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Boot from SAN 11.31

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Francis Flan
Regular Advisor

Boot from SAN 11.31

HPUX 11 v.3
BL860c with no internal disks
EVA 4000

The HBA firmware is uptodate and all H/W should support BFS.
The trouble is since i have no internal disks I dont have a boot disk to copy or ignite.

I think i first need to create a LUN and present to the host. When EFI is loading the HPUX boot image will it see this LUN?
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Boot from SAN 11.31


EFI has a menu system that should permit you to set up a network boot. Of course a boot disk needs to be prepared on the SAN disk, and you need to boot of OS media to prepare it.

However, this method of running a system is not recommended. There should be a "local" disk made available to the blade and the OS should be installed there.

That way if the SAN goes down you have an OS with which to do diagnostics.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation