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HP ROM-Based Setup Utility User Guide
Abstract
This document details how to access and use the HP ROM-Based Setup Utility that is embedded in the system ROM of all HP
ProLiant Generation 2 and later servers. All options and available responses are defined. This document is for the person who
installs, administers, and troubleshoots servers and storage systems.
HP Part Number: 347563-405
Published: June 2012
Edition: 14

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  • Page 1 HP ROM-Based Setup Utility User Guide Abstract This document details how to access and use the HP ROM-Based Setup Utility that is embedded in the system ROM of all HP ProLiant Generation 2 and later servers. All options and available responses are defined. This document is for the person who installs, administers, and troubleshoots servers and storage systems.
  • Page 2 © Copyright 2003, 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Notices Confidential computer software. Valid license from HP required for possession, use or copying. Consistent with FAR 12.21 1 and 12.212, Commercial Computer Software, Computer Software Documentation, and Technical Data for Commercial Items are licensed to the U.S. Government under vendor’s standard commercial license.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Introduction....................9 Overview..........................9 Running RBSU..........................9 Using this guide........................9 2 RBSU menu-driven interface (G7 and later servers)........10 RBSU main menu........................10 System Options menu......................11 Serial Port Options......................12 Embedded Serial Port....................12 Virtual Serial Port......................13 Embedded Serial Port Connector..................14 Embedded NICs........................15 NIC Personality Options.....................16 Advanced Memory Protection....................17 USB Options........................18 USB Control.........................19...
  • Page 4 Energy/Performance Bias....................53 Maximum Memory Bus Frequency...................54 Channel Interleaving......................55 Memory Interleaving......................56 PCI Express Generation 2.0 Support................57 PCIe Gen 3 Control (For Select Devices)................58 Maximum PCI Express Speed..................59 Dynamic Power Savings Mode Response................60 Collaborative Power Control...................61 Turbo Boost Optimization....................62 DIMM Idle Power Saving Mode..................63 DIMM Voltage Preference....................64 HyperTransport Frequency....................65 PCI IRQ Settings menu......................66...
  • Page 5 PCI Bus Padding Options.....................103 Memory Mapped I/O Options..................104 Address Mode 44-bit....................105 Power-On Logo......................106 F1 1 Boot Menu Prompt....................107 Hide Option ROM Messages..................108 PCIe Slot6 Training Speed....................109 Video Options.........................110 Power Supply Requirements Override..................111 Thermal Configuration......................112 Service Options.......................113 Serial Number......................113 Product ID........................114 Advanced Performance Tuning Options................115 HW Prefetcher......................116 Adjacent Sector Prefetch....................117...
  • Page 6 Diskette Boot Control......................148 Advanced Memory Protection....................149 USB Control........................150 USB 2.0 EHCI Controller....................150 Power Regulator for ProLiant....................151 USB External Port Capability.....................152 Ultra Low Power State.......................153 PCI Devices menu.........................154 Standard Boot Order (IPL) menu.....................155 Boot Controller Order menu....................156 Date and Time menu......................156 Server Availability menu......................156 ASR Status........................157 ASR Timeout........................157...
  • Page 7 SATA Software RAID......................170 Optional PCI-X Riser Fan Monitoring...................170 Processor Options......................170 Processor Hyper-Threading...................170 HW Prefetcher......................171 Adjacent Sector Prefetch....................171 No-Execute Memory Protection..................171 Intel Virtualization Technology..................171 Expansion Card Caching Optimization................171 Power Supply Requirements Override..................171 Embedded VGA Control....................172 Utility Language menu......................173 4 RBSU BIOS Serial Console (CLI)..............174 BIOS Serial Console/CLI overview..................174 BIOS Serial Console setup.....................174 Terminal emulation options....................174...
  • Page 8 8 Documentation feedback.................198 Acronyms and abbreviations...............199 Index.......................200 Contents...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    1 Introduction Overview HP ProLiant Generation 2 and later servers include a configuration utility that is embedded in the system ROM. This ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) performs a wide range of configuration activities that may include: Configuring system devices and installed options Displaying system information Selecting the primary boot controller Configuring online spare memory...
  • Page 10: Rbsu Menu-driven Interface (g7 And Later Servers)

    2 RBSU menu-driven interface (G7 and later servers) NOTE: The RBSU for G7 and Gen8 servers contain many of the same tasks, but some options differ slightly or are unique offerings dependant on the server model. In this document, if an option is unique to a specific server model or processor type, a clarifying note included in the section that describes the option.
  • Page 11: System Options Menu

    System Options menu The System Options menu options control basic I/O server configuration. Depending on your server model, options may include: “Serial Port Options” (page 12) “Embedded NICs” (page 15) “NIC Personality Options” (page 16) “Advanced Memory Protection” (page 17) “USB Options”...
  • Page 12: Serial Port Options

    Serial Port Options Depending on your server model, options may include: “Embedded Serial Port” (page 12) “Virtual Serial Port” (page 13) “Embedded Serial Port Connector” (page 14) Embedded Serial Port The Embedded Serial Port option assigns the logical COM port number and associated default resources to the selected physical serial port.
  • Page 13: Virtual Serial Port

    Virtual Serial Port The Virtual Serial Port option assigns the logical COM port number and associated default resources used by the VSP. The VSP enables the iLO Management Controller to appear as a physical serial port to support the BIOS Serial Console and the OS serial console. Options include: COM 1 (default for blade servers) COM 2 (default for all servers except blades)
  • Page 14: Embedded Serial Port Connector

    Embedded Serial Port Connector NOTE: This option is available only on some Gen8 servers. This Embedded Serial Port Connector option controls how the system uses the embedded front serial port. Options include: Automatically Switch to SUV Cable (default)—Functions via the front serial port when the SUV cable is not attached, but automatically switches to the SUV cable if it is attached.
  • Page 15: Embedded Nics

    Embedded NICs These boot options enable or disable network boot for embedded NICs. These settings provide no functionality if an embedded NIC is not installed. NOTE: When enabling Network Boot support for an embedded NIC, the NIC will not show up in the Standard Boot Order (IPL) until the next reboot.
  • Page 16: Nic Personality Options

    NIC Personality Options NOTE: This option is supported only on select HP CNA devices. HP Virtual Connect profile settings take precedence over the NIC Personality option settings. For some systems with a Converged Network Adapter (CNA), the protocols can be configured using the NIC Personality Options.
  • Page 17: Advanced Memory Protection

    Advanced Memory Protection Advanced Memory Protection provides additional memory protection beyond ECC (error checking and correcting), including: Option Description Servers supported Advanced ECC Support (default) Provides the largest memory capacity G7 servers: All to the OS. Gen8 servers: All Online Spare with Advanced ECC Enables the system to automatically G7 servers: All Support...
  • Page 18: Usb Options

    USB Options Depending on your server model, options may include: “USB Control” (page 19) “USB 2.0 Controller” (page 20) “USB Boot Support” (page 21) “Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence” (page 22) RBSU menu-driven interface (G7 and later servers)
  • Page 19: Usb Control

    USB Control The USB Control option determines how USB ports and embedded devices operate at startup. Depending on your server model, options may include the following: Option Description Servers supported USB Enabled (default) All USB ports and embedded devices are enabled. G7 servers: All Gen8 servers: All USB Disabled...
  • Page 20: Usb 2.0 Controller

    USB 2.0 Controller NOTE: This option is available on servers with AMD processors. The USB 2.0 EHCI Controller option is a toggle setting that enables or disables the high-speed USB 2.0 controller. Options include: Enabled (default) Disabled RBSU menu-driven interface (G7 and later servers)
  • Page 21: Usb Boot Support

    USB Boot Support NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers. USB Boot Support controls whether the system boots from USB devices connected to the server. When disabled, this option also disables booting of iLO virtual media. Options include: Enabled (default) Disabled System Options menu...
  • Page 22: Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence

    Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence NOTE: This Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence is not available on blade servers. This option enables the user to select which USB port or SD card slot the system searches first when enumerating boot devices. The option does not override the device boot order selected in the Standard Boot Order (IPL) option.
  • Page 23: Processor Options

    Processor Options Depending on your server model, options may include: “No-Execute Memory Protection” (page 24) “No-Execute Page Protection” (page 25) “Intel Virtualization Technology” (page 26) “AMD V (AMD Virtualization)” (page 27) “Intel Hyperthreading Options” (page 28) “Processor Core Disable” (page 29) “Processor Core Disable”...
  • Page 24: No-execute Memory Protection

    No-Execute Memory Protection NOTE: This option is available on servers with Intel processors. No-Execute Memory Protection enables the hardware portion of a feature that protects systems against malicious code and viruses. When used in combination with an OS that supports this feature, certain memory locations are marked as not for executable code.
  • Page 25: No-execute Page Protection

    No-Execute Page Protection NOTE: This option is available on servers with AMD processors. No-Execute Page Protection enables the hardware portion of a feature that protects systems against malicious code and viruses. When used in combination with an OS that supports this feature, certain memory locations are marked as not for executable code.
  • Page 26: Intel Virtualization Technology

    Intel Virtualization Technology NOTE: This option is available on servers with Intel processors. When enabled, a Virtual Machine Manager supporting this feature can use hardware capabilities provided by Intel. Options include: Enabled (default) Disabled RBSU menu-driven interface (G7 and later servers)
  • Page 27: Amd V (amd Virtualization)

    AMD V (AMD Virtualization) NOTE: This option is available on servers with AMD processors. When enabled, a Virtual Machine Manager supporting this feature can use hardware capabilities provided by AMD. Options include: Enabled (default) Disabled System Options menu...
  • Page 28: Intel Hyperthreading Options

    Intel Hyperthreading Options NOTE: This option is available on servers with Intel processors. Intel Hyperthreading Options is a toggle setting that allows Intel Hyperthreading Technology to be enabled or disabled. Intel Hyperthreading delivers two logical processors that can execute multiple tasks simultaneously using shared hardware resources of a single processor core.
  • Page 29: Processor Core Disable

    Processor Core Disable NOTE: This option is available on G7 servers. Depending on the applications used, this feature has the following benefits: Reduces processor power usage and improves overall performance Improves overall performance for applications that benefit from higher performance cores rather than from additional processing cores Addresses issues with software licensed on a per-core basis NOTE:...
  • Page 30: Processor Core Disable

    Processor Core Disable NOTE: This option is available on G7 servers with AMD processors and all Gen8 servers. Depending on the applications used, this feature has the following benefits: Reduces processor power usage and improves overall performance Improves overall performance for applications that benefit from higher performance cores rather than from additional processing cores Addresses issues with software licensed on a per-core basis NOTE:...
  • Page 31: Intel Turbo Boost Technology

    Intel Turbo Boost Technology NOTE: This option is available on G7 servers with Intel processors. Intel Turbo Boost Technology enables a processor that has available power headroom and is under temperature specification to transition to a higher frequency than the rated speed. Disabling this feature reduces power usage but also reduces the system's maximum achievable performance under some workloads.
  • Page 32: Intel Turbo Boost Technology

    Intel Turbo Boost Technology NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers with Intel processors. Turbo Boost Technology is a processor feature which enables the processor to transition to a higher frequency than the processor`s rated speed if the processor has available power headroom and is within temperature specifications.
  • Page 33: Amd Core Performance Boost

    AMD Core Performance Boost NOTE: This option is available on some servers with AMD processors. For more information, see the documentation for your processor model. If supported by your processor, AMD Core Performance Boost enables the processor to transition to a higher frequency than the processor`s rated speed, if the processor has available power headroom and is within temperature specifications.
  • Page 34: Intel Vt-d

    Intel VT-d NOTE: This option is available on some servers with Intel processors. For more information, see the documentation for your processor model. When enabled, a Virtual Machine Manager supporting this feature can use hardware capabilities provided by the Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O. Options include: Enabled (default) Disabled...
  • Page 35: Amd-vi (iommu)

    AMD-Vi (IOMMU) NOTE: This option is available on some Gen8 servers with AMD processors. For more information, see the documentation for your processor model. When enabled, a Virtual Machine Manager supporting this feature can use hardware capabilities provided by the AMD I/O Memory Management Unit (IOMMU). Options include: Enabled (default) Disabled...
  • Page 36: Numlock Power-on State

    NUMLOCK Power-On State NOTE: This option is not supported on blade servers. The NUMLOCK Power-On State option is a toggle setting that enables or disables the power-up state of the NUMLOCK key. When the NUMLOCK key is enabled, it is active when the machine powers up.
  • Page 37: Sata Controller Options (gen8 Servers With Sata Controllers)

    SATA Controller Options (Gen8 servers with SATA controllers) NOTE: These SATA controller options are not supported on BL460, BL465, and DL385 servers) Depending on your server model, options may include: “Embedded SATA Configuration” (page 37) “Enable SATA RAID” (page 38) “Drive Write Cache”...
  • Page 38: Enable Sata Raid

    Enable SATA RAID NOTE: This option is available only on server models that support Dynamic Smart Array. For more information, see the HP Dynamic Smart Array RAID Controller User Guide on the HP website at http://www.hp.com/support/DSA_RAID_UG_en. This option allows the user to configure the embedded chipset serial ATA (SATA) controller to one of three operational modes.
  • Page 39: Drive Write Cache

    Drive Write Cache IMPORTANT: This option is not visible if SATA SW RAID is enabled. Enabling Drive Write Cache may result in data loss or data corruption if an unexpected power loss occurs. Drive Write Cache controls the behavior of the Drive Write Cache in the ATA hard drive. This feature provides greater drive performance.
  • Page 40: Hp Smart Array B320i Raid Configuration

    HP Smart Array B320i RAID Configuration NOTE: This option is available only on server models that support Dynamic Smart Array. For more information, see the HP Dynamic Smart Array RAID Controller User Guide on the HP website at http://www.hp.com/support/DSA_RAID_UG_en. IMPORTANT: Changing this setting may result in data loss or data corruption on existing drives.
  • Page 41: Power Management Options Menu

    Power Management Options menu The Power Management Options menu includes the following options: “HP Power Profile” (page 41) “HP Power Regulator” (page 42) “Redundant Power Supply Mode” (page 43) “Advanced Power Management Options” (page 44) NOTE: When using the Intelligent Provisioning Quick Configs options available for Gen8 servers, you can set a basic policy for performance versus power usage without having to configure individual settings through RBSU menus.
  • Page 42: Hp Power Regulator

    HP Power Regulator This feature configures the Power Regulator for ProLiant support. Options include: HP Dynamic Power Savings Mode (default)—Automatically varies processor speed and power usage based on processor use, reduces overall power consumption with little or no impact to performance, and does not require OS support.
  • Page 43: Redundant Power Supply Mode

    Redundant Power Supply Mode NOTE: This feature is not available on SL and BL server models. This feature enables the user to configure how the system manages power delivery to power supplies in redundant power supply configurations. Options include: Balanced Mode (default)—Shares the power delivery equally between all installed power supplies.
  • Page 44: Advanced Power Management Options

    Advanced Power Management Options Depending on your server model, options may include: “Intel QPI Link Power Management” (page 45) “Intel QPI Link Frequency” (page 46) “QPI Bandwidth Optimization (RTID)” (page 47) “Minimum Processor Idle Power Core State” (page 48) “Minimum Processor Idle Power Core C6 State” (page 49) “Minimum Processor Idle Power C1e State”...
  • Page 45: Intel Qpi Link Power Management

    Intel QPI Link Power Management NOTE: This option is available on servers with multiple Intel processors. This feature places the Quick Path Interconnect links into a low power state when the links are not being used. This reduces power usage with minimal performance impact. Options include: Enabled (default) Disabled...
  • Page 46: Intel Qpi Link Frequency

    Intel QPI Link Frequency NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers with multiple Intel processors. This option enables you to set the QPI Link frequency to a low speed. Running at a lower frequency may reduce power consumption, but may also impact system performance. Options include: Auto (default) Min QPI Speed...
  • Page 47: Qpi Bandwidth Optimization (rtid)

    QPI Bandwidth Optimization (RTID) NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers with Intel processors. The QPI link between two processors has been tuned to provide the best performance for all known applications. Options include: Balanced (default)—Provides the best performance for nearly all conventional customer applications and benchmarks.
  • Page 48: Minimum Processor Idle Power Core State

    Minimum Processor Idle Power Core State NOTE: This option is available on servers with Intel processors. This feature selects the lowest processor idle power state (C-state) supported by the OS. The higher the C-state, the lower the power usage of the idle power state. C6 is the lowest power idle state supported by the processor.
  • Page 49: Minimum Processor Idle Power Core C6 State

    Minimum Processor Idle Power Core C6 State NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers with AMD processors. This option enables individual cores of a processor to enter Core C6 state when the operating system requests a low power C-State. Core C6 consumes less power and allows other cores in the processor to enter a higher performance boost state.
  • Page 50: Minimum Processor Idle Power C1e State

    Minimum Processor Idle Power C1e State NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers with AMD processors. This option enables the processor to enter a reduced power C1e state when all cores of a processor have entered a low power C-state. Enabling this feature results in substantial power savings in most configurations.
  • Page 51: Minimum Processor Idle Power Package State

    Minimum Processor Idle Power Package State NOTE: This option is available on servers with Intel processors. This feature selects the lowest processor idle power state (C-state). The processor automatically transitions into package C-states based on the Core C-states that cores on the processor have transitioned to.
  • Page 52: Minimum Processor Idle Power State

    Minimum Processor Idle Power State NOTE: This option is available on G7 servers with AMD processors. This feature selects the lowest processor idle power state (C-state) supported by the OS. The higher the C-state, the lower the power usage of the idle power state. C6 is the lowest power idle state supported by the processor.
  • Page 53: Energy/performance Bias

    Energy/Performance Bias NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers with Intel processors. This option configures several processor subsystems to optimize processor performance and power usage. Options include: Maximum Performance—Provides the highest performance and lowest latency, but should be used only in environments that are not sensitive to power consumption. Balanced Performance (default) —...
  • Page 54: Maximum Memory Bus Frequency

    Maximum Memory Bus Frequency This feature enables you to configure the system to run memory at a lower maximum speed than what is supported by the installed processor and DIMM configuration. Setting this option to Auto configures the system to run memory at the maximum speed supported by the system configuration. Options include: Auto (default) 1333MHz...
  • Page 55: Channel Interleaving

    Channel Interleaving NOTE: This option is available on servers with Intel processors. This feature modifies the level of interleaving for the memory system configuration. Typically, higher levels of memory interleaving result in maximum performance. However, reducing the level of interleaving can result in power savings. Options include: Enabled (default) Disabled...
  • Page 56: Memory Interleaving

    Memory Interleaving NOTE: This option is available on servers with AMD processors. This feature modifies the level of interleaving for the memory system configuration. Typically, higher levels of memory interleaving result in maximum performance. However, reducing the level of interleaving can result in power savings. Depending on the system, the following options are available: Full Interleaving (default) Channel Only Interleaving...
  • Page 57: Pci Express Generation 2.0 Support

    PCI Express Generation 2.0 Support NOTE: This option is available on servers with AMD processors. This feature controls PCIe Generation 1 or PCIe Generation 2 support and can be used to reduce system power usage. In addition, this feature can be used to work around issues with devices that claim PCI-e 2.0 support but do not adhere to the PCI-e 2.0 specification.
  • Page 58: Pcie Gen 3 Control (for Select Devices)

    PCIe Gen 3 Control (For Select Devices) NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers with Intel processors. This option controls the maximum supported speed of individual PCI Express links for embedded devices and for devices installed in PCIe slots. Enabling PCIe Generation 3 Control permits the device to fun at full speed.
  • Page 59: Maximum Pci Express Speed

    Maximum PCI Express Speed NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers with Intel processors. This option enables lowering the maximum PCIe speed that the server allows PCIe devices to operate at and may be useful in addressing issues with problematic PCIe devices. If a PCIe device does not run properly at the speed that it was designed for, lowering the speed in which the device is running may address the problem.
  • Page 60: Dynamic Power Savings Mode Response

    Dynamic Power Savings Mode Response The Dynamic Power Savings Mode Response feature enables the System ROM to control processor performance and power state, depending on the processor workload. This option configures the response time for switching between these states. Options include: Fast (default)—Optimal for workloads that require a low latency response to an increase in processor demand.
  • Page 61: Collaborative Power Control

    Collaborative Power Control NOTE: This option is available on G7 and Gen8 servers with Intel processors and on Gen8 servers with AMD processors. For operating systems that support the Processor Clocking Control (PCC) interface, enabling this option allows the operating system to request processor frequency changes even when the server has the Power Regulator option configured for Dynamic Power Savings Mode.
  • Page 62: Turbo Boost Optimization

    Turbo Boost Optimization NOTE: This option is available on G7 servers with Intel processors that support Turbo Boost technology. This option is only valid when Intel Turbo Boost technology is enabled. Options include: Optimized for performance—Turbo state can be engaged anytime maximum performance is preferred.
  • Page 63: Dimm Idle Power Saving Mode

    DIMM Idle Power Saving Mode NOTE: This option is available on select G7 servers. The DIMM Idle Power Saving Mode option provides the capability to enable or disable power throttling for the DIMMs installed in the system. Enabling this option allows DIMMs that support idle power saving features to enter a low power mode when idle.
  • Page 64: Dimm Voltage Preference

    DIMM Voltage Preference Options include: Optimized for Performance (default): ◦ This sets the voltage for a system with all LV DIMMs to 1.5V only if that provides a performance advantage. Otherwise, DIMMs are left at 1.35V. ◦ LV DIMMs are set to 1.5V. Optimized for Power—LV DIMMs run at 1.35V, even if this requires memory to run at a lower frequency.
  • Page 65: Hypertransport Frequency

    HyperTransport Frequency NOTE: This option is available on servers with AMD processors. This option enables you to select the operating speed of the HyperTransport link. Running in HT power savings mode may result in lower power consumption but may impact overall system performance.
  • Page 66: Pci Irq Settings Menu

    PCI IRQ Settings menu These PCI IRQ options configure the legacy IRQ for embedded and slot-based PCI/PCIe devices. Multiple devices can share an IRQ. To change the IRQ assignment for a device, highlight the device and press the Enter key. A menu is displayed with options to change the IRQ and disable the device.
  • Page 67: Pci Device Enable/disable Menu

    PCI Device Enable/Disable menu These options enable and disable embedded and add-in devices. Disabling devices reallocates the resources (memory, I/O, and, in some cases, option ROM space) that would normally be allocated to the device, and in some cases, saves the power that would be allocated to the device. By default, all devices are Enabled.
  • Page 68: Standard Boot Order (ipl) Menu

    Standard Boot Order (IPL) menu The Standard Boot Order (IPL) option configures the Initial IPL device and controls the search order the server uses to look for a bootable device. NOTE: If you enable or disable a device, restart the server. Changes do not take effect until after reboot.
  • Page 69: Boot Controller Order Menu

    Boot Controller Order menu The Boot Controller Order option selects which of the installed mass storage device controllers is used as the primary boot controller. The server attempts to boot to the OS located on the primary boot controller. By default, the primary boot controller is set to controller 1. NOTE: Changes made to the Boot Controller Order in the ORCA Utility are reflected in this menu.
  • Page 70: Date And Time Menu

    Date and Time menu The Date and Time option sets the system time and date. Enter the date in a month-day-year (mm-dd-yyyy) format. Enter the time in an hour-minute-second (hh:mm:ss) format. RBSU menu-driven interface (G7 and later servers)
  • Page 71: Server Availability Menu

    Server Availability menu The Server Availability menu includes options that configure the Automatic Server Recovery (ASR) features: “ASR Status” (page 71) “ASR Timeout” (page 72) “Thermal Shutdown” (page 73) “Wake-On LAN” (page 74) “POST F1 Prompt” (page 75) “Power Button” (page 158) “Automatic Power-On (G7 servers)”...
  • Page 72: Asr Timeout

    ASR Timeout The ASR Timeout option sets a timeout limit for resetting an unresponsive server. When the server has not responded in the selected amount of time, the server automatically resets. The following time increments are available: 10 Minutes (default) 15 Minutes 20 Minutes 30 Minutes...
  • Page 73: Thermal Shutdown

    Thermal Shutdown The Thermal Shutdown option is a toggle setting that determines when the server automatically powers down due to dangerous temperatures. Options include: Enabled (default)—The Advanced System Management driver initiates a graceful system shutdown when the temperature reaches a critical level. Disabled—The Advanced System Management driver ignores thermal events and abruptly shuts down the system when the temperature reaches a critical level.
  • Page 74: Wake-on Lan

    Wake-On LAN The Wake-On LAN option is a toggle setting that enables or disables the Wake-On LAN feature. When enabled, the server can be powered up remotely using a network controller. IMPORTANT: When enabling Wake-On LAN, be sure to remove all power cords before adding or removing any adapters.
  • Page 75: Post F1 Prompt

    POST F1 Prompt The POST F1 Prompt option is a toggle setting that configures the server so the F1 key must be pressed to proceed when an error occurs during the power-up sequence. A series of system tests executes during POST before continuing with the following: If failures occur that allow the system to continue operating, the system continues to boot but posts a message.
  • Page 76: Power Button

    Power Button The Power Button option is a toggle setting that enables or disables the momentary power button. NOTE: This Power Button feature does not override the 4-second hold-down of the physical server power button. Options include: Enabled (default) Disabled RBSU menu-driven interface (G7 and later servers)
  • Page 77: Automatic Power-on (g7 Servers)

    Automatic Power-On (G7 servers) NOTE: This option is not available for blade servers. The Automatic Power-On feature enables the server to automatically power on when auxiliary power is applied to the server. Options include: Enabled Disabled (default) Server Availability menu...
  • Page 78: Automatic Power-on (gen8 Servers)

    Automatic Power-On (Gen8 servers) This feature determines the power state to achieve when power returns to a system that had experienced an unexpected power outage. Options include: Always Power On—The system returns to the On state when AC power is restored, even if the system had been in the Off state when power was lost.
  • Page 79: Power-on Delay

    Power-On Delay When multiple servers power up after a power loss, the Power-On Delay feature allows you to delay the server from powering on, to prevent power usage spikes. Pressing the power button, Wake-on LAN, RTC wake-up, and iLO Virtual Power Button events override any delay setting and immediately power on the server.
  • Page 80: Server Security Menu

    Server Security menu The Server Security menu includes options that control access to the server and its utilities: “Set Power-On Password” (page 80) “Set Admin Password” (page 81) “Network Server Mode” (page 82) “Intelligent Provisioning (F10 Prompt)” (page 83) “Trusted Platform Module” (page 84) Set Power-On Password The Set Power-On Password option sets a password that controls access to the server during power-up.
  • Page 81: Set Admin Password

    Set Admin Password The Set Admin Password option sets a password to control access to the administrative features of the server. The password is a simple character string with a maximum of seven characters. To disable or clear the password, enter the password followed by a / (slash) when prompted to enter the password.
  • Page 82: Network Server Mode

    Network Server Mode NOTE: This option is available on HP ProLiant DL360 G7, DL380 G7, and DL585 G7 servers. The Network Server Mode option is a toggle setting that sets the server to operate in network server mode. This feature works in conjunction with the power-on password. When set to Disabled, the server operates normally.
  • Page 83: Intelligent Provisioning (f10 Prompt)

    Intelligent Provisioning (F10 Prompt) NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers. This option controls access to Intelligent Provisioning. When disabled, this option prevents the user from entering the Intelligent Provisioning environment. This option must be enabled to use Intelligent Provisioning functionality.
  • Page 84: Trusted Platform Module

    Trusted Platform Module For servers configured with an optional TPM, the following configuration options are available: “TPM Functionality” (page 84) “TPM Visibility” (page 85) “TPM Expansion ROM Measuring” (page 86) “TPM Clear” (page 87) IMPORTANT: TPM menus appear only if the TPM kit is installed. TPM Functionality This option controls Trusted Platform Module functionality at startup.
  • Page 85: Tpm Visibility

    TPM Visibility The TPM Visibility option provides the ability to hide the TPM from the operating system. Options include: Hide—BIOS secure startup is disabled and the TPM does not respond to any commands from any software. Hiding the TPM may prevent the server from booting to a TPM-aware operating system.
  • Page 86: Tpm Expansion Rom Measuring

    TPM Expansion ROM Measuring TPM Expansion ROM Measuring enables the BIOS to measure the optional PCI or PCIe expansion ROM code and store that measurement in the TPM. On subsequent reboots, operating systems or validation software applications that utilize the measurements stored in the TPM can use this data to detect modifications to PCI or PCIe expansion ROM versions.
  • Page 87: Tpm Clear

    TPM Clear The TPM Clear option allows the user to reset the TPM to factory settings, clearing any assigned passwords, keys, or ownership data. Options include: Yes, Select to Clear No, Abort Clear (default) IMPORTANT: Clearing the TPM may prevent the server from booting to a TPM-aware operating system.
  • Page 88: Bios Serial Console & Ems Menu

    BIOS Serial Console & EMS menu NOTE: Some languages or characters may require a specific emulation mode. Through BIOS Serial Console and EMS console redirection, you can view POST error messages and run RBSU remotely through a serial connection to the server COM port or iLO 2 Virtual Serial port.
  • Page 89: Bios Serial Console Port

    BIOS Serial Console Port This BIOS Serial Console Port feature controls if and how video and keystrokes are redirected through the serial port prior to OS boot. IMPORTANT: This feature may interfere with non-terminal devices attached to the serial port. In this case, disable the BIOS Serial Console.
  • Page 90: Bios Serial Console Baud Rate

    BIOS Serial Console Baud Rate The BIOS Serial Console Baud Rate option controls transfer rate at which data is transmitted through the serial port. Options include: 9600 (default) 19200 57600 1 15200 RBSU menu-driven interface (G7 and later servers)
  • Page 91: Ems Console

    EMS Console The EMS Console option is a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 feature that enables the Emergency Management Console to be redirected through a specified serial port. Options include: Disabled (default for all servers except bldes) COM1 (default for blade servers) COM2 NOTE: When using iLO, select the value assigned to the Virtual Serial Port...
  • Page 92: Bios Interface Mode

    BIOS Interface Mode This BIOS Interface Mode option determines whether the menu-driven mode or the command line interface mode is displayed for ROM-based utilities. Options include: Auto (default)—Enables CLI mode automatically for ROM embedded utilities, if the system detects a console connection through the serial port instead of the keyboard. Command-Line—CLI mode is always enabled for ROM embedded utilities.
  • Page 93: Server Asset Text Menu

    Server Asset Text menu The Server Asset Text menu includes options that customize the system-specific text for the server. The following menu options are available: “Server Info Text” (page 93) “Administrator Info Text” (page 94) “Service Contact Text” (page 95) “Custom POST Message”...
  • Page 94: Administrator Info Text

    Administrator Info Text These options define reference information for the server administrator, which is displayed in Insight Manager. Admin Name Text—Defines the server administrator name. Admin Phone Number Text—Defines the server administrator phone number. Admin Pager Number Text—Defines the server administrator pager number. Other Text—Defines additional text relating to the server administrator.
  • Page 95: Service Contact Text

    Service Contact Text These options define reference information for the server administrator, which is displayed in Insight Manager. Service Name Text—Defines a two-line description for the service contact name. Service Phone Number Text—Defines two lines of text for the service contact phone number. Service Pager Number Text—Defines two lines of text for the service contact pager number.
  • Page 96: Custom Post Message

    Custom POST Message The Custom POST Message option enables the user to enter a custom message to display during POST. A maximum of 60 characters is supported. By default, this value is blank. RBSU menu-driven interface (G7 and later servers)
  • Page 97: Advanced Options Menu

    Advanced Options menu The Advanced Options menu includes the following options: “Advanced System ROM Options” (page 97) “Video Options” (page 110) “Power Supply Requirements Override” (page 111) “Thermal Configuration” (page 112) “Service Options” (page 113) “Advanced Performance Tuning Options” (page 115) “One Terabyte Memory Support”...
  • Page 98: Option Rom Loading Sequence

    Option ROM Loading Sequence NOTE: This option is available on G7 servers. This feature controls whether the option ROM for embedded devices or expansion boards loads first. This feature addresses issues such as when the PXE option ROM for the embedded NIC does not load because of a lack of available option ROM space.
  • Page 99: Mps Table Mode

    MPS Table Mode MPS Table Mode (Multi Processor Specification Table/APIC) is used to interrupt routing. Certain unsupported operating systems may require disabling the MPS Table. IMPORTANT: This setting is pre-selected. You can override the default setting at this menu, but successful OS operation is dependent upon the correct (default) setting.
  • Page 100: Rom Selection

    ROM Selection The ROM Selection option toggles the server ROM between the current ROM and the backup ROM. All servers with redundant ROMs enables you to switch to the backup ROM. Options include: Use Current ROM (default) Switch to Backup ROM 100 RBSU menu-driven interface (G7 and later servers)
  • Page 101: Nmi Debug Button

    NMI Debug Button The NMI Debug Button option is a toggle setting that allows you to enable debug functionality when the system has experienced a software lock-up. The NMI Debug Button generates an NMI to enable the use of the operating system debugger. CAUTION: When enabled, pressing the NMI Debug Button on the system board during normal operation halts the system.
  • Page 102: Virtual Install Disk

    Virtual Install Disk This option controls the Virtual Install Disk. The Virtual Install Disk may contain drivers specific to the server that an operating system may use using installation. When the Virtual Install Disk option is enabled, Microsoft Windows Server automatically locates required drivers and installs them, eliminating the need for user intervention and the requirement that a driver be present on external media during OS installation.
  • Page 103: Pci Bus Padding Options

    PCI Bus Padding Options This option allows the user to disable the default PCI Bus padding where each expansion slot is provided with an extra PCI Bus number. By default, the System ROM pads bus numbers for slots such that adding expansion cards does not affect the bus numbering of devices in the system. Disabling this option works around issues with certain expansion cards.
  • Page 104: Memory Mapped I/o Options

    Memory Mapped I/O Options NOTE: This option is available only on some G7 servers. The following menu options allow the user to select the amount of Memory Mapped I/O: 2GB of Memory Mapped I/O (default) 3GB of Memory Mapped I/O Automatic—The system ROM configures either 2GB or 3GB depending on the amount of Memory Mapped I/O the system requires.
  • Page 105: Address Mode 44-bit

    Address Mode 44-bit NOTE: This option is available only on DL980 G7 servers. Enabling this option allows memory to be addressed with 44 bits, allowing for configuration of a large memory configuration, such as servers with more than 1 TB of memory. Verify that the OS supports 44-bit addressing capability before enabling this option.
  • Page 106: Power-on Logo

    Power-On Logo This option controls the display of the logo during system boot. This is an aesthetic modification only and does not affect the system boot times. Options include: Enabled (default) Disabled 106 RBSU menu-driven interface (G7 and later servers)
  • Page 107: F1 1 Boot Menu Prompt

    F1 1 Boot Menu Prompt NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers with Intel processors. This option allows the disabling of the POST One Time Boot F1 1 Prompt. Options include: Enabled (default) Disabled Advanced Options menu 107...
  • Page 108: Hide Option Rom Messages

    Hide Option ROM Messages NOTE: This option is available on some G7 and Gen8 and servers with Intel processors. This option controls the display of F-key prompts during POST. Enabled (default)—Hides all F-key prompts during startup. When enabled, components such as iLO and Smart Array controllers cannot be configured during POST.
  • Page 109: Pcie Slot6 Training Speed

    PCIe Slot6 Training Speed NOTE: This option is available on some G6 servers with Intel processors. This option controls PCI express slot 6 only and does not impact the operation of PCI-E slots 1-5. PCIe Generation 2 (default) PCIe Generation 1 Advanced Options menu 109...
  • Page 110: Video Options

    Video Options These options control the video display. Options include: Optional Video Primary, Embedded Video Disabled (default)—System ROM disables the embedded video controller when an optional video controller is installed in the system. Optional Video Primary, Embedded Video Secondary—The embedded video controller remains enabled for iLO remote video functionality.
  • Page 111: Power Supply Requirements Override

    Power Supply Requirements Override NOTE: This option is available on HP ProLiant DL580 G7 and DL585 G7 servers. The option enables overriding the system requirement that, when one or more x16 high-powered (225W+) PCI Express graphic cards are installed, the system operate on High Line (200-240 VAC).
  • Page 112: Thermal Configuration

    Thermal Configuration This feature enables the user to select the fan cooling solution for the system. Depending on the system, options may include: Optimal Cooling (default)—Provides the most efficient solution by configuring fan speeds to the minimum required to provide adequate cooling. Increased Cooling—Operates fans at higher speeds to provide additional cooling.
  • Page 113: Service Options

    Service Options “Serial Number” (page 113) “Product ID” (page 114) Serial Number The Serial Number option enables service personnel to change the serial number. HP recommends that you do not change this number unless you are replacing a system board. IMPORTANT: The serial number should be modified by qualified service personnel only and must always match the serial number located on the chassis.
  • Page 114: Product Id

    Product ID The Product ID option sets the system product ID, which is found on the product ID sticker on the chassis. IMPORTANT: The Product ID should be modified by qualified service personnel only and must always match the Product ID located on the chassis. After pressing any key to clear the warning, spaces are provided for entering the serial number value.
  • Page 115: Advanced Performance Tuning Options

    Advanced Performance Tuning Options Depending on your server model, options may include: “HW Prefetcher” (page 116) “Adjacent Sector Prefetch” (page 117) “DCU Prefetcher” (page 118) “Data Reuse” (page 119) “Hardware Prefetch training on Software Prefetch” (page 120) “DRAM Prefetch on CPU Request” (page 121) “DRAM Prefetch on I/O Request”...
  • Page 116: Hw Prefetcher

    HW Prefetcher NOTE: This option is available on servers with Intel processors. This option controls processor prefetch features. In most cases, this option should remain enabled. With certain workloads, however, disabling this option may provide a performance benefit. Disable this option only after performing application benchmarking to verify improved performance in a particular environment.
  • Page 117: Adjacent Sector Prefetch

    Adjacent Sector Prefetch NOTE: This option is available on servers with Intel processors. This option controls processor prefetch features. In most cases, this option should remain enabled. With certain workloads, however, disabling this option may provide a performance benefit. Disable this option only after performing application benchmarking to verify improved performance in a particular environment.
  • Page 118: Dcu Prefetcher

    DCU Prefetcher NOTE: This option is available on servers with Intel processors. This option controls processor prefetch features. In most cases, this option should remain enabled. With certain workloads, however, disabling this option may provide a performance benefit. Disable this option only after performing application benchmarking to verify improved performance in a particular environment.
  • Page 119: Data Reuse

    Data Reuse NOTE: This option is available on servers with Intel processors. This option controls data flow between cache levels. In most cases, this option should remain enabled. With certain workloads, however, disabling this option may provide a performance benefit. Disable this option only after performing application benchmarking to verify improved performance in a particular environment.
  • Page 120: Hardware Prefetch Training On Software Prefetch

    Hardware Prefetch training on Software Prefetch NOTE: This option is available on G7 servers with AMD processors. The processor assists and calibrates with software prefetching (also known as predicting) technologies for better use of system memory when using applications that manage or request the same kind of information frequently.
  • Page 121: Dram Prefetch On Cpu Request

    DRAM Prefetch on CPU Request NOTE: This option is available on G7 servers with AMD processors. Depending on the type of application or software being used, the processor constantly prefetches data from RAM memory to decrease system latency. This option controls those processor prefetches. In most cases, this option should remain enabled.
  • Page 122: Dram Prefetch On I/o Request

    DRAM Prefetch on I/O Request NOTE: This option is available on G7 servers with AMD processors. Depending on the type of I/O and expansion cards being used, the processor constantly prefetches data from RAM memory to decrease latency within the I/O subsystems and expansion cards. This option controls those processor prefetch features.
  • Page 123: Cpu Core Hardware Prefetcher

    CPU Core Hardware Prefetcher NOTE: This option is available on G7 servers with AMD processors. This option controls activating prefetching capabilities between processor cores. In most cases, this option should remain enabled. With certain workloads, however, disabling this option may provide a performance benefit.
  • Page 124: Cpu Cache Stride Prefetcher

    CPU Cache Stride Prefetcher NOTE: This option is available on servers with AMD processors. This option controls activating prefetching capabilities between processor cores. In most cases, this option should remain enabled. With certain workloads, however, disabling this option may provide a performance benefit. Disable this option only after performing application benchmarking to verify improved performance in a particular environment.
  • Page 125: Stack Engine Prediction

    Stack Engine Prediction NOTE: This option is available on servers with AMD processors. This option controls the processor Stack Engine Prediction logic. CAUTION: Disabling this option may degrade system performance. After pressing any key to clear the warning, the following options are displayed: Enabled (default) Disabled Advanced Options menu 125...
  • Page 126: Node Interleaving

    Node Interleaving Node Interleaving disables the NUMA architecture properties of the system. All operating systems supported by this platform support NUMA architectures. In most cases, you can obtain optimum performance by disabling Node Interleaving. When this option is enabled, memory addresses are interleaved across the memory installed for each processor.
  • Page 127: 1333 Mhz Support For 3dpc- 1 0600h Hp Smartmemory

    1333 MHz Support for 3DPC- 1 0600H HP SmartMemory NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers with 3DPC- 1 0600H HP SmartMemory. This option enables memory speed of 1333Mhz for 3-DIMM per channel configurations. This option should be enabled only when the system contains PC3- 1 0600H HP Smart Memory exclusively.
  • Page 128: 1333 Mhz Support For 3dpc Pc3- 1 2800r Hp Smartmemory

    1333 MHz Support for 3DPC PC3- 1 2800R HP SmartMemory NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers with 3DPC PC3- 1 2800R HP SmartMemory. This option enables memory speed of 1333Mhz for 3DIMM per channel configurations. This option should be enabled only when the system contains exclusively PC3- 1 2800R HP Smart Memory. Options include: Enabled Disabled (default)
  • Page 129: Data Direct I/o

    Data Direct I/O NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers with Intel processors. This option controls the ability for the processor to accelerate I/O operations by reducing the number of I/O related memory accesses. This option increases I/O performance while reducing system power and I/O latency and is highly recommended for low-latency environments.
  • Page 130: Memory Channel Mode

    Memory Channel Mode NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers with Intel processors. Memory Channel Mode sets the memory to work in Lockstep or Non-Lockstep mode. Options include: Independent Channel Mode (Non-Lockstep) (default)—Uses the standard error correction mechanism of Advanced ECC. Combined Channel Mode (Lockstep)—Provides maximum data protection by allowing multiple-bit memory errors to be corrected in certain instances not possible in Advanced ECC mode.
  • Page 131: Memory Speed With 2 Dimms Per Channel

    Memory Speed with 2 DIMMs per Channel NOTE: This option is available on G7 servers with Intel 5500-series processors. This option is supported on G7 severs configured with an Intel 5500-series processor. This option configures the system to run DIMMs at 1333 MHz when up to two DIMMs are installed on a memory channel, if all other requirements for 1333 MHz operation are met.
  • Page 132: Hemisphere Mode

    Hemisphere Mode NOTE: This option is available on HP ProLiant DL580 G7, BL620c/680c G7, and DL980 G7 servers. Hemisphere mode is equivalent to socket level memory interleaving. Options include: Auto (default) Disabled 132 RBSU menu-driven interface (G7 and later servers)
  • Page 133: Hpc Optimization Mode

    HPC Optimization Mode NOTE: This option is available on DL585 G7 and BL685c G7 servers with AMD processors. This mode is specially designed for customers deploying servers in a High Performance Computing environment. When this mode is enabled, the performance of the processor can be maintained at a high level even if the processor temporarily exceeds the normal power threshold.
  • Page 134: System Locality Information Table

    System Locality Information Table NOTE: This option is available on some servers. The ACPI SLIT (System Locality Information Table) describes the relative access times between processors, memory subsystems, and I/O subsystems. Operating Systems that support the SLIT can use this information to improve performance by allocating resources and workloads more efficiently. Options include: Enabled Disabled (default)
  • Page 135: One Terabyte Memory Support

    One Terabyte Memory Support NOTE: This option is available on G7 servers with AMD processors. This feature controls support for one Terabyte memory. Options include: Enabled Disabled (default) Advanced Options menu 135...
  • Page 136: Drive Write Cache

    Drive Write Cache NOTE: This option is available on G7 servers. For Gen8 servers, this option is in under System Options > SATA Controller Options (“Drive Write Cache” (page 39)) The Drive Write Cache option controls the state of the write cache of the drives attached to the supported controller.
  • Page 137: Asset Tag Protection

    Asset Tag Protection This option locks or unlocks the Asset Tag information. When the Asset Tag information is locked, the Asset tag is not erased when the default system settings are restored. After pressing any key to clear the warning, the following options are displayed: Locked Unlocked (default) Advanced Options menu 137...
  • Page 138: Embedded Sata Raid

    Embedded SATA RAID NOTE: This option is available on select G6 and G7 servers. This option activates RAID functions on the SATA controller, if such functions are available. Options include: Enabled Disabled (default) CAUTION: Enabling Drive Write Cache may result in data loss or data corruption if an unexpected power loss occurs.
  • Page 139: System Default Options Menu

    System Default Options menu “Restore Default System Settings” (page 139) “Restore Settings/Erase Boot Disk” (page 140) “User Default Options” (page 141) Restore Default System Settings This option resets all configuration settings to their default values and immediately and automatically restarts the server. CAUTION: This option resets all configuration settings to their default values.
  • Page 140: Restore Settings/erase Boot Disk

    Restore Settings/Erase Boot Disk The Restore Settings/Erase Boot Disk option resets the date, time, and all configuration settings to default values. Data on the boot disk drive is erased, and changes that have been made are lost. CAUTION: Restoring Default Settings and Erasing Boot Disk resets all configuration settings to their default values and deletes all fixed disk partitions.
  • Page 141: User Default Options

    User Default Options This feature enables the user to define custom default configuration settings. When the default configuration settings are loaded, the user-defined default settings are used instead of the factory defaults. To save the configuration as the default configuration, configure the system and then enable this feature.
  • Page 142: Utility Language Menu (g7 Servers)

    Utility Language menu (G7 servers) The Utility Language menu enables you to set the display language for RBSU. Options include: English (default) Spanish German French Italian Japanese 142 RBSU menu-driven interface (G7 and later servers)
  • Page 143: Utility Language Menu (gen8 Servers)

    Utility Language menu (Gen8 servers) The Utility Language menu enables you to set the display language for RBSU. Options include: English (default) Japanese Utility Language menu (Gen8 servers) 143...
  • Page 144: Rbsu Menu-driven Interface (g6 And Earlier Servers)

    3 RBSU menu-driven interface (G6 and earlier servers) RBSU main menu NOTE: Menu options may differ from those in this document, depending on the server model. On the left-hand side of the screen, the RBSU menu lists configuration settings to view or modify. On the right-hand side of the screen, a window displays basic server information, including the server model, serial number, BIOS version, backup BIOS version, memory installed, and processors installed.
  • Page 145: Embedded Serial Port A

    “USB Control” (page 150) “USB 2.0 EHCI Controller” (page 150) “Power Regulator for ProLiant” (page 151) “USB External Port Capability” (page 152) “Ultra Low Power State” (page 153) NOTE: Menu options may differ from those in this document, depending on specific server options.
  • Page 146: Embedded Serial Port B

    Embedded Serial Port B The Embedded Serial Port B option sets the configuration for the internal serial port B. The settings include the address and IRQ. This option can also disable the port. NOTE: Embedded Serial Port options may be named Embedded COM Port options, depending on the server.
  • Page 147: Virtual Serial Port

    Virtual Serial Port The Virtual Serial Port option assigns the logical COM Port number and associated default resources used by the Virtual Serial Port. When enabled, the option provides remote access through the iLO management controller to BIOS Serial Console. For more information about iLO configurations, see the iLO user documents on the Documentation CD or HP website (http://www.hp.com/servers/lights-out).
  • Page 148: Embedded Nics

    Embedded NICs The Embedded NICs option enables iSCSI or PXE Boot support. This option enables the server to boot to the network (embedded NIC only) and attach to a PXE server with boot images. The option also enables the NIC port to display in the Standard Boot Order (IPL) list. For NIC 1, the default setting is PXE Boot, but for subsequent NICs, the default setting is Disabled.
  • Page 149: Advanced Memory Protection

    Advanced Memory Protection The Advanced Memory Protection option provides additional memory protection beyond ECC. For more information about Advanced Memory Protection, see HP ProLiant Advanced Technology on the HP website (http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/technology/ memoryprotection.html). The Advanced ECC Support (maximum memory) setting disables additional resiliency and provides the largest memory capacity to the OS.
  • Page 150: Usb Control

    USB Control The USB Control menu determines how USB ports and embedded devices operate at startup: When USB Enabled is selected, all USB ports and embedded devices are enabled. When USB Disabled is selected, all USB ports and embedded devices are disabled. When Legacy USB Disabled is selected, all USB ports are enabled under a USB-aware OS, but USB is not supported during POST or RBSU.
  • Page 151: Power Regulator For Proliant

    Power Regulator for ProLiant The Power Regulator for ProLiant option provides multiple options for managing power usage of servers: In the HP Dynamic Power Savings Mode, the system adjusts the power and performance of the processor to the workload of the processor. In the HP Static Low Power Mode, the system operates in a lower state of performance.
  • Page 152: Usb External Port Capability

    USB External Port Capability The USB External Port Capability option configures the USB external ports to operate at USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 speeds. Select USB 2.0 for improved performance if using an operating system other than Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64. NOTE: Running external USB ports at USB 2.0 with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 causes delays during installations.
  • Page 153: Ultra Low Power State

    Ultra Low Power State Ultra Low Power State enables the system to transition to the lowest processor power state when the Power Regulator Mode is configured for HP Static Low Power Mode or HP Dynamic Power Savings Mode. In HP Static Low Power Mode, power savings increases with a small impact on maximum system performance.
  • Page 154: Pci Devices Menu

    PCI Devices menu The PCI Devices menu displays the configuration settings of the PCI devices installed in the server and allows you to modify the IRQ. Multiple PCI devices can share an interrupt. To disable a device, select the device and press the Enter key. A menu is displayed with options to change the IRQ and disable the device.
  • Page 155: Standard Boot Order (ipl) Menu

    Standard Boot Order (IPL) menu The Standard Boot Order (IPL) option configures the Initial IPL device and controls the search order the server uses to look for a bootable device. NOTE: If you enable or disable a device, restart the server. Changes do not take effect until after reboot.
  • Page 156: Boot Controller Order Menu

    Boot Controller Order menu The Boot Controller Order option selects which of the installed mass storage devices is used as the primary boot controller. The server attempts to power up with the OS on this device. The primary boot controller is set to controller 1. NOTE: Changes made to the Boot Controller Order in the ORCA Utility are reflected in this menu.
  • Page 157: Asr Status

    ASR Status The ASR Status option is a toggle setting that either enables or disables ASR. When set to Disabled, no ASR features function. ASR Timeout The ASR Timeout option sets a timeout limit for resetting a server that is not responding. When the server has not responded in the selected amount of time, the server automatically resets.
  • Page 158: Post F1 Prompt

    POST F1 Prompt The POST F1 Prompt option is a toggle setting that configures the server so the F1 key must be pressed to proceed when an error is encountered during the power-up sequence. A series of system tests executes during POST before continuing with the following: If failures occur that allow the system to continue operating, the system continues to boot but posts a message.
  • Page 159: Set Power-on Password

    “Network Server Mode” (page 160) “QuickLock” (page 160) Set Power-On Password The Set Power-On Password option sets a password that controls access to the server during power-up. The server cannot be powered up until the correct password is entered. The Set Power-On Password option uses a simple character string with a maximum of seven characters.
  • Page 160: Tpm Functionality

    TPM Functionality Enabling TPM Functionality enables the TPM and BIOS secure startup. The TPM is fully functional in this mode. 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.
  • Page 161: Bios Serial Console & Ems Menu

    BIOS Serial Console & EMS menu IMPORTANT: Some languages or characters may require a specific emulation mode. The BIOS Serial Console & EMS option configures the serial port to view POST error messages and run RBSU remotely through a serial connection to the server COM port. The remote server does not require a keyboard or mouse.
  • Page 162: Bios Serial Console Baud Rate

    NOTE: On select newer servers, the BIOS Serial Console Port default is Auto instead of Disabled. During the boot process, the server checks for the presence of a VT100 compatible client running at 9600 Baud connected to the server and automatically enables the BIOS Serial Console for that boot if one is found.
  • Page 163: Ems Console

    EMS Console The EMS Console option is a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 feature that enables the Emergency Management Console to be redirected through the serial port. The EMS Console feature is disabled by default. When using iLO, select the value (COM 1 or COM 2) assigned to the Virtual Serial Port (“Virtual Serial Port”...
  • Page 164: Bios Interface Mode

    BIOS Interface Mode When Auto is selected as the BIOS Interface Mode, CLI mode is automatically selected for this POST only if the keyboard buffer receives characters from the serial port instead of the keyboard. When Command-Line is selected, CLI mode is automatically enabled. Server Asset Text menu The Server Asset Text menu includes options that customize the system-specific text for the server.
  • Page 165: Set Service Contact Text

    Admin Name Text defines a two-line description for the server administrator name. A maximum of 14 characters can be entered on each line. Admin Phone Number Text defines two lines of text for the server administrator phone number. A maximum of 14 characters can be entered on each line. Admin Pager Number Text defines two lines of text for the server administrator pager number.
  • Page 166: Custom Post Message

    Service Name Text defines a two-line description for the service contact name. A maximum of 14 characters can be entered on each line. Service Phone Number Text defines two lines of text for the service contact phone number. A maximum of 14 characters can be entered on each line. Service Pager Number Text defines two lines of text for the service contact pager number.
  • Page 167: Multi-processor Specification (mps) Table Mode

    “Drive Write Cache” (page 170) “SATA Software RAID” (page 170) “Optional PCI-X Riser Fan Monitoring” (page 170) “Processor Options” (page 170) “Power Supply Requirements Override” (page 171) “Embedded VGA Control” (page 172) NOTE: Menu options may differ from those in this document, depending on specific server options.
  • Page 168: Restore Default System Settings

    Restore Default System Settings The Restore Default System Settings option resets the non-volatile memory of the server to an initial, factory state when Yes, Select to Erase is selected. Selecting the Restore Default System Settings option results in the following message: Caution: Clearing NVRAM will reset all configuration settings to their default values.
  • Page 169: Nmi Debug Button

    NMI Debug Button The NMI Debug Button option is a simple toggle setting that enables you to enable debug functionality when the system has experienced a software lock-up. The NMI Debug Button generates an NMI to allow the use of the OS debugger. NOTE: When enabled, pressing the NMI Debug Button on the system board during normal OS operation generates a Blue-Screen Trap, ABEND, or Panic, and halts the system.
  • Page 170: Serial Number

    Serial Number The Serial Number option Enables you to change the serial number. HP recommends that you do not change this number, unless you are replacing a system board. When the Serial Number option is chosen, a warning appears: The serial number should ONLY be modified by qualified service personnel. This value should always match the serial number located on the chassis.
  • Page 171: Hw Prefetcher

    HW Prefetcher The HW Prefetcher option allows processor prefetch features to be disabled. In most cases, the option should remain enabled. The option should be disabled only after performing application benchmarking to verify improved performance in a particular environment. Adjacent Sector Prefetch The Adjacent Sector Prefetch option allows processor prefetch features to be disabled.
  • Page 172: Embedded Vga Control

    Embedded VGA Control NOTE: The operating system video driver must support dual monitors. NOTE: The Embedded VGA Control option does not work with all video adapters. The Embedded VGA Control option, set to Auto Detect by default, disables the embedded video controller when an optional video controller is installed on the server.
  • Page 173: Utility Language Menu

    Utility Language menu The Utility Language menu enables you to set the display language for RBSU. Utility Language menu 173...
  • Page 174: Rbsu Bios Serial Console (cli)

    4 RBSU BIOS Serial Console (CLI) BIOS Serial Console/CLI overview A menu-driven user interface and a CLI are required to support both a Windows/PC background and a terminal/VT100 background. (The menu-driven interface does not display correctly on a VT100 interface because menus that get paged in and out require the entire screen to be redrawn.) By default, if BIOS Serial Console is disabled or not in use, the menu-driven interface is used.
  • Page 175 Access connection settings from the HyperTerminal main screen by selecting the File menu, and then clicking Properties. On the Connect To tab, click Configure to display the Port Settings tab. NOTE: If using a notebook computer, the Connect using field should be set to COM1 or COM2, depending on your configuration.
  • Page 176 On the Properties screen, click the Settings tab. If using ANSI emulation, click Terminal Setup and select ANSI (if using VT100 emulation, see step 9). ANSI is the default setting. NOTE: Both the remote and local machines must be set to the same emulation. Select Terminal Settings.
  • Page 177 Click OK to return to the Settings tab, and click OK again to complete the HyperTerminal setup process. If using VT100 emulation, click Terminal Setup and select VT100. NOTE: If using VT100 emulation, the setting must be changed from the default ANSI setting in RBSU.
  • Page 178: Keystroke Emulation

    1 1. On the Settings tab, click ASCII Setup. Deselect Wrap lines that exceed terminal width. Click OK to return to the Settings tab. Then click OK to complete the HyperTerminal setup process. Keystroke emulation Because not all terminal emulation programs support function keys or special characters, certain keystroke sequences are required for some commands.
  • Page 179: Escape Sequences

    Escape sequences BIOS Serial Console enables you to manually input unsupported keystrokes by entering escape sequences. Each character must be entered within 2 seconds of pressing and holding down the Esc key to emulate the escape sequence. NOTE: You must use escape sequences if the emulation program does not support function keys, but they also work if the emulation program does support function keys.
  • Page 180: Inspect Cli Commands

    Currently, the special characters in the table are translated into VT100 characters using VT100 protocol. Special character Translated into Line draw character upper left corner Line draw character lower left corner Line draw character upper right corner Line draw character lower right corner Line draw character horizontal line Line draw character vertical line Inspect CLI Commands...
  • Page 181: Rbsu Cli Commands

    RBSU CLI Commands The CLI mode of RBSU is a different interface that provides equivalent functionality to the menu-based mode. Command Usage Description HELP HELP or HELP <command> Displays all supported commands or usage and descriptions of a specific command. EXIT, QUIT EXIT, QUIT Exits RBSU and resets or power-cycles...
  • Page 182 Command Usage Description SHOW PCI SHOW PCI Displays a list of all PCI devices and their current IRQ settings or disabled status. Also, displays a list of IRQs available for PCI devices to use. SET PCI SET PCI <device #> <IRQ> Sets an override IRQ value (1- 1 5) for the PCI device selected, where <#>...
  • Page 183: System Maintenance Cli Commands

    Command Usage Description SET TEXT SERVICE SET TEXT SERVICE [N|P|G|O] Sets service contact text string specified [1|2|3|4] <string> by <X> <#> to <string> where X can 'N': Service Name (28) 'P': Service Phone number (28) 'G': Service Pager number (28) 'O': Service Other (28) # is the line number.
  • Page 184: Additional Cli Support

    Additional CLI support The CLI mode support automatically handles output that scrolls off the screen by implementing a -More- prompt at the bottom of the screen. Then, it waits for user input to scroll to the next page of data using key commands. Function Space Scroll to next page...
  • Page 185: Rbsu Configuration Flow

    5 RBSU configuration flow RBSU configuration flow overview RBSU can be used in two ways to configure a server: “Manual configuration flow” (page 185) “Scripted configuration flow” (page 186) Manual configuration flow RBSU can be used to configure an HP server manually. When the server is powered up in an unconfigured state, RBSU executes when the F9 key is pressed, allowing the server to be configured.
  • Page 186: Scripted Configuration Flow

    Scripted configuration flow RBSU can be used with the Scripting Toolkit (STK) to create standard server configuration scripts to automate many of the manual steps in the server configuration process. The Scripting Toolkit can be found on the HP website (http://www.hp.com/go/ProLiantSTK). 186 RBSU configuration flow...
  • Page 187: Configuration Replication Utility

    The following utilities are provided in the toolkit and described in this guide: “Configuration Replication Utility” (page 187) “HP ROM Configuration Utility” (page 187) “Array Configuration Replication Utility” (page 187) Configuration Replication Utility NOTE: This utility is available for HP ProLiant G7 and earlier servers. CONREP is shipped in the Scripting Toolkit (STK) and is a program that works with RBSU to replicate hardware configuration on ProLiant servers.
  • Page 188: Rom-based Utilities

    6 ROM-based utilities Some HP ProLiant servers have ROM-based enhancements available, including: An auto-configuration process that, in most cases, automatically configures the entire system without intervention. The System Maintenance menu, which provides embedded server diagnostics and Inspect Utility information through Embedded Server Setup. An erase option for RBSU, which erases the system configuration and boot drive.
  • Page 189: Setup Utility

    Setup Utility Select Setup Utility from the System Maintenance menu to run the Setup Utility. Running Setup Utility exits the System Maintenance menu and runs RBSU. RBSU Erase option The RBSU Erase option enables you to erase the system configuration and boot drive. On versions of RBSU without this feature, the Erase Non-Volatile Memory option is available in the Advanced Options menu of RBSU, enabling you to erase the system configuration by resetting the NVRAM to an initial, factory state.
  • Page 190: Diagnostics Utility

    Diagnostics Utility The Diagnostics Utility is embedded in the system ROM, and provides a pre-boot method for quickly checking the validity of the three major subsystems of the server needed to boot an operating system. All three of these tests should pass if a bootable operating system is installed on the server. If any test fails, there may be a problem booting the server.
  • Page 191: Cpu Test

    Quick MEMBIST Test—Choosing this option causes the system to reboot and run the preconfigured hardware-based memory test. Upon reboot, Memory Diagnostics displays the test results. A normal system reboot is required after performing a MEMBIST test. User-defined MEMBIST Test—Choosing this option enables a user-defined configuration of the Quick MEMBIST test.
  • Page 192: Boot Disk Test

    Boot Disk Test The boot disk diagnostic test verifies the presence and readiness of a primary boot controller. If a controller is present and ready, the test checks for a valid operating system boot sector. To run the Boot Disk diagnostic test, select Boot Disk Test from the Diagnostics Utility menu. Auto-Configuration Process The auto-configuration process automatically runs when you boot the server for the first time.
  • Page 193: Intelligent Provisioning Quick Configs Settings And Corresponding Rbsu Settings

    Intelligent Provisioning Quick Configs settings and corresponding RBSU settings Available for HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, Intelligent Provisioning Quick Configs options provide the capability to select a basic policy for performance versus power usage, without having to configure individual settings through RBSU menus. The following tables show the three IP Quick Configs option settings and the corresponding RBSU option settings.
  • Page 194: Boot Options

    Table 2 RBSU settings on Gen8 servers with Intel processors (continued) Intelligent Provisioning Quick Configs settings RBSU Balanced power and Minimum power usage Maximum performance power management options performance “Minimum Processor Idle Package C6 (retention) State Package C6 (retention) State No Package State Power Package State”...
  • Page 195: Support And Other Resources

    7 Support and other resources Information to collect before contacting HP Be sure to have the following information available before you contact HP: Software product name Hardware product model number Operating system type and version Applicable error message Third-party hardware or software Technical support registration number (if applicable) How to contact HP Use the following methods to contact HP technical support:...
  • Page 196: Typographic Conventions

    HP Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK): http://www.hp.com/storage/spock HP Support: ◦ Main menu: http://www.hp.com/support ◦ Downloads: http://www.hp.com/support/downloads ◦ User documents: http://www.hp.com/support/manuals Typographic conventions Table 3 Document conventions Convention Element Blue text: Table 3 (page 196) Cross-reference links and e-mail addresses Blue, underlined text: http://www.hp.com Website addresses...
  • Page 197 The software is available in two variants: HP Insight Remote Support Standard: This software supports server and storage devices and is optimized for environments with 1–50 servers. Ideal for customers who can benefit from proactive notification but do not need proactive service delivery and integration with a management platform.
  • Page 198: Documentation Feedback

    8 Documentation feedback HP is committed to providing documentation that meets your needs. To help us improve the documentation, send any errors, suggestions, or comments to Documentation Feedback (docsfeedback@hp.com). Include the document title and part number, version number, or the URL when submitting your feedback.
  • Page 199: Acronyms And Abbreviations

    Acronyms and abbreviations Array Configuration Replication Utility Automatic Server Recovery BIOS Basic Input/Output System Command Line Interface Converged Network Adapter CONREP Configuration Replication utility error checking and correcting Extended Capabilities Port Mode Emergency Management Services Enhanced Parallel Port Mode integrated device electronics Integrated Lights-Out Integrated Management Display IOMMU...
  • Page 200 Index BIOS Interface Mode Symbols G6/earlier servers, 1333 MHz Support for 3DPC PC3- 1 2800R HP G7/later servers, SmartMemory BIOS Serial Console & EMS Gen8 servers, Command Line Interface overview, 1333 MHz Support for 3DPC- 1 0600H HP SmartMemory G6/earlier servers, Gen8 servers, G7/later servers, 250MB partition,...
  • Page 201 G7/later servers, 1 18 Gen8 servers, Diagnostics Utility, DIMM Idle Power Saving Mode G7 servers, Hardware Prefetch training on Software Prefetch DIMM Voltage Preference G7 servers, AMD, G7/later servers, help Diskette Boot Control obtaining, G6/earlier servers, Hemisphere Mode Diskette Write Control G7 servers, G6/earlier servers, Hide Option ROM Messages...
  • Page 202 G7/later servers, Optional LPT Mode Support Maximum PCI Express Speed G6/earlier servers, Gen8 servers, Optional PCI-X Riser Fan Monitoring Memory Channel Mode G6/earlier servers, Gen8 servers, OS Installation, Memory Interleaving G7/later servers, Memory Mapped I/O Options PCI Bus Padding Options G7 servers, G7/later servers, Memory Speed...
  • Page 203 Service Contact Text G7/later servers, QPI Bandwidth Optimization (RTID) Service Options Gen8 servers, G7/later servers, 1 13 QuickLock option Set Admin Password G6/earlier servers, G6/earlier servers, G7/later servers, Set Administrator Info Text RBSU G6/earlier servers, running, Set Power-On Password RBSU CLI commands, G6/earlier servers, RBSU configuration flow, G7/later servers,...
  • Page 204 turbo mode G7 servers, Gen8 servers, typographic conventions, Ultra Low Power State G6/earlier servers, USB 2.0 Controller G7/later servers, USB 2.0 EHCI Controller G6/earlier servers, USB Boot Support Gen8 servers, USB Control G6/earlier servers, G7/later servers, USB External Port Capability G6/earlier servers, USB Options G7/later servers,...

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