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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 XP x64 (AMD64/EM64T) operating system environment. It is divided into
the following sections:   

Introduction for Windows XP x64
Features
     LSI Devices Supported
     Description

Installing the Driver(s)
     New System Installation
          CD-ROM Installation
     Existing System Installation 
     Performance Tuning for Windows XP x64
          Miniport Driver Configuration Options
     Troubleshooting 


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1.0 Introduction for Windows XP x64


Windows XP x64 is an operating system designed to run on 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 XP x64 documentation for details.

An I/O manager handles I/O requests in Windows XP x64. To address a
peripheral, the I/O manager goes through the appropriate drivers. Windows
XP x64 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)
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
   (for LSISAS1064, LSISAS1068, LSISAS1064E, LSISAS1068E, LSISAS1078)
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
o  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 XP x64
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
XP x64 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 XP x64 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 XP x64 system. Depending upon the media
used to distribute LSI drivers (web or CD-ROM) and the type of adapter, you
will create a driver diskette.

Copy the files listed in this section to the root directory of a clean
diskette as shown below.  Label this diskette "Windows XP x64 Driver
Diskette". You will use this diskette during the installation process.

For LSI_SCSI:
        \txtsetup.oem
        \lsi_scsi.tag
        \pxpam64.cat
        \lsi_scsi.inf
        \lsi_scsi.sys
        
For LSI_FC:
        \txtsetup.oem
        \lsi_fc.tag
        \fxpam64.cat
        \lsi_fc.inf
        \lsi_fc.sys
        
For LSI_SAS:
        \txtsetup.oem
        \lsi_sas.tag
        \sxpam64.cat
        \lsi_sas.inf
        \lsi_sas.sys
        
For a driver upgrade the driver files can also be copied onto a hard drive,
CD or DVD, or a USB flash drive.
        
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.

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2.1 New System Installation 

This procedure installs the LSI_xxx.SYS driver onto a Windows XP x64
system. Use this procedure when installing Windows XP x64 onto an
unused drive. Windows XP x64 automatically adds the driver to the
registry and copies the driver to the appropriate directory.

Note: Windows XP x64 contains a SYMMPI.SYS driver that supports the
      U320, 919 and 929 devices.  When performing a fresh installation with a
      device that is supported by the bundled SYMMPI.SYS driver, loading
      of the LSI_xxx.SYS driver using the F6 key will have no effect and
      the SYMMPI.SYS driver will be used.  To use the LSI_xxx.SYS driver,
      upgrade the driver after installation has completed as described
      in Section 2.2.

The method for installing Windows XP x64 on a new system involves using
a CD-ROM. Installation using boot floppy diskettes is not supported by
Windows XP x64.

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2.1.1 CD-ROM Installation

1. Start the Windows XP x64 installation by booting from the Windows
   XP x64 CD-ROM:

   The system BIOS must support booting from a CD-ROM. BIOS settings may need
   to be changed to allow CD-ROM booting.

2. Press the F6 key to install the LSI_xxx.SYS driver when the screen displays
   "Windows Setup".

   This must be done or else the new driver will not be recognized.

   Note: Be sure to press the F6 key as any driver loaded later in the
         installation process is not recognized by Windows XP x64 Setup.
         If F6 is not pressed, all devices controlled by the drivers are
         not available during Windows XP x64 setup.

3. Choose S to specify an additional device when the screen displays "Setup
   could not determine the type of one or more mass storage devices...". 

   NOTE: If this screen is not displayed as the first user input, then 
         pressing the F6 key was not seen by the setup program. Reboot the 
         system and try again.

   The system prompts for the manufacturer-supplied hardware support disk.

4. Insert the appropriate driver diskette containing the Windows XP x64
   driver required to support your LSI adapter(s) and press Enter.
    
   Note: Current Windows XP x64 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 XP x64 driver
         to begin the download.

5. The screen will display the driver to be installed:

       "LSI Fusion-MPT xxx Driver (XP x64)"
       
       (where xxx is SCSI, FC, or SAS depending on the driver beign installed)
   
   Press Enter to proceed.

   Return to the Windows XP x64 Setup screen.

6. Press Enter to proceed.

   The message about setup loading files appears.

7. Follow the Microsoft Windows XP x64 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 XP x64 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 Device Driver Wizard appears at boot, click on the
	  Next button and continue at step 8 below.

1. Boot Windows XP x64 and logon as a user that has Administrator
   privileges.

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

3. Click on the Properties selection.

4. Click on the Hardware tab, and then the Device Manager button.

5. Click the "+" to the left of the SCSI and RAID 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
   Hardware Update Wizard begins.
   
8. Click on the "Install from a list or specific location..." button to select
   it, then click on the Next button.

9. Click on the "Don't search, I will choose the driver to install." button
   to select it, then click on the Next button.

10. Click on the "Have Disk" button and type the path to the driver, or click
    on the Browse button.  Click the OK button.

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

12. Click on the Next button again to start the driver update.

    In some cases, a message will display saying that this driver has not
    passed logo testing. This message informs you that a nonsigned driver is
    being installed.

    Note: Drivers are digitally signed by the Microsoft Windows Hardware
          Quality Lab (WHQL) on completion of logo testing.  Due to the time
          lag between the general customer release by LSI of Windows drivers
          and the completion of WHQL logo testing, some drivers distributed
          with adapters or downloaded from the www.lsi.com web site may not be
		  digitally signed.

13. Click STOP Installation to cancel the installation if a nonsigned driver
    is not desired.

      or

    Click Continue Anyway to continue the installation.

    The system will load the driver from the Windows XP x64 driver
    diskette. 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 box displays indicating that you must
    reboot your system for the new driver to take effect.

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

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2.3 Performance Tuning for Windows XP x64

Windows XP x64 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 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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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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