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HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server Series - Server Experiences Long Delay During POST While Initializing HP QLogic 8Gb/s (HP AJ764A, 82Q)
Multiple DL380 G5 P56 system BIOS dating from 04/26/2010 running RHEL5.5 x86_64.
The servers are all configured with three dual port 8Gbps FC HBAs:
HP AJ764A, 82Q, PCIe; QLogic Corp. ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA (QLE2526 chipset).
The servers experience approximately 30 minute delay during HP QLogic FC HBA initialization/probing at the hardware level (POST) when the servers are rebooted. This delay happens before the kernel is loaded and the server attempts to boot to the operating system.
Update DL380G5 P56 system BIOS to 10/25/2010. In order to access this Softpaq proceed as follows:
Click here to download the software utility/driver at http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?%20lang=en&cc=uk&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1121516&swItem=MTX-%20ce91127128934f6f97bea5f5c2&prodNameId=3288134&swEnvOID=4004&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=2.