perc-w2k3- Driver File Contents (perc-w2k3-

Driver Package File Name: perc-w2k3-
File Size: 136.2 KB

Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller IA64 Device Driver
for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems



1.0  Introduction
2.0  Compatibility / Minimum Requirements
3.0  Install Instructions
     3.1 Installing the Driver During Operating System Installation
     3.2 Updating an Existing Windows 2003 Driver
     3.3 Installing a Windows 2003 Driver When Adding a New RAID Controller
4.0  Fixes or Enhancements in this Release
5.0  Additional Information
6.0  Revision History

1.0 Introduction

This is the driver for following PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controllers:
    PERC 4/DC

2.0 Compatibility / Minimum Requirements

This Device Driver is compatible with the following firmware versions:

Controller         Minimum Recommended       Description
                   Firmware Level

PERC 4/DC          351Q                      PERC 4 Dual Channel

3.0 Install Instructions

This is a self-extracting package of the Windows Server 2003 IA64 device
driver installation diskette for PERC 4/DC controllers. 

To build the installation diskette, execute the package and direct its output 
to an empty formatted diskette.

3.1 Installing the Driver During Operating System Installation

1. Boot the system using the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 CD.
2. When the message Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID
   driver appears, press the <F6> key immediately.
   Within a few minutes, a screen appears that asks for additional controllers 
   in the system.
3. Press the <S> key.
   The system prompts for the driver diskette to be inserted.
4. Insert the driver diskette in the floppy drive and press the <Enter> key.
   A list of PERC controllers appears.
5. Select the right driver for the installed controller and press the <Enter>
   key to load the driver.

NOTE: A message may appear that states the driver that you provided is older/newer
then the Windows driver. Press the <S> key to use the driver that is on the floppy

6. Press the <Enter> key again to continue the installation process as usual.

3.2 Updating an Existing Windows 2003 Driver

Perform the following steps to update the Windows driver for the RAID controller
already installed on your system.

NOTE: It is important that you idle your system before you update the driver.

1. Press Start > Control Panel > System.
   The System Properties screen displays.
2. Click on the Hardware tab.
3. Click the Device Manager button and the Device Manager screen displays.
4. Click SCSI and RAID Controllers.
5. Double-click the RAID controller for which you want to update the driver.
6. Click the Driver tab and click on Update Driver.
   The screen for the Upgrade Device Driver Wizard displays.
7. Insert the appropriate driver diskette.
8. Click Next.
9. Follow the steps in the Wizard to search the diskette for the driver.
10. Select the name of the driver, not the INF file.
11. Click Next and continue the installation steps in the Wizard.
12. Click Finish to exit the wizard and reboot the system for the changes to take

3.3 Installing a Windows 2003 Driver When Adding a New RAID Controller

Perform the following steps to configure the driver when you add the RAID
controller to a system that already has Windows installed.

1. Power down the system.
2. Install the new RAID controller in the system.
   Refer to Hardware Installation for detailed instructions on installing and
   cabling the RAID controller in the system.
3. Power on the system.
   The Windows operating system should detect the new controller and display a
   message to inform the user.
4. The Found New Hardware Wizard screen pops up and displays the detected 
   hardware device.
5. Click Next.
6. On the Locate Device Driver screen, select Search for a suitable driver for
   my device and click Next.
7. Insert the appropriate driver diskette and select Floppy disk drives on the
   Locate Driver Files screen.
8. Click Next.
9. The wizard detects and installs the appropriate device drivers for the new
   RAID controller.
10. Click Finish to complete the installation.
11. Reboot the server.

4.0 Fixes or Enhancements in this Release 


1. If the Adapter is set to DEAD, all the IOCTLs sent to the driver will be 
   returned with a special signature 0xEE to identify that the adapter is DEAD
   and not responding.

2. During Bus Reset, the driver issues a call to the F/W and returns without 
   waiting for the call to finish and asks for the next request from OS. This 
   next request got issued to the F/W even before the reset call completed 
   resulting in the reservation conflict. Now the driver does not issue the next
   command until the reset call to the F/W completes. 

3. SCSI commands issued to the Dummy Device exposed by the driver was not 
   handled properly. Driver should have rejected all the commands issued to the
   Dummy Device except for the SCSIOP_INQUIRY and SCSIIO_READ_CAPACITY. This was
   causing the system to blue screen when using utilities sending SCSI commands
   to the Dummy Device. This release driver handles all the SCSI commands issued
   to the driver gracefully.

5.0 Additional Information


6.0 Revision History
Initial release of IA64 driver for Windows Server 2003.
server: web1, load: 0.71