Firstly I like these servers. They brought back the control panel/LCD on the front which is REALLY helpful when you are on the phone to someone remote. And the hardware you can run on them is amazing (2×28 core CPUs, 32TB RAM, NVDIMM support, M.2 support etc etc).
However, one box I built for vSAN, caught me out.
No mater how may complete power downs, shutdowns, reboots and firmware upgrades I couldn’t get the Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM) to show.
It appears it just needed a nudge and virtual media from iDRAC did it.
Hopefully this helps someone else who likes to configure their BIOS/ boot devices before they install.
This article and was done in coordination with Chris McChesney and Virtually Trivial.