From the Security choice, you can set, change, and delete a user password and a
supervisor password. Depending on how passwords are configured, certain BIOS
configuration utility fields might not be editable by all users, and you might have to
type a password to complete system startup.
If you set only a supervisor password, you must type the supervisor password to
access all editable fields in the BIOS configuration utility program. You can also
configure the system to require entry of this password to complete the system
startup. If a supervisor password is set, you can also set a user password. You can
use any combination of up to seven characters (A - Z, a - z, and 0 - 9) for the
If you forget the supervisor password, you can clear the password by using the
clear RTC RAM jumper. See the Problem Determination and Service Guide for
If you set a supervisor password for a system administrator and a user password
for a user, a system administrator who types the supervisor password has access to
change all editable BIOS configuration utility fields. A user who types the user
password can view all BIOS configuration utility fields but can change values in a
subset of those fields that are editable by the system administrator. If the system is
configured to require entry of a password to complete the system startup, you can
type either password to complete the system startup. You can use any combination
of up to seven characters (A - Z, a - z, and 0 - 9) for the password.
If you forget the user password, you can regain access to the server in any of the
v If a supervisor password is set, type the supervisor password at the password
v Clear the password by using the clear RTC RAM jumper (see the Problem
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Select this choice to view or change the start options and boot device priority.
Changes take effect when you restart the server.
The startup sequence specifies the order in which the server checks devices to
find a boot record. The server starts from the first boot record that it finds.
Select this choice to exit from the BIOS configuration utility program. You can
perform the following tasks:
– Save changes and exit
– Discard changes and exit
– Discard changes
– Load setup defaults
prompt. Start the BIOS configuration utility program and reset the user password.
Determination and Service Guide for instructions).