readme.txt Driver File Contents (qlgc_dd_nic_5.0_windows_32-64.exe)

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                   iSCSI HBA STOR Miniport Driver for Windows
                                Readme File


          This software license applies only to QLogic customers.
                             QLogic Corporation.
                             All rights reserved.


Table of Contents

1. Package Contents
2. OS Support
3. Supported Features
4. Using the Driver
   4.1 Creating the Driver Disk or Folder
   4.2 Installing the Driver
   4.3 Removing the Driver
5. Driver Parameters
   5.1. Storport Registry Parameters
   5.2. Driver Registry Parameters
6. Additional Notes
7. Contacting Support


1. Package Contents

The following list describes the contents provided in the iSCSI HBA
STOR miniport driver package:

 * QLOGIC - Driver Package identification file
 * QL40XSCS.INF - Driver installation script
 * QL40XX.CAT - Catalog file
 * QL40XX.SYS - QLogic iSCSI miniport driver
 * QL4X00PP.DLL - QLogic iSCSI Adapter property page
 * README.TXT - This file
 * RELEASE.TXT - Release notes
 * TXTSETUP.OEM - Driver installation script for text mode


2. OS Support

This release of the iSCSI HBA STOR miniport driver works with Windows
Server 2003, Windows XP Professional, and Vista as follows:

 * The IA32-bit STOR miniport driver version works with Windows Server
   2003 IA32 and Vista IA32 platforms.

 * The x64-bit STOR miniport driver version works with Windows Server
   2003 x64, Windows XP Professional x64, and Vista x64 platforms.

NOTE: For specific service packs (SP) and OS updates, refer to the
descriptions where this software version is posted on the QLogic
website (http://support.qlogic.com/support/drivers_software.asp).


3. Supported Features

The iSCSI HBA STOR miniport driver supports the following:

 * PnP interface
 * Reduced Interrupt Operation


4. Using the Driver

This section provides procedures for using the iSCSI HBA STOR miniport
driver.


4.1 Creating the Driver Disk or Folder

To create a driver disk:

 1. Go to the QLogic website
    (http://support.qlogic.com/support/drivers_software.asp).

 2. Under the HBAs column, scroll to the appropriate iSCSI
    HBAs category and select the link that identifies your HBA.

 3. Select the link that identifies your Windows platform.

 4. Click the download link that corresponds to the description of
    your driver version.

 5. Read the license agreement and click Agree.

 6. When prompted "Would you like to open the file or save it to your
    computer?" click Save. Specify a temporary location on the hard
    drive and download the driver.

 7. Insert a blank diskette in the diskette drive A: if you are
    extracting to a diskette.

 8. Run the self-extracting file you just downloaded typing A:\ in
    the Unzip To Folder field or enter the folder where driver files
    will be located.


4.2. Installing the Driver

The operating system manages and controls the driver installation
process; the driver follows the process dictated by the operating
system. The driver installation cannot deviate from this process.

The QLogic iSCSI Adapter adapter is a multifunction device. When
installed in a PNP system, the OS will detect two functions for each
adapter: Ethernet Controller and Network Controller. The Network
Controller refers to the iSCSI function.

This section provides the most common ways of installing and upgrading
the driver, as documented for each operating system. Please consult
the operating system manuals for other installation procedures.

This section is divided into the following three sections:

 * 4.2.1 Initial OS installation with the iSCSI HBA as Boot or as
   Add-On
 * 4.2.2 Adding the iSCSI HBA to the Existing OS
 * 4.2.3 Updating the Existing Driver


4.2.1 Initial OS installation with the iSCSI HBA as Boot or as Add-On

Windows 2003, XP x64
--------------------

This procedure requires a system with a floppy drive. Follow the
procedure below to initially install Windows on the boot disk attached
to the QLogic iSCSI Adapter:


 1. Start the Windows installation procedure using the Setup CD.

 2. Press F6 if you see the message:

    Press F6 if you want to install a third party SCSI or RAID
    Driver. After all the standard devices have been loaded,
    press S to Specify Additional Device.

 3. Insert the QLogic software diskette and press ENTER.

 4. Select the QLogic iSCSI Adapter and press ENTER.

 5. For Windows Server 2003, press S=Use the driver on floppy. The
    screen displays the following message:

    Setup will load support for the following mass storage devices.
    Qlogic iSCSI Adapter. Press Enter=Continue.

 6. Press ENTER.

 7. Continue with the standard installation procedure.

Vista
-----

This procedure is only necessary if installing the driver during the
initial OS installation.  Vista includes support for QLogic QLA4010
and QLA405XX iSCSI adapters.  An installation can be performed using
the included driver then upgrade to the new driver.

 1. Start the Windows installation procedure using the Setup CD.

 2. Select Custom (Advanced) when you see the message:

    Which type of installation do you want?

 3. Select Load Driver when you see the message:

    Where do you want to install Windows?

 4. At the Load Driver screen, insert the QLogic software diskette
    and select OK.

 5. Select Next to continue with the standard installation procedure.


4.2.2 Adding the iSCSI HBA to the Existing OS

To add the iSCSI HBA's driver to an existing Windows system, follow
the procedure provided for your Windows version.

Windows 2003, XP x64
--------------------

This procedure requires a system with a floppy drive and configured
with the latest Service Pack and Windows Update. iSCSI HBAs are
devices that are Plug and Play compatible with your computer.

To add the driver to the existing Windows system:

 1. Connect the device to the appropriate slot on your computer
    according to the device manufacturer’s instructions.

 2. Restart or turn on your computer. When your computer comes up,
    Windows detects the newly installed device and displays the Found
    New Hardware with Ethernet Controller message. The Found New
    Hardware wizard program starts installing a device driver for the
    newly installed device.

 3. Click Next.

 4. Select Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended)
    and click Next.

 5. If necessary, select Floppy disk drives as an optional search
    location, then click Next. Windows displays a message, letting you
    know it found a driver for this device.

 6. Click the Next button.

 7. Click Finish on the Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard.

 8. Windows detects the newly installed device and displays the Found
    New Hardware with Network Controller message. The Found New
    Hardware wizard program starts installing a device driver for the
    newly installed device.

 9. Click Next.

10. Select Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended)
    and click Next.

11. If necessary, select Floppy disk drives as an optional search
    location, then click Next. Windows displays a message, letting you
    know it found a driver for this device.

12. Click the Next button.

13. Click Finish on the Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard.

14. If the system displays the following prompt:

    System Settings Change. Windows has finished installing a new
    devices. You must restart
    your computer before the settings will
    take effect. Do you want to restart your computer now?

    Click Yes to restart the computer right away.


Vista
-----

 1. Connect the device to the appropriate slot on your computer
    according to the device manufacturer’s instructions.

 2. Restart or turn on your computer. When your computer comes up,
    Windows detects the newly installed device and displays the Found
    New Hardware with Ethernet Controller message. The Found New
    Hardware wizard program starts installing a device driver for the
    newly installed device.

 3. Select Locate and install driver software (recommended).

 4. Select I don't have the disc. Show me other options.
    Then select Browse my computer for driver software (advanced).

 5. On the browse for driver software screen, type in A:\ or choose
    the folder where driver files are located and click Next.

 6. Windows displays a message, letting you know it has finished
    installing the driver for this device.  Click Close to complete
    Found New Hardware Wizard.

 7. Windows detects the newly installed device and displays the Found
    New Hardware with Network Controller message. The Found New
    Hardware wizard program starts installing a device driver for the
    newly installed device.

 8. Select Locate and install driver software (recommended).

 9. Select I don't have the disc. Show me other options.
    Then select Browse my computer for driver software (advanced).

10. On the browse for driver software screen, type in A:\ or choose
    the folder where driver files are located and click Next.

11. Windows displays a message, letting you know it has finished
    installing the driver for this device.  Click Close to complete
    Found New Hardware Wizard.

12. If the system displays the following prompt:

    System Settings Change. Windows has finished installing a new
    devices. You must restart
    your computer before the settings will
    take effect. Do you want to restart your computer now?

    Click Yes to restart the computer right away.


4.2.3 Updating the Existing Driver

To install an updated version of the driver, follow the procedure
provided for your Windows version.

Windows 2003, XP x64
--------------------

Perform the following steps if the driver is already installed and you
want to install an updated version of the driver.

 1. Start the Device Manager:

     a. Click Start, point to Settings, and select Control Panel.

     b. Double-click the System applet.

     c. Select the Hardware tab.

     d. Click the Device Manager button.

 2. Use the scroll bar to scroll down the list of hardware types.
    Double-click SCSI and RAID Host Bus Adapter.

 3. Double-click QLogic iSCSI Adapter from the devices list.

 4. Select the Driver tab, then click Update Driver to start the
    Hardware Update Wizard.

 5. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) and
    click Next.

 6. Select Don't search I will choose the driver to install and click
    Next.

 7. Insert the QLogic Software Diskette into drive A: and click Have
    Disk.

 8. On the Copy manufacturer's files from screen, type in A:\ or
    choose the folder where driver files are located and click OK.

 9. When the Hardware Update Wizard/Select a Device Driver dialog box
    opens, click Next.

 10. Click Finish on the Hardware Update Wizard/Completing the
     Hardware Update Wizard.

Vista
-----

 1. Start the Device Manager:

     a. Click Start, point to Settings, and select Control Panel.

     b. Double-click the System applet.

     c. Select the Hardware tab.

     d. Click the Device Manager button.

 2. Use the scroll bar to scroll down the list of hardware types.
    Double-click Storage Controller.

 3. Double-click QLogic iSCSI Adapter from the devices list.

 4. Select the Driver tab, then click Update Driver to start the
    Hardware Update Wizard.

 5. Select Browse my computer for driver software and click Next.

 6. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
    and click Next.

 7. Insert the QLogic Software Diskette into drive A: and click Have
    Disk.

 8. On the Install from Disk screen, type in A:\ or choose the folder
    where driver files are located and click OK.

9. When the Update Driver Software Wizard/Select QLogic iSCSI
    Adapter, click Next.

10. Click Close on the Update Driver Software Wizard.


4.3. Removing the Driver

To remove the driver in a Windows environment, uninstall it as a Plug
and Play device:

 1. Turn off your computer.

 2. Remove the device from your computer according to the
    manufacturer's instructions.

NOTE: You do not normally have to use the Device Manager or the
Hardware wizard to uninstall a Plug and Play device. After you remove
the device from your computer and restart your computer, Windows
recognizes that it has been removed.


5. Driver Parameters

This section describes the system registry parameters:

 * 5.1. Storport Registry Parameters
 * 5.2. Driver Registry Parameters


5.1. Storport Registry Parameters

Windows does not provide any configurable Storport driver registry
parameters for customization.


5.2. Driver Registry Parameters

Qlogic does not provide any configurable driver registry
parameters for customization.


6. Additional Notes

To ensure the driver functions properly, the driver installation
script uses the QL40XSCS.INF file to change some of the system related
registry entries such as the disk timeout value of the system disk
driver. Removing the driver does not restore  those values.


7. Contacting Support

Please feel free to contact your QLogic approved reseller or QLogic
Technical Support at any phase of integration for assistance. QLogic
Technical Support can be reached by the following methods:

Web: http://support.qlogic.com

North America Contact Information

Email: support@qlogic.com

Phone: (952) 932-4040

Support contact information for other regions of the world is
available at the QLogic website: http://support.qlogic.com


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