Assert Physical Presence

Before you can assert Physical Presence, the Physical Presence Policy must be enabled. By default, the Physical Presence Policy is enabled with a timeout of 30 minutes.

There are two ways to assert the Physical Presence:
  1. If the Physical Presence Policy is enabled, you can assert Physical Presence through the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager or through the Lenovo XClarity Controller

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  2. Switch the hardware jumpers on the system board.

Note: If the Physical Presence Policy has been disabled:
  1. Set the hardware Physical Presence jumper on the system board to assert Physical Presence.

  2. Enable the Physical Presence Policy using either F1 (UEFI Settings) or Lenovo XClarity Essentials OneCLI.

Assert Physical Presence through the Lenovo XClarity Controller

Complete the following steps to assert Physical Presence through the Lenovo XClarity Controller:
  1. Log in to the Lenovo XClarity Controller interface.

    For information about logging in to the Lenovo XClarity Controller, see:

    XClarity Controller web interface
  2. Click BMC Configuration > Security and verify that Physical Presence is set to assert.

Assert Physical Presence through the hardware

You can also assert hardware Physical Presence through the use of a switch on the system board. For more information about asserting hardware Physical Presence through the use of a jumper, see:

System board jumpers and switches