[Linux-PowerEdge] Bios editing from command line

John G. Heim jheim at math.wisc.edu
Fri Mar 20 10:46:05 CDT 2020

I am not too sure about openmanage. But you can do some things via ipmi. 
Here is a code segment I use in a script to set the BIOS to reboot via PXE:

modprobe ipmi_devintf
     modprobe ipmi_si
     ipmitool chassis bootdev pxe

We have a cluster of Poweredge R430 machines we use for research and I 
can reinstall the operating system on them by wiping the disk and 
running the above commands. Then it boots into an install that uses a 
kickstart file.

My understanding is that even under the best of circumstances, ipmi is 
rather limited and this was part of the motivation for the invention of 

On 3/20/20 10:21 AM, raubvogel at gmail.com wrote:
>        How much monkeying around can I do to the bios from the linux
> command line in a poweredge using, say, openmanage? Can I set the
> bios?
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