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Ydupo1
Beginner
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SDPTool set boot mode to uefi

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 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

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idata
Community Manager
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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 mailto:admin@123 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.

 

Ydupo1
Beginner
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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 setoptions <"syscfg arguments">

Thanks.

idata
Community Manager
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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... https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/server-boards/Intel_Syscfg...

 

 

If not listed there probably it doesn't exist or we might need to check with engineering.

 

 

Jose A.
Ydupo1
Beginner
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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.

idata
Community Manager
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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.
Ydupo1
Beginner
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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.

idata
Community Manager
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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.
idata
Community Manager
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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.
idata
Community Manager
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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.
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