Citrix XenServer 6 issue with IBM HS22, X3650, X3690
ALEXANDER ERVIK JOHNSEN, CTP founder/owner of ervik.as a great friend and colleque have found an serious issue with Citrix XenServer 6 and IBM HS22.
I can confirm i have the issue seen on IBM HS22 and IBM X3650 and IBM X3690
Kodos to Alexander for this great tip and solution so we can get XenServer 6 to run on these IBM beauties.
Source article from ervik.as
Issue with Citrix XenServer 6 and IBM HS22, X3650 and X3690
The problem was after installing Citrix XenServer 6.0 it just went into a boot loop.
The problem lies with the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).
If it does not have Legacy Support when running XenServer 6.0, it will go into a boot loop.
Here is what you need to do:
Wait for the UEFI boot to finish.
Wait for the blade to connect boot devices and adapters, when prompted hit F1 to enter Setup
Once inside the Setup utility find go down to System Settings
Go Down to Legacy Support and Hit Enter
Ensure that the options shown in the above picture is selected and hit ESC
Now go into the Boot Manager to remove unwanted features and more
Enter the Add Boot Option
Scroll down to Legacy Support and select it! Then hit ESC and REMEBER to save the settings and reboot!
!!! Remember to change the Bootorder to have legacySupport to initialize first.
Your server should now be able to boot on IBM HS22 and IBM X3650 and IBM X3690
Thank You, thank you, thank you.
This just solved my issue on a HS22 for Xenserver 6.0
:o) Happy to hear that i can help. Thanks for using my site.
Besides The missing infinitte boot retry setting, exactly the same solution works on a 3550 M3. Thx for the great tip!
We have a model of the 3690 that does not have this setting in Uefi
infinite boot retry
we cannot get Xen 6 to boot.
Have you tried to upgrade to latest firmware?
Really great job. Thank you!!!