When you configure the Emulex HBA BIOS to boot ESXi from SAN, you need to enable BIOS.

1

Reboot the host.

2

To configure the adapter parameters, press ALT+E at the Emulex prompt and follow these steps.

a

Select an adapter (with BIOS support).

b

Select 2. Configure This Adapter's Parameters.

c

Select 1. Enable or Disable BIOS.

d

Select 1 to enable BIOS.

e

Select x to exit and Esc to return to the previous menu.

3

To configure the boot device, follow these steps from the Emulex main menu.

a

Select the same adapter.

b

Select 1. Configure Boot Devices.

c

Select the location for the Boot Entry.

d

Enter the two-digit boot device.

e

Enter the two-digit (HEX) starting LUN (for example, 08).

f

Select the boot LUN.

g

Select 1. WWPN. (Boot this device using WWPN, not DID).

h

Select x to exit and Y to reboot.

4

Boot into the system BIOS and move Emulex first in the boot controller sequence.

5

Reboot and install on a SAN LUN.