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Unable to boot UCS blade from SAN

Mohamed Roushdy
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Hello,

I am a newbe to Cisco UCS systems, I am an trying to boot UCS B200 M3 blade from SAN, ESXi was installed sucessfully, boot policy is configured properly (I suppoe), but it's not booting from it, I've even re-installed ESXi again, but didn;t boot eitther and goes into BIOS instead.

 

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Mohamed Roushdy
Level 1
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Hello again, I've fixed it, only one more step was required, from withing the BIOS setup, under boot settings, I've added a new boot option pointing it to <BOOT>, it's very simple try it.
I can also share screen shots if required.

Thank you,

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Mohamed Roushdy
Level 1
Level 1
Hello again, I've fixed it, only one more step was required, from withing the BIOS setup, under boot settings, I've added a new boot option pointing it to <BOOT>, it's very simple try it.
I can also share screen shots if required.

Thank you,

Can you share the screenshot  ? Thanks!!

hi, 

I have the same problem, can you explain me how you did for the resolution ?

I had same issue and these steps worked. I could manually boot to CIMC CD and reinstall VMware, and it would see the ISCSI LUN (NetApp) but the blade wouldn't boot to it. If I booted to a boot menu my only option was EFI or the CIMC CD, if mounted.

Still no explanation why the boot policy isn't taking effect. My system is on version 4.0(1a). My next step is going to be to blow away the service profile and recreate.

 

Boot the blade into BIOS (press F2 during boot)

Go to Boot Options Page

Go down to Add New Boot Option

Press Enter on Add boot option to give it a name.

Go down to Path for Boot Option

Select one of your ISCSI LUNs

Press enter on EFI 

Choose <BOOT>

Choose BOOTx64.EFI 

 Boot config1.PNG

I wound up Reapplying the configuration which solved my issue. Hope this helps someone in the future.

 

boot config2.png

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