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Certified DPOD images are required to support UEFI boot mode.
Inorder to utilize secure boot in UEFI/Secure mode, ISO builds have to be certified. With out this option we will have to use the SAS drives in legacy mode. We cannot leverage the M.2 drives for boot.
Why is it useful?
We have a new server and drive technology that facilitates UEFI Secure Boot mode by leveraging the M.2 drives that are part of latest UCS servers. UEFI Secure Boot mode requires CA signed images while DPOD images are currently not CA signed. This would disable us from using the M.2 drives designated for the boot volume and forces us to use either additional SAS drives for OS and App installation or carve out space from data disks(SAS drives), thus reducing data storage size. Provisioning CA signed DPOD images would help us not to waste large partitions like "data"
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