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MZ220 NIC V100R001 User Guide 06

This document describes the MZ220 in terms of its functions, appearance, features, configuration methods, and application examples.
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Configuring SAN Boot

Configuring SAN Boot

Configure SAN Boot in the Emulex FC x86 BIOS as follows:

  1. Start the compute node. When the message shown in Figure 4-1 is displayed, press Ctrl+E to enter the Emulex FC x86 BIOS.

    Figure 4-1 Entering the Emulex FC x86 BIOS

  2. Select a port.

    Figure 4-2 Selecting a port for SAN Boot (FC mode)

  3. Select Enable/Disable Boot from SAN and press Enter.

    Figure 4-3 Selecting Enable/Disable Boot from SAN

  4. Select Enable to enable SAN Boot. By default, SAN Boot is disabled.

    Figure 4-4 Enabling SAN Boot

  5. (Optional) Scan for disk arrays.

    Select Scan for Target Devices and press Enter. The screen for scanning for disk arrays is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-5. If the MZ220 is successfully connected to disk arrays, information about the disk arrays is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-6.

    Figure 4-5 Scanning for disk arrays
    Figure 4-6 Disk array information

  6. Configure the SAN Boot device.

    Select Configure Boot Devices and press Enter.

    Figure 4-7 Selecting Configure Boot Devices

  7. Select a boot option and press Enter. If no boot device is configured, no disk array information is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-8.

    Figure 4-8 Selecting a boot option

  8. Select a boot device, that is, specify the device for SAN Boot, as shown in Figure 4-9. If you select Clear selected boot entry and press Enter, the SAN Boot configuration of the selected boot entry is cleared, as shown in Figure 4-10.

    Figure 4-9 Selecting a boot entry

    The LUN of the boot entry is displayed after 1–5 minutes.

    Figure 4-10 Selecting Clear selected boot entry

  9. Set the starting logical unit number (LUN) by pressing the up and down arrow keys.

    Figure 4-11 Setting the starting LUN

  10. Select a LUN and press Enter.

    Figure 4-12 Selecting a LUN

  11. Set the boot mode by selecting Boot this device via WWPN or Boot this device via DID. WWPN is the WWN of the port on the disk array, and DID is the N_Port_ID assigned to the port by the FC name server.

    Figure 4-13 Setting the boot mode
    After the setting, the boot device information is displayed on the screen shown in Figure 4-14.
    Figure 4-14 Boot device sequence (one device)

    You can use the same method to set more boot devices.

    Figure 4-15 Boot device sequence (two devices)

    You can select Reset Adapter Defaults to clear all SAN Boot configurations and restore the default SAN Boot configurations. See the following figure.

Updated: 2019-01-26

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