Was hoping you could help. We have a UCS system running firmware 1.3(1) and are using QLogic CNAs for our HBA & LAN connectivity.
I was wondering if there was a way in the BIOS (or wherever) Policy to enable the HBAs by default as each time we assign a Service Profile they are disabled by default. We have to go into the Adapter BIOS (CRTL-Q) to enable them.
I have looked everywhere but cannot find out where to enable this or where the configuration might be. Would be grateful of any insight, even if only to find out that its not possible or is a feature request in the pipeline?!
Unfortunately I don't believe there is any way for UCS to hook into theyOption ROM of the Qlogic adapter.
The good news is the that they only have to be enabled once (first time) then they will remain enabled even if relocated to another blade.
The only adatper we're able to enable the option ROM automatically is the M81KR-VIC (aka Palo) adapter.
This may change in the future, but currently this is the only method.
If anyone else has any detail on this they can comment.