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               QLA40XX iSCSI HBA STOR Miniport Driver for Windows 
                                Release Notes
                              October 02, 2007


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


Table of Contents

1. Version
2. Changes
3. Bug Fixes 
4. Known Issues
5. Additional Information
6. History
7. Trademarks
8. Notices
9. Contacting Support
 

1. Version

These release notes describe the changes, fixes, known issues, and 
release details that apply to iSCSI HBA STOR miniport driver, version 
2.1.4.18.


2. Changes 

The following changes have been made to the iSCSI HBA STOR 
miniport driver between versions 2.1.4.17 and 2.1.4.18.


Hardware Support 

 * Adhered to Subsystem Id document v2.2r
   (NOTE: Microsoft requires all HBAs be supported in both x86 and x64).

Software/Driver

 2.1.4.18 QL - 10/02/07
 * Set Maximum Scatter Gather List to 0x41.

Industry Standards Compliance 

N/A


3. Bug Fixes 


The following fixes have been made to the iSCSI HBA STOR 
miniport driver between versions 2.1.4.17 and 2.1.4.18.

 2.1.4.18 QL - 10/02/07
 * Closed ER55027/issue 373076: SHM 5.0.0.32: Using IPv6 static link 
   local address iSNS fails to enable.


4. Known Issues 

 2.1.4.18 QL - 10/02/07
 * iSNS registration's portal address will be same version as iSNS server's
   portal address version.
 * Windows Vista hibernation may hang if user enables /debug option due to
   an unhandled assert, 2003 OK.


5. Additional Information 

None


6. History

2.1.4.17 QL - 04/17/07
 * Adhered to Subsystem Id document v2.2r
   (NOTE: Microsoft requires all HBAs be supported in both x86 and x64).
 * Added support for the following devices (supported platforms):
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4032&SUBSYS_01071077 (x64, x86)
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4032&SUBSYS_014f1077 (x64, x86)
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4032&SUBSYS_01581077 (x64, x86)
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4032&SUBSYS_036C1014 (x64, x86)
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4032&SUBSYS_036E1014 (x64, x86)
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4032&SUBSYS_03721014 (x64, x86)
 * Flashing firmware may fail while also doing session reestablishment.
 * Reregister with iSNS server before session times out.
 * Register with iSNS after DHCP completes.
 * Fixed NVRAM access error on some PCI-X 133MHz by inserting delays.
 * Bug check running perfmon on adapter with > 16 sessions.
 * Fixed watchdog timeout of DDB_CHANGE_AEN that results in bad HBA reset.
 * Added FW debug support
 * Queue depth based on number of LU's in session.
 * Qlogic performance counters.
 * Always allow initiator name change.
 * iSCSI Async Msg with Sense (06/3F/0E) will trigger SCSI Bus rescan.
 * Support iSNS IPv6 based server.
 * Support IPv6 iSDMAPI.

2.1.3.9 QL - 06/29/06
 * Performance increase against LUN mapped targets.
 * Fixed bug check due to shared buffer data corruption.

2.1.3.8 QL - 03/02/06
 * Fixed driver failure to start after MS port driver hotfix was installed.

2.1.3.7 QL - 02/14/06
 * Added wait time during initialization while link is down if SAN booting.

2.1.3.6 QL - 02/09/06
 * Fixed performance issue caused by removing cap on MaximumTransferLength.

2.1.3.5 QL - 12/20/05
 * Removed support for the following devices:
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4022&SUBSYS_01261077
 * Added support for the following devices:
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4032&SUBSYS_014C1077
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4032&SUBSYS_014F1077
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4032&SUBSYS_01521077
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4032&SUBSYS_01561077
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4032&SUBSYS_01581077
 * Add support for multiple session between I-T.
 * Add support for ISP4032.
 * Fixed pause after adapter reset when SAN booting.
 * Fixed resource locking issue when SAN booting and running with ql40xnet NDIS.
 * Add reboot retry logic to account for reboot failures when SAN booting and running with ql40xnet NDIS.
 * Fixed reporting of HBA IP address with MPIO.

2.1.2.5 QL - 10/04/05
 * Added support for the following devices:
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4022&SUBSYS_02E21014
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4022&SUBSYS_03221014
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4022&SUBSYS_02CF1014
       PCI\VEN_1077&DEV_4022&SUBSYS_02D01014
 * Added single driver support for ISP4010 and ISP4022
 * Added support for IPSEC offload on ISP4010
 * Added BusChange after reestablishment due to async logout
 * Added Restore Factory Defaults IOCTL
 * Added new interrupt coalescing IOCB type
 * Added new performance wmi class
 * Added support for targets that report first level logical unit addressing method
 * Updated event log to match FC
 * Fixed timer bug for non DPC operation
 * Fixed issue where ZIO could not be disabled via GUI.
 * Fixed issue where if iSNS is enabled when no local IP address exists, initialization fails.
 * Fixed issue where iSNS could not be enabled/disabled on a per port basis.
 * Fixed bug where reapply nonpersistent DDB after HBA reset was changing entry state
 * Fixed chip reset sequencing bug with NDIS driver seen when user changes Ethernet frame size on NDIS
 * Fixed chip reset sequencing bug with NDIS driver seen when user disables both NDIS ports quickly on a two port adapter
 * Fixed case where driver takes too long to fail over in MPIO configuration due to local link down

7. Trademarks 

QLogic, the QLogic logo, QLA, SANbox, SANsurfer, and SANblade are 
registered trademarks of QLogic Corporation. 

SANtrack and SAN Express are trademarks of QLogic Corporation. 

All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered 
trademarks of their respective owners. 


8. Notices 

Information furnished in this document is believed to be accurate and 
reliable. However, QLogic Corporation assumes no responsibility for 
its use, nor for any infringements of patents or other rights of 
third parties which may result from its use. QLogic Corporation 
reserves the right to change product specifications at any time 
without notice. Applications described in this document for any of 
these products are only for illustrative purposes. QLogic Corporation
makes no representation nor warranty that such applications are 
suitable for the specified use without further testing or 
modification. QLogic Corporation assumes no responsibility for any 
errors that may appear in this document. 


9. 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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QLogic Corporation. All other brand and product names are trademarks 
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