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10-17-2013 02:55 PM - edited 10-17-2013 02:57 PM
Win 2008R2 install on BL460c G7 with Emulex CNA NC553i fail : driver issue
I have a BL460c G7 with an Emulex CNA (HP NC553i) with FCoE enabled.
The server is connected to a HP VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module.
A Mirrored lun is available for BFS.
The server had been updated with the latest SPP : 201309. For instance, the CNA run firmware : 188.8.131.52
I boot the server with a WinPE 4.0 (Windows 2012) disk with HP winpe drivers included. This WinPE can access network and storage.
- I can setup Windows 2012 with an unattended installation without any problem. I specified a directory with the necessary drivers in my unattende.xml file.
- But when I'm trying to install Windows 2008R2 the same way it fails.
- I tried to lauch setup.exe without specifying an unattended.xml file and any drivers : it fails
- So I extracted the files of Windows FCoE Driver for Emulex Based HP FlexFabric 10Gb Converged Network Adapters (American, International) 2.70.019 x64 - 4 Sep 2012.
In the directory (named : 270019_FCoE_x64_cp018270\drivers files) one can found :
10/17/2013 09:40 PM 29,797 elxcna.cat
10/17/2013 09:40 PM 77,824 elxcna.dll
10/17/2013 09:40 PM 690,480 elxcna.sys
10/17/2013 09:40 PM 7,609 elxplus.cat
10/17/2013 09:40 PM 1,948 elxplus.inf
10/17/2013 09:40 PM 44,552 elxplus.sys
10/17/2013 09:40 PM 878,592 FriendlyName.exe
10/17/2013 09:40 PM 35 lpscsi
10/17/2013 09:40 PM 19,966 oemsetup.inf
10/17/2013 09:40 PM 13,328 txtsetup.oem
Then, at select disk step, I click on "Load driver" and then select this directory.
Windows find a driver : Emulex FCoE HBA - Storport Miniport Driver
Then the install runs until "Completing installation" and then fail with the same message : "Windows installation cannot continue because a required driver could not be installed." I can only click ok.
At the end of x:\windows\sources\panther\setuperr.log one can read in both cases :
2013-10-17 21:47:35, Error [0x0602a9] IBS CallBack_AddDriverPackageIntoDriverStore:Failed to install the driver package [X:\windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\oemsetup.inf_amd64_54c33d553b5b5cae\oemsetup.inf]. Driver package is [Critical]. Error code is [0x32][gle=0x00000032]
2013-10-17 21:47:35, Error [0x0602ab] IBS CallBack_AddDriverPackageIntoDriverStore:An error occurred while installing the driver package  offline GLE is [0x32][gle=0x00000032]
And in X:\windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\oemsetup.inf_amd64_54c33d553b5b5cae in both cases :
10/31/2012 04:45 AM 30,800 elxcna.cat
10/31/2012 04:45 AM 77,824 elxcna.dll
10/31/2012 04:45 AM 707,888 elxcna.sys
10/31/2012 04:45 AM 20,560 oemsetup.inf
This is not the HP drivers I specified, but the driver embeded in the Windows 2008R2 image
So what am I missing ?
Could it be related by the use of a WinPE 4.0 to install a Windows 2008R2 server ?
On a old blade 460c G1, I can install Windows 2008R2 without problems with the same WinPE 4.0, but without the CNA adapters.
Should I remove the Emulex drivers from the Microsoft 2008R2 image and then include the HP ones ? It sounds crazy.