The Embedded NICs option enables iSCSI or PXE Boot support. This option enables the server to boot to the network (embedded NIC only) and attach to a PXE server with boot images. The option also enables the NIC port to display in the Standard Boot Order (IPL) list. For NIC 1, the default setting is PXE Boot, but for subsequent NICs, the default setting is Disabled. For more information on PXE technology, see the Using PXE Technology on Compaq ProLiant Servers white paper on the HP website.
When enabling PXE or iSCSI Boot support, the NIC does not display in the Standard Boot Order (IPL) until the next reboot.