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ilayy
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bl460c g6 boot from san

hi all
i have a c7000 enclosure where i have an bl460c g6 installed in bay 1
and i have an msa2000 connected to the enclosure through fiber channel.
i want to install windows server 2008 on one volume on the storage and make the blade server boot from san my questions are
1) how can i install windows on the storage
2)how can i make the server boot from the san as the wwn of the server does not appear on the san switch before installing an os so how can i do this?
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Torsten.
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Re: bl460c g6 boot from san

You need to enable the boot capability in the BIOS of the HBA first. Then you can see it from switch and storage, zone it and assign a LUN.

Hope this helps!
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ilayy
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Re: bl460c g6 boot from san

i will be thankful if you can clarify it more for me
from where can i access the bios of the hba.
and after i do this and i present a storage volume to the server this volume will appear on boot to be able to insall windows on it?
Bhavnish Kamboj (BK)
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Re: bl460c g6 boot from san

Hi Ilayy,

When you power on the server you will get a option like press F8 or Ctrl+Q to go to the HBA BIOS.

Go there and enable the Boot BIOS for HBA. Save the configuration and exit.

Now on the switch you can see the WWN of HBA, zone it with Storage.

Add the Host into the storage and assign the volume to it.

Again fo to the HBA BIOS and then select the boot lun option. If zoning is correct then you will see a LUN from MSA2000 there in list and lun id also. Select that LUN as boot lun. Save and Exit.

Now install the OS as normal procedure.


BK
Zygmunt Krawczyk
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Re: bl460c g6 boot from san

Below documentation will be helpful:

Booting HP ProLiant servers from a storage area network HOWTO
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00580093/c00580093.pdf
ilayy
Regular Advisor

Re: bl460c g6 boot from san

hi all
thanks for your help
i have enable the hba bios on the server and the wwn appear on the switch i have configured the zoning but the problem now is thath the wwn does not appear on the msa so i am not able to present a volume to the host as the host is not discovered.
i have tried to manually create the host and redo zoning but nothing works at the hba level no luns exists.
please advice
Torsten.
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Re: bl460c g6 boot from san

You need to force the server to scan the SAN. Once this is done, the MSA2000 will see the WWN.
I assume starting the installation will do this (or there is another setting in the HBA BIOS, I'm not sure at the moment).

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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ilayy
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Re: bl460c g6 boot from san

if there is any bios settings i will be thankfull if you can tell me what it is? and how can i force the server to scan the san?
how can i start the installation as in this forum you have advice me to configure the boot settings on the hba to use the lun created on the msa?
Torsten.
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Re: bl460c g6 boot from san

I think you did not tell what type of HBA you have.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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ilayy
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Re: bl460c g6 boot from san

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