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Configure BIOS - Simple task type

Deployment Solution for Dell Servers

This task lets you change a subset of the BIOS configuration settings.

See Configure BIOS - Advanced task type

See About configuration files

Not all settings are supported on all servers.

You can access this task from the Create New Job or Task page.

See Creating a deployment task for a Dell server

Typically, DHCP is used to assign IP addresses to the DRAC configurations. Most DHCP servers also let you make static assignments for specific servers. If you want to assign a specific IP address directly in the configuration file, select the static option. However, you should also reserve those IP ranges on your DHCP server to ensure that you won't have conflicts.

You can change the following BIOS settings:

  • Asset Tag

    Enter up to 10 characters to identify the asset.

  • Network Cards

    For the first and second embedded NIC cards, you have the following options:

    • Turn on without PXE

    • Turn on with PXE

    • Turn off

  • Base Management Controller (BMC) IP Configuration

    • DHCP (automatic)

    • Static

      You have to assign a static IP address manually with this option. Provide the IP, Gateway, and Subnet addresses.

  • LCD Text (if applicable)

    Provide the text to display on your server's screen.

  • Power Button

    You can enable or disable the power button on your server that controls whether it is on or off. By disabling the power button, no one can physically turn off the server.