General

Screen component

Description

Description

Description of the server profile that enables you to easily identify it.

Server profile template

The server profile template associated with the server profile. The server profile is checked for compliance with the server profile template.

Consistency state

The consistency state of the server profile with associated server profile template.

Server hardware

Specifies the intended target of the server profile you create.

The Server hardware drop-down menu indicates the health status of a server.

unassigned

An unassigned server profile is one that is not assigned to a server or an enclosure bay, but that you can use to set all other server provisioning aspects.

When you select unassigned, you must specify the Server hardware type and Enclosure group (for server blades).

See Capturing best-practice configurations for information on capturing best-practice configurations.

Enclosure and enclosure bay

When you select an enclosure and enclosure bay, the appliance automatically determines the appropriate profile settings based on the server hardware detected in that enclosure bay. The server hardware resource UUID appears next to the server hardware label.

IP address

When you select an IP address, you are selecting a rack-based server hardware. The Server hardware type is automatically determined. Enclosure group does not apply to this type of server. You can choose the firmware and BIOS settings for rack servers.

Show empty bays

You can select the Show empty bays checkbox to assign a server profile to an empty enclosure bay.

NOTE:
  • If the Show empty bays checkbox is cleared, no empty bays are shown in the Server hardware drop-down list.
  • If this checkbox is selected, all the empty bays allowed by scopes and enclosure groups appear.

Server hardware type

Identifies the server hardware provisioned by the server profile. The server hardware type determines the provisioning settings available in the profile, such as the BIOS settings.

You can change a server hardware type to migrate an existing server profile to another server with different adapters, different generations of hardware, and different server blade models.

Enclosure group

Defines the enclosure group used to configure the enclosure. The enclosure group provides the interconnect information to determine the available networks.

You can change the enclosure group to move an existing server profile to a different enclosure while still supporting different adapters, different generations of hardware, and different server blade models.

Affinity

Controls server profile remove-and-replace behavior for server blades. If you apply a server profile to a server blade and the server is subsequently removed from the device bay, the Affinity setting controls whether the server profile is reapplied when you insert a server blade into the empty bay. Server profiles for rack servers do not have affinity.

Device bay

The server profile assigned to the device bay is applied to any server blade you insert into the bay, provided the server hardware type of the inserted server blade matches the server hardware type specified in the server profile.

Device bay + server hardware

The server profile assigned to the device bay is not applied if you insert a different server into the bay.

The serial number and server hardware type of the inserted server must match the values in the server profile.

Default value: Device bay

Scope

Controls the initial assignment of the created resource to scopes.

Users with create permissions that are restricted by scope must assign resources to one or more restrictive scopes to be able to manage a resource.

Users with create permissions that are not restricted by scope are not required to assign resources to a scope to be able to manage a resource. Users with no scope restrictions can assign any resource to any scope.

Server power

Specifies whether the server hardware is powered on or off.

Serial number

Virtual or user-defined serial number of the server hardware.

UUID

Virtual or user-defined UUID of the server hardware.

iSCSI initiator name

Virtual or user-defined name of the iSCSI initiator.

NOTE:

Some of the server profile settings can be edited while the server hardware is powered on, for others the server hardware must be powered off.