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christian_derek
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Boot from san on rx7640

Hi,

I have a rx7640 with 2 internal drive attach to eva4400 with a qlogic AB379B FC card.  Both mirror internal drive on my rx7640 died.  I would like to install the o/s on the eva, both I don't know what to do to see the eva prior the o/s load?  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

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Torsten.
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Re: Boot from san on rx7640

- create the LUN on the EVA

- adjust zoning

- boot the server from install media

- once the installer is loaded, the server WWN is visible at EVA

- adjust mapping for the LUN

- let the server scan again

- LUN is found, ready for install


Hope this helps!
Regards
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christian_derek
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Re: Boot from san on rx7640

thank for the prompt response, so the boot disk will only be visible at the installation stage.  This system already had 2 lun presented for the database and apps files.  So, my zoning should be ok.  I did created a DRD drive that I was going to clone to get that ready, but I did had a chance finally.

I have 2 questions:

1- the server is located at a data center and I'm not able to have the virtual drive loading.  Is there another way to do this?

2- when the system will see the lun, how would I be able to know which disk are the one that hold the data and apps versus the DRD that I created and was empty?

Thanks,

Torsten.
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Re: Boot from san on rx7640

1) an ignite server

2) your drd lun is probably smaller than the data drives, you can easily compare the size. you can also see the lun number in hardware path

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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christian_derek
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Re: Boot from san on rx7640

i will try the ignite server, what are the restrictions to run it?

Torsten.
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Re: Boot from san on rx7640

you configure ignite and copy the install media to the server. then you point the client server to this ignite server (see EFI lanboot) to boot from and do a clean install. it would be easier if you already have an ignite image if the server in question. then you can restore this image to the new LUN.

Hope this helps!
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