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Intel(R) DIAGS Release Notes
============================

April 24, 2013


DISCLAIMER
==========

This software is furnished under license and may only be used or copied
in accordance with the terms of the license.  The information in this
manual is furnished for informational use only, is subject to change
without notice, and should not be construed as a commitment by Intel
Corporation.  Intel Corporation assumes no responsibility or liability
for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in this document or any
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Contents
========

- OVERVIEW
- COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS
- NOTES
- INSTALLATION
- CUSTOMER SUPPORT
- LEGAL

OVERVIEW
========

Intel's diagnostic software lets you test the adapter to see if there are
any problems with the adapter hardware, the cabling, or the network
connection. You can also use diagnostics to isolate problems during
troubleshooting.  DIAGS is a single program that operates identically
under multiple operating systems.

These utilities are designed to test hardware operation and confirm the
adapter's ability to communicate with another adapter in the same network,
primarily confirming cabling. They should not be used to judge performance.

They can test the adapter whether or not there is a responder on the network.
In order to do a thorough test, however, you should set-up a second system on
the network as a responder prior to starting a test.

COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS
=======================

  -VERSION        Print Diags version information.

  -?              Print command line usage instructions.

NOTES
=====

- In general for any OS this utility may unload (or set to idle) the drivers 
  for the adapters selected through this utility, if they were loaded.

Installation
=============

INSTALLING THE TOOLS ON MICROSOFT WINDOWS*
==========================================

The tools driver can be installed on all versions of Microsoft Windows* since 
Windows 7. To install the tools' drivers on Windows, run install.bat from the 
appropriatedirectory on the CD.   

Although the tools are not installed with install.bat, the driver that the tools 
require is copied into the local machine Windows driver directory. To run the 
tools, launch a Command Prompt window from the Windows Start Menu. Go to the 
media and directory where the tools are located and run the tools. The readme 
files for each tool are found in the same directory as the tools. These tools 
can be manually installed on the local hard drive in any directory.

The tool uses its own driver file (not the same as the system network driver).
If the driver sys file already exists in the drivers directory, install.bat may
fail to copy. Using the /y switch with install.bat will override and copy the 
driver file regardless. However, this can be dangerous if an older version of 
the driver is being used by another application such as Intel(R) PROset for Windows
Device Manager. If a driver is already present in the drivers directory, try 
running the tool from the command prompt. If it runs, then the driver is fine. 
The tool will not run if the driver version present does not match the driver 
version expected.

Note that for Windows 7 (and later), the user must have access to the 
%systemroot%\system32\drivers directory. Only the administrator account has these
privileges. The user must be logged in as administrator or the tools must be 
"run as" administrator.

Note that on Windows, any device that is disabled in device manager will not be
accessible by tools due to no memory resources. You would get an error code 0xC86A800E.
To solve this problem, you can do one of the following:
1) Re-enable the device in device manager. Never disable this device when using tools.
2) Install an NDIS device driver for the device and make sure that it does not have
   a yellow or red bang by it in device manager.
3) Delete the device from device manager and restart the system. The install new 
   hardware wizard should appear on next reboot. Do not cancel this. Just move the
   window aside and run the tool(s). Generally, you can click "cancel" on the wizard
   but there are some cases where Windows will disable the memory resources causing
   you to get back into the same state.


INSTALLING THE TOOLS ON EFI
==============================

The tools support Intel(R) EFI v1.10. There is no installation required for EFI tools.  
The tools can simply be copied to the drive that they will run from. 

Note that while EFI supports USB drives, there may be issues running tools from the USB
drive. Whether or not there are issues are BIOS specific. If issues are experienced,
the tool should be run from hard disk instead.


INSTALLING THE TOOLS ON DOS
===========================

The tools support various DOS versions.  There is no installation required for 
DOS tools. The tools can simply be copied from the DOS directory on the CD to the drive
that they will run from.  It is expected that the tools have a clean boot environment. 
The tools will not run with memory managers and/or DOS networking drivers loaded. 
The tools expect that they have full, unlimited control of the hardware. The tools 
*WILL NOT* run properly if EMM386 is present.  The tools run in protected mode, 32-bit
DOS. Therefore, they will not be compatible with any TSR programs.


INSTALLING THE TOOLS ON LINUX*
==============================

In order to run tools on Linux*, a driver stub must be built and installed on 
the system. This driver is not related to the network device driver that is 
used to run the network during live traffic. It is a separate driver used 
explicitly for tools. Due to the nature of Linux with the number of kernels 
that can exist, we provide source for the driver module and an install script 
to build/install it.

The tools support Linux distributions based on kernels 2.6.x. Validation is done 
randomly on popular distributions such as Red Hat* or Suse*. Configured 
kernel source that matches the currently installed kernel is required. A working 
GCC is also required. There are some versions of GCC that had a bug which did not 
support unnamed structures. These versions of GCC are not supported. If you have 
compilation errors, try updating your version of GCC.  If you have linker errors 
when installing the driver, you should update your kernel - download the latest 
stable off www.kernel.org and build/install it.

Note that some distributions such as recent Fedora core versions do not ship with Kernel 
source. You must download, install, and configure the source in order to get the tools' 
driver built on this OS. Installing the kernel source RPM does not solve the problem.

This is the installation procedure:

    1. Log in as root and create a temporary directory to build the Intel(R)
       Network Connection Tools driver.

    2. Copy ‘install’ and ‘iqvlinux.tar.gz’ to the temporary directory.
       There are 3 versions of Linux supported: Linux32 (x86), Linux64e (x64),
       and Linux64 (Itanium). Copies of the above files exist in the appropriate
       directory for your platform.

    3. CD to the temporary directory and run ‘./install.’  The driver has been
       installed now, so the files in the temporary directory can be removed. 

    4. Copy the tools that you want to use from the appropriate directory of the CD.


CUSTOMER SUPPORT
================

- Main Intel web support site: http://www.intel.com/support

- Network products information: http://www.intel.com/products/ethernet/overview.htm


Legal / Disclaimers
===================

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