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Saranya_1
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How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

I want to install HPUX on SAN disk EVA6400.
Do I have to set Fibre Channel Driver Configuration Utility?
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Torsten.
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

Just boot the install DVD, present a LUN from EVA to the server, rescan from the installer for disks and install the OS on the LUN.

Hope this helps!
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Manix
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

Main point is that the lun should be presented to the blade from the SAN side they need to
zone it to your FC connector. Once its visible you can install the OS.
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Zinky
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

No need to engage or be concerned with any FIbre CHannel oor Array Utility good sir.

Ignite/the OS INstaller is quite intelligent at ascertaiing most conifgurations that include drivers for Fibre Channel, iSCSI/Network Cards, SCSI cards etc for it to locate candidate Boot/OS disks...
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Torsten.
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

The most complicated task is to get the WWN of the sever if there is no OS installed.
Several ways to achieve this.


But if you boot from the DVD, the installer will search the SAN. After doing this, the EVA can see the WWN of the server and you are able to create a host entry in CV and present a LUN.

If you let the installer on the server scan again now, you will see the disk and you are ready to install.



Hope this helps!
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Zinky
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

Server is in a C7K/3K enclosure so WWIDs of the FC-HBA (vConnect) should be easily ascertained so a pre-zone and pre-presentation of SAN LUN(s) can be done...

Sometimes (for Phyiscal servers/non-blade) the WWID of the HBA is on a sticker visible to the naked eye.

OR

One could just zone "hard"..
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Saranya_1
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

Thank you for all answers.
So I dont have to configure anything on Fiber Card Utility?
But I can see Fiber or Lun disk when I try to add boot option.
I've have question that I logged into menu of FC driver configuration and seen menu as below
>drvcfg -s xx xx
> Edit boot setting menu
then I've seen these values that may be involve.
0. Previouse Menu
1.Help
2. Enable Alternative Boot Device [n]
3. Enable Selective Login [n]
4. Enable Selective Lun Logins [n]\
5. OS Mode [Window/Linux/Other]
6. EFI Variable EFIFCScanLevel [?]
7. Enable World Login [n]
Saranya_1
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

another question.
If I use Business Copy feature Snapclone pump OS disk from one server to another server.
How can I set boot disk from SAN?
Torsten.
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

If you search a SAN based LUN from EFI you normally don't find it.

But during the installation the install process is setting a boot entry in EFI boot manager.


If this is lost or whatever, you can set the EFIFCScanLevel, then the search will take longer, but finds the LUN.

Hope this helps!
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Saranya_1
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

If I set EFIFCScanLevel, what it will be?
Torsten.
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

It depends a bit on the card type, but usually you set it from 0 to 1 for a deeper scan.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Saranya_1
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

Thank you very I will test it.
and if I have boot disk from Snapclone like I asked above. How can I set to boot from this boot cause I cant see in add boot option about FC or presented LUN
Torsten.
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

Adjust the scanlevel and you will find the LUN if presented to this server already.

Once booted, use "setboot" to create the boot entries.

Hope this helps!
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Saranya_1
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

Thank you for answer.
I will do it and tell you guys the result
Saranya_1
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

Thank you for all answer. Now I can installed. like you guys said it scan automatically :)
Torsten.
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

Please see

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/help/faqpage/faq-category-id/kudos#kudos


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Saranya_1
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Re: How to set boot from SAN on BL860c i2?

Oh sorry!