[Linux-PowerEdge] Automated setup config

Dan Yasny dyasny at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 14:00:36 CST 2017

On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 2:42 PM, <Jose.Delarosa at dell.com> wrote:

> Dan,
> If you are familiar with Ansible, you can use
> https://github.com/dell/idrac-ansible-module. This Ansible module uses
> Redfish APIs to manage PowerEdge servers via iDRAC. You can use the
> manage_bios.yml playbook to set boot mode to either UEFI or Legacy BIOS.
> Please note, however, that setting boot mode is only supported in 13G and
> 14G servers.

Because the earlier generations don't support redfish, right?

> Once you have installed Ansible and followed the idrac-ansible-module
> setup instructions, you can run:
> To set UEFI mode: $ ansible-playbook manage_bios.yml --tags bootmodeuefi
> To set BIOS legacy mode: $ ansible-playbook manage_bios.yml --tags
> bootmodelegacybios
> After setting to either UEFI or BIOS boot mode, the server will be
> rebooted. Recommend to try first in 1-2 servers in /etc/ansible/hosts
> before you try in a larger number of servers, just so you get a feel for it
> first.
> Disclaimer: This Ansible module is not supported by Dell and some features
> are still under development. All features available in the playbooks are
> 100% functional, though some features are only available in later server
> generations.
Still, this is great, thank you very much, exactly what I've been looking

> Jose DelaRosa
> Linux Engineering
> Dell EMC| Infrastructure Solutions Group
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of Dan Yasny
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:02 AM
> To: linux-poweredge-Lists <linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com>
> Subject: [Linux-PowerEdge] Automated setup config
> Hi,
> I have a large amount of R320, R620 and R630's, all with iDRAC ENT
> installed. I need to do a bulk change in their setups, like switch all to
> BIOS boot or back to UEFI.
> Doing that host by host takes forever, but I couldn't find the way to
> automate such a change.
> Is there a way at all?
> Thanks,
> Dan
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