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Simon Weel
2 Iron

PowerEdge R7415 iDRAC - BIOS settings page empty

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iDRAC version 3.30.30.30. When in iDRAC, I click Configuration > BIOS Settings and am presented an empty page. Did a search on internet, and found some images how the screen should look. How to resolve this?

Simon

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Re: PowerEdge R7415 iDRAC - BIOS settings page empty

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I would try another web browser, or restarting the iDRAC to see if that helps. You might also try clearing your cookies. Does the account that you're logging in with have system control permissions?

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Simon Weel
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PowerEdge R7415 BIOS settings explanation wanted

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The BIOS (version 1.7.6) of a Poweredge R7415 has a couple of setting I don't understand. Not mentioned in the manual and the internet doesn't show much either. The settings are found under the Processor section and called

NUMA Distance Enumeration (default set to Physical)
MADT Core Enumeration (default set to Round Robin)
Minimum SEV-ES ASID (default set to 1)

What do they do and which values are recommended? Server runs Hyper-V 2016 with two VM's.

Simon

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Re: PowerEdge R7415 BIOS settings explanation wanted

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NUMA Distance Enumeration = Non-Uniform Memory Access. Distance enumeration is essentially a number showing how far the system will go with NUMA support. You can get more detail here: http://lse.sourceforge.net/numa/faq/

MADT Core Enumeration = Regard processor enumeration. You can read a bit more here: https://wiki.osdev.org/MADT

Minimum SEV-ES ASID = Secure Encrypted Virtualization with Encrypted State. It is a feature to protect a VM's processor activity in registers.

Default settings are generally fine, so I would leave them as is.

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Simon Weel
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Re: PowerEdge R7415 iDRAC - BIOS settings page empty

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In Edge, everything shows up fine. Then I opened Chrome - the browser that didn't show the BIOS settings - and now it also shows then BIOS settings. Maybe it was the weekend that fixed it....
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