I have installed Windows 2008 R2 on a blade in a boot from SAN configuration. I loaded the Cisco Palo FCOE drivers during the install and it went through without a hitch.
After the install the reboots are painfully slow, like 15 minutes. After boot up performance is great and there are no issues. I have tried changing the FC Adpater Policy from Windows to default and even to VMware but it doesn't make a difference.
Anyone know if there is a solution to this slow boot time?
by the way I have an ESX 4 blade running with boot from SAN and it boots normally.
I have checked FC zoneing and Navisphere and can't figure out why it takes so long to boot.