You can add, modify, or delete the host profile.
You can create a host profile with specific set of BIOS settings, firmware version, PCI devices, and PCI groups. When you create a host and select a specific host profile for a domain, VMware Telco Cloud Automation applies the configurations of the specified host profile to all the hosts within that domain.
- To upgrade Supermicro firmware, see Supermicro Firmware Upgrade.
- To upgrade Dell firmware, see Dell Firmware Upgrade.
- To obtain the firmware details, see Obtain the Current Firmware Version.
- To add PTP details, see A1: PTP Overview.
- Ensure that you have details of BIOS keys and values.
- Ensure that you have details of the firmware.
- Click the Configuration tab.
- Click Host Profile.
- To add a new host profile, click Add .
Note: To create a new host profile using the configuration file of other host profile, click Load Configuration and select the required JSON file.
- Add the profile name in the Profile Name field.
- In the BIOS Settings Field, to add values click Add Attributes.
- Add the BIOS key in the Key field.
- Add the corresponding value of the BIOS key in the Value field.
- In Firmwares, to add values, click Add Firmware.
- Add the firmware name in the Name field.
- Add the identity of the firmware, that the vendor provides, in the Software field.
- Add the version of the firmware to which you want to upgrade the current firmware in the Version field.
- Add the location of the firmware upgrade file in the Location field.
Note: Ensure that you provide a valid URL. The URL must start with HTTP and end with extensions .XML or .EXE.
- Add the value of checksum of the firmware upgrade file in the Checksum field.
- In the PCI Device Settings, to add values click Add Device.
- To add a PCI device action, click Add Action.
- Select the value from the drop-down menu. You can select SR-IOV for SRIOV based devices, PassThrough for PassThrough devices, or Custom for ACC100 devices.
- For the SRIOV device, configure the value of Number of Virtual Functions.
- For PassThrough device, configure the value of Enable Passthrough.
- For Custom (ACC100) devices, provide the configuration file required for ACC100 in Configuration File field.
- To add a filter for PCI devices, click Add Filter. Provide the values of Key and Value field.
- In the PCI Device Groups, to add create a device group click Add Group .
- Add the group name in the Device Group Name.
- To add a filter for the device group, click Add Filter and enter the key and value in the Key and Value field. You can select the value from the drop-down list.
- NUMA ID
- Device ID
- Vendor ID
- In the ESXi Reservation, to add ESXi details.
- Reserved cores per NUMA node - Number of cores reserved for ESXi process. For ESXi version 7.0U2 and above, the default value is 1. For other ESXi versions, the default value is 2.
- Reserved Memory per NUMA node - Memory reserved for ESXi process. The default value is 512 MB.
- (Optional) Min. cores for CPU reservation per NUMA node - Number of physical core reserved for each NUMA node. If you do not configure this parameter, the value from
reservedCoresPerNumaNodeis applied. The default value is 3.