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Updated: June 2020
 
 

BIOS Advanced Menu Selections

This section includes a screen of the BIOS Advanced Menu. The options that are available from the Advanced Menu are described in the sections that follow. Options in the tables 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 Serial Port Console Redirection Options

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu serial port console redirection options.

Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
EMS Console Redirection
Disabled/Enabled
Disabled
Use this option to enable or disable console redirection for Windows Emergency Management Service (EMS) administration.
Console Redirection
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Use this option to 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 Network Stack Configuration Options

The following table describes the 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 PXE Boot Option will not be created.
Ipv4 HTTP Support
Disabled/Enabled
Disabled
Enable or disable IPv4 HTTP Boot support. If disable, the IPv4 HTTP Boot Option will not be created.
Ipv6 PXE Support
Disabled/Enabled
Disabled
Enable or disable IPv6 PXE Boot support. If disable, the IPv6 PXE Boot Option will not be created.
Ipv6 HTTP Support
Disabled/Enabled
Disabled
Enable or disable IPv6 HTTP Boot support. If disable, the IPv6 HTTP Boot Option will not be created.
PXE boot wait time
0
0
Wait time to press ESC key to abort the PXE boot.
Media detect count
1
1
Number of times the presence of media will be checked.

BIOS Advanced Menu NVMe Configuration Options

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu NVMe configuration options.

Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Bus:5E Dev:0 Func:0 (R/O)
N/A
Displays the PCIe Bus, Device, and Function for the NVMe controller.
NVMe Size (R/O)
N/A
Displays the size of the NVMe device.

BIOS Advanced Menu Primary Video Selection Options

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu primary video selection options.

Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Add-in Video Card support
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Use this option to enable or disable video card support.

BIOS Advanced Menu Trusted Computing 2.0 Options

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu trusted computing 2.0 options.


Note -  The options in this section are available only when the Security TPM Device Support option is set to Enabled.
Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Security TPM Device Support
Disabled/Enabled
Disabled
Use this option to enable or disable Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support. If disabled, the OS will not show TPM. Reset of the platform is required.
Active PCR banks (R/O)
N/A
N/A
Displays active Platform Configuration Register (PCR) banks.
Available PCR banks (R/O)
N/A
N/A
Displays available Platform PCR banks.
SHA-1 PCR Bank (R/O)
N/A
N/A
Displays if the SHA-1 PCR bank is enabled/disabled.
SHA256 Bank (R/O)
N/A
N/A
Displays if the SHA256 PCR bank is enabled/disabled.
Pending Operation
None/TPM Clear
None
Use this option 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.

Platform Hierarchy
Disabled/Enabled
Use this option to enable or disable platform hierarchy.
Storage Hierarchy
Disabled/Enabled
Use this option to enable or disable storage hierarchy.
Endorsement Hierarchy
Disabled/Enabled
Use this option to enable or disable endorsement hierarchy.
TPM 2.0 UEFI Spec Version (R/O)
N/A
N/A
Displays the TPM 2.0 UEFI spec version.
Physical Presence Spec Version
1.2/1.3
1.3
Use this option to select the physical presence spec version.
TPM 20 InterfaceType (R/O)
N/A
N/A
Displays the TPM 20 interface type.
Device Select (R/O)
N/A
N/A
Displays the TPM device.

BIOS Advanced Menu Disk Freeze Lock Settings Option

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu disk freeze lock settings options.

Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Disk Freeze Lock
Disable/Enable
Disable
Enables or disables disk freeze lock. Enabling this setting prevents disks from being sanitized. Disk types include NVMe.

BIOS Advanced Menu Processor Configuration Options

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu processor configuration options.

Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Hyper-threading ALL
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.
SNC
Disable/Enable/Auto
Disable
Enable, disable, or set SNC to auto.
Hardware Prefetcher
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable the mid-level cache (MLC) streamer prefetcher (MSR 1A4h bit [0]).
Adjacent Cache Prefetcher
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.
Stale AtoS
Disabled/Enabled/Auto
Disabled
Enable or disable stale A to S Dir optimization.
LLC dead line alloc
Disabled/Enabled/Auto
Enabled
Enable to opportunistically fill dead lines in LLC.
XPT Prefetch
Disable/Enable
Enable
Enable or disable XPT Prefetch.

BIOS Advanced Menu Memory Configuration Options

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu memory configuration option.

Setup Option
Options
Defaults
Description
Numa
Enabled/Disabled
Enabled
Enable or disable Non Uniform Memory Access (NUMA).
MMIO High Granularity Size
1G/4G/16G/64G/256G/1024G
256G
Selects the allocation size used to assign memory-mapped I/O (MMIO) resources. Total MMIO space can be up to 32x granularity.
Volatile Memory Mode
1LM/2LM/Auto
Auto
Selects whether 1LM or 2LM memory mode should be enabled for Data Center Persistent Memory Modules (DCPMMs).
DDR4 2933MHZ Support
Disabled/Enabled
Disabled
Enable or disable DDR4 2933MHZ support.

BIOS Advanced Menu CPU Power Management Configuration Options

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu CPU power management configuration options.

Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Power Technology
Disabled/Energy Efficient/Custom
Custom
Enables the power management features.
EIST (GV3)
Enabled/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.
Package C State limit
Enabled/Disabled
Enabled
Enable/disable Package C State limit.
Energy Performance
Performance
Balanced Performance
Balanced Energy
Energy Efficiency
Balanced Performance
Use this option to select the Energy Performance mode.
Uncore Frequency Scaling (UFS)
Enabled/Disabled
Disabled
Enable/disable Uncore Frequency Scaling (USF).
Hardware P-States
Disabled
Native Mode
Out of Band
Native Mode
Select the Hardware P-State. Disable chooses a P-State based on operating system request (Legacy P-States). Native Mode chooses a P-State based on OS guidance. Out of Band lets hardware autonomously choose the P-State (no OS guidance).

BIOS Advanced Menu USB Ports Options

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu USB ports options.

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.
Rear Port
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable or disable USB Rear Port.
Internal Port #0
Disabled/Enabled
Enabled
Enable or disable USB Internal Port 0.

BIOS Advanced Menu Error Injection Settings Option

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu error injection settings options.

Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
WHEA Error Injection Support
Disable/Enable
Disable
Enables WHEA Hardware Error Event Processing Applications.

BIOS Advanced Menu UPI General Configuration Options

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu UPI general configuration options.

Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Local/Remote Threshold
Disable/Auto/Low/Medium/High/Custom
Auto
Selects the local/remote threshold setting.

BIOS Advanced Menu T1s Auth Configuration Options

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu T1s Auth configuration options.

Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Server CA Configuration
Configures Server CA.
Enroll Cert
Enroll Cert using a selected file, enter a Cert ID, then commit changes and exit, or discard changes and exit.
Enroll Cert Using File
Select a storage device
Cert GUID
Enter a digital character in 11111111-2222-3333-4444-1234567890ab format.
Commit Changes and Exit
Commits changes and exits.
Discard Changes and Exit
Discards changes and exits.
Delete Cert
Yes/No
Deletes Cert.
Client Cert Configuration

BIOS Advanced Menu RAM Disk Configuration Options

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu RAM disk configuration options.

Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Disk Memory Type
Boot Service Data
Reserved
Specifies the type of memory to use from available memory pool in system to create a disk.
Create raw
Creates a raw RAM disk.
Size (Hex):
Enter a valid RAM disk size. The disk size should be multiples of the RAM disk block size.
Create & Exit
Creates the new RAM disk with the given starting and ending address.
Discard & Exit
Discards changes and exits
Create from file
Select Storage Device
Creates a RAM disk from a given file.
Remove selected RAM disk(s)
Removes the selected RAM disk(s).

BIOS Advanced Menu iSCSI Configuration Options

The following table describes the 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 plus or minus (+/-) keys to move the attempt up/down in the attempt order list.

BIOS Advanced Menu Intel Virtual RAID on CPU Options

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu virtual RAID on CPU options.

Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
No RAID volumes on the system
Information is displayed only when Virtual RAID on CPU is enabled.
No Intel VMD Controllers on the system
Information is displayed only when Virtual RAID on CPU is enabled.

BIOS Advanced Menu Gigabit Network Connection Options

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu Gigabit network connection options.

Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
NIC configuration
Use to configure the network interface controller.
Link Speed
Auto Negotiated
10 Mbs Half
10 Mbs Full
100 Mbs Half
100 Mbs Full
NA
Specifies the port speed used for the selected boot protocol.
Wake on LAN
Disable/Enabled
NA
Use this option to enable or disable wake on LAN.
Blink LEDs
0/1/2/3
0
Use to identify the physical network port by blinking the associated LED.
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.
Device Name (R/O)
NA
NA
Device name.
Chip Type (R/O)
NA
NA
Manufacturer and model number.
PCI Device ID (R/O)
NA
1533
Device identifier.
PCI Address (R/O)
NA
NA
Bus device function identifier.
Example format: Bus:Device:Function
Link Status (R/O)
NA
Connected
Specifies the link status of the network port.
MAC Address (R/O)
NA
NA
Lists the MAC address of the network interface controller (NIC).
Virtual MAC Address (R/O)
NA
NA
Lists the Virtual MAC address of the network interface controller (NIC).

BIOS Advanced Menu Driver Health Options

The following table describes the BIOS Advanced Menu driver health options.


Note -  Depending on the devices that are populating your PCIe slots, you will see different entries if the devices are publishing their driver health status.
Setup Options
Options
Defaults
Description
Intel PRO/1000 PCI-E (R/O)
Healthy
Lists the health status of drivers/controllers.
Broadcom NXE Gigabit Ethernet Driver (R/O)
Healthy
Lists the health status of drivers/controllers.
Intel DCPMM Driver
Healthy
Lists the health status of drivers/controllers.
Intel 40GbE Driver
Healthy
Lists the health status of drivers/controllers.
Controller Child 0 (R/O)
Healthy
Intel Ethernet Connection for X722 for 10GBASE-T
Healthy
AVAGO EFI SAS Driver (R/O)
Healthy
Lists the health status of drivers/controllers.

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