I have a question in regards to ISCSI boot via an appliance port on a Cisco UCS 6248 fi. The set up currently consists of a NetApp filer (FAS3240) with a direct connection to the FI via an appliance port. The finalised setup will be eventually connected to the LAN via uplink ports, thus creating a secondary path. However, for the time being, the iscsi boot is failing to detect the directly connected LUNs by displaying the "initialize error 1" message. So the question really is whether the appliance ports have a low level dependancy on the uplinks and connectivity to the network. Has this been set up without an active uplink?