Defining extended management-controller settings

The extended baseboard management-controller settings are learned and dynamically created from a specific managed server. Lenovo XClarity Administrator creates these patterns when you create a server pattern from an existing server. You cannot manually create extended management-controller patterns; however, you can copy and modify the patterns that have already been created.

Before you begin

Note: IMM thermal setting might conflict with the UEFI operating-mode setting. If they do conflict, the UEFI settings overwrites the IMM setting when the device is rebooted, and any thermal settings that you define in an extended baseboard management-controller pattern will be out of compliance. To resolve the non-compliance issue, either remove the setting from the extended baseboard management-controller pattern or select a setting that does not conflict with the current UEFI operating-mode setting.


Complete the following steps to modify extended management-controller patterns.

  1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Provisioning > Patterns. The Configuration Patterns: Patterns page is displayed.
  2. Click the Category Patterns tab.
  3. Click the Extended BMC Patterns vertical tab.
  4. Select the pattern to be modified, and click the Edit icon (Edit icon).
  5. Modify the appropriate fields.

    You can select the settings that you want to include in the category pattern by clicking Include/Exclude settings.

  6. Click Save to the save changes to the current category pattern, or click Save As to save changes in a new category pattern.


The modified category pattern is listed on the Extended BMC Patterns tab in the Configuration Patterns: Category Patterns page:
Illustrates the list of customized ports patterns on the Configuration Patterns: Category Patterns page.

From this page, you can also perform the following actions on a selected category pattern: