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IBM Advanced Settings Utility (ASU)



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You can use the IBM Advanced Settings Utility (ASU) to modify firmware settings from the command line on multiple operating-system platforms like RHEL, SUSE, ESX/ESXi, Windows (yes also WinPE). It supports BIOS code, Remote Supervisor Adapter firmware, Remote Supervisor Adapter II firmware, Baseboard management controller firmware. Also since ASU 3.60, RDCLI is included into ASU software suite. RDCLI is an utility that you can mount ISO or CD/DVD to a remote IMM system. You can perform the following tasks by using the utility:

  • Modify selected basic input/output system (BIOS) CMOS settings without the need to restart the system to access F1 settings
  • Modify selected baseboard management controller setup settings
  • Modify selected Remote Supervisor Adapter and Remote Supervisor Adapter II setup settings
  • Modify selected settings in integrated management module (IMM)-based servers for the IMM firmware and IBM System x Server firmware. The IMM replaces the Remote Supervisor Adapter and baseboard management controller functions on IMM-based servers. IBM System x Server firmware is the IBM implementation of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). The UEFI replaces the basic input/output system (BIOS) and defines a standard interface between the operating system, platform firmware, and external devices.
  • Modify a limited number of VPD settings on IMM-based servers.
  • Modify iSCSI boot settings.
  • Remote connectivity to support setting all the listed firmware types settings on IMM-based servers.
  • Mount ISO file or USB/CD/DVD to a remote IMM based system, IMM must be exposed to network and accessable.
  • Feature on Demand activation keys management.
  • Secure boot configuration
  • Chassis Management Module (CMM) configuration.
  • Modify a limited number of CMM VPD settings.

The ASU supports scripting environments through its batch-processing mode.


What's New

Note: If you are looking for ASU for new Lenovo Products, please refer to the following link:

Version 9.64 - (Build ID: ASUT86H) - 5 July 2017

  • Disabled SSLv2, 3DES, RC4, and Blowfish
  • Fixed security vulnerability CVE-2016-2183

Version 3.63 - (Build ID: ASUT71D) - 14 Dec 2012


Download Advanced Settings Utility (ASU) v9.64

This is the latest version of the Advanced Settings Utility.


  • Advanced Settings Utility v9.64
  • RDCLI v9.63

v9.64 (Windows 32-bit)
v9.64 (Windows 64-bit)
v9.64 (Linux 32-bit)
v9.64 (Linux 32-bit RPM)
v9.64 (Linux 64-bit)
v9.64 (Linux 64-bit RPM)

This ASU supports the following systems that do NOT require an externally applied BIOS patch.

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Download Advanced Settings Utility (ASU) v3.63

This version of the Advanced Settings Utility for select systems.


  • Advanced Settings Utility v3.63
  • RDCLI v1.00

v3.63 (Windows 32-bit)
v3.63 (Windows 64-bit)
v3.63 (Linux 32-bit)
v3.63 (Linux 32-bit RPM)
v3.63 (Linux 64-bit)
v3.63 (Linux 64-bit RPM)

This ASU supports the following systems that do NOT require an externally applied BIOS patch.

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The following System x and BladeCenter products that are running Linux operating system and use ASU or BoMC

  • IBM BladeCenter HS12 (1916, 8014, 8028)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS20 (1884, 8843)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS21 (8853, 1885)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS21 XM (7995,1915)
  • IBM BladeCenter LS20 (8850)
  • IBM BladeCenter LS21 (7971)
  • IBM BladeCenter LS22 (7901)
  • IBM BladeCenter LS41 (7972)
  • IBM BladeCenter LS42 (7902)
  • IBM System x3200 (4362, 4363)
  • IBM System x3350 (7978, 1913)
  • IBM System x3400 (7973, 7974, 7975,7976)
  • IBM System x3500 M2 (7839)
  • IBM System x3550 (1913, 7978)
  • IBM System x3650 (7979, 1914)
  • IBM System x3850 M2 (7141, 7144, 7233, 7234)
  • IBM System x3950E (8874, 7364, 8879, 7367
  • IBM System x3950 M2 (7141, 7233, 7234)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx320 server (6388)
  • IBM eServer xSeries MXE 460 (8874)

This ASU supports the following systems that require an externally applied BIOS patch

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  • IBM eServer 326m (7969, 7992)
  • IBM xSeries 206m (8485, 8490)
  • IBM xSeries 236 (8841)
  • IBM xSeries 260 (8865)
  • IBM xSeries 306m (8491, 8849, 1887)
  • IBM xSeries 346 (8840, 1880)
  • IBM System x3250 (4364, 4365, 4366)
  • IBM System x3455 (7984, 7986)
  • IBM BladeCenter HC10 (7996)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS20 (7981, 1883)
  • IBM IntelliStation A Pro (6217, 6224)
  • IBM IntelliStation M Pro (6218, 6225, 6228, 9229, 9230)
  • IBM IntelliStation Z Pro (6223, 9228, 9232)


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Modified date:
31 May 2019