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Sun Server X3-2 (formerly Sun Fire X4170 M3) Product Notes Version 1.9

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Updated: October 2017
 
 

Emulex HBA: UEFI "Add Boot Device" hangs when invoked if "Scan Fibre Devices" is not run first (15785186, formerly CR 7160984)


Note -  This problem only occurs on Emulex HBAs running EFIBoot version 4.12a.15 firmware. If you are running a different version of the HBA firmware, you will not experience this issue.

At the UEFI Driver control HII menu for the Emulex HBA, with Set Boot From San to enabled, if you run the Add Boot Device function, you will see the Please Wait message for approximately 3 to 5 seconds, and then the system hangs. You must reset the server to clear the condition.

However, if you run the Scan Fibre Devices function first, and then you run the Add Boot Device function, the Add Boot Device function works correctly. The hang condition only occurs if the Add Boot Device function is run first.

Affected hardware and software:

  • StorageTek 8 Gb FC PCIe HBA Dual Port Emulex, with EFIBoot version 4.12a.15 firmware (SG-PCIE2FC-EM8-Z and SG-XPCIE2FC-EM8-N)

  • Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4.4, 1.5, 1.6, and 1.8

Workaround:

To recover from this hang condition, enter the following command to power cycle the host:

reset /System