Dell PowerVault NS500 Boot from SAN issues
Posted on 2008-10-30
I am having an issue booting from SAN, I have the qlogic config set to boot from SAN but not sure if I needed to add both drives to both HBAs.
Config - NC500 with dual HBAs booting from CX3 with Raid 1 FC drives.
I am able to get windows installed and the qlogic card driver installed to boot from SAN. I am presented with 2 drives to install too. I select one and install the OS. After install is compete the system enters a boot loop, loading the windows 2003 splash screen then starting again and again.
I tried to use the Dell open manage pack with the system prep disk and there does not seem to be a option for boot from san. I would like to use this tool so I am able to do multiple servers and come up with a procedure. Always like to post here before calling dell, since EE usually saves a 2 hour phone call.