RELEASE TEXT ------------ OEM=DELL Feb 25,1999 By Timir Pandit RELEASED COMPONENTS: DELL specific MEGAMGR "Version 2.32 Feb 25,1999 " for DOS and NETWARE REASON OF THIS RELEASE: Request for such change came as follows on Feb 22,1999 "The following changes have been confirmed for modification to all DELL utilities. At this point, I need to provide a schedule when this can be implemented and tested, I am anticipating providing the components by 2/25, that is, the fully validated version. Currently, all SPANNING is DISABLED for the Quartz II (or Series 466) product, however, we need to RE-ENABLE this feature for RAID 1 only! This will affect the following utilities a. CTRL-M b. DELLCONF.EXE for DOS and DELLMGR.NLM for Novell NetWare. c. PERC Console and Installer d. RAIDCONF " [Timir] We found RAIDCONF is not affected by this request. VERSIONING HISTORY: Version number made "2.32" for both DOS and NETWARE utility for compatibility as dellmgr.nlm ver 2.30/2.31 were never released , but megaconf.exe/DOS were released for these versions earlier for new features. Last released version of dellmgr.nlm/Netware was 2.29 Last released version of megaconf.exe/DOS was 2.29 FILE DETAILS: File Size Date Time Target OS ------------ -------- -------- ------ --------- MEGACONF.EXE 241,370 02-25-99 10:02a DOS DELLMGR.NLM 218,254 02-25-99 8:52a NETWARE LIST OF CHANGES: Allow Spanning on RAID=1 for 466 card. Previous few releases(2.29 to 2.31 ) did not allow spanning on 466 card. Other features remain unchanged. STANDARD FEATURES OF Ver 2.32 Feb 25,1999: ** Max Span=8/8 or 4/8 depending on fw-type of board ** Cluster support ** Default Logical Drive Configuration -Span=NO ( Not changeable on 466 card if RaidLevel not 1) -Write Policy= WRBAK for 428/438/434 = WRTHRU for 466 = WRTHRU for a card fitted with cluster firmware if GET Initiator ID cmd succeeds then it's considered as a cluster fw. No message is given in this regard . "Write policy change from WRTHRU to WRBAK on card with no battery gives a warning before changing it." [ was in prev versions also ] -Read policy = Adaptive read ahead -Stripe size = 64K -Cache policy = Direct Io **Raid supported : 0,1,5,10(on non-466),50(on non-466) Raid level 3 support : NONE ( not even in reconstruct menu ) **Max Adapters = 12 **Max span = 8/8 [ On firmware with span=8 support ] = 4/8 [ if a bord is found with span-4 firmware ] for 466 span>1 is allowed if Raid=1[ new in Ver 2.32]. **Physical Drive Menu **Properties : display SCSI Speed in MB/Sec if available **Allows Spin up/down operation on selected disk. (iff drive is in READY/FAILED/HOTSPARE state). Spinning off drive may result in showing 0-disk capacity Try Disk Spin up once more to get thru this. **Reconstruction : Available **Reconstruct Progress Monitoring : Available **FlexRAID PowerFail : Available and changeable under DOS Available but not changeable under Netware **Logical Virtual Size : Available and changeable under DOS Available but not changeable under Netware **Battery Module Support : Available( non-466 board ). **Supports DIAGNOSTIC feature in ADAPTER MENU for 438-boards under DOS. For other boards it's not an option item. **Ultra SCSI option : Available in Ctrlm only TEST REPORT AT DEVELOPER'S END ** Tested new feature with 466 under DOS only ** Tested versions/loading/unloading under NETWARE. SUGGESTED TEST: ** Need be tested under NETWARE for "RAID=1 & Allowing Spanning on 466 feature". Could not be done at developer's end because of insufficient number of hard disks.Download Driver Pack
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