Required BIOS Settings for Intel® Data Center Blocks for Nutanix* Enterprise Cloud Platform (R2XXXWF)

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09/13/2021

Check the required BIOS settings for Intel® Data Center Blocks for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform (R2XXXWF) to prepare the server system for deployment and installation of Nutanix software.

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BIOS Option Settings

BIOS Option

Default

ITK Change

Custom BIOS Revision

NA

NX03

Advanced > Integrated IO Configuration > Intel(R) VT for Directed I/O

Disabled

Enabled

Advanced > Integrated IO Configuration > ACS Control

Enabled

Enabled

Advanced > Integrated IO Configuration > Coherency Support

Disabled

Enabled

Advanced > Memory Configuration > Memory RAS and Performance Configuration > ADDDC Sparing

Enabled

Disabled (setting only available when using 4x DIMM)

Advanced > Power & Performance > Hardware P States > Hardware P-States

Native Mode

Disabled

Advanced > Processor Configuration > Intel(R) Virtualization Technology

Disabled

Enabled

Server Management > Reset on CATERR

Enabled

Disabled

Server Management > Resume On AC Power Loss

Stay Off

Last State

Boot Maintenance manager > Advanced Boot Option > Boot Mode

UEFI Boot

Legacy

Advanced > System Acoustic and Performance Configuration >Set Fan Profile

Acoustic

Performance

FRU Information Settings (non-default only)

In addition to the normal L9 Product FRU and in “Chassis Extra” “Nutanix-Qualified”

FRU

“Chassis Extra” “Nutanix-Qualified”

To be added in: Additional Field 1

“Chassis Extra 2 “LCM 6.00”

FRU

“Chassis Extra 2” “LCM 6.00”
To be added in: Additional Field 2

The Product Version must reflect the number of drive slots in the system.

24 drive slots

“Product Version” “LWF2224NXxxxxxx”

16 Drives slots

“Product Version” “LWF2216NXxxxxxx”

12 drive slot (3.5 in)

“Product Version” “LWF2312NXxxxxxx”

 

 

FRU

“Product Version”

 

“LWF2224NXxxxxxx”

Or

“LWF2216NXxxxxxx”

Or

“LWF2312NXxxxxxx”

 

Server Management (BMC) Settings (non-default only)

Required Change

Component

Setting

Enable Complex Password set to DISABLED

 

Ipmitool raw 0x3e 0x76 0x01 0x00

BMC

DISABLED

Resume on AC Power Loss

syscfg.efi /prp RESTORE

BMC

RESTORE

Configuration > User Configuration > User 2 > Privilege

 

Via syscfg

syscfg /up 2 3 ADMIN

BMC

Administrator

Configuration > User Configuration > User 2 > User Status

 

Via syscfg

syscfg /userenable 2 enable 3

BMC

Enable User 2 for Channel 3

Server Management > BMC LAN Configuration > User Configuration > User 2 > User Name

 

Via syscfg

syscfg /user 2 root <DMN MAC >

BMC

root

Server Management > BMC LAN Configuration > User Configuration > User 2 > Password

 

Via syscfg

syscfg /user 2 root <DMN MAC>

BMC

<DMN MAC Label>

 

Password must match Barcode label value – Case Sensitive. All lowercase

Server Management > BMC LAN Configuration > IPv6

 

Via syscfg

syscfg /lc 3 102 enable

BMC

Enable IPv6

Channel 3

Server Management > BMC LAN Configuration > IPv6 Source

 

Via syscfg

syscfg /lc 3 103 static

BMC

Set IPV6 source static

Channel 3

Server Management > BMC LAN Configuration > IPv6 Address

 

Via syscfg

syscfg /lc 3 104 <Link-local IP>

BMC

Channel 3

Set IPV6 link-local IP using the Dedicated Management NIC address for channel 3 as shown by running ipmitool lan print 3.


C:\ipmitool_1_8_18_steve>ipmitool -Ilanplus -Umartin -Pbackd00r -H192.168.43.5 lan print 3

Set in Progress : Set Complete

Auth Type Support : MD5 PASSWORD

Auth Type Enable : Callback :

: User :

: Operator :

: Admin :

: OEM :

IP Address Source : Static Address

IP Address : 192.168.43.5 (example only)

Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0 (example only)

MAC Address : a4:bf:01:ec:6f:d2 (example only)

SNMP Community String : public

IP Header : TTL=0x40 Flags=0x40 Precedence=0x00 TOS=0x10

BMC ARP Control : ARP Responses Enabled, Gratuitous ARP Disabled

Gratituous ARP Intrvl : 2.0 seconds

Default Gateway IP : 192.168.43.250 (example only)

Default Gateway MAC : 00:00:00:00:00:00

Backup Gateway IP : 0.0.0.0

Backup Gateway MAC : 00:00:00:00:00:00

802.1q VLAN ID : Disabled

802.1q VLAN Priority : 0

RMCP+ Cipher Suites : 1,2,3,6,7,8,11,12,15,16,17

Cipher Suite Priv Max : XXaXXXXXXXaXXXX

: X=Cipher Suite Unused

: c=CALLBACK

: u=USER

: o=OPERATOR

: a=ADMIN

: O=OEM

 

Example, if the DMN MAC address was “a4bf01ec6fd2”, the IPv6 link-local IP would be:

fe80:0000:0000:0000:a6bf:01ff:feec:6fd2

 

mac_to_ipv6 () {

IFS=':'; set $1; unset IFS

ipv6_address="fe80:0000:0000:0000:$(printf %02x $((0x$1 ^ 2)))$2:${3}ff:fe$4:$5$6"

}

 

Usage:

mac_to_ipv6 a4:bf:01:ec:6f:d2

Result:

fe80:0000:0000:0000:a6bf:01ff:feec:6fd2


Commands to retrieve the MAC address from channel 03

# DMN MAC ADDRESS ipmitool lan print 3

 

cipher3_enable.nsh (Script in flash package K6930601)

BMC

Enable Cipher 3 for channel 3

ipmitool raw 0x0c 0x01 0x03 0x18 0x00 0x00 0x04 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x04 0x00 0x00

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