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palszabo
Occasional Contributor

BL460c Gen9 esxi6.5u3 wont boot

Dear Experts!

Our customer is want to boot a blade server, which is connected to
msa2040.The blade server has HP Flexfabric 20Gb 2 port 630FLB CNA adapter.
We try:
- esxi 6.5U3 hp customized boot image
- esxi 6.5U1 hp customized boot image

However, the boot is a failed, and the server cant see the
storage disk. UEFI is enabled in the bios.

Question:
- How can we fix that problem?
- How can we debug that problem?

The server is seamlessly boot the Linux image.
Thanks in advance.

BR:
Paul

Technical details:
• Blade: HP BL460c Gen9, Intel Xeon 2600 V4
• Blade Bios: I36 v2.56 (01/22/2018)
• Adapter: HP Flexfabric 20Gb 2 port 630FLB , CNA
• Storage: HP MSA2040

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SanjeevGoyal
HPE Pro

Re: BL460c Gen9 esxi6.5u3 wont boot

Hello,

Good Day !!!!

Please follow the below documents.

1. Follow the page no.9 for supported OS & Boot from SAN of this card  (HP Flexfabric 20Gb 2 port 630FLB CNA adapter.)

HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 630FLB Adapter

https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04312719

2.  Follow the below documents for configuring boot from SAN.

HPE FCoE Configuration for CaviumBased Adapters User Guide

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00003375en_us

HP FCoE Configuration for Broadcom-Based Adapters

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c04236477

HPE Boot from SAN Configuration Guide

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c01861120

iSCSI Cookbook for HP Virtual Connect

http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c02533991-10.pdf

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palszabo
Occasional Contributor

Re: BL460c Gen9 esxi6.5u3 wont boot

1. What does it mean in the docs?
>Boot from SAN via the iSCSI offload path is not supported for VMware.

2. Previously configured Suse linux and this blade is working well with Suse Linux lun-s.
Do the suse_secure_boot should we unconfigre from bios or not neccessary?

 

 

SanjeevGoyal
HPE Pro

Re: BL460c Gen9 esxi6.5u3 wont boot

Hello,

1. What does it mean in the docs?
>Boot from SAN via the iSCSI offload path is not supported for VMware.

We have to check compatibility or follow Quickspce of the server & components because it is not tested.

Operating System and Virtualization Support
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2, R2 w/SP1 (x86 and x64)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.9, 5.10, 6.4, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0 (x86, x64)
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1, 7.2 (x64)
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11, SP2, SP3 (x86, x64)
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP4 (x64)
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12, SP1 (x64)
• Solaris 10 U10
• Solaris 11 x64
• VMware ESXi 5.0 U3, 5.1 U2
VMware vSphere 5.5, 6.0
NOTE: 1. For more operating system support and certification information,
please visit: http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/supportmatrix/
redhat_linux.aspx#.V4e8tPkrJD8
2. Minimum Linux versions for FCoE support include RHEL 6.4 and SLES 11 SP3.
3. For RHEL 7.x, RHEL 7.2 is the minimum version for FCoE Boot from SAN support.
4. vSphere 5.5 is the minimum version of VMware for 20 Gb support and SRIOV support.
5. vSphere 6.0 is the minimum version of VMware for UEFI FCoE Boot from SAN support.
6. Boot from SAN via the iSCSI offload path is not supported for VMware.
7. Networking only support for Solaris and Citrix XenServer.
8. FCoE is not supported on XenServer.

 

2. Previously configured Suse linux and this blade is working well with Suse Linux lun-s.
Do the suse_secure_boot should we unconfigure from bios or not necessary?

You have to do the CNA setting in the system bios or follow the shared documents.

HP FCoE Configuration for Broadcom-Based Adapters

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c04236477

Feel free to contact us for further queries. 

If you feel this was helpful please click the KUDOS! thumb below!   

Regards,


I am a HPE Employee

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