showgroups command

Use the showgroups command to list the setting groups that are available on the server.

The settings are organized into groups. All uEFI settings belong to the uEFI group, and all BIOS settings belong to the BIOS group. The listed groups can be used as a class of commands that support the class modifier, or they can be used with the --group group option on commands that support this option.


The syntax of the showgroups command is
asu showgroups [-nx] [connect_options]


  1. If the optional -nx parameter is specified, the ASU performs the operation for node x, where x is the selected node in a multi-node system. Node x can be a number from 1 through 8. If the -nx parameter is not specified, the operation is performed on the primary node (node 1).
  2. The connect options are defined for IMM-based servers only. The --host ip_address, --user user_id, and --password password connect options are all required if you connect remotely to the IMM. The default user and password will not support an out-of-band connection now. The --mtsn, --net, --user, and --password options can be used to connect to IMM-based servers if the server running ASU and the target IMM-based servers are in one LAN. The --user user_id and --password password connect options are not required if you are using the local KCS interface.


The setting groups that are available on the server are displayed.

The showgroups command and corresponding output are shown in the following examples.

Command line:
asu showgroups
Output on an IMM-based server:
Output on a BIOS-based server: