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Installation Guide for the LSI Fusion-MPT (TM) Drivers: 
LSI_SCSI.SYS (StorPort) V1.25.10
LSI_FC.SYS (StorPort) V1.25.10
LSI_SAS.SYS (StorPort) V1.25.10
                                                 
This file describes the features and use of the LSI Fusion-MPT U320 SCSI,
Fibre Channel and SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) device drivers for the Windows
Vista operating system environment. It is divided into the following sections:   

Introduction for Windows Vista 
     Features
     LSI Devices Supported
     Description

Installing the Driver(s)
     New System Installation
          DVD-ROM Installation
     Existing System Installation 
     Performance Tuning for Windows Vista 
          Miniport Driver Configuration Options
     WinPE Installation
     Troubleshooting 


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1.0 Introduction for Windows Vista  


Windows Vista is an operating system designed to run on Intel architecture
(x86, 32-bit), Itanium Processor Family (IA64), and Extended-64
(x64, AMD64/EM64T) processors using current technology. It provides a graphical
user interface environment incorporating many high-level features. Refer to the
Microsoft Windows Vista documentation for details.

An I/O manager handles I/O requests in Windows Vista. To address a peripheral,
the I/O manager goes through the appropriate drivers. Windows Vista provides
class drivers for hard disk, optical, CD-ROM, printer, and scanner peripherals.
Other class drivers, provided by peripheral manufacturers, may be added to
support new devices. Tape device support is built into the operating system
itself and does not require a class driver. 

Microsoft provides the port driver and LSI Corporation provides the miniport
drivers, which are called LSI_SCSI.SYS, LSI_FC.SYS and LSI_SAS.SYS.  These
drivers complete the path to the LSI controller or processor with an optional
U320 SCSI, Fibre Channel or SAS BIOS.

These miniport drivers use the Microsoft StorPort port driver (rather than
the Microsoft ScsiPort driver in earlier versions of Windows).  The StorPort
driver has architectural enhancements that provide performance improvements on
large server systems with many storage adapters.  These miniport drivers are
designed to take advantage of these enhancements for improved performance.

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1.1 Features 

The LSI_SCSI.SYS, LSI_FC.SYS and LSI_SAS.SYS miniport drivers support these
features:

o  Supports 320 Mbytes/s parallel SCSI transfers (for LSI53C1020 and
   LSI53C1030) (LSI_SCSI.SYS only)
o  Supports 1GB, 2GB and 4GB Fibre Channel transfers (for LSIFC949X,
   LSIFC949E, LSIFC929X, LSIFC919X, LSIFC929 and LSIFC919)
o  Supports End-to-End Data Protection (EEDP) for LSIFC949X, LSIFC949E
o  Supports 1.5GB and 3GB SAS expanders/devices and SATA devices
   (LSISAS1064, LSISAS1068, LSISAS1064E, LSISAS1068E, LSISAS1078)
   (LSI_SAS.SYS only)
o  Supports PCI, PCI-X, and PCI-Express bus protocols
o  Supports LSI MPT common software interface 
o  Supports multiple host adapters 
o  Supports multiple Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs) 
o  Supports Scatter-Gather 
o  Supports SCSI pass-through functionality 
o  Supports disk array configurations with no LUN 0 
o  Supports disk array configurations with non-contiguous LUNs 
o  Auto request sense 
o  Maximum block size support: 1 Mbyte (32-bit), 2 Mbyte (64-bit)
o  Supports Microsoft WMI HBA API for Fibre Channel devices (LSI_FC.SYS only)
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1.2 LSI Devices Supported 

The miniport driver names are listed below, along with their supported
devices and associated host adapters:

LSI_SCSI.SYS - "LSI Fusion-MPT SCSI Miniport Driver"
o  LSI53C1020 / LSI53C1020A
o  LSI53C1030 / LSI53C1030T

LSI_FC.SYS - "LSI Fusion-MPT FC Miniport Driver"
o  LSIFC919 
o  LSIFC919X 
o  LSIFC929
o  LSIFC929X
o  LSIFC949X
o  LSIFC949E

LSI_SAS.SYS - "LSI Fusion-MPT SAS Miniport Driver"
o  LSISAS1064
o  LSISAS1068
o  LSISAS1064E
o  LSISAS1068E
0  LSISAS1078
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1.3 Description

The LSI_SCSI.SYS, LSI_FC.SYS and LSI_SAS.SYS drivers meet the Microsoft
specification for miniport drivers.  These drivers allow connection of
parallel SCSI, Fibre Channel and SAS devices including disk drives, CD-ROMs,
and tape drives for PCI and PCI-X based machines. To support a different
parallel SCSI, Fibre Channel or SAS device type, the Windows Vista
architecture requires that a class driver for that type of device be present
(usually supplied by Microsoft, or possibly by the peripheral manufacturer).
No changes to the LSI drivers are required. The driver supports only Windows
Vista and all subsequent Service Packs. 

A Windows application passes SCSI commands directly to the parallel SCSI,
Fibre Channel or SAS Protocol devices by using the SCSI pass-through facility.
This facility allows applications to directly control and access devices by
filling in a data structure and calling into the port or class driver. Refer
to the Microsoft Windows Vista documentation for more details.

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2.0 Installing the LSI_SCSI.SYS, LSI_FC.SYS and LSI_SAS.SYS Drivers


This procedure installs the LSI_SCSI.SYS, LSI_FC.SYS and LSI_SAS.SYS drivers
onto a new or existing Windows Vista system. Depending upon the media used to
distribute LSI drivers (web or CD-ROM) and the type of adapter, you will create
a driver install package on some type of accessible media.  This can be a
diskette, CD or DVD, or USB flash drive.  The driver install package can also
be placed on a hard disk for driver upgrades only.

Select the driver package that matches the adapter type and processor
architecture. Copy the files listed in this section to a folder on the desired
media as shown below. You will use this driver package during the installation
process.

For LSI_SCSI:
        lsi_scsi.inf
        lsi_scsi.sys
        pvlhx86.cat (for x86) or
        pvlhia64.cat (for IA64) or
        pvlhx64.cat (for x64)
        
For LSI_FC:
        lsi_fc.inf
        lsi_fc.sys
        fvlhx86.cat (for x86) or
        fvlhia64.cat (for IA64) or
        fvlhx64.cat (for x64)
        
For LSI_SAS:
        lsi_sas.inf
        lsi_sas.sys
        svlhx86.cat (for x86) or
        svlhia64.cat (for IA64) or
        svlhx64.cat (for x64)
        
For the following driver installation sections, the designation LSI_xxx is used
to indicate the LSI_SCSI, LSI_FC or LSI_SAS driver, depending on which driver
is being installed.

Note: Windows Vista drivers must be either Release signed (by LSI) or WHQL
      logo signed (by Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs) to be installed
      on Vista.  Any modifications to any of the above files will invalidate
      the digital signature of the package and Vista will not install the
      driver.

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2.1 New System Installation 

This procedure installs the LSI_xxx.SYS driver onto a Windows Vista system. Use
this procedure when installing Windows Vista onto an unused drive. Windows
Vista automatically adds the driver to the registry and copies the driver to
the driver storage area.

Note: Windows Vista contains bundled LSI_SCSI, LSI_FC and LSI_SAS drivers.
      These drivers will support a fresh installation of Vista.  If a newer
      driver is to be installed, the fresh installation can be done with the
      bundled driver and the driver can be upgraded after installation has
      completed as described in Section 2.2.  Or, the newer driver can be
      used for fresh installation as described in the following section.

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2.1.1 DVD-ROM Installation

1. Start the Windows Vista installation by booting from the Windows Vista
   DVD-ROM:

   The system BIOS must support booting from a DVD-ROM. BIOS settings may need
   to be changed to allow DVD-ROM booting.
   
2. Process with the installation of Windows Vista. When the screen displays
   "Where do you want to install Windows?", click on the Load Driver icon.
   
3. Be sure the media with the LSI_xxx driver install package for the system
   processor architecture is inserted in the system.  Click the Browse button,
   browse to the location of the driver package, then click OK.
   
   Note: Current Windows Vista drivers can be downloaded from the LSI
		 Corporation web site at:
             http://www.lsi.com/downloads/selectDownload.do
         After you are connected to this web site, select the product
         category, family, and the appropriate product.  Select the Driver
         checkbox and click Go.  Click on the desired Windows Vista driver to
         begin the download.
   
4. The LSI adapter driver name will be displayed, click Next.

    Note: When using a Release Signed driver, a Windows Secutiry dialog box may
          appear, indicating that the publisher of this software is LSI
		  Corporation. Click the Install button to continue installation of the
		  driver.
            
          A second Windows Security dialog box may appear, indicating that a
          LSI system device is being installed.  This is to install
          drivers for LSI storage enclosure processors.  Click the Install
          button to continue installation of the driver.
   
5. Follow the Microsoft Windows Vista installation procedure at this point.

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2.2 Existing System Installation

This procedure installs or upgrades the LSI_xxx.SYS drivers onto an existing
Windows Vista system.

NOTE: When a LSI SCSI, Fibre Channel or SAS adapter is added to an existing
	  system installation, the new adapter is automatically detected at the
	  next reboot. When the Update Driver Software Wizard appears at boot,
	  continue at step 8 below.

1. Boot Windows Vista and logon as a user that has Administrator privileges.

2. Click on the Start button, then right-click on the Computer entry in
   the menu.

3. Click on the Properties selection.

4. In the Tasks column on the left side of the Screen, click Device Manager.

   Note: A User Account Control dialog box may be displayed, asking for
         permission to continue.  Click Continue.
         
5. Click the "+" to the left of the Storage Controllers line.  Find the adapter
   desired for the driver upgrade and double-click the entry.  Click on the
   Driver tab.

6. Information on the currently installed driver is displayed, and additional
   driver details can be viewed by clicking the "Driver Details" button.

7. Click on the "Update Driver" button to update the existing driver.  The
   Update Driver Software wizard begins.
   
8. Click on the "Browse my computer for driver software" selection.

9. Click on the "Let me pick..." selection at the bottom of the window.

10. Click on the "Have Disk" button and type the path to the driver, or click
    on the Browse button. Select the location for the driver package which
    matches the processor architecture of the system (x86, IA64, or x64). After
    the path to the driver has been established, click the OK button.

11. Select the driver from the list and click on the Next button.

    Note: When using a Release Signed driver, a Windows Secutiry dialog box may
          appear, indicating that the publisher of this software is LSI
		  Corporation. Click the Install button to continue installation of the
		  driver.
            
          A second Windows Security dialog box may appear, indicating that a
          LSI system device is being installed.  This is to install drivers for
		  LSI storage enclosure processors.  Click the Install button to
		  continue installation of the driver.
          
          
12. The system will load the driver from the Windows Vista driver package
    media. A message box may display indicating that the target (existing)
    driver is newer than the source (upgrade) driver.

14. Click No to cancel the driver upgrade at this point.

      or

    Click Yes to continue the installation.

    The system copies the driver to the system disk. For any adapter other
    than the boot adapter, the updated driver will become active immediately.
    For the boot adapter, a message bdisplays indicating that you must reboot
    your system for the new driver to take effect.

15. Click on the Close button to complete the driver upgrade.

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2.3 Performance Tuning for Windows Vista

Windows Vista has registry entries that can be used to tune the performance of
SCSI I/O for certain configurations. The registry settings of NumberOfRequests
and MaximumSGList are not used by StorPort and will have no effect on the
LSI_SCSI.SYS, LSI_FC.SYS and LSI_SAS.SYS drivers.

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2.3.1 Miniport Driver Configuration Options

The LSI_SCSI.SYS, LSI_FC.SYS and LSI_SAS.SYS drivers are configured by default
to provide optimum performance in most standard systems. Some non-standard
systems may require fine tuning to obtain peak system memory utilization and
performance. After installation, if less than advertised functionality and
performance is observed on any platform, please contact LSI support. Go to the
LSI Corporation Technical Support Home Page, which is located at:

http://www.lsi.com/support/index.html

and call the listed number for assistance.

LSI Corporation can provide additional registry settings if required, to
customize the driver for specific systems and applications.  

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2.4 WinPE Installation

WinPE is provided to system OEM's to create a Pre-install Environment image.
To use the LSI_SCSI.SYS, LSI_FC.SYS or LSI_SAS.SYS driver with the Windows
Vista based WinPE, perform the steps listed below.  This example uses the
LSI_SAS.SYS driver.  Substitute the proper driver name for the other drivers.

1. Create an lsi_sas folder in the winpe_image directory under i386\system32.
   For example: mkdir winpe_image\i386\system32\lsi_sas
 
2. Copy the lsi_sas driver package to the winpe_image\i386\system32\lsi_sas
   folder.

3. Edit the winpe_image\i386\System32\Winpeoem.sif to remove the semicolons
   from the [OemDriverParams] section and add the name of the lsi_sas
   directory to the OemDriverDirs entry. For example:

   [OemDriverParams]
   OemDriverRoot = ""
   OemDriverDirs = lsi_sas
 
4. You can then use oscdimg to create a bootable .iso image, or follow the
   WinPE Userís Guide to create a bootable USB flash device.

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3.0 Troubleshooting 

The LSI_SCSI.SYS, LSI_FC.SYS and LSI_SAS.SYS driver will log error messages to
the system error log. For these errors, the system errorlog EventID will be 11,
and the specific error code values will be displayed at offset 0x10. Data
should be displayed in words.
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