The system is reimaged... SPa boots up fine now.
In the end I needed to use SPb to run the utility partition to do the reimage.
How long did it take to reimage your system? did you connect via the serial port on SPB to initialize the reimage on both storage processors? i think ive seen somewhere that you do the reimage with only one SP in the system....
It takes about 45 minutes, you should only have one SP seated while reimaging. They both connect to the same vault disks so once the first one is working and you can connect to it via unisphere then you can reseat the second storage processor and itll boot up and update on its own.
it wont let me pm you for some reason, shoot me your email somehow so we can stop spamming these folks lol.