Boot Settings

By default, server boot behavior is controlled by the server profile template. The available options are determined by the server hardware type you select in the server profile template.

For a complete list of supported servers, see the appropriate support matrix on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library.

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Manage boot mode (Gen9 servers only)

Enable this option to manage the boot mode and PXE boot policy, if applicable.
When Manage boot mode is disabled on a server profile template:
  • HPE OneView will not change the PXE boot mode or PXE boot policy.

  • HPE OneView will not perform compliance checks and remediation on boot-related settings on associated server profiles.

    For example, if you change a SAN attachment that is not set as a boot volume in the server profile template to be bootable in an associated server profile, HPE OneView will not flag the server profile as non-compliant with the server profile template.

Boot mode

Sets the boot mode to one of the following:

If UEFI or UEFI optimized is selected, the PXE boot policy can also be specified. Additionally, the option to manage the boot order is also available if the selected server hardware is an HPE ProLiant Gen9 BL server blade.
  • UEFI
  • UEFI optimized
  • Legacy BIOS

Boot order management is not available for HPE ProLiant Gen9 DL rack servers.

For the UEFI or UEFI optimized boot mode options, the boot mode choice should be based on the expected OS and required boot features for the server hardware. UEFI optimized boot mode reduces the time the system spends in POST. In order to select the appropriate boot mode, consider the following:
  • If a secure boot is required, the boot mode must be set to

    UEFI or UEFI optimized.
  • For operating systems that do not support UEFI (such as DOS, or older versions of Windows and Linux), the boot mode must be set to Legacy BIOS.

  • When booting Windows 7, Server 2008, or 2008 R2 using UEFI, do not select UEFI optimized.

Secure boot (Gen10 server hardware only)

Enabled, Disabled or Not managed.

Not managed means HPE OneView will not modify any existing or future secure boot configurations applied to the server hardware outside of HPE OneView.

Available on Class 3 UEFI server hardware.

Available on Class 2 UEFI server hardware in UEFI optimized boot mode.

PXE boot policy

Controls the ordering of the network modes available to the Flexible LOM (FLB).

Select from the following policies:
  • Auto
  • IPv4 only
  • IPv6 only
  • IPv4 then IPv6
  • IPv6 then IPv4

Setting the policy to Auto will configure the server hardware to use the BIOS-defined PXE boot policy.

Manage boot order

Enable this option to specify the order in which devices will be presented as boot targets. If you disable Manage boot order, server boot order is determined by the BIOS on the selected server hardware.

On Gen9 BL servers, the Manage boot order option is available only if the Manage boot mode option is enabled.

When the server hardware boots and the first device specified is unavailable, the server attempts to boot from the second device, and so on. In order to provide redundant paths, primary and secondary sources can be defined when booting via Ethernet or SAN connections.

PXE and Hard disk selections do not control SD placement in the boot order.

Boot targets can change based on the server hardware.

For Gen8 and earlier servers or Gen9 servers in Legacy BIOS boot mode:

You can drag and drop targets, or edit them to change the boot order:
  • CD

  • Floppy (G7 and Gen8 only)

  • USB

  • Hard disk

  • PXE

For Gen9 BL server blades in UEFI or UEFI optimized boot mode:
Primary boot device

This setting is available when Manage boot order is enabled.

Select one of the following settings:
  • Hard disk

  • PXE