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Booting from MSA 2312i from a DL380 G7

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Booting from MSA 2312i from a DL380 G7

I have an HP MSA2312i SAN configured for iSCSI with 6 x 450GB hard drives.
I have two DL380 G7 servers that need to boot to the SAN.

I created my vdisk on the SAN, created a volume and explicitly assigned it to a host.
On the DL380 G7, I configured it to see the volume that is assigned to it on the SAN. During boot up it finds the SAN and connects to it without any problems.

When trying to install Windows 2008 NON-R2 64bit I see the volume from the MSA SAN after loading all the CORRECT drivers. But i get an error at the bottom of the screen:
"This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

The attachement shows the error and the volume. I did all the configuration from: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01555874/c01555874.pdf .

Any ideas. Please Help!
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Re: Booting from MSA 2312i from a DL380 G7

From the picture i could able to see the Volume size is bigger than 2TB, can you try with the <2TB volume.

The LUN may not support boot if it is more than 2 TB.