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UCS Central Boot policy

Kristofer Kawas
Beginner
Beginner

We have two different data centers as well as two different EMC VMAX datastore
I registered two UCS domain to a UCS Central then I have created a global service profile.


I have created a global SAN boot policy that points to the first datastore available in local nr1.
if I move the global profile to a blade in Data Center 2, the new server will boot from the datastore 1

this solution will not gonna work for us because we want the blade in the data center one to boot from the datastore 1 and blade in the data center 2 to boot from the datastore 2

How do I solve the problem, I must be two global profiles?

Then I can not move profiles from one hall to the other.

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Matthew Faiello
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

It sounds like both Datacenter's have access to both SANs.... and also, those Storage Array Controllers, within each DataCenter would have Unique Target Initiators.... I believe you would need 2 Global SPs with Separate Boot Policies, given the difference in SA Target Initiators.... Outside of External Automation (scripting), which could "Switch" your boot policy during provisioning, I don't see another way to accomplish this currently. I will say that engineering is aware of this use-case, and is considering ways to provide flexibility in the future to handle this better.

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Matthew Faiello
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

It sounds like both Datacenter's have access to both SANs.... and also, those Storage Array Controllers, within each DataCenter would have Unique Target Initiators.... I believe you would need 2 Global SPs with Separate Boot Policies, given the difference in SA Target Initiators.... Outside of External Automation (scripting), which could "Switch" your boot policy during provisioning, I don't see another way to accomplish this currently. I will say that engineering is aware of this use-case, and is considering ways to provide flexibility in the future to handle this better.

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