2.1 Configuring PowerEdge Servers using Dell Configuration Bundles

Dell Configuration bundles let you configure the BIOS, BMC, RAID, and DRAC settings on Dell PowerEdge servers and create a Dell utility partition. You can also select to run another Preboot Services bundle after these configurations are complete. Dell Configuration bundles let you configure a bare-metal PowerEdge server and quickly and easily put the server into production.

To create a Dell Configuration bundle:

  1. In the ZENworks Control Center, click the Policies tab.

  2. In the Policies list, click New > Policy to display the Create New Policy Wizard.

  3. Select Preboot bundle, then click Next.

  4. Select Dell Configuration bundle, then click Next.

  5. Follow the prompts to create the policy and assign it to devices. For information about what you need to supply at each step of the wizard, click the Help Question Mark icon.

    When assigning the policy to devices, you can lessen your management overhead by assigning the policy to groups of devices rather than to individual devices. For more information about device groups, see Section 1.1, Organizing Devices: Folders and Groups.

    For more detailed information about using a Dell Configuration policy to configure Dell PowerEdge servers, see Section 30.5, Using Dell Configuration Bundles.