If I am understanding correctly what you are trying to accomplish is to setup the UEFI boot from the syscfg tool without entering BIOS. If this is the case probably what you need to do is to set the boot order to UEFI as number one. To do this you should try the following:
for example to change the boot order of system devices:
1: PS-SONY CD-ROM CDU5221
2: 1st floppy drive
3: PM-WDC WD400BB-23FRA0
4: EFI Boot Manager
to set the boot order to EFI boot manager:
syscfg /bbosys admin@123 4 1 3 2
If the BIOS administrator password is not set, use:
syscfg /bbosys "" 4 1 3 2
Hope this helps
I managed to do it via the sysconfig.ini file which I retrieved and then edited. I don't really need to change the boot order, as for the first time we boot to PXE for the installation and then by default to the SSD.
[BIOS::Advanced Boot Options]
System Boot Timeout=5 ;Options: 65535=Max: 0=Min: 1=Step
Boot Mode=UEFI ;Options: Legacy=00: UEFI=01
Video BIOS=UEFI ;Options: UEFI=00: Legacy=01
Boot Option Retry=Enabled ;Options: Disabled=00: Enabled=01
USB Boot Priority=Enabled ;Options: Disabled=00: Enabled=01
/usr/local/SDPTool # ./SDPTool IP user password deployoptions sysconfig.ini
For example via ipmitool I will do : bootdev chassis pxe options=efiboot
Then the result is:
Boot Flag Valid
- Options apply to only next boot
- BIOS EFI boot
- Boot Device Selector : Force PXE
- Console Redirection control : System Default
- BIOS verbosity : Console redirection occurs per BIOS configuration setting (default)
- BIOS Mux Control Override : BIOS uses recommended setting of the mux at the end of POST
Does it makes sense? I just want to set the bios to UEFI mode, as from factory the server comes in LEGACY mode
As below, I'm missing the syscfg arguments to make it working.
SDPTool <ipv4> <username> <password> setoptions <"syscfg arguments">
Probably you want to check the following document for a complete list of arguments: https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/server-boards/Intel_Syscfg_UserGuide_V1.02.pdf
If not listed there probably it doesn't exist or we might need to check with engineering.
I've been also checking this document but unfortunately there is no function, argument for setting up bios to UEFI.
Are you able to check with your engineering?
I managed to find the correct argument, but I have another question more deep in details, could you please provide a support email address related to this tool?
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