So the new HBA card arrived last week, but I was way too busy to deal with it then. Plus, I like to plan things out when doing installations like this.
Anyways, I woke up earlier than expected this morning, and since my wife was still asleep, I decided that it would be a great time to get the new HBA installed and configured. I figured that should only take about 30 minutes. Little did I know, the universe had other plans.