BIOS Setup

BIOS Setup
BIOS Setup
(for Cavium Platform)
User’s Guide
Rev.1.0
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 BIOS Setup.....................................................................................................4
1-1
The Main Menu................................................................................................. 6
1-1-1
1-2
1-2-1
1-2-2
1-2-3
1-2-4
1-2-5
1-2-6
1-2-7
1-2-8
1-3
1-4
1-5
1-6
Memory Slot Information...........................................................................................9
Advanced Menu.............................................................................................. 10
S5 RTC Wake Settings............................................................................................11
Serial Port Console Redirection..............................................................................12
Network Stack.........................................................................................................15
SATA Configuration.................................................................................................17
Info Report Configuration........................................................................................18
NVME Configuration................................................................................................19
USB Configuration...................................................................................................20
Chipset Configuration..............................................................................................21
Security Menu................................................................................................. 22
Boot Menu....................................................................................................... 23
Exit Menu........................................................................................................ 25
Server Management Menu.............................................................................. 27
1-6-1
1-6-2
1-6-3
1-6-4
1-6-5
System Event Log...................................................................................................28
BMC Self Test Log...................................................................................................29
View FRU Information.............................................................................................30
BMC network configuration.....................................................................................31
IPv6 BMC network configuration.............................................................................32
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Chapter 1 BIOS Setup
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) records hardware parameters of the system in the EFI on the
motherboard. Its major functions include conducting the Power-On Self-Test (POST) during system startup,
saving system parameters and loading operating system, etc. BIOS includes a BIOS Setup program that
allows the user to modify basic system configuration settings or to activate certain system features. When the
power is turned off, the battery on the motherboard supplies the necessary power to the CMOS to keep the
configuration values in the CMOS.
To access the BIOS Setup program, press the <DEL> key during the POST when the power is turned on.
• BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems of using the current BIOS
version, it is recommended that you don't flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution.
Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.
• It is recommended that you not alter the default settings (unless you need to) to prevent system
instability or other unexpected results. Inadequately altering the settings may result in system's
failure to boot. If this occurs, try to clear the CMOS values and reset the board to default values.
(Refer to the Exit section in this chapter or introductions of the battery/clearing CMOS jumper in
Chapter 1 for how to clear the CMOS values.)
BIOS Setup Program Function Keys
<f><g>
Move the selection bar to select the screen
<h><i>
Move the selection bar to select an item
<+>
Increase the numeric value or make changes
<->
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
<Enter>
Execute command or enter the submenu
<Esc>
Main Menu: Exit the BIOS Setup program
Submenus: Exit current submenu
<F1>
Show descriptions of general help
<F3>
Restore the previous BIOS settings for the current submenus
<F9>
Load the Optimized BIOS default settings for the current submenus
<F10>
Save all the changes and exit the BIOS Setup program
BIOS Setup
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Main
This setup page includes all the items in standard compatible BIOS.
Advanced
This setup page includes all the items of AMI BIOS special enhanced features.
(ex: Auto detect fan and temperature status, automatically configure hard disk parameters.)
Security
Change, set, or disable supervisor and user password. Configuration supervisor password allows you to
restrict access to the system and BIOS Setup.
A supervisor password allows you to make changes in BIOS Setup.
A user password only allows you to view the BIOS settings but not to make changes.
Boot
This setup page provides items for configuration of boot sequence.
Save all the changes made in the BIOS Setup program to the CMOS and exit BIOS Setup. (Pressing
<F10> can also carry out this task.)
Abandon all changes and the previous settings remain in effect. Pressing <Y> to the confirmation
message will exit BIOS Setup. (Pressing <Esc> can also carry out this task.)
 Save & Exit
 Server Management
Server additional features enabled/disabled setup menus.
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BIOS Setup
1-1 The Main Menu
Once you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main Menu (as shown below) appears on the screen. Use
arrow keys to move among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter other sub-menu.
Main Menu Help
The on-screen description of a highlighted setup option is displayed on the bottom line of the Main Menu.
Submenu Help
While in a submenu, press <F1> to display a help screen (General Help) of function keys available for the
menu. Press <Esc> to exit the help screen. Help for each item is in the Item Help block on the right side of
the submenu.
• When the system is not stable as usual, select the Restore Defaults item to set your system to
its defaults.
• The BIOS Setup menus described in this chapter are for reference only and may differ by BIOS
version.
BIOS Setup
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BIOS Information
Access Level
Display the privileges level information.
Porject Name (Note)
Display the project name information.
Porject Version
Display version number of the BIOS setup utility.
BIOS Build Date and Time
Displays the date and time when the BIOS setup utility was created.
BMC Information
BMC Firmware Version
Display BMC firmware version information.
SDR Version
Display the SDR version information.
FRU Version
Display the FRU version information.
CPLD Informaiton
MB CPLD Version
Display the CPLD version information.
(Note)
This parameter will be variable depends on select models.
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BIOS Setup
Processor Configuration
CPU 0/1/MAX CPU Speed/ICPU Data Cache/CPU Instruction Cache
Displays the technical specifications for the installed processor.
Memory Information
Total Memory/Memory Frequency
Displays the technical specifications for the installed memory.
Onboard LAN MAC Address Information (Note)
Display onboard LAN device MAC address.
System Language
Select preference language.
Option available: English.
System Date
Set the date following the weekday-month-day- year format.
System Time
Set the system time following the hour-minute- second format.
(Note) This parameter will be variable depends on select models.
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1-1-1 Memory Slot Information
Memory Slot Information
Display the installed memory technical specification.
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BIOS Setup
1-2 Advanced Menu
The Advanced menu display submenu options for configuring the function of various hardware components.
Select a submenu item, then press Enter to access the related submenu screen.
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1-2-1 S5 RTC Wake Settings
Wake system from S5
Enable or disable System wake on alarm event. When enabled, System will wake on the hr:min:sec specified. Default setting is Disabled.
Wake up year(Note)
Press <+> and <-> to define the wake up year.
Wake up month(Note)
Press <+> and <-> to define the wake up month.
Wake up Date(Note)
Press <+> and <-> to define the wake up date.
Wake up hour(Note)
Press <+> and <-> to define the wake up hour.
Wake up minute(Note)
Press <+> and <-> to define the wake up minute. Wake up second(Note)
Press <+> and <-> to define the wake up second. (Note)
This item appears when Wake system from S5 is set to Enabled.
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BIOS Setup
1-2-2 Serial Port Console Redirection
BIOS Setup
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COM1/SOL/Serial Port for Out-of Band Management/Windows Emergency
Management Service (EMS)
Console Redirection (Note)
Select whether to enable console redirection for specified device. Console redirection enables users to
manage the system from a remote location.
Options available: Enabled/Disabled. Default setting is Disabled.
Console Redirection Settings
Terminal Type
Select a terminal type to be used for console redirection.
Options available: VT100/VT100+/ANSI /VT-UTF8.
Flow Control
Flow control can prevent data loss from buffer overflow. When sending data, if the receiving buffers are
full, a 'stop' signal can be sent to stop the data flow. Once the buffers are empty, a 'start' signal can be
sent to re-start the flow. Hardware flow control uses two wires to send start/stop signals.
Options available: None/Hardware RTS/CTS.
Bits per second
Select the baud rate for console redirection.
Options available: 9600/19200/57600/115200.
Data Bits
Select the data bits for console redirection.
Options available: 7/8.
(Note)
Advanced items prompt when this item is defined.
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BIOS Setup
Parity
A parity bit can be sent with the data bits to detect some transmission errors.
Even: parity bi is 0 if the num of 1's in the data bits is even.
Odd: parity bit is0if num of 1's the data bits is odd.
Mark: parity bit is always 1. Space: Parity bit is always 0.
Mark and Space Parity do not allow for error detection.
Options available: None/Even/Odd/Mark/Space.
Stop Bits
Stop bits indicate the end of a serial data packet. (A start bit indicates the beginning). The standard
setting is 1 stop bit. Communication with slow devices may require more than 1 stop bit.
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1-2-3 Network Stack
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BIOS Setup
Network stack
Enable/Disable UEFI network stack.
Options available: Enabled/DIsabled. Default setting is Enabled.
PXE Option
Enable/Disable PXE option.
Options available: Enabled/DIsabled. Default setting is Enabled.
Ipv4 PXE Support
Enable/Disable Ipv4 PXE feature.
Options available: Enabled/DIsabled. Default setting is Disabled.
Ipv6 PXE Support
Enable/Disable Ipv6 PXE feature.
Options available: Enabled/DIsabled. Default setting is Disabled.
PXE Retry
Enable/Disable PXE Retry.
Options available: Enabled/DIsabled. Default setting is Disabled.
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1-2-4 SATA Configuration
SATA Configuraiton The category shows Serial ATA of hard disk that are installed in the system. System will automatically
detect HDD type.
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BIOS Setup
1-2-5 Info Report Configuration
Info Report Configuration
Post Report
Enable/Disable Post Report support.
Options available: Enabled/Disabled. Default setting is Enabled.
Delay Time
Press <+> / <-> keys to increase or decrease the desired values.
Error Message Report
Info Error Message
Enable/Disable Info Error Message support.
Options available: Enabled/Disabled. Default setting is Enabled.
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1-2-6 NVME Configuration
NVME Configuraiton This page shows NVMe device that are installed in the system. System will detect automatically.
Functions are available on selected models.
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BIOS Setup
1-2-7 USB Configuration
USB Configuration
XHCI Hand-off
Enable/Disable XHCI (USB 3.0) Hand-off function.
Options available: Enabled/Disabled. Default setting is Enabled.
USB Mass Storage Driver Support
Enable/Disable USB Mass Storage Drive.
Options available: Enabled/Disabled. Default setting is Enabled.
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1-2-8 Chipset Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss (Note1)
Defines the power state to resume to after a system shutdown that is due to an interruption in AC power.
When set to Last State, the system will return to the active power state prior to shutdown. When set to
Stay Off, the system remains off after power shutdown.
Options available: Last State/Stay Off/Power On. The default setting depends on the BMC setting.
SATA Support number (Note2)
Option available: Keep current/4 SATA/12 SATA/24 SATA/32 SATA.
(Note1) When the power policy is controlled by BMC, please wait for 17 seconds for BMC to save the last power state.
(Note2) Functions are available on selected models.
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1-3 Security Menu
The Security menu allows you to safeguard and protect the system from unauthorized use by setting up
access passwords.
There are two types of passwords that you can set:
• Administrator Password
Entering this password will allow the user to access and change all settings in the Setup Utility.
• User Password
Entering this password will restrict a user’s access to the Setup menus. To enable or disable this field, a Administrator Password must first be set. A user can only access and modify the System Time, System Date, and Set User Password fields.
Administrator Password
Press Enter to configure the Administrator password.
User Password
Press Enter to configure the user password.
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1-4 Boot Menu
The Boot menu allows you to set the drive priority during system boot-up. BIOS setup will display an error
message if the legacy drive(s) specified is not bootable.
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BIOS Setup
Boot Configuration
Setup Prompt Timeout
Number of seconds to wait for setup activation key. 65535(0xFFFF) means indefinite waiting."
Press the numberic keys to input the desired value.
Bootup NumLock State
Enable or Disable Bootup NumLock function.
Options available: On/Off. Default setting is On.
Logo Display on POST
Enables or disables showing the logo during POST.
Options available: Enabled/Disabled. Default setting is Enabled.
Boot Priority Order
Boot Option #1/#2/#3/#4/#5/#6#7/#8
Press Enter to configure the boot priority.
By default, the server searches for boot devices in the following secquence:
1. UEFI device.
2. Hard drive.
3. Removable device.
4. Hard drive.
5. Network device.
6. Built-in UEFI device
7. Built-in UEFI device
8. Built-in UEFI device
New Boot Option Policy
Controls the placement of newly detected UEFI boot options.
Options available: Default/Place First/Place Last. Default setting is Default.
Fast Boot
Enable/Disable the Fast boot feature.
Options available: Enabled/Disabled. Default setting is Enabled.
X540 LAN PXE (Note)
Enable/Disable LAN PXE option.
Options available: Enabled/Disabled. Default setting is Disabled.
(Note) This parameter will be variable depends on select models.
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1-5 Exit Menu
The Exit menu displays the various options to quit from the BIOS setup. Highlight any of the exit options then
press Enter.
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BIOS Setup
SaveOptions
Save Changes and Reset
Saves changes made and reset the system.
Options available: Yes/No.
Discard Changes and Reset
Discards changes made and reset the system.
Options available: Yes/No.
Default Options
Restore Defaults
Loads the default settings for all BIOS setup parameters. Setup Defaults are quite demanding in terms
of resources consumption. If you are using low-speed memory chips or other kinds of low-performance
components and you choose to load these settings, the system might not function properly.
Options available: Yes/No.
Boot Override
Allows you to select a device to boot immediately. Press <Enter> on the device you select and select
Yes to confirm. Your system will restart automatically and boot from that device.
UEFI: Built-in in EFI Shell
Press <Enter> on this item to Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device. BIOS Setup
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1-6 Server Management Menu
BMC Self Test Status
Display BMC test status.
BMC Device ID
Display BMC device ID information.
BMC Device Reversion
Display the BMC device version information.
BMC Firmware Reversion
Display BMC firmware version information.
IPMI Version
Display the IPMI version information.
BMC Support
Enable/Disable interface to communicate with BMC
Options available: Enabled/Disabled. Default setting is Enabled.
System Event Log
Press [Enter] for configuration of advanced items.
BMC Self Test Log
Press [Enter] for configuration of advanced items.
View FRU Information
Press [Enter] to view the advanced items.
BMC network configuration
Press [Enter] for configuration of advanced items.
IPv6 BMC network configuration
Press [Enter] for configuration of advanced items.
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BIOS Setup
1-6-1 System Event Log
Enabling/Disabling Options
SEL Components
Change this to enable or disable all features of System Event Logging during boot.
Options available: Enabled/Disabled. Default setting is Enabled.
Erasing Settings
Erasing SEL
Choose options for erasing SEL.
Options available: No/Yes, On next reset/Yes, On every reset. Default setting is No.
When SEL is Full
Choose options for reactions to a full SEL.
Options available: Do Nothing/Erase Immediately. Default setting is Do Nothing.
Custom EFI Logging Options
Log EFI Status Codes
Enable/Disable the logging of EFI Status Codes (if not already converted to legacy).
Options available: Disabled/Both/Error code/Progress code. Default setting is Error code.
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1-6-2 BMC Self Test Log
Erase Log
Choose options for erasing log.
Options available: No/Yes, On next reset/Yes, On every reset. Default setting is No.
When Log is Full
Choose options for reactions to a full log.
Options available: Do Nothing/Clear Log. Default setting is Clear Log.
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BIOS Setup
1-6-3 View FRU Information
The FRU page is a simple display page for basic system ID information, as well as System product
information. Items on this window are non-configurable.
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1-6-4 BMC network configuration
BMC network configuration
Lan Channel 1
Configuration Address source
Select to configure LAN channel parameters statically or dynamically (DHCP). Do nothing option willnot
modify any BMC network parameters during BIOS phase.
Options available: Unspecified/Static/DynamicBmcDhcp. Default setting is DynamicBmcDhcp.
Station IP Address
Display IP Address information.
Subnet mask
Display Subnet Mask information.
Please note that the IP address must be in three digitals, for example, 192.168.000.001.
Station MAC Address
Display the MAC Address information.
Router IP address
Display the Router IP Address information.
Router MAC address
Display the Router MAC Address information.
Synchronize BMC V4 network parameter values
Press [Enter] to start synchronization.
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BIOS Setup
1-6-5 IPv6 BMC network configuration
IPv6 BMC network configuration
IPv6 Lan Channel 1
IPv6 BMC Lan Option
Option available: Unspecified/Enabled/Disabled. Default setting is Enabled.
IPv6 BMC LAN IP Address Source
Select to configure IPv6 BMC LAN channel parameters statically or dynamically (DHCP).
Options available: Unspecified/Static/Dynamic-Obtained by BMC running DHCP.
Default setting is Dynamic-Obtained by BMC running DHCP.
IPv6 BMC Lan IP Address/Prefix Length
DisplayIPv6 BMC Lan IP Address/Prefix Length information.
Synchronize BMC V6 network parameter values
Press [Enter] to start synchronization.
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