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Windows not booting after install (iSCSI)

Hi all,

  I am attempting to boot a host over iSCSI but have run into a brick wall trying to get my host to boot after successfull install of the OS.

Without changing the service profile I am able to install and boot VMWare ESX fine.  Windows just does not seem to boot.

I can see the iSCSI subsystem is working ok when I connect to the adapter:

SUNINT0001PB-A# connect adapter 4/5/1

adapter 4/5/1 # connect

adapter 4/5/1 (top):1# at

attach-fls  attach-mcp 

adapter 4/5/1 (top):1# attach-mcp

adapter 4/5/1 (mcp):1# is

iscsi_get_config  iscsi_ping       

adapter 4/5/1 (mcp):1# iscsi_get_config

vnic iSCSI Configuration:

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vnic_id: 6

          link_state: Up

       Initiator Cfg:

     initiator_state: ISCSI_INITIATOR_READY

initiator_error_code: ISCSI_BOOT_NIC_NO_ERROR

                vlan: 0

         dhcp status: false

                 IQN: iqn.1992-08.cisco.com:irfjmp0003pb

             IP Addr: 10.250.137.214

         Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

             Gateway: 0.0.0.0

          Target Cfg:

          Target Idx: 0

               State: ISCSI_TARGET_READY

          Prev State: ISCSI_TARGET_DISABLED

        Target Error: ISCSI_TARGET_NO_ERROR

                 IQN: iqn.1992-08.com.netapp:sn.1574897996

             IP Addr: 10.250.137.9

                Port: 3260

            Boot Lun: 0

          Ping Stats: Success (20.486ms)

        Session Info:

          session_id: 0

         host_number: 0

          bus_number: 0

           target_id: 0

Regards

Adam

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Please add a screenshot of your boot order from the service profile.

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Now it gets even stranger.  As suspected the configuration is correct as I now have it booting into windows.

The strange part is, all was working ok until I applied all current updates, then it went into windows recovery mode and can't find my partition for recovery (only option I have is to reboot)

Have no idea what happened, so I re-installed.  Re-installed ok, but the same problem as before, no boot volume found.

Re-installed again, but this time I released the windows boot media from the virtual CDROM drive while it was rebooting.

Windows booted sucessfully.

Very Strange.

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