Create a server profile template

This procedure describes how to create a server profile template and the prerequisites for configuration. You can use the server profile template to deploy servers with consistent configuration.

Prerequisites
Procedure
  1. From the main menu, select SERVERS > Server Profile Templates, and then do one of the following:
    1. Click + Create server profile template in the master pane.
    2. Select Actions > Create.
      NOTE:

      The Actions menu is displayed only when there is at least one server profile template created.

  2. Supply the requested data for applicable panels.

    The following are the prerequisites for each of the configurations.

    Firmware

    The imported firmware bundles are included in the Firmware baseline list. To import firmware bundles, use the Firmware Bundles screen.

    Connections
    • One or more networks must be defined. Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and FCoE networks are supported.

    • One or more network sets can be defined.

    The following are the prerequisites for the modules:

    HPE Virtual Connect Modules
    • A logical enclosure group must be created.

    • The logical enclosure group must contain a logical interconnect group that describes the configuration of the Virtual Connect modules.

    • The logical enclosure group must be applied to the physical enclosures, creating logical enclosure.

    Cisco Fabric Extender for HPE BladeSystem
    • A logical enclosure group must be created.

    • The logical enclosure group must contain a logical interconnect group that describes the required configuration of the fabric extender modules.

    • The logical enclosure group must be applied to the physical enclosure, creating a logical enclosure.

    Rack connectivity modules
    • A logical switch group must be defined.

    • The logical switch group must be applied to the rack connectivity modules, creating the logical switch.

    • The server hardware must be physically linked to the rack connectivity modules in the logical switch.

    Brocade SAN Switch for HPE BladeSystem c-Class or Fibre Channel connections for rack servers
    • Fibre Channel networks with "Fabric attach" fabric type must exist.

    SAN Storage
    • A storage system must be added to HPE OneView.

    • If available, a SAN manager must be configured to provide best support.

    Local Storage/Boot Settings/BIOS Settings/iLO Settings/Advanced

    There are no prerequisites for these settings.

  3. Click Create or Create + to create the server profile template.

    If you click Create +, you can create another server profile template.

  4. Repeat this procedure for every server profile template you want to create.
  5. Verify that each server profile template was created in the master pane.

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