readme.txt Driver File Contents (q23w32Scsiv90112.exe)

QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter SCSI Miniport Driver for Windows 
Server 2003/2000


Contents 
--------

1.    OS Support
2.    Supported Features
3.    Creating the Driver Diskette or Folder
4.    Installing the Driver
4.1.  Initial OS installation with the QLogic Adapter as Boot
      or as an add-On adapter
4.2.  Adding the QLogic Adapter to the Existing OS
4.3.  Updating the Existing QLogic Driver 
5.    Removing the Driver
6.    Driver Parameters
6.1.  System Registry Parameters
7.    Additional Notes
8.    Driver Package Content
9.    Contacting QLogic


======================================================================

1. OS Support 
-------------

This release of driver works with Windows Server 2003/2000.

======================================================================

2. Supported Features 
---------------------

*  PnP interface 
*  Point-To-Point F port, FL port, N port and Arbitrated Loop
*  IP support
*  Dynamic LUN Masking support
*  FC Tape support
*  Reduced Interrupt Operation


======================================================================

3. Creating the Driver Diskette or Folder
-----------------------------------------

1. Locate the driver you want on the QLogic website
   (http://www.qlogic.com). From the "Quick Links" drop down menu,  
   select FC HBAs option, and then select the HBA for which you want 
   to download drivers.
2. Seclect the correct operating system from the Drivers and management 
   Software List
3. Select the (miniport) driver you want to download.
4. If prompted "Would you like to open the file or save it to your
   computer?" choose "Save".  Specify a temporary location on the 
   hard drive and download the driver and exit your web browser.
5. Insert a blank diskette in the diskette drive A: if you are
   extracting to a diskette.
6. Run the self-extracting file you just downloaded specifying
   A:\ for "Unzip To Folder:" or to the folder where driver files
   will be located.


======================================================================

4. Installing the Driver
------------------------

The operating system manages and controls the driver installation
process, and the driver has to follow the process dictated by the 
operating system. The driver installation cannot deviate from from
this process.

This section covers the most common ways of installing and upgrading
the driver, it merely repeats what is provided by the operating 
system. Please consult the operating system manuals for using other
mechanisms.

This section is divided into the following three sections.
1. Initial OS installation with the QLogic Adapter as Boot
   or as an add-On adapter
2. Adding the QLogic adapter driver to the existing OS
3. Updating the existing QLogic Driver


======================================================================

4.1. Initial OS installation with the QLogic Adapter as Boot
     or as an add-On adapter
------------------------------------------------------------

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

1. Start 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 Fibre Channel Adapter and press ENTER.  
   
   (For Windows 2003 Press S=Use the driver on floppy. Screen display
   "Setup will load support for the following mass storage device (s). 
   Qlogic Fibre Channel Adapter. Press Enter=Continue."  Press Enter.

5. Continue with standard installation procedure. 


======================================================================

4.2. Adding the QLogic Adapter to an existing OS 
-------------------------------------------------

Windows 2000
------------

This procedure requires the system to be equipped with a floppy drive 
and configured with the latest Service Pack and Windows Update.
Perform the following steps to add the driver to the existing Windows
system. QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters are devices that are 
Plug and Play compatible to your computer. The step-by-step procedure
to install a Plug and Play device is: 

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. 
3.  When your computer comes up, Windows will detect the newly 
    installed device by displaying the Found New Hardware with Fibre
    Channel Controller message and start the Found New Hardware wizard
    program to start the process of installing a device driver for the
    newly installed device.
4.  Click Next.
5.  Select Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended).  
    Click Next.
6.  Optional search location: Select "Floppy disk drives". Click Next
7.  Driver Files Search Results:  "Fibre Channel Adapter."  
    Windows found a driver for this device.  To install
    the driver Windows found, click next. (a:\oemsetup.inf).  Click
    Next  
8.  Click Finish on the Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard.
9.  If you are prompted the message: 

         System Settings Change.  Windows 2000 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.


Windows Server 2003
-------------------

This procedure requires the system to be equipped with a floppy drive 
and configured with the latest Service Pack and Windows Update.
Perform the following steps to add the driver to the existing Windows
system. QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters are devices that are 
Plug and Play compatible to your computer. The step-by-step procedure
to install a Plug and Play device is: 

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. 
3.  When your computer comes up, Windows will detect the newly 
    installed device by displaying the Found New Hardware with Fibre
    Channel Adapter message and start the Found New Hardware wizard
    program to start the process of installing a device driver for the
    newly installed device.
4.  Insert the QLogic Software Diskette into drive A: 
5.  Select Install the software automatically (Recommended).  
    Click Next.
6.  Click Finish on the Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard.
7.  If you are prompted with the message: 

         System Settings Change.  Windows  has finished installing
         a new devices.  The software that supports your device 
         requires that you restart your computer.  You must restart
         your computer before the new settings will take effect.

         Do you want to restart your computer now?
 
    Click Yes to restart the computer right away.

NOTE
----
*  If when the system comes up and Windows 2003 installs the driver 
   for the newly added Qlogic Adapter automatically without prompting 
   you for a selection, i.e. Windows 2003 already installs inbox driver,
   then go to "Updating the Existing QLogic Driver" section below.

======================================================================

4.3. Updating the Existing QLogic Driver
----------------------------------------

Windows 2000
------------

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 by clicking Start, pointing to Settings, 
    clicking Control Panel, double clicking System applet,
    clicking Hardware tab, and clicking the Device Manager button.
2.  Double click the SCSI and RAID controllers.
3.  Double click  QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter from the devices list. 
4.  Click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver to start the 
    Upgrade Device Driver Wizard.  Click Next.
5.  Select Display a list of the known drivers for this device so that
    I can choose a specific driver
6.  Insert the QLogic Software Diskette into drive A: and click Have 
    Disk.
    On the Copy manufacturer's files from, type in
       A:\ or choose the folder where the driver files are located
       and click OK. 
7.  On Select a Device Driver, select a device.  Click Next 
8.  Click Next on the Upgrade Device Driver Wizard/Start Device Driver
    Installation screen.
9.  Click Finish on the Upgrade Device Driver Wizard/Completing the 
    Upgrade Device Driver Wizard. Click Close.
10. If you are prompted with the message: 

       Your hardware settings have changed. You must restart your 
       computer for these changes to take effect.

       Do you want to restart your computer now?

    Click Yes to restart the computer right away.

Windows Server 2003
-------------------

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 by clicking Start, clicking Control
    Panel, clicking System applet, clicking Hardware tab, and 
    clicking the Device Manager button.
2.  Use scroll bar to scroll down the list of hardware types, double 
    click the SCSI and RAID controllers.
3.  Double Click QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter from the devices list. 
4.  Click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver to start the 
    Hardware Update Wizard.  
5.  Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced). click
    Next.
6.  Select Don't search I will choose the driver to install. Click 
    Next.
7.  Insert the QLogic Software Diskette into drive A: and click Have 
    Disk.
8.  On the Copy manufacturer's files from, 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 
    displays, click Next.
10. Click Finish on the Hardware Update Wizard/Completing the 
    Hardware Update Wizard.


======================================================================

5. Removing the Driver
----------------------

To uninstall a Plug and Play device:

*   Turn off your computer and remove the device from your computer 
    according to the manufacturers 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 have removed
    the device from your computer, and you have restarted your 
    computer, Windows will recognize that it has been removed. 


======================================================================

6. Driver Parameters
--------------------

6.1. System Registry Parameters
-------------------------------

*  MaximumSGList

   Windows includes enhanced scatter/gather list support for 
   doing very large SCSI I/O transfers. Windows supports up to 
   256 scatter/gather segments of 4096 bytes each, allowing transfers
   up to 1048576 bytes.

   NOTE: the OEMSETUP.INF file has been updated to automatically 
         update the registry to support 65 scatter/gather segments.
         Normally, no additional changes will be necessary as this 
         typically results in the best overall performance.

   If you wish to alter this value, please use the following 
   procedure:

   1. Click on "Start", select "Run", and open the REGEDT32 program.
   2. Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and follow the tree structure down to 
      the QLogic driver as follows:

          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
             SYSTEM
                CurrentControlSet
                   Services
                      Ql2300
                         Parameters
                            Device

   3. Double click on

          MaximumSGList:REG_DWORD:0x21

   4. Enter a value from 16 to 255 (0x10 hex to 0xFF).  A value of 
      255 (0xFF) enables the maximum 1 MByte transfer size.  Setting 
      a value higher than 255 results with the default of 64K 
      transfers.  The default value is 33 (0x21).

   5. Click OK.

   6. Exit the Registry Editor, then shutdown and reboot the system.

  
*  UseSameNN

   By default, if you have multiple Fibre Channel HBAs on the same
   system, the driver will assign the world wide node name obtained
   from the first HBA to the rest of the HBAs.


   If you wish to have each HBAs to assume the world wide node name
   based on its own NVRAM content, you need to disable this feature
   by setting the UseSameNN parameter to 0.  Please use the following
   procedure to change the UseSameNN parameter:

   1. Click on "Start", select "Run", and open the REGEDT32 program.
   2. Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and follow the tree structure down to
      the QLogic driver as follows:

          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
             SYSTEM
                CurrentControlSet
                   Services
                      Ql2300
                         Parameters
                            Device

   3. Double click on

           DriverParameters:REG_SZ:MSCS=2;UseSameNN=1
    
   4. If the string "UseSameNN=" does not exist, append to end of 
      string

          ;UseSameNN=0

   5. If the string "UseSameNN=1" exists, change the value from 1 
      to 0.
   6. Click OK.
    
   7. Exit the Registry Editor, then shutdown and reboot the system.

======================================================================

7. Additional Notes
-------------------

*   To ensure the driver function properly, the driver changes some
    of the system related registry entries such as the disk timeout 
    value of the system disk driver during driver installation through
    the use of the OEMSETUP.INF file.  Those values are not being
    restored upon driver removal.

8. Driver Package Content
-------------------------

The following files in this Driver Package support Windows: 

1.  QLOGIC            - Driver Package identification file 
2.  TXTSETUP.OEM      - Driver installation script for text mode 
                        installation 
3.  OEMSETUP.INF      - Driver installation script
4.  QLPSEUDO.INF      - Pseudo device installation script
5.  QL2300.CAT        - Catalog file
6.  QL2300.SYS        - QLogic Fibre Channel miniport driver
7.  README.TXT        - This file 
8.  QLSDM.DLL         - QLogic Api
9.  QL2XHAI2.DLL      - QLogic HBAAPI 2.0 Library
10. COCPYINF.DLL      - Co-installer dll
12. AREADME.TXT       - API Readme

======================================================================

9. Contacting QLogic
--------------------

Please visit QLogic's website (http://www.qlogic.com). On this site 
you will find product information, our latest drivers and links for 
technical assistance if needed.


======================================================================

    Copyright (c) 2004 QLogic Corporation. All rights reserved. 
Download Driver Pack

How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

server: web4, load: 0.40