[Linux-PowerEdge] r720 bios reset with no video

Bernadette Pfau - NOAA Affiliate bernadette.pfau at noaa.gov
Thu Mar 27 15:51:55 CDT 2014

Thanks for the replies. Those are great commands -- we hadn't configured
iDRAC yet though, so we have no access.
If I can find a serial device I could see what I get through the serial

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM, <Elie_Jreij at dell.com> wrote:

> Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
> Try to ssh to iDRAC and execute the following commands:
> racadm set BIOS.IntegratedDevices.EmbVideo Enabled
> racadm jobqueue create BIOS.Setup.1-1 -r graceful -s TIME_NOW
> The first command stages a BIOS setting to use embedded video and the 2nd
> command reboots the server to apply the setting
> Regards
> Elie
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of Bernadette Pfau - NOAA
> Affiliate
> Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 3:34 PM
> To: linux-poweredge-Lists
> Subject: [Linux-PowerEdge] r720 bios reset with no video
> Hello,
> We have a Dell R720 where someone disabled the onboard video.  For
> whatever reason, installing a PCIe video card and attempting to connect to
> the server through that means doesn't work.
> Is there a way to restore the onboard video without using video?  I'm open
> to resetting the server to the factory BIOS settings, but I can't find the
> definitive (safe) way to do that. Is the procedure to simply remove the
> BIOS battery for about 10 minutes?  What do I risk by doing that?
> Thanks in advance

Bunny Pfau
Ace Info Solutions, Inc. (AceInfo) Supporting NOAA
ESRL / Global Systems Division / ITS
Bernadette.Pfau at noaa.gov
(303) 497-4706  / DSRC 2B401
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