the Date and Time option to change the settings.
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Support
Support and other resources
Accessing Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support
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For live assistance, go to the Contact Hewlett Packard Enterprise Worldwide website:
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http://www.hpe.com/assistance
To access documentation and support services, go to the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center
website:
http://www.hpe.com/support/hpesc
Information to collect
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Technical support registration number (if applicable)
Product name, model or version, and serial number
Operating system name and version
Firmware version
Error messages
Product-specific reports and logs
Add-on products or components
Third-party products or components
Accessing updates
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Some software products provide a mechanism for accessing software updates through the product
interface. Review your product documentation to identify the recommended software update method.
To download product updates:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center
www.hpe.com/support/hpesc
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center: Software
downloads
www.hpe.com/support/downloads
Software Depot
www.hpe.com/support/softwaredepot
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To subscribe to eNewsletters and alerts:
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www.hpe.com/support/e-updates
To view and update your entitlements, and to link your contracts and warranties with your profile, go to the
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center More Information on Access to Support Materials page:
www.hpe.com/support/AccessToSupportMaterials
IMPORTANT:
Access to some updates might require product entitlement when accessed through the Hewlett Packard
Enterprise Support Center. You must have an HPE Passport set up with relevant entitlements.
Related information
The latest documentation for the UEFI System Utilities and Embedded Shell is available at: http://
www.hpe.com/info/ProLiantUEFI/docs%20. Available documents include:
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UEFI System Utilities and Shell Release Notes for HPE ProLiant Gen9 and Synergy Servers
UEFI System Utilities User Guide for HPE ProLiant Gen9 and Synergy Servers
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UEFI Shell User Guide for HPE ProLiant Gen9 and Synergy Servers
UEFI Shell Quick Reference Guide for HPE ProLiant Gen9 and Synergy Servers
UEFI Deployment Guide for HPE ProLiant Gen9 and Synergy Servers
UEFI System Utilities and Shell Command Mobile Help for HPE ProLiant Gen9 and Synergy Servers is
available by scanning the QR code at the bottom of the System Utilities screen, or at http://www.hpe.com/
qref/ProLiantUEFI/Help.
Websites
Website
Link
UEFI Specification
http://www.uefi.org/specifications
UEFI Learning Resources
http://www.uefi.org/learning_center
UEFI EDK2 project on SourceForge (download
specifications and code)
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/tianocore
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library
http://www.hpe.com/info/enterprise/docs
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center
http://www.hpe.com/support/hpesc
Contact Hewlett Packard Enterprise Worldwide
http://www.hpe.com/assistance
Subscription Service/Support Alerts
http://www.hpe.com/support/e-updates
Software Depot
http://www.hpe.com/support/softwaredepot
Customer Self Repair
http://www.hpe.com/support/selfrepair
Insight Remote Support
http://www.hpe.com/info/insightremotesupport/
docs
Customer self repair
Hewlett Packard Enterprise customer self repair (CSR) programs allow you to repair your product. If a CSR
part needs to be replaced, it will be shipped directly to you so that you can install it at your convenience.
Some parts do not qualify for CSR. Your Hewlett Packard Enterprise authorized service provider will
determine whether a repair can be accomplished by CSR.
For more information about CSR, contact your local service provider or go to the CSR website:
http://www.hpe.com/support/selfrepair
Remote support
Remote support is available with supported devices as part of your warranty or contractual support
agreement. It provides intelligent event diagnosis, and automatic, secure submission of hardware event
notifications to Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which will initiate a fast and accurate resolution based on your
product's service level. Hewlett Packard Enterprise strongly recommends that you register your device for
remote support.
If your product includes additional remote support details, use search to locate that information.
Remote support and Proactive Care information
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Websites
HPE Get Connected
www.hpe.com/services/getconnected
HPE Proactive Care services
www.hpe.com/services/proactivecare
HPE Proactive Care service: Supported products list
www.hpe.com/services/proactivecaresupportedproducts
HPE Proactive Care advanced service: Supported products list
www.hpe.com/services/proactivecareadvancedsupportedproducts
Proactive Care customer information
Proactive Care central
www.hpe.com/services/proactivecarecentral
Proactive Care service activation
www.hpe.com/services/proactivecarecentralgetstarted
Documentation feedback
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to providing documentation that meets your needs. To help us
improve the documentation, send any errors, suggestions, or comments to Documentation Feedback
(docsfeedback@hpe.com). When submitting your feedback, include the document title, part number, edition,
and publication date located on the front cover of the document. For online help content, include the product
name, product version, help edition, and publication date located on the legal notices page.
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