Solved

qlogic fiber channel error message

Posted on 2008-09-30
3
1,449 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-05
After installing and enabling a qlogic dual port fiber channel hba adapter in an IBM 8864 server - I get an error stating "rom bios not installed"
How do I get rid of this error message - or what do I need to do to install the rom bios so that the error message goes away!
0
Comment
Question by:stanpasquale
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 55

Accepted Solution

by:
andyalder earned 250 total points
ID: 22606664
rom bios not installed isn't an error message, it just means the BIOS is not enabled. If you want to boot from SAN you'll need to enable it, <ctrl>Q to configure it.
0
 
LVL 30

Assisted Solution

by:Duncan Meyers
Duncan Meyers earned 250 total points
ID: 22610410
You'll see the same sort of message from a SCSI controller connected to a tape drive at server boot time - in that case, it means that the SCSI controller cannot find any devices that the server can boot from. A QLogic HBA as andyalder says, can boot from SAN, but you have to turn the SCSI BIOS on otherwise it won't see the disc devices on the SAN at boot time - which is what you want if you boot from discs in the server. A QLogic HBA will not see any SAN attached devices until the operating system driver is loaded unless the BIOS is turned on. You may have noticed that there are two LEDs on the card one amber, one green. The amber LED indicated that the card has power but it cannot connect to the fibre channel fabric because the driver hasn't been loaded. A green and amber LED indicate power on, but the firmware hasn't initialised, green (or yellow- depends on the model) indicates a good connection. If the QLogic BIOS is disabled, you'll see the green and amber LEDs on when the card initialises during POST, then you'll see the green LED come on and the amber extinguish during the OS boot. If the QLogic BIOS is enabled, you'll see the green connection LED light up during POST.
0

Featured Post

Backup Solution for AWS

Read about how CloudBerry Backup fully integrates your backups with Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier to provide military-grade encryption and dramatically cut storage costs on any platform.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
Whether you believe the “gig economy,” as it has been dubbed, is the next big economic paradigm shift (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/26/will-we-get-by-gig-economy) or an overstated trend (http://www.wsj.com/articles/proof-of-a-g…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

735 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question