System UEF1 F1 for BE3-Based products - IBM BladeCenter



Source

RETAIN tip: H21554

Symptom

For the listed system models, Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification 2.3 is not supported.

These systems are UEFI specification 2.0 compliant only.

As a result, if users install any of the option products listed and operate as followed:

  1. Start into the system UEFI F1 setup menu.
  2. Navigate through: system settings --> network --> {select a function [0,1]} -> {select function}.
  3. Then select any personality (NIC, FCoE, iSCSI)
  4. Multichannel can be enabled or disabled (switch configuration availability dependent on multichannel option selected).
  5. Navigate to 'controller configuration'.
  6. Select and change any of the sub-menu configurations (admin logical link, bandwidth, lpvid).
  7. Escape to the prior menu.

Users will find that, when escaping back to the prior menu, there is no prompt option for "Configurations have changed. Press 'Enter' to save or 'ESC' to discard changes." to come up.

The lack of the automatic prompt option is due the system UEFI is not supported for UEFI specification 2.3. This is a permanent limitation with the system models listed.

Affected configurations

The system may be any of the following IBM servers:

  • BladeCenter HS22, type 1911, any model
  • BladeCenter HS22, type 1936, any model
  • BladeCenter HS22, type 7870, any model
  • BladeCenter HS22V, type 1949, any model
  • BladeCenter HS22V, type 7871, any model

The system is configured with one or more of the following IBM Option part numbers:

  • Emulex 10 Gb Ethernet Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II for IBM BladeCenter, Option part number 90Y3566, any replacement part number
  • Emulex 10 Gb Ethernet Virtual Fabric Adapter II Option, for IBM system x, Option part number 49Y7951, any replacement part number
  • Emulex 10 Gb Ethernet Virtual Fabric Adapter II for IBM BladeCenter, Option part number 90Y3550, any replacement part number
  • Emulex Dual-Port 10 Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II for IBM BladeCenter, Option part number 00Y3264, any replacement part number
  • Emulex Dual-Port 10 Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter II for IBM BladeCenter, Option part number 00Y3266, any replacement part number

This tip is not software specific.

The system has the symptom described above.

Workaround

After step (f) listed, select 'Save' after selecting and making a change.

Additional information

This is a permanent limitation.

Applicable countries and regions

 


Document id:  MIGR-5093419
Last modified:  2013-08-22
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