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Enabling the Trusted Platform Module

  1. During the server startup sequence, press the F9 key to access System Utilities.
  2. From the System Utilities screen, select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) > Server Security.
  3. Select Trusted Platform Module Options and press the Enter key.
  4. Select Enabled to enable the TPM and BIOS secure startup. The TPM is fully functional in this mode.
  5. Press the F10 key to save your selection.
  6. When prompted to save the change in System Utilities, press the Y key.
  7. Press the ESC key to exit System Utilities. Then, press the Enter key when prompted to reboot the server.

The server then reboots a second time without user input. During this reboot, the TPM setting becomes effective.

You can now enable TPM functionality in the OS, such as Microsoft Windows BitLocker or measured boot.

CAUTION: When a TPM is installed and enabled on the server, data access is locked if you fail to follow the proper procedures for updating the system or option firmware, replacing the system board, replacing a hard drive, or modifying OS application TPM settings.

For more information on firmware updates and hardware procedures, see the HP Trusted Platform Module Best Practices White Paper on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center website.

For more information on adjusting TPM usage in BitLocker, see the Microsoft website.