[Linux-PowerEdge] r720 bios reset with no video
Bernadette Pfau - NOAA Affiliate
bernadette.pfau at noaa.gov
Thu Mar 27 20:35:36 CDT 2014
Thanks. Sounds perfect. I'll follow up tomorrow!
On Thursday, March 27, 2014, cupertino <cupertino at gmx.net> wrote:
> If you have physical access to the system, you can set iDRAC IP using
> the front LCD panel or just use its default IP 192.168.0.120 to
> You can also try a NVRAM clear by setting a jumper on the motherboard.
> Location should be shown on inside of the top cover. (short jumper,
> power on system, power off and put jumper back to default)
> If that doesn't help, remove BIOS battery, but you gonna lose all your
> On Thu, 2014-03-27 at 14:51 -0600, Bernadette Pfau - NOAA Affiliate
> > 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 port.
> > 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
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