Nx boot failure

Configuration changes, such as added devices or adapter firmware updates, and firmware or application code problems can cause the compute node to fail the power-on self-test (POST).

If the compute node fails to POST, it responds in either of the following ways: After a specified number of consecutive attempts (automatic or manual), the Nx boot failure feature causes the compute node to revert to the default UEFI configuration and start the Setup utility, so that you can make the necessary corrections to the configuration and restart the compute node. If the compute node is unable to successfully complete POST with the default configuration, there might be a problem with the system board.

To specify the number of consecutive restart attempts that will trigger the Nx boot failure feature in the Setup utility, complete the following steps:

  1. Click System Settings.
  2. Click Recovery.
  3. Click Post Attempts.

The available options are 3, 6, 9 and Disable.