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Is there a sane method to set uEFI settings (for machines with no OS) from a remote machine? I've just spent hours for changing the boot order of a handful of machines. The extended boot up times for uEFI machines are horrible!

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I'd like to know too - Dell's DMC was supposed to get uEFI remote config for their uEFI systems (the 11G server line, R210, 310, 410 etc) by the end of '09 but I haven't seen it yet. – Helvick Jan 18 '10 at 18:47
There is no industry standard way to remotely configure UEFI firmware. – fpmurphy1 Dec 20 '15 at 2:09

Yes there is, depending on your vendor.

For example, for IBM IMM-based servers:

$ asu set uEFI.QuietBoot Enable --host IMMIP --user USERID --password PASSW0RD
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That is ASU talking to IMM or RSA - not generic enough. I hoped for general method for uEFI-based systems. – pfo Oct 21 '11 at 13:35
Do all UEFI-based systems have any kind of remote management? Not necessarily. Therefore, a generic solution does not exist. But we can enumerate the methods for various vendors' platforms. – MikeyB Oct 21 '11 at 13:46

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