HPE EVA Storage

Boot from SAN using Flex fabric

Gene Kenny
Regular Advisor

Boot from SAN using Flex fabric

  1. On the Emluex bios I enabled boot from san
  2. I took the Emulex wwid’s and manually  created a host  by entering the Emulex wwid’s
  3. Presented the lun to the new host
  4. Went into the Flex Fabric and selected primary and secondary added two of the EVA port wwids into the primary and secondary section of the gui, for the Boot Target name.
  5. Went into the server bios and moved the boot order so the Emulex is first and second, and the smart array is third.

I do not have any zoning setup at this time. My questions are around the Flexfabric.

If I leave the default setting of Use Bios will the boot process by-pass the Flexfabric?

Or do I need to setup the primary and secondary with a target port name?

If I need to setup a target port name, is the target name the wwid of the EVA port or the wwid of the EVA controller or is it the wwid of the lun?