Defining extended UEFI settings

The extended Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) 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 UEFI patterns; however, you can copy and modify the patterns that have already been created.

About this task

The following Extended UEFI patterns are predefined by Lenovo XClarity Administrator to optimize your servers for specific environments.
  • ESXi Install Options

  • Efficiency – Favor Performance

  • Efficiency – Favor Power

  • Maximum Performance

  • Minimal Power

Note: Modification of UEFI security settings (including secure boot, trusted platform module (TPM), and physical presence policy configuration) are not supported using Extended UEFI Patterns.


Complete the following steps to modify extended UEFI 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 UEFI 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 UEFI 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: