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rp3440 server --secure bios

 
Leahi
Frequent Advisor

rp3440 server --secure bios

Anyone have any ideas on how to secure the bios on a hp rp3440 server?

In Configuration Menu, I don't see the SECure [ON/OFF] command like in the b2600's.

Thank you.
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: rp3440 server --secure bios

there is no option. This system is a server and normally located in a secured room, so there is no need to secure the start menu.

Hope this helps!
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: rp3440 server --secure bios

Shalom Leahi,

It is secure. Servers have some features by default.

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: rp3440 server --secure bios

The secure mode for workstations was established to skip the boot menu and prevent users to boot into single user mode to hack roots password.

Users are able to switch the workstation on and off, because these systems are located on the users desk.

Servers are normally located in a special room, so users have no acces to switch a server on or off. The secure option is not needed, because a user has no access to the console while the system is booting.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: rp3440 server --secure bios

If you have a console terminal connected, the console must be behind locaked doors. DO NOT connect the LAN console to the same network used by others. Just like routers, firewalls, other servers, there must be a separate network for accessing the GSP (not really a bios). This access point allows direct access to the processor and can even power off the server.


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Leahi
Frequent Advisor

Re: rp3440 server --secure bios

Thank you very much.

That cleared up the muck.
Leahi
Frequent Advisor

Re: rp3440 server --secure bios

Thanks to everyone!