Setting boot order for a server

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You can set the server boot mode using any of the following methods:
Method 1:
1) During the server startup process, press F11 to enter Boot Manager.
2) On the Boot page, set the boot device. For example, select HUAWEI DVD-ROM VM 1.1.0 to enable the server to boot from the DVD-ROM drive.

Method 2: Set the boot device on the iBMC WebUI.

Method 3: Set the boot order on the BIOS. For details, see the BIOS parameter reference.
The Romley Platform BIOS Parameter Reference applies to V2 servers. Click Link to download it.
The Brickland Platform BIOS Parameter Reference applies to 4- and 8-socket V3 servers. Click Link to download it.
The Grantley platform BIOS Parameter Reference applies to 2-socket V3 servers. Click Link to download it.

The boot setting configured using methods 1 and 2 takes effect only once. When the server restarts, the boot device set on the BIOS (using method 3) will take effect.

Other related questions:
Server SAN Boot
SAN Boot allows you to start a server from an external SAN storage device running the server's OS and application software. In FC-SAN networking, you can install the server OS on a storage device and set FC-SAN start on the HBA card. After the serve starts and FC HBA card check is complete, the LUNs on the storage devices can be used by the server as local hard disks.

Server boot disk
ServiceCD2.0 is an intelligent boot disk for servers. It provides OS installation and RAID configuration functions. ServiceCD2.0 has the following features: - Provides wizard-based installation of OSs, such as Windows Server, SUSE, Red Hat, and VMware ESXi and installs device drivers based on the hardware detected. - Provides a graphical user interface to help you complete the installation. - Supports configuration of a variety of RAID controller cards through a unified GUI. You can use the boot disk (ServiceCD) delivered with the server to perform the installation. You can also download the iso file of the boot disk (ServiceCD) and perform the installation over remote control. For details about How do I download the iso and install the OS, see: http://support.huawei.com/ecommunity/bbs/10179917.html

How can I configure the Set Boot File menu on an AR
The method is as follows: 1. Restart an AR, and press Ctrl+B within 3 seconds to enter the BootROM menu when the system displays "Press Ctrl+B to break auto startup ... 3". 2. Select 4. Startup Select to enter the startup submenu. 3. Select 2. Set Boot File to enter the Set Boot File menu. Set the system software package for the next startup. Before a system upgrade or downgrade, you need to use this submenu to specify the system software.

Setting the boot disk for multiple RAID arrays
To set the OS boot disk for a server configured with multiple RAID arrays, perform the following steps: -LSI 2308 and 3008 RAID cards: Log in to the RAID card configuration interface, choose the system drive in the SAS topology, and press ALT+B to set the boot disk. -LSI 2208 and 3108 RAID cards: Enter the VD property page, and choose Set Boot Drive and click Go. -SoftRAID: On the SoftRAID management interface, choose Configure > Select Boot Drive and press Enter.

What is the password for setting the VCN3000 boot sequence?
The default password for the VCN3000 to enter the BOOT Manager mode is Admin@storage.

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