Configure BIOS settings for select Dell enterprise devices with the BIOS profile. This profile requires integration with Dell Command | Monitor.

Support for the BIOS profile settings varies by Dell Enterprise device. AirWatch only pushes the settings a device supports.

For more information on configuring Dell Command | Monitor integration, see Dell Command | Monitor Integration.

Prerequisites

Only specific Dell enterprise devices are supported. For more information, see Dell Command | Monitor Integration.

Procedure

To configure a BIOS profile:

  1. Navigate to Devices > Profiles > List View > Add and select Add Profile.

  2. Select Windows and then select Windows Desktop.
  3. Select Device Profile.
  4. Configure the profile General settings.

    These settings determine how the profile deploys and who receives it. For more information on General settings, see Add General Profile Settings.

  5. Select the BIOS payload and configure the following settings:

    Settings Descriptions
    Security
    BIOS Password

    Enter the password used to unlock the BIOS of the device.

    This field is required.

    TPM Chip Select Enable to enable the device Trusted Platform Module chip.
    Boot
    Boot Mode Select whether the device boots in BIOS or UEFI mode.
    Boot Mode Protection Select Enable to prevent issues with the OS installed on the device from booting. This protection prevents a change in Boot Mode on a device with an installed OS.
    Secure Boot

    Select Enable to use Secure Boot settings on the device. You cannot disable Secure Boot with DCM. If your devices already use Secure Boot, you must manually disable the settings on the device.

    Secure Boot requires Boot Mode to be set to UEFI and Legacy Option ROMS to be set to Disable.

    Legacy Option ROMS Select Enable to allow the use of legacy option ROMS during the boot process.
    Virtualization
    CPU Virtualization Select Enable to allow hardware virtualization support.
    Virtualization IO Select Enable to allow input/output virtualization.
    Trusted Execution

    Select Enable to allow the device to use the TPM chip, CPU Virtualization, and Virtualization IO for trust decisions.

    Trust Execution requires the TPM Chip, CPU Virtualization, and Virtualization IO settings to be set to Enabled.

    Connectivity
    Wireless LAN Select Enable to allow use of the device wireless LAN functionality.
    Cellular Radio Select Enable to allow use of the device cellular radio functionality.
    Bluetooth Select Enable to allow use of the device Bluetooth functionality.
    GPS Select Enable to allow use of the device GPS functionality.
    Storage
    SMART Reporting Select Enable to use SMART monitoring of the device storage solutions.
    Power Management
    Primary Battery Charge

    Select the charging rules for the device:

    • Standard Charge
    • Express Charge
    • AC Charge
    • Auto Charge
    • Custom Charge

    These rules control when the battery starts and stops charging. If you select Custom Charge, you can manually set the charge percentage to start and stop charging the battery.

    Primary Battery Custom Charge Start Limit Set the battery charge percentage that must be reached before the device starts charging the battery.
    Primary Battery Custom Charge Stop Limit Set the battery charge percentage that must be reached before the device stops charging the battery.
    Peak Shift

    Select Enable to use peak shift to control when a device uses battery charge or AC current. Peak shift allows you to use battery power instead of AC current during specified times.

    To set the schedule for Peak Shift, select the calendar icon.

    Peak Shift Scheduling

    The three parameters for peak shift scheduling control when a device uses battery or AC current and when the device charges the battery.

    • Peak Shift Start – Set the start time for Peak Shift when devices switch to battery power.
    • Peak Shift End – Set the end time for Peak Shift when devices switch to AC current.
    • Peak Shift Charge Start – Set the start time for Peak Shift Charge when the devices charge the batteries while using AC current.
    Peak Shift Battery Threshold

    Set the battery charge percentage that must be reached before devices switch back to AC current from battery power.

    The Peak Shift Charge Start setting controls the time when devices charge the batteries after switching to AC current.

  6. Select Save & Publish.