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Bios Replication with conrep utility.

Dave73
Regular Advisor

Bios Replication with conrep utility.

Morning

 

Im having a bit of dificulty understanding the use of the conrep utility from the hp scripting toolkit. I want to save the bios settings from 1 and deploy to many.

 

How do i generate the xml file needed to complete the command:

 

conrep -s -xtest.xml -ftest.dat

 

Thanks

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Bios Replication with conrep utility.

refer to the sections on using CONREP and HPRCU in the toolkit users guide http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c03297832/c03297832.pdf

 

CONREP has been deprecated in favor of HPRCU for Gen8 and later systems.

 

conrep -s -ftest.dat will save the settings

conrep -l -ftest.dat will load the settings

 

generally the -x option is only needed for a server that requires a specific hardware definition file such as the 100 series servers

 

The users guide gives detailed examples and explains why hprcu is a better tool moving forward




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Dave73
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Re: Bios Replication with conrep utility.

Thanks Jimmy.

 

From a bit more reading it seems that conrep can not be run from within w2k8 and only from a winpe enviroment ! Is this correct ?

 

Thanks

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Bios Replication with conrep utility.

I do most of my work on the Linux side of the house. Haven't really used the tools under Windows, or WinPE; but see no reason why conrep wouldn't work from within windows




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QuynhD
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Re: Bios Replication with conrep utility.

Hi Jim,

 

Also, I ran into a problem of not obtaining all filed of BIOS after successfully creating a "BiosSettings.dat" file.  How do I add in a field for setting?

 

Thanks.

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Bios Replication with conrep utility.

Depending on the server model, some settings are not saved in the output file.  What server model are you working with, and what settings are you trying to change?




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QuynhD
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Re: Bios Replication with conrep utility.

Here is what I hope to modify the following fields on HP Proliant DL380e Gen8 server - based server.  I tried ether ConRep and HPRCU from HP Scripting Toolkit V9.20 and boot from winPE 32-bit Ver. 3.0.  It seemed to work fine, and the command Line returned 0 as indicated successfully.  However, the XML Configured Settings was not included all.  Hope someone can point out a way to modify the xml file for setting the bios configuration.

 

Also, I attached the xml file - Thanks.

 

 

ROM-Based Setup Utility, Version 3.0

 

                System Options

                                NUMLOCK Power-On State: On

 

                Standard Boot Order (IPL)

                                IPL:1 Hard Drive C: (See Boot Controller Order)

                                IPL:2 CD-ROM

                                IPL:3 USB DriveKey (D:)

                                IPL:4 Floppy Drive (A:)

                Server Asset Text

                                Server Info Text

                                                Server Asset Tag = ABC-Corp

                PCI Device Enable/Disable

                                PCI Embedded: … B120i RAID Controller                 Disabled

                                PCI Embedded: … 1Gb 4-port 366i Adapter           Enabled

                                PCI Embedded: … Array Accelerator Manager       Enabled

                                PCI Embedded: … Array P420 Controller                Enabled