BIOS Settings

You manage BIOS settings through the server profile. When you enable the Manage BIOS option, all default settings are applied, and whatever explicit overrides you specify. BIOS settings can be edited only when the server hardware is powered off.

By selecting to manage BIOS settings, can view all settings, only those you have modified, or only those that are different than the default values. The BIOS settings displayed depend on the supported server hardware.

NOTE:
Some BIOS settings might not be available in the target server depending on its hardware configuration and system ROM version. Consult the HPE ROM-Based Setup Utility User Guide for additional details on hardware-specific settings. To obtain a copy from the HPE Support Center.
  1. Go to http://www.hpe.com/support/hpesc.

  2. In the Search HPE Support Center search box at the top of the home page screen, enter HPE ROM-based Setup Utility User Guide.

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Description

Manage BIOS

By default, BIOS settings are not managed through a server profile; however, selecting this check box enables you to do so on server hardware that supports these options.

NOTE:

When you are creating or editing a profile, the Manage BIOS check box is disabled if the appliance cannot manage these settings for the target server hardware (for example, when the target server hardware is an older hardware model). See the HPE OneView Support Matrix for a complete list of supported servers.

  • If you keep the default setting and do not select the Manage BIOS check box, the server profile will not contain any BIOS settings and managing these settings is done through the server console interface.

  • If you select the Manage BIOS check box, all BIOS settings are set to their appliance default settings. You can then edit or override these default settings through the server profile, based on the server hardware type associated with the profile.

    The settings in the server profile are applied on the server hardware when the profile is created and applied.

    The settings applied to the server hardware by the server profile are not cleared when Manage BIOS is deselected, the server profile is deleted, or the server profile is removed from the server hardware.

HPE OneView has a set of default BIOS settings for the server hardware type. Click Edit settings to display the full set of BIOS settings, organized into categories. You can click any setting to view help text and select the desired value for the setting. Any changes to the default settings are displayed in the BIOS Settings panel.

If you change a setting through another means, such as at the server console, those settings are overwritten by the settings specified in the server profile. BIOS settings supported by the server hardware but not displayed in the Edit settings screen are not overwritten.

For HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers, both actual and expected configuration values are displayed. Actual settings are the current values the server is using. The expected settings are the current values defined in the server profile.

NOTE:

When you apply a Gen9 profile with setting changes, the profile screen will show the expected and actual values but they will not match until the next server boot and the Power On Self Test (POST) has completed.

Inconsistent

Displays the values where the actual value is different than the expected value.

Modified

Displays the settings that you have edited and changed from the default values for the server hardware type. Modified settings are applied when the server is powered on.

All

Displays all setting values for the server hardware type.

Edit settings button

Allows you to edit all BIOS settings.

NOTE:
  • If the appliance has Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) greater than or equal to version 2016.06, local storage setting updates occur through the SPP boot environment instead of Intelligent Provisioning.

  • Gen9 server BIOS settings are updated through the iLO RIS interface.

  • For the Gen9 and later servers, you can edit the BIOS settings while the server power is on. The changes take effect only after the next Power On Self Test (POST)