You can configure only unconfigured service processors, that is, a processor in its factory default state. Use a deployment plan to configure the service processor.
The Declare Unconfigured Asset action includes the service processor in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center environment.
Configure Service Processor
Update BIOS Configuration
Configure and Deploy Server
An alternative to specifying the configuration in the profile, is to duplicate an existing configuration. You can create a snapshot of the BIOS of a working service processor, which creates also creates profile. You then apply the profile to an unconfigured service processor.
Creating a Service Processor Configuration Profile and Plan
Procedure to create a service processor configuration profile and plan.
Expand Plans in the Navigation pane and the select Profiles and Policies.
Expand Service Processors.
Click Create Profile. The first step of the wizard is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-3. Depending on the subtype and target you select, more steps are added.
An alternative method of displaying this window if you are familiar with the current configuration is to select the server and then choose Snapshot BIOS Configuration in the Actions pane.
Specify a name for this snapshot and accept the default of creating a profile from the snapshot.
Click Create Snapshot to submit the job.
When the job completes, the snapshot is located in the EC local library.
Applying a Snapshot of a Server Processor Configuration
Procedure to apply a snapshot to an unconfigured service processor.
This procedure applies a snapshot of a server's service processor to an unconfigured service processor. Use the Update BIOS Configuration action or use the snapshot profile as a step in the Install Server deployment plan.
Viewing a Service Processor Snapshot
To verify the snapshot configuration before you attempt to configure a new server, view the snapshot.
Expand Libraries in the Navigation pane and then select the current EC local library.
In the center pane, scroll down to the BIOS Configuration section of the library.
Select the snapshot and then select the View Snapshot icon.
You can apply the snapshot directly to a server or you can use a deployment plan.
Applying a Service Processor Snapshot
Procedure to apply a service processor snapshot.
Expand Assets in the Navigation pane and then select Servers.
Select the unconfigured server.
Click Update Service Processor in the Action pane. A one-step wizard is displayed, including the list of snapshots in the EC local library that are appropriate for the selected server.
Select the snapshot from the list.
Click Next to review the Summary and then click Finish to submit the job.
When the service processor is configured, the server reboots.
Applying a Service Process Snapshot Profile to a Server
Procedure to apply a service process snapshot profile to a server.
Expand Plans in the Navigation pane and then select Profiles.
Expand Update BIOS Configuration and select the profile for the snapshot.
Review the profile in the center pane. To modify the profile, click the Edit Profile icon.
Create a plan that includes this profile as its only step or edit an existing deployment plan to include this profile.