Workload Profiles and performance options for HPE proliant server

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Hi there,

We are running openshift clusters on prem on HPE Proliant servers. These servers have different options for workload profiles.

As per the documentation of HPE:
Workload Profiles is one of the HPE Intelligent System Tuning (IST) features and allows you to tune the resources in your HPE ProLiant server by choosing a preconfigured workload profile. The server will automatically configure the BIOS settings to match the selected workload.

https://techlibrary.hpe.com/docs/iss/proliant-gen10-uefi/GUID-0F617844-8783-4C74-B8A0-86246A1E723F.html

We are trying to figure out what profile/settings would best fit running OCP.

What are your thoughts on this. does anyone have experience with tuning bios settings to optimize ocp performance.?
Or do you have any thoughts on the parameters we should be looking at (CPU utilization memory usage etc ) to determine the best profiles?

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Hello,

HPE does create reference architectures for many applications, databases, etc. Here is an example for OpenShift - HPE Reference Architecture for Red Hat OpenShift on HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 and HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 Servers - https://www.hpe.com/psnow/doc/a50002456enw

Although I do not read any specificity for UEFI setting or "Workload Profiles", I would recommend contacting HPE to inquire what were the UEFI settings or "Workload Profile" choices were set during the reference architecture test.

Reference settings - https://techlibrary.hpe.com/docs/iss/proliant-gen10-uefi/GUID-E67BD113-8D65-4C61-B5AC-4A26F58FCCF3.html