Dell EMC OpenManage Command Line Interface Guide Version 9.1

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BIOS setup settings on systems prior to PowerEdge 12G systems

The following table displays the name=value pairs that you can use with omconfig chassis biossetup or omconfig mainsystem biossetup command on systems prior to PowerEdge 12G systems.

Table 1. BIOS Setup Settings on systems prior to PowerEdge 12G systems . This table lists the BIOS Setup Settings on systems prior to PowerEdge 12G systems
name=value pair 1 attribute= name=value pair 2 setting= Description
attribute=acpwrrecovery setting=off | last| on
  • off: System is turned off.
  • last: System returns to the previous state.
  • on: System is turned on.
  delay=random | immediate | timedelay < value>
  • random: System is turned on with random delay.
  • immediate: System returns to previous state immediately.
  • timedelay < value> : System is turned on based on the user specified time delay.
attribute=bezel setting=enabled | disabled
  • enabled: Enables the bezel removal intrusion check during system boot.
  • disabled: Disables the bezel removal intrusion check during system boot.
attribute=bootsequence setting=diskettefirst | hdonly | devicelist | cdromfirst | opticaldrive

Instructs the BIOS which device is used to boot the system, and the order in which the boot routine checks each device.

  • NOTE: On Linux systems, user or user groups upgraded to administrator or administrator groups cannot configure this BIOS setup setting.
attribute=bootmode setting=uefi | bios
  • uefi: Enables the system to boot to operating systems that support Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).
  • bios: Enables the system to boot to operating systems that do not support UEFI.
attribute=bootorder sequence=aliasname1, aliasname2,..... aliasnameN

Configures the boot sequence according to the set aliasnames. To view the set alias names, run the command omreport chassis biossetup attribute=bootorder

  • NOTE: On Linux systems, user or user groups upgraded to administrator or administrator groups cannot configure this BIOS setup setting.
attribute=hddorder sequence=aliasname1, aliasname2,..... aliasnameN

Configures the BIOS setup hard disk sequence according to the set aliasnames. Changes takes effect after rebooting the system. To view the set alias names, run the command omreport chassis biossetup attribute=bootorder

  • NOTE: On Linux systems, user or user groups upgraded to administrator or administrator groups cannot configure this BIOS setup setting.
attribute=cstates setting=enabled | disabled
  • enabled: Enables the processor to go into a deep sleep state when the system is not utilized.
  • disabled: Disables the processor to go into a deep sleep state when the system is not utilized.
attribute=conredirect setting=enabled | disabled
  • enabled: Redirects the BIOS screen output over serial port 1. Keyboard and text output are redirected over serial port 2.
  • disabled: Turns off the BIOS console redirection.
attribute=cpucle setting=enabled | disabled
  • enabled: Enables processor C1-E after system reboot.
  • disabled: Disables processor C1-E after system reboot.
attribute=cpuht setting=enabled | disabled
  • enabled: Enables logical processor hyperthreading.
  • disabled: Disables logical processor hyperthreading.
attribute=cpuvt setting=enabled | disabled
  • enabled: Enables virtualization.
  • disabled: Disables virtualization.
attribute=cpuxdsupport setting=enabled | disabled
  • enabled: Enables Execute Disable (XD) support on the system.
  • disabled: Disables XD support on system.
attribute=cpucore setting=1 | 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 | 12 |all
  • 1: Enables one core per processor.
  • 2: Enables two cores per processor.
  • 4: Enables four cores per processor.
  • 6: Enables six cores per processor.
  • 8: Enables eight cores per processor.
  • 10: Enables ten cores per processor.
  • 12: Enables twelve cores per processor.
  • all: Enables the maximum cores per processor.
attribute=dbs setting=enable | disable
  • enable: Enables Demand Based Switching (DBS) on the system.
  • disable: Disables DBS on the system.
attribute=diskette setting=off | auto | writeprotect
  • off: Disables the diskette drive.
  • auto: Auto-enables the diskette drive.
  • writeprotect: The diskette drive is available in read-only format only. Makes the diskette drive read-only.
attribute=dualnic setting=off | on | pxeboth | nic1pxe |nic2pxe | isciboth | nic1isci | nic2isci | nic1pxenic2isci | nic1iscinic2pxe | onpxeboth | onpxenone | onpxenic1 | onpxenic2
  • off: Disables the Network Interface Controllers (NICs).
  • on: Enables the network interface (PXE or iSCSI is not enabled on either of the NICs).
  • pxeboth: Enables PXE on both NICs.
  • nic1pxe: Enables PXE on the first NIC and none (no PXE or iSCSI) on the second NIC.
  • nic2pxe: Enables none (no PXE or iSCSI) on first NIC and PXE on the second NIC.
  • isciboth: Enables iSCSI on both the NICs.
  • nic1isci: Enables iSCSI on the first NIC and none (no PXE or iSCSI) on the second NIC.
  • nic2isci: Enables none (no PXE or iSCSI) on the first NIC and iSCSI on the second NIC.
  • nic1pxenic2isci: Enables PXE on the first NIC and iSCSI on second NIC.
  • nic1iscinic2pxe: Enables iSCSI on the first NIC and PXE on second NIC.
The following options are deprecated:
  • onpxeboth: Enables PXE on both the NICs.
  • onpxenone: PXE is not enabled on either of the NICs.
  • onpxenic1: Enables PXE on NIC 1.
  • onpxenic2: Enables PXE on NIC 2.
attribute=embhypvisor setting=enabled | disabled
  • enabled: Enables the embedded hypervisor.
  • disabled: Disables the embedded hypervisor.
attribute=embvideoctrl setting=enabled | disabled
  • enabled: Enables the embedded video controller as the primary video device.
  • disabled: Disables the embedded video controller as the primary video device.
attribute=esataport setting=off | auto
  • off: Sets the embedded SATA port value to off.
  • auto: Sets the embedded SATA port value to auto.
attribute=extserial setting=com1 | com2 | rad
  • com1: Maps the external serial connector to COM 1.
  • com2: Maps the external serial connector to COM 2.
  • rad: Maps the external serial connector to the remote access device.
attribute=fbr setting=9600 | 19200 | 57600 | 115200
  • 9600: Sets the console redirection failsafe baud rate to 9600 bits per second.
  • 19200: Sets the console redirection failsafe baud rate to 19200 bits per second.
  • 57600: Sets the console redirection failsafe baud rate to 57600 bits per second.
  • 115200: Sets the console redirection failsafe baud rate to 115200 bits per second.
attribute=htassist setting=enabled | disabled
  • enabled: Enables the probe filter chipset option.
  • disabled: Disables the probe filter chipset option.
  • NOTE: Certain applications do not function fully if you enable or disable this option.
attribute=ide setting=on | off force=true
  • on: Enables IDE.
  • off: Disables IDE.
  • force=true: Verification of setting change.
attribute=idepridrv setting=off | auto
  • off: Disables the device.
  • auto: Detects and enables the device automatically.
attribute=intrusion setting=enabled | disabled
  • enabled: Enables the intrusion check during system boot. If the system also has bezel intrusion checking, then the intrusion option checks for removal of the bezel of the system.
  • disabled: Disables the intrusion check during system boot.
attribute=mouse setting=on | off
  • on: Enables the mouse.
  • off: Disables the mouse.
attribute=nic1 setting=enabled | enabledwithpxe | disabled | enabledonly | enablednonepxe | enabledwithiscsi
  • enabled: Enables the first NIC during system boot.
  • enabledwithpxe: Enables the first NIC during system boot (with PXE on if the system has PXE).
  • disabled: Disables the first NIC during system boot.
  • enabledonly: Enables the first NIC during system boot (with PXE off if the system has PXE).
  • enablednonepxe: Enables the first NIC during system boot (with PXE off if the system has PXE).
  • enabledwithiscsi: Enables the first NIC during system boot (with iSCSI on if the system has iSCSI).
attribute=nic2 setting=enabled | enabledwithpxe | disabled | enabledonly | enablednonepxe | enabledwithiscsi
  • enabled: Enables the second NIC during system boot.
  • enabledwithpxe: Enables the second NIC during system boot (with PXE on if the system has PXE).
  • disabled: Disables the second NIC during system boot.
  • enabledonly: Enables the second NIC during system boot (with PXE off if the system has PXE).
  • enablednonepxe: Enables the second NIC during system boot (with PXE off if the system has PXE).
  • enabledwithiscsi: Enables the second NIC during system boot (with iSCSI on if the system has iSCSI).
attribute=nic3 setting=enabled | enabledwithpxe | disabled | enabledonly | enablednonepxe | enabledwithiscsi
  • enabled: Enables the third NIC during system boot.
  • enabledwithpxe: Enables the third NIC during system boot (with PXE on if the system has PXE).
  • disabled: Disables the third NIC during system boot.
  • enabledonly: Enables the third NIC during system boot (with PXE off if the system has PXE).
  • enablednonepxe: Enables the third NIC during system boot (with PXE off if the system has PXE).
  • enabledwithiscsi: Enables the third NIC during system boot (with iSCSI on if the system has iSCSI).
attribute=nic4 setting=enabled | enabledwithpxe | disabled | enabledonly | enablednonepxe | enabledwithiscsi
  • enabled: Enables the fourth NIC during system boot.
  • enabledwithpxe: Enables the fourth NIC during system boot (with PXE on if the system has PXE).
  • disabled: Disables the fourth NIC during system boot.
  • enabledonly: Enables the fourth NIC during system boot (with PXE off if the system has PXE).
  • enablednonepxe: Enables the fourth NIC during system boot (with PXE off if the system has PXE).
  • enabledwithiscsi: Enables the fourth NIC during system boot (with iSCSI on if the system has iSCSI).
attribute=numlock setting=on | off
  • on: Uses the keypad as number keys.
  • off: Uses the keypad as arrow keys.

attribute=NodeInterleave

  • NOTE: Use NodeInterleave instead of numa as numa will be deprecated in future releases.
setting=enabled | disabled
  • enabled: Enables Node Interleaving and disables Non-Uniform Memory Access.
  • disabled: Disables Node Interleaving and enables Non-Uniform Memory Access.
attribute=ppaddress setting=off | lpt1 | lpt2 | lpt3
  • off: Disables the parallel port address.
  • lpt1: Locates the device on LPT1.
  • lpt2: Locates the device on LPT2.
  • lpt3: Locates the device on LPT3.
attribute=ppmode setting=at | ps2 | ecp | epp
  • at: Sets the parallel port mode to AT.
  • ps2: Sets the parallel port mode to PS/2.
  • ecp: Sets the parallel port mode to ECP (extended capabilities port).
  • epp: Sets the parallel port mode to EPP (enhanced parallel port).
attribute=primaryscsi setting=on | off force=true
  • CAUTION: If you modify the setting for primary scsi, romb, romba, or rombb, the system becomes inoperable until you reinstall the operating system.
  • on: Enables this device.
  • off: Disables this device.
  • force=true: Verification of setting change.
attribute=romb setting=raid | off | scsi force=true
  • raid: Instructs the BIOS to detect RAID-on-motherboard as a RAID device.
  • off: Disables RAID-on-motherboard during system boot.
  • scsi: Instructs the BIOS to detect the RAID-on-motherboard device as a SCSI device.
  • force=true: Verification of setting change.
attribute=romba setting=raid | scsi force=true
  • raid: Instructs the BIOS to detect RAID-on-motherboard channel A as a RAID device.
  • scsi: Instructs the BIOS to detect the RAID-on-motherboard device as a SCSI device.
  • force=true: Verification of setting change.
attribute=rombb setting=raid | scsi force=true
  • raid: Instructs the BIOS to detect RAID-on-motherboard channel B as a RAID device.
  • scsi: Instructs the BIOS to detect the RAID-on-motherboard device as a SCSI device.
  • force=true: Verification of setting change.
attribute=sata setting=off | ata | raid
  • off: Disables the SATA controller.
  • ata: Sets the onboard SATA controller to ATA mode.
  • raid: Sets the onboard SATA controller to RAID mode.
attribute=sataport (0...7) or (a...h) setting=off | auto
  • off: Disables the SATA port.
  • auto: Automatically enables the SATA port.
attribute=secondaryscsi setting=on | off
  • on: Enables secondary SCSI.
  • off: Disables this device.
attribute=serialportaddr setting=default | alternate | com1 | com2
  • default: Maps to Serial device1=COM1, Serial device2=COM2.
  • alternate: Maps to Serial device1=COM2, Serial device2=COM1
  • com1: Sets serial port address to COM1.
  • com2: Sets serial port address to COM2.
attribute=serialcom setting=off | on | com1 | com2 | onwithconsole
  • off: Disables serial communication setting.
  • on: Enables serial communication setting without console redirection.
  • com1: Enables serial communication setting with console redirection through COM1.
  • com2: Enables serial communication setting with console redirection through COM2.
  • onwithconsole: Enables serial communication with console redirection through COM1 and COM2.
  • NOTE: The setting onwithconsole is supported only on Dell blade systems.
attribute=serialport1 setting=off | auto | com1 | com3 | bmcserial | bmcnic | rac | com1bmc
  • off: Disables serial port 1.
  • auto: Maps serial port 1 to a COM port.
  • com1: Maps serial port 1 to COM port 1.
  • com3: Maps serial port 1 to COM port 3.
  • bmcserial: Maps serial port 1 to BMC Serial.
  • bmcnic: Maps serial port 1 to the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) NIC.
  • rac: Maps serial port 1 to the Remote Access Controller (RAC.)
  • com1bmc: Maps serial port 1 to COM port 1 bmc.
  • NOTE: This command is applicable only on selected x8xx systems.
attribute=serialport2 setting=off | auto | com2 | com4
  • off: Disables serial port 2.
  • auto: Maps serial port 2 to a COM port.
  • com2: Maps serial port 2 to COM port 2.
  • com4: Maps serial port 2 to COM port 4.
attribute=speaker setting=on | off
  • on: Enables the speaker.
  • off: Disables the speaker.
attribute=cputurbomode setting=enabled | disabled
CPU turbo mode can increase the CPU frequency when the system is operating below the thermal, power, or current limits.
  • enabled: Enables CPU Turbo Mode.
  • disabled: Disables CPU Turbo Mode.
attribute=uausb setting=on | backonly | off
  • on: Enables the user-accessible USB port(s).
  • backonly: Enables only the user-accessible USB port(s) located at the back of the system.
  • off: Disables the user-accessible USB port(s).
attribute=usb setting=enabled | disabled
  • enabled: Enables the USB port(s).
  • disabled: Disables the USB port(s).
  • NOTE: Depending on the system's hardware you can configure either usb or usbb.
attribute=usbb setting=enabled | enabledwithbios | disabled
  • enabled: Enables the USB port(s) during system boot, without BIOS support.
  • enabledwithbios: Enables the USB port(s) during system boot, with BIOS support.
  • disabled: Disables the USB port(s) during system boot.
  • NOTE: Depending on the system's hardware you can configure either usb or usbb.
attribute=cstates setting=enabled | disabled
  • enabled: Enables the processor to go into a deep sleep state when the system is not utilized.
  • disabled: Disables the processor from going into a deep sleep state when the system is not utilized.

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