Boot from SAN - Can't see array

I have an RA4100 that I am trying to see if I can get it to boot from SAN.  I have it directly connected via FC cable to a Proliant ML350 G2.  I am able to use the ACU to configure the array using the Compaq specified HBA.   I was able to load Windows Server 2003 on the C: drive of the ML350, and was also able to see and add the RA4100 drive as D: to the server during the Windows install.  So it is working ok in that respect.

Now I have a QLogic QLA2342 HBA that I am trying to see the array with, but have failed to this point.  I have updated the firmware on the RA4100 controller card to version 2.60.  There is supposedly a newer version (at least 2.62, but I cannot find it).  I have updated the QLogic firmware to the current version ISP23xx (3.03.23) and rom BIOS (v1.54).  

When I go into the BIOS for the QLogic to scan for devices, it only shows the QLogic HBA.  I cannot see any storage devices.  

I found a post on this which makes me think it's possible to see the array controller.  

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/20257?start=0&tstart=0
Specifically this part of the post:
>>The hba's are binding to the array controllers, the wwpn is , but still no visable LUNs.

Since the post is for ESX, I don't care about the non-visible LUNs (as long as I can see them in Windows).
Here are my questions:
1.  Should I be able to see the array in the QLogic BIOS?  If so, any ideas on what to try?
2.  How likely is it that I will be able to boot to SAN?
3.  Would it make any difference having a SAN switch in the equation?
B1izzardAsked:
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andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Have you enabled the boot BIOS on the HBA?

You ought to be able to boot from SAN, during Windows install you give it the SCSIport driver at F6 prompt, then upgrade driver to storport after installing. Presumably this is just lab and not production?
B1izzardAuthor Commented:
Yes, I did enable the BIOS.   This is just a test lab.

I found the QLogic SCSIport and STOR Miniport Boot From SAN drivers.  If I can't see the RA4100 array in the QLogic BIOS when scanning (only WWN showing is for the QLogic), then I can still use the drivers to 'boot from SAN' and I will be able to install Windows on the array?  
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Not sure, but it'll eliminate BIOS issues, may go through install but then not boot but you'll get more information.
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exx1976Commented:
Unless my Google-foo deceives me, I don't think an RA4100 supports boot-from-SAN.

http://din-tech.e717.net/product/ra4000.htm

Ultra2 SCSI drives?  How old is that thing?  
B1izzardAuthor Commented:
After installing using the SCSIport driver, it doesn't boot.  It just tries to load Windows again since it's doesn't see a bootable drive.
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Hmm, I think exx is right, it's not listed on this old copy of HP's San Design Guide, http://www.scribd.com/doc/4857159/San-Design-Guide (I hate scribd, eats all my RAM).
B1izzardAuthor Commented:
So all this is good for is to create LUNs on the SAN and attach each LUN to a server as an E drive?  It looks like every server in the SAN will need internal storage at this point.  Would you say that is correct?
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Looks that way yes. Don't let two servers attach to the same LUN (use selective storage presentation to control) or data corruption will occur unless you're clustering.

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B1izzardAuthor Commented:
Thanks to the both of you.
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