Set the TPM/TCM policy

By default, a replacement system board is shipped with the TPM/TCM policy set to undefined. You must modify this setting to match the setting that was in place for the system board that is being replaced.

You can set the TPM/TCM policy from Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager.

Complete the following steps to set the TPM/TCM policy.

  1. Start the server and when prompted, press F1 to display Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager.
  2. If the power-on Administrator password is required, enter the password.
  3. From the System Summary page, click Update VPD.
  4. Set the policy to one of the following settings.
    • TCM enabled - China only. Customers in the People’s Republic of China should choose this setting if a TCM adapter is installed

    • TPM enabled - ROW. Customers outside of the People’s Republic of China should choose this setting.

    • Permanently disabled. Customers in the People’s Republic of China should use this setting if no TCM adapter is installed

    Although the setting undefined is available as a policy setting, it should not be used.