Modifying a server pattern

You can make subsequent configuration changes to an existing server pattern. If the original server pattern is deployed to servers (if it is in use), you can redeploy the changed server pattern to all or a sub-set of those servers.

About this task

Note: If you choose not to redeploy the changed server pattern to a set of servers, those servers remain associated with the original unchanged server pattern.

By editing the server pattern, you can control a common configuration from a single place and retain the original set of virtual address assignments.

Procedure

Complete the following steps to modify a server pattern.

  1. From the Lenovo XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Provisioning > Server Configuration Patterns. The Server Configuration Patterns page is displayed.
  2. Click the Server Patterns tab.
  3. Select the server pattern to edit, and click the Edit icon (Edit icon). The Edit Server Patterns Wizard is displayed.
  4. Enter the name of the pattern and a description.
  5. Choose the local storage configuration to be applied when this pattern is deployed to a server, and click Next.

    For information about local storage settings, see Defining local storage.

  6. Optional: Modify the I/O adapter addressing, and define additional I/O adapters to match the hardware that you expect to configure with this pattern, and click Next.

    For information about I/O adapter settings, see Defining I/O adapters.

  7. Define the boot order to be applied when this pattern is deployed to a server, and click Next.

    For information about SAN boot targets settings, see Defining boot options.

  8. Select firmware settings from the list of existing category patterns.

    You can create new category patterns by clicking the Create icon (Create icon).

    For information about firmware settings, see Defining firmware settings.

  9. Click Save to save the changes to save configuration changes to the current server pattern, or click Save As to save the configuration changes to a new server pattern.
  10. Choose to save the changes to the current server pattern or to a new server pattern.
    • Click Save to save the changes to the current server pattern. From the Save and Redeploy Pattern dialog, perform these steps:

      1. Choose when to activate the configurations.

        • Full. Immediately powers on or restarts the server to activate server, baseboard management controller, and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) configurations.

        • Partial. (default) Immediately activates management-controller configurations, but defers the activation of server and UEFI configurations until the next server restart. The server must be manually powered on or restarted before the profile is fully activated.

          Note: When deploying server patterns that included only IMM settings (including system information, management interface, and extended BMC category patterns), the server does not need to be restarted.
        Note: The network settings on the relative switch internal ports are pushed to the switch immediately after the deployment, regardless of activation configuration.
      2. Select the target servers to which you want to redeploy the configuration changes. You can choose all of the servers to which the original server pattern was deployed or a subset of those server.

      3. Click Redeploy

    • Click Save As to save changes to a new server pattern. To deploy the new pattern, see Deploying a server pattern to a server.