[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
> connect.
>
> 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
> settings.
>
>
>
> On Thu, 2014-03-27 at 14:51 -0600, Bernadette Pfau - NOAA Affiliate
> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM, <Elie_Jreij at dell.com <javascript:;>>
> 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 <javascript:;>
> > (303) 497-4706  / DSRC 2B401
> >
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>

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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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