Storing host data on the BMC

Sunitha Harish sunithaharish04 at
Wed May 6 17:23:27 AEST 2020

Hi Deepak,

Please suggest which other approach you think is better here for Origin 

When the interface is set as DHCPEnabled=true ; similar to the Origin 
attribute , the IP address, SubnetMask and Gateway will be set by the 
host. So we would need to consider this usecase also as a candidate for 
the new approach.

Thanks & regards,

On 05-05-2020 12:29, Deepak Kodihalli wrote:
> On 05/05/20 12:12 pm, Sunitha Harish wrote:
>> Hi Deepak,
>> As mentioned , the Origin is the property which will be set by the 
>> host once the IP address is applied to its interface. Its a read-only 
>> property for the out-of-band user. But its a closely coupled - 
>> related attribute on the host setting/BIOS object.
> Hi Sunitha,
> What I'm trying to say is - we shouldn't make this coupling. The BIOS 
> settings table is a group of attributes that can alter the default 
> behavior of the host firmware. The Origin property you describe 
> doesn't fit that description.
> The host "sets" several things for the BMC, for eg the host firmware 
> can tell us functional/presence states of FRUs which the host has 
> access to. Everything that the host "sets" this way isn't a BIOS 
> attribute. Once you decouple this, I believe we can think about 
> options other than the two you have suggested - since both of them 
> involve making the Origin property seem like a BIOS attribute, which 
> it clearly is not.
> Thanks,
> Deepak

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