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Updated: January 2018
 
 

BIOS Advanced Menu Selections

This section includes a searchable text-based representation and a screenshot of the BIOS Advanced Menu. The options that are available from the Advanced Menu are described in the table that follows. Options in the table that are marked as “(R/O)” are read-only information and cannot be changed.

image:This figure shows the BIOS Advanced Menu image.

The following sections describe the BIOS Advanced menu options.

BIOS Advanced Menu Processor Configuration Options

The following table lists the BIOS Advanced Menu Processor Configuration options.

Table 28  BIOS Advanced Menu Processor Configuration
Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Hyper-threading
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Use to enable Hyper Threading. When enabled, two threads are available per enabled core. When disabled, only one thread per enabled core is available.
Active Processor Cores
A minimum of one up to the maximum number of cores available in the processor package.
All
The number of cores to enable in each processor package.
Execute Disable Bit
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
When disabled, forces XD features flag to always return 0.
Hardware Prefetcher
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable the mid-level cache (MLC) streamer prefetcher (MSR 1A4h bit [0]).
Adjacent Cache Prefetch
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable the mid-level cache (MLC) streamer prefetcher (MSR 1A4h bit [1]).
DCU Streamer Prefetcher
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable DCU streamer prefetcher, which is a L1 data cache prefetcher (MSR 1A4h [2]).
DCP IP Prefetcher
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable DCU IP prefetcher, which is a L1 data cache prefetcher (MSR 1A4h [3]).
Intel Virtualization Technology
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
When enabled, a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Intel Virtualization Technology.

BIOS Advanced Menu CPU Power Management Configuration Options

The following table lists the BIOS Advanced Menu Power Management Configuration options.

Table 29  BIOS Advanced Menu CPU Power Management Configuration
Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Power Technology
Disabled/Energy Efficient/Custom
Custom
Enables the power management features.
EIST (GV3)
Endabled/Disabled
Enabled
Enable or disable Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
Turbo Mode
Enabled/Disabled
Enabled
Enabled mode is supported only if Turbo Mode is supported in the CPU. Enabled mode also requires that Enhanced Multi Threaded Thermal Monitoring (EMTTM) be enabled on the CPU.
CPU C3 report
Enabled/Disabled
Disabled
Enable/disable the CPU C3 (ACPI C3) report to the operating system.
CPU C6 report
Enabled/Disabled
Enabled
Enable/disable the CPU C6 (ACPI C3) report to the operating system.
CPU C7 report
Enabled/Disabled
Disabled
Enable/disable the CPU C7 (ACPI C3) report to the operating system.
Package C State limit
Endabled/Disabled
Enabled
Enable/disable Package C State limit.
Energy_PERF_BIAS_CFG mode
PERF/Balanced Perf/Balanced Power/Power
Balanced Perf
Use this option to select the Energy_PERF_BIAS_CFG mode.
Uncore Frequency Scaling
Endabled/Disabled
Disabled
Enable/disable Uncore Frequency Scaling (USF).

BIOS Advanced Menu Memory Configuration Option

The following table lists the BIOS Advanced Menu Memory Configuration options.

Table 30  BIOS Advanced Menu Memory Configuration Option
Setup Option
Options
Defaults
Description
Numa
Enabled/Disabled
Enabled
Enable or disable Non Uniform Memory Access (NUMA).
COD Enable
Enabled/Disabled
Disabled
Enable or disable Cluster on Die.

BIOS Advanced Menu USB Ports Options

The following table lists the BIOS Advanced Menu USB Ports options.

Table 31  BIOS Advanced Menu USB Ports
Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
EHCI Hand-off
Disabled/Enabled
Disabled
Enable or disable Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) hand-off support. This is a workaround for operating systems without EHCI hand-off support. The EHCI change of ownership should be claimed by the EHCI driver.
Port 60/64 Emulation
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. Enable this setting for the complete USB keyboard legacy support for non-USB aware operating systems.
EHCI Controller 1
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable or disable EHCI Controller 1.
EHCI Controller 2
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable or disable EHCI Controller 2.
Rear Port #0
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable or disable USB Rear Port 0.
Rear Port #1
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable or disable USB Rear Port 1.
Front Port #0
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable or disable USB Front Port 0.
Front Port #1
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable or disable USB Front Port 1.
Internal Port #0
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable or disable USB Internal Port 0.
Internal Port #1
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable or disable USB Internal Port 1.

BIOS Advanced Menu Serial Port Console Redirection Options

The following table lists the BIOS Advanced Menu Serial Console Redirection options.

Table 32  BIOS Advanced Menu Serial Port Console Redirection Options
Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
EMS Console Redirection
Disabled/Enabled
Disabled
Enable or disable console redirection for Windows Emergency Management Service (EMS) administration.
Console Redirection
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable or disable console redirection.
Terminal Type
VT100/VT100+/VT-UTF8/ANSI
VT100+
Select the emulation for the terminal:
  • VT100: ASCII character set.

  • VT100+: Extends VT100 to support color, function keys, etc.

  • VT-UTF8: Uses UTF8 encoding to map Unicode characters onto one or more bytes.

  • ANSI: Extended ASCII character set.

Bits per Second
9600
19200
38400
57600
115200
9600
Select the serial port transmission speed. The speed must be matched on the connecting serial device. Long or noisy lines require lower speeds.
Data Bits
7/8
8
Select the data bits.
Parity
None/Even/Odd/Mark/Space
None
A parity bit can be sent with the data bits to detect some transmission errors.
  • None: No parity bits are sent.

  • Even: Parity bit is 0 if the number of 1s in the data bits is even.

  • Odd: Parity bit is 0 if the number of 1s in the data bits is odd.

  • Mark: Parity bit is always 1.

  • Space: Parity bit is always 0.

Mark and Space parity do not allow for error detection. They can be used as an additional data bit.
Stop Bits
1/2
1
Stop bits indicate the end of a serial data packet. (A start bit indicates the beginning of a serial data packet.) The standard setting is 1 stop bit. Communication with slow devices may require more than 1 stop bit.
Flow Control
None, Hardware RTS/CTS, Software Xon/Xoff
None
Flow control can prevent data loss from buffer overflow. When sending data, if the receiving buffers are full, a 'stop' signal can be sent to stop the data flow. Once the buffers are empty, a 'start' signal can be sent to restart the flow. Hardware flow control uses two wires to send start/stop signals.

BIOS Advanced Menu Trusted Computing Options

The following table lists the BIOS Advanced Menu Trusted Computing options.

Table 33  BIOS Advanced Menu Trusted Computing Options
Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
TPM Support
Disabled/Enabled
Disabled
Enable or disable Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support. Only UEFI BIOS implements this setup option. If disabled, the OS will not show TPM. Reset of the platform is required.
TPM State
Disabled/Enabled
Disabled
Displays whether TPM Support is enabled.

Note -  This option is available only if TPM Support is set to enabled.

Pending Operation
None/Enable Take Ownership/Disable Take Ownership/TPM Clear
None
Used to schedule an operation for the security device.

Note -  Your computer will reboot during restart in order to change the state of a security device.

Current Status Information
If TPM Support is disabled, Current Status Information displays SUPPORT Turned OFF.”
TPM Enabled Status
Disabled/Enabled
Disabled
Use this option to provide the current capability state of the security device.

Note -  This option is available only if TPM Support is set to enabled.

TPM Active Status
Deactivated/Activated
Deactivated
Use this option to provide the current capability state of the security device.

Note -  This option is available only if TPM Support is set to enabled.

TPM Owner Status
Owned/Unowned
Unowned
Use this option to provide the current ownership state.

Note -  This option is available only if TPM Support is set to enabled.

BIOS Advanced Menu Network Stack Options

The following table lists the BIOS Advanced Menu Network Stack options.

Table 34  BIOS Advanced Menu Network Stack Options
Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Network Stack
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable or disable the UEFI network stack.
Ipv4 PXE Support
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable or disable IPv4 PXE Boot support. If disable, the IPv4 Boot Option will not be created.
Ipv6 PXE Support
Disabled/Enabled
Disabled
Enable or disable IPv6 PXE Boot support. If disable, the IPv6 Boot Option will not be created.

BIOS Advanced Menu BMC Network Configuration Options

The following table lists the BIOS Advanced Menu BMC Network Configuration options.

Table 35  BIOS Advanced Menu BMC Network Configuration Options
Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Current Active Management Port (R/O)
NA
NETMGT
The currently active management port.
Refresh
NA
NA
Refresh current BMC LAN information with the latest information from the service processor.
Active Mgmt Port
NET MGT/NET0/NET1/NET2/NET3
NET MGT
Use to change the currently active network management port.
Commit
NA
NA
Commit the current BMC network LAN information.
IPv4 Configuration
NA
NA
Current configuration of the IPv4 settings is displayed.
Channel Number (R/O)
1
Current channel number is displayed.
Current IPv4 IP Assignment in BMC (R/O)
Static/Dynamic
Static
Set the IPV4 IP assignment to Static or Dynamic. This setting determines whether the service processor is assigned a static IPv4 address or assigned a dynamic IPv4 address using Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP).
Current IPv4 address in BMC (R/O)
NA
NA
Displays the current IPv4 address in the BMC.
Current IPv4 MAC Address in BMC (R/O)
NA
NA
If IPv4 Assignment is set to Static, set the IPv4 address for the service processor.
Example: 172.31.255.255
Current IPv4 Subnet Mask in BMC (R/O)
NA
NA
If the IPv4 Assignment is set to Static, set the IPv4 subnet mask.
Example: 255.255.255.0
Current IPv4 Default Gateway in BMC
NA
NA
If the IPv4 Assignment is set to Static, set the IPv4 default gateway
Example: 172.31.255.255
Refresh
Refresh the current BMC LAN information.
IPv4 IP Assignment
Static/Dynamic
Static
Current IPv4 assignment.
IPv4 Address
NA
NA
If set, current IPv4 address is displayed.
IPv4 Subnet Mask
NA
NA
If set, current IPv4 Subnet Mask is displayed.
IPv4 Default Gateway
NA
NA
If set, current Default IPv4 Gateway is displayed.
Commit
Commit the current BMC LAN information.
IPv6 Configuration
Current configuration of the IPv6 settings is displayed.
IPv6 addresses are written with hexadecimal digits and colon separators. For example: 2001:0db0:000:82a1:0000:0000:1234:abcd.
IPv6 addresses are composed of two parts: a 64-bit subnet prefix and a 64-bit host interface ID. To shorten the IPv6 address, you can (1) omit all leading zeros, and (2) replace one consecutive group of zeros with a double colon (::). For example: 2001:db0:0:82a1::1234:abcd.
Channel Number (R/O)
1
Current channel number is displayed.
Current IPv6 State (R/O)
Enabled/Disabled
Enabled
Current IPv6 state is displayed.
Current IPv6 Auto Configuration (R/O)
Stateful/Stateless
Stateless
Current IPv6 autoconfiguration parameters are displayed.
Link Local IPv6 Address (R/O)
Current link local IPv6 address is displayed.
Example: fe80::214:4fff:feca:5f7e/64
Static IPv6 Address (R/O)
Current static IPv6 address is displayed.
Example: 2001:0db0:000:82a1:0000:0000:1234:abcd
IPv6 Gateway (R/O)
Current IPv6 gateway address is displayed.
Example: fe80::211:5dff:febe:5000/128
Dynamic IPv6 Address 1-n (R/O)
Current dynamic IPv6 addresses are displayed.
Example: fec0:a:8:b7:214:4fff:feca:5f7e/64
Refresh
Select Refresh to update to the current settings.
IPv6 State
Disabled/Enabled
Disabled
Set the IPv6 state to enabled or disabled.
Auto IPv6 Configuration
Disabled/
Stateless/
Dhcpv6_stateless/
Dhcpv6_stateful
Disabled
Autoconfiguration options are:
  • Disabled: When autoconfiguration is disabled, only the Link Local address is set. None of the autoconfiguration options to configure an IPv6 address are run.

  • Stateless: When enabled, the IPv6 Stateless autoconfiguration is run to learn the IPv6 addresses for the device.

  • Dhcpv6_stateless: When enabled, the Dhcpv6_stateless autoconfiguration is run to learn the DNS and domain information for the device.

  • Dhcpv6_stateful: When enabled, the Dhcpv6_stateful autoconfiguration is run to learn the IP addresses and DNS information for the device.

Static IPv6 Address (R/O)
Set the static IPv6 address.
Example: 2001:0db0:000.82a1:0000:0000:1234:abcd
Commit
Commit the current BMC LAN information.

BIOS Advanced Menu iSCSI Configuration Options

The following table lists the BIOS Advance Menu iSCSI Configuration options.

Table 36  BIOS Advanced Menu iSCSI Configuration Options
Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
iSCSI Initiator Name
NA (must be specified)
None
The worldwide unique name of the iSCSI Initiator. Only IQN format is accepted.
Add an Attempt
iSCSI Attempt Name
NA (must be specified)
None
The human-readable name that you assigned to this attempt.
iSCSI Mode
Disabled/Enabled/Enabled for MPIO
Disabled
Set to Enabled for multipath I/O (MPIO). MPIO can boost the performance of an application by load balancing traffic across multiple ports.
Internet Protocol
IP4/IP6/Autoconfigure
IP4
Can be set to IP4, IP6, or Autoconfigure. The initiator IP address is assigned by the system to IP6. In Autoconfigure mode, the iSCSI driver attempts to connect to the iSCSI target using the IPv4 stack. If this fails, then the iSCSI driver attempt to connect using the IPv6 stack.
Connection Retry Count
0 to 16
0
The count range is 0 to 16. If set to 0, there are no retries.
Connection Establishing Timeout
NA
1,000
The timeout value in milliseconds. The minimum value is 100 milliseconds and the maximum is 20 seconds.
Configure ISID
Derived from the MAC address
The default value is derived from the Mac Address
The OUI-format ISID is 6 bytes. The default value is derived from the MAC address. Only the last 3 bytes are configurable.
Example: Update 0ABBCCDDEEFF to 0ABBCCF07901 by inputting F07901
Enable DHCP
Disabled/Enabled
Disabled
Enable or disable DHCP
Initiator IP Address
NA
0.0.0.0
Use to set initiator IP address in dotted-decimal notation.
Initiator Subnet Mask
NA
0.0.0.0
Use to set initiator subnet mask IP address in dotted-decimal notation.
Gateway
NA
0.0.0.0
Use to set initiator gateway IP address in dotted-decimal notation.
Target Name
NA
NA
The worldwide unique name of the target. Only IQN format is accepted.
Target IP address
0.0.0.0
None
Use to set target IP address in dotted-decimal notation.
Target Port
3260
Use to change target port number.
Boot LUN
0
Use to set the hexadecimal representation of the boot logical unit number (LUN).
Example: 4752-3A4F-6b7e-2F99
Authentication Type
CHAP/None
CHAP
Define the Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP). Available settings are CHAP, Kerberos, and None.
CHAP Type
One Way/Mutual
One Way
Use to set CHAP type to either One Way or Mutual.
CHAP Name
NA
None
Use to set CHAP name.
CHAP Secret
NA
None
Use to set the CHAP secret password. The secret length range is 12 to 16 bytes.
Delete Attempts
NA
NA
Use to delete one or more attempts.
Change Attempt Order
NA
NA
Use to change the order of attempts. Use arrow keys to select the attempt, then press +/- keys to move the attempt up/down in the attempt order list.

BIOS Advanced Menu Ethernet Controller Options

The following table lists the BIOS Advance Menu Ethernet Controller options.

Table 37  BIOS Advanced Menu Ethernet Controller Options
Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Port Configuration Menu
NIC configuration
Use to configure the network interface controller.
Link Speed (R/O)
Supported port speeds/Auto Negotiate
NA
Specifies the port speed used for the selected boot protocol.

Note -  This option is not supported.

Wake on LAN
Disable/Enabled
NA
Enable or disable wake on LAN.

Note -  This option is not supported.

Blink LEDs
0/1/2/3
0
Use to identify the physical network port by blinking the associated LED.
Port Configuration Information
Displays and specifies the port settings for the network device.
UEFI Driver (R/O)
NA
NA
Identifies the UEFI driver.
Adapter PBA (R/O)
NA
NA
Product board adapter (PBA) number. You can use the Intel Network Adapter PBA number to search for the adapter's model number. The PBA number is a nine digit number that is the last part of the adapter board serial number. The PBA number is presented in this format: xxxxxxx-xxx, for example, C80222-001.
Chip Type (R/O)
NA
NA
Manufacturer and model number
PCI Device ID (R/O)
1528
Device identifier
PCI Address (R/O)
NA
NA
Bus device function identifier
Example format: Bus:Device:Function
Link Status
Connected/Disconnected
Disconnected
Specifies the link status of the network port.
MAC Address (R/O)
NA
None
Lists the MAC address of the network interface controller (NIC).

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