Advanced Settings Utility

With the Advanced Settings Utility (ASU), you can capture and deploy firmware settings as part of scripted deployments.

For convenience, the ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Windows edition includes the IBMAdvanced Settings Utility (ASU). You can use the ASU to modify firmware settings from the command line on multiple operating-system platforms.

The ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit uses a subset of the ASU function to capture and deploy firmware settings as part of your scripted deployments.


This section describes the ASU functions used by the ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit.
Table 1. ASU functions in the ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit
Command Description
asu.exe show bios Displays and captures CMOS settings. You can use redirection to store this output in a file as shown here:
asu.exe show bios > bios_settings.ini
asu.exe replicate filename Applies CMOS settings from a file. ASU looks for and reads the contents of the file name specified by filename. If the contents are valid CMOS settings, they are applied, one line at a time, to the server. The following example applies the settings captured above:
asu.exe replicate bios_settings.ini
Note: Due to a difference in BIOS settings and valid values between models, only settings captured from an identical model can be replicated.