Hardware profiles

The Boot, BIOS, RAID, and NIC settings will be applied based on the hardware profile attached to each server. The hardware profile is a JSON file containing the BIOS, NIC, Boot and RAID settings of the different types of nodes.

By default, NPS provides the hardware profile for servers used for control plane, storage plane, and compute plane.

NPS provides the flexibility of using a custom hardware profile to set the customized values for BIOS, NIC, Boot and Raid configuration for servers, apart from the default values provided in the bundled hardware profiles. A custom profile is a JSON file which has a format of key/value pair for any settings for BIOS, NIC, Boot and RAID.

To create a new hardware profile with customized values and attach to the server, see Creating a custom hardware profile.