x3650 M2 boot issue with QLogic HBAs

After wasting two days trying to figure out why my x3650 M2 would NOT boot off the hard drive when the fiber connections were on my QLogic HBA, I searched my IBM help list. As usual, the internal labs were not very helpful due to the fact that they didn’t have the equipment. The technical community of IT specialist were. The issue is that the QLogic HBAs need a firmware upgrade to deal with eUFI. After updating this, the machine boots. I had two accounts with this issue.

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