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BL 460c G6 - SAN boot failed when local disk present

Grooper
Frequent Advisor

BL 460c G6 - SAN boot failed when local disk present

BL460c G6, newest BIOS, with EMulex HBA on EVA 8100. Installed OS is Win2k3 32bit.
Boot from SAN works fine, when there are no local disks in the blade.
With local disks present, initializing Smart Array controller takes an unusual long time and the boot procedure hangs after showing
"Attempting to boot from C:"
After that any RAID configuration on the controller are lost.

Any idea, anyone?
7 REPLIES
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: BL 460c G6 - SAN boot failed when local disk present

Check out the below thread and see if your blade has a similar setup in the bios to select FC HBA as the boot controller.
http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1354557

Grooper
Frequent Advisor

Re: BL 460c G6 - SAN boot failed when local disk present

I already checked Boot Order and Boot Controller Order in RBSU. Twice.

Could this be an IRQ sharing issue?
Dhanesh Amirthalingam
Regular Advisor

Re: BL 460c G6 - SAN boot failed when local disk present

hi

did you tried to re present the lune once
again
which slot did you installed that HPA card
please let me know
Grooper
Frequent Advisor

Re: BL 460c G6 - SAN boot failed when local disk present

I cross-checked the BIOS Setup with another Blade, which is working, but no avail.
BTW: Mezzanine Card is in Position 2 because the FC switches are in interconnect slots 5+6.

TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: BL 460c G6 - SAN boot failed when local disk present

> I cross-checked the BIOS Setup with another Blade, which is working

Check if there are any firmware differences in the blade (bios) and the raid controller.
Grooper
Frequent Advisor

Re: BL 460c G6 - SAN boot failed when local disk present

I opened a Case at HP Support and still waiting for response from L2.

I'll keep you posted.
Grooper
Frequent Advisor

Re: BL 460c G6 - SAN boot failed when local disk present

HP support replaced all the Emulex-HBAs by Qlogic.