readme.txt Driver File Contents (OMSA421.exe)

Symbios NetWare DMI 2.0 Component Instrumentation (SymCiNw2.nlm) version 2.09.00
Symbios DMI 2.0 MIF (Symbios2.mif) version 2.10

************************************Introduction********************************  

The Symbios NetWare DMI 2.0 SDMS Component Instrumentation runs as a Netware
Loadable Module.  It reports asset and configuration information for the adapters
and devices that are controlled by the Symbios Netware HAM drivers.  

This file contains the following information:
     
o Hardware requirements

o Software requirements

o Release notes 

o Installation instructions


*****************************Hardware Requirements******************************

The component instrumentation works with all Symbios PCI to SCSI I/O
processors that are supported by the SDMS BIOS and drivers. It works with all
SCSI-2 compliant storage devices.

*****************************Software Requirements******************************  
 
o  A DMI 2.0 Service Provider. 

o  Version 04.04.00 or higher of the Symbios SYMC8XX HAM driver or version 
   4.05.00 or higher of the Symbios SYM_HI HAM driver.

o  For support of rescan, version 4.06.00 of the Symbios SYMC8XX HAM driver
   or version 4.06.00 of the Symbios SYM_HI HAM driver.

*****************************Release Notes *************************************


o  Changes from release 2.08.06

    - Added handling for Netware 5 Service Pack 2.
    - Added rescan support for Netware 4.x and 5.x.  Rescan support allows
      for Component Instrumentation handling for the following events:
      - New Device Detected
      - Device Changed
      - Device Failed
    - Changed to report both the CI version and the MIF version (ComponentID.Version).
    - Added support for Symbios Health Group.  The new attributes are:
      - Overall Health Status.  It reports:  
        o "OK" if the overall controller status and overall device status are "OK".
	o "Non-Recoverable" if either the overall controller status or the overall device
	  status are "Non-Recoverable".
	o "Degraded" if either the overall controller status or the overall device status
	  are "Degraded" and neither are "Non-Recoverable".
      - Overall Controller Status.  It reports:
	o "OK" if all of the current statuses of all controllers are "OK".
	o "Non-Recoverable" if one or more of the current statuses of any controller are 
          "Non-Recoverable".
	o "Degraded" if one or more of the current statuses of any controller are 
          "Degraded" and none are "Non-Recoverable".
      - Non-Recoverable Controllers.  It reports the number of controllers with a current
	status of "Non-Recoverable".
      - Degraded Controllers.  It reports the number of controllers with a current status 
	of "Degraded".
      - Overall Device Status.  It reports:
	o "OK" if all of the current statuses of all devices are "OK".
	o "Non-Recoverable" if one or more of the current statuses of any device are 
	  "Non-Recoverable".
	o "Degraded" if one or more of the current statuses of any device are "Degraded"
	  and none are "Non-Recoverable".
      - Non-Recoverable Devices.  It reports the number of devices with a current status 
	of "Non-Recoverable".
      - Degraded Devices.  It reports the number of devices with a current status of
	"Degraded".
    - Added support for three additional attributes in the Storage Device Event, Storage
      Controller Event, and Mass Storage Association Event groups.
      - Event Solution.  Reports a possible solution for the problem that caused the event.  
	o For a Storage Device Error Event the reported solution is: "1st: Check Cabling, 
	  2nd: Power Cycle Device, Last: Replace Device."
	o For a Storage Device Warning Event the reported solution is: "Backup Data from 
	  Failing Device and Replace the Device"
	o For a Storage Controller Error Event the reported solution is: "1st: Check 
	  Cabling, 2nd: Power Cycle System, Last: Replace Controller."
	o For any of the Mass Storage Assocition Events the reported solutions is: "No 
	  Action is Required"
      - Instance Data Present.  Indicates whether the second event block contains 
	instance-specific data.  For all types of events this field reports FALSE.
      - Event Message.  Auxiliary information related to the event.
	o For a Storage Device Event the Controller Initiator ID, the Device Target ID,
	  and the Device LUN are reported.
	o For a Storage Controller Event the Controller Initiator ID is reported.
	o For a device related Mass Storage Association Event the Controller Initiator ID,
	  the Device Target ID, and the Device LUN are reported.
	o For a controller related Mass Storage Association Event the Controller Initiator
	  ID is reported.        
    - Definition was added to the value of the "Symbios Flag" attribute in the "Symbios Event 
      Polling" group.
      - If Bit 0 is set it indicates a desire to log events to the System Log.
      - If Bit 1 is set it indicates a desire to use the AMS event APIs.
      - If Bit 2 is set it indicates a desire to use the HAPI event APIs.


o  Changes from release 2.08.05

    - Added functionality to event logging to a separate file on the server.
      - Events created by standard event procedures will be enumerated to 
	the LSIEVENT.LOG file, located on the SYS:\system directory of the
	server.  This will be enabled if the Symbios Flag Group is enabled
	for logging events to the System Log.


o  Changes from release 2.06

    - Added support for Symbios Health Group.  The new attributes are:
      - Overall Health Status.  It reports:  
        o "OK" if the overall controller status and overall device status  
          are "OK".
        o "Non-Recoverable" if either the overall controller status or the 
          overall device status are "Non-Recoverable".
        o "Degraded" if either the overall controller status or the 
          overall device status are "Degraded" and neither are "Non-Recoverable".
      - Overall Controller Status.  It reports:
        o "OK" if all of the current statuses of all controllers are "OK".
        o "Non-Recoverable" if one or more of the current statuses of any 
          controller are "Non-Recoverable".
        o "Degraded" if one or more of the current statuses of any 
          controller are "Degraded" and none are "Non-Recoverable".
      - Non-Recoverable Controllers.  It reports the number of controllers 
        with a current status of "Non-Recoverable".
      - Degraded Controllers.  It reports the number of controllers with a 
        current status of "Degraded".
      - Overall Device Status.  It reports:
        o "OK" if all of the current statuses of all devices are "OK".
        o "Non-Recoverable" if one or more of the current statuses of any 
          device are "Non-Recoverable".
        o "Degraded" if one or more of the current statuses of any 
          device are "Degraded" and none are "Non-Recoverable".
      - Non-Recoverable Devices.  It reports the number of devices with a 
        current status of "Non-Recoverable".
      - Degraded Devices.  It reports the number of devices with a current 
        status of "Degraded".
    - Added support for three additional attributes in the Storage Device Event,
      Storage Controller Event, and Mass Storage Association Event groups.
      The new attributes are: Event Solution, Instance Data Present, and
      Event Message.
    - Definition was added to the value of the "Symbios Flag" attribute in 
      the "Symbios Event Polling" group.
      - If Bit 0 is set it indicates a desire to log events to the System Log.
      - If Bit 1 is set it indicates a desire to use the AMS event APIs.
      - If Bit 2 is set it indicates a desire to use the HAPI event APIs.
    - Support was added to use the HAPI event APIs.

o  The CI supports the Alert Management System of LanDesk 3.0

******************Installation Instructions for Netware************************ 

All of the software requirements should be met before installing the CI.

1.  Copy the symbios2.mif to the system\dmi\netware\mifs\backup directory.

2.  Copy symcinw2.nlm to the system directory.

3.  After the DMI 2.0 service provider has started, you can start the Netware CI 
    by typing:

        load symcinw2.nlm

 
    You can stop the Netware CI by typing:

        unload symcinw2.nlm
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