Cannot add start device from UEFI after updating FC3172 firmware to 5.07.02 - IBM Server


RETAIN tip: H21534


When users update IBM Flex System FC3172 Dual-Port 8 Gb FC Adapter, Option part number 69Y1938, firmware to version 5.07.02, users cannot add or remove a Fibre Channel (FC) start device from the compute node Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) F1 Setup menu.

The UEFI menu does not include a listing for 'Add Boot Device' or 'Delete Boot device.'

Affected configurations

The system is configured with one or more of the following IBM Option part number:

  • Flex System FC3172 Dual-Port 8 Gb FC Adapter, Option part number 69Y1938, CRU 69Y1941

This tip is not system specific.

This tip is not software specific.

The FC3172 firmware for the 5.07.02 is affected.


This is an intentional code change to add or remove the start device on the adapter, not from Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) menu, but from Legacy mode with the 'Ctrl+Q' QLogic utility to modify start settings.

To change the boot device settings using the 'Ctrl+Q' QLogic Utility:

  1. Allow the system to boot past the UEFI screen and press Ctrl-Q at the QLogic prompt.
  2. Select Host Adapter, Configuration Settings, Select Selectable Start Settings.
  3. Change Disable to Enable in the Selectable Start setting.
  4. Assign the storage World Wide Place Name (WWPN) and Logical Unit Number (LUN) in Boot port Name LUN.
  5. Press the Escape (ESC) key.
  6. Select Save changes.

Additional information

Before and after updating firmware to 5.07.02, the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Setup menu changes the list of options available.

Before updating adapter firmware to 5.07.02, the following is a list of options from the UEFI, Storage, QLogic FC Setup menu:

  • Fibre Devices
  • Add Boot Device
  • Delete Boot Device
  • Edit Boot Settings

After updating firmware to 5.07.02, the list from the FC Setup menu has changed to the following:

  • Edit Boot Settings

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Document id:  MIGR-5093359
Last modified:  2013-08-26
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