Required BIOS Settings for Intel® Data Center Blocks for Nutanix* Enterprise Cloud Platform (H2XXXBP)

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09/13/2021

Check the required BIOS settings for Intel® Data Center Blocks for Nutanix* Enterprise Cloud Platform (H2XXXBP) 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.

 

FRU

“LBP2224NXxxxxxx”

Or

“LBP2312NXxxxxxx”

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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