9 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2017 10:58 PM by Intel Corporation

    SDPTool set boot mode to uefi

    diosim

      Hello everyone,

       

      I just started using SDPTool for setting up server to uefi boot mode. My issue is that I can't find the correct syscfg arguments as below:

       

      SDPTool <ipv4> <username> <password> setoptions <"syscfg arguments"> [-no_user_interaction] [-softreset]

       

      I tried bootmode=uefi with no success

       

      [BIOS::Advanced Boot Options]

      System Boot Timeout=5                              ;Options: 65535=Max: 0=Min: 1=Step

      Boot Mode=Legacy                                   ;Options: Legacy=00: UEFI=01

      Boot Option Retry=Enabled                          ;Options: Disabled=00: Enabled=01

      USB Boot Priority=Enabled                          ;Options: Disabled=00: Enabled=01

      Static Boot Order=Disabled                         ;Options: Disabled=00: Enabled=01

       

      Please note that I couldn't perform this task via ipmitool as there is a bug.

      Example: ipmi chassis bootdev pxe options=efiboot

       

      Thanks for your help

        • 1. Re: SDPTool set boot mode to uefi
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello diosim,

          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:

          syscfg /bbosys
          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

          Jose A.
           

          • 2. Re: SDPTool set boot mode to uefi
            diosim

            Hello,

             

            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">

             

            Thanks.

            • 3. Re: SDPTool set boot mode to uefi
              Intel Corporation
              This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

              Hello diosim,

              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.

              Jose A.

              • 4. Re: SDPTool set boot mode to uefi
                diosim

                Hello Jose,

                 

                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?

                 

                Thanks.

                • 5. Re: SDPTool set boot mode to uefi
                  Intel Corporation
                  This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                  Hello diosim,

                  We will try to elevate this question to our engineering department. We will let you know when we have updates.

                  Regards

                  Jose A.

                  • 6. Re: SDPTool set boot mode to uefi
                    diosim

                    Thanks,

                    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?

                     

                    Best Regards.

                    • 7. Re: SDPTool set boot mode to uefi
                      Intel Corporation
                      This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                      Hello diosim,

                      I am glad to hear that you accomplished what you were looking for.

                      About any specific email address or point of contact there is none. All servers related questions are supposed to be canalized though us.

                      If you have more questions just let us know and we will try to contact the right people.

                      Regards

                      Jose A.

                      • 8. Re: SDPTool set boot mode to uefi
                        Intel Corporation
                        This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                        Hello diosim,

                        Do you have any updates, questions or comments in regards to this issue?

                        Please do not hesitate to contact us back.

                        If you consider the issue to be completed please let us know so we can proceed to mark this thread as resolved.

                        Regards

                        Jose A.

                        • 9. Re: SDPTool set boot mode to uefi
                          Intel Corporation
                          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                          Hello diosim,

                          We will proceed to mark this thread as resolved. If you have further issues or questions just create a new topic.

                          Jose A.