Updating ibm bios

If Bit Locker was not suspended, the computer will not accept your Bit Locker key the next time your computer boots and the only way you can start your computer is with a recovery key.

You will be asked to enter the recovery key every time you restart your computer unless you suspend and resume Bit Locker.

This guide will help you flash (update) your BIOS by taking the right precautions and walking you through each step.

Not all computers will have the same BIOS manufacturer, let alone the same exact process, but they all share similar steps and precautions.

As a computer technician, I rely on documentation to guide me through these types of messages.

Therefore, I hope to provide this to all those other technicians out there who get the opportunity to work on one of these.

The PCI version is supported under Linux through the ibmasm driver.

Supported servers: This is a half-length PCI adapter, which can be accessed either in-band through a device driver, or out-band over serial or Ethernet.In addition, this adapter supports chaining of IBM Servers with Advanced Systems Management Processors (ASMP) using RJ45 patch cables (RS-485 signal), to reduce the number of adapters required.A total of 12 systems can be controlled this way using a single adapter.If the recovery key is not known this can result in data loss or an unnecessary operating system re-install.Before updating BIOS on a computer that has Bit Locker enabled, make sure you suspend Bit Locker encryption before you update the BIOS.In order to avoid having to get into this dilemma, you can suspend Bit Locker before you run the BIOS update utility for you computer.

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