Boot from a managed SAN volume

Prerequisites
  • Privileges: Infrastructure administrator or Server administrator.

  • You have added a storage system to HPE OneView, and have configured the networks and logical interconnects.

  • The volume attachment designated as a boot volume has the correct paths corresponding to connections that are also designated for boot.

Procedure
  1. From the main menu, select SERVERS > Server Profiles.
  2. Select Create server profile.
  3. Enter the data requested, then select Add connection.
    1. While adding a Fibre Channel, iSCSI, or Ethernet connection, select a boot value of either Primary or Secondary (when adding two bootable connections).
    2. For Boot from, select Managed volume.
    3. Finish adding the connection(s), preferably with both a primary and secondary boot connection.
  4. From the Create server profile screen, select Manage SAN storage.
  5. Select Add volume and choose one of the following options:
    1. To create a new volume on the storage system, select New volume.
    2. Select Existing volume if you have already created or imported volumes into HPE OneView. If you plan to use 3PAR Peer Persistent volumes, you will need to configure those volumes ahead of time on the 3PAR storage system. Then import both volumes into HPE OneView using the Add volume button on the Volumes page.
  6. Add a storage pool. The Boot selector will display. Select Primary to make the volume bootable. You can select a Secondary volume on servers that support it. The secondary volume is typically used for a 3PAR Peer Persistence volume.
  7. In the Storage paths section, verify that the enabled paths correspond to the bootable connections. Change the enabled paths if necessary.
  8. Click Ok to save the profile.
  9. Verify that the boot volume's target information is assigned to the connection details.