README.TXT Driver File Contents (ql2x00ip_w64_v70401.exe)

 	
             QLogic QLA2X00 NDIS Network Driver
              for Windows Server 2003 (Itanium)


Contents 
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1. OS Support
2. Supported Features
3. Release History
4. Creating the Driver Diskette
5. Installing the Driver
5.1. Installing the Driver on Windows Server 2003 
5.2. Updating the Driver on Windows Server 2003
6. Uninstalling the Driver on Windows Server 2003 
7. Driver Parameters
7.1. Setting Driver Parameters on Windows Server 2003 
8. Release Content
9. Additional Notes
10. Contacting QLogic

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1. OS Support 
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This driver was tested on Windows Server 2003 Build 3790 for 64-bit
Itanium platforms.  Earlier versions of Windows Server 2003 are not
supported.

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2. Supported Features
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* Provides standard Ethernet functionality
* Supports tunable MTU size up to 65280 bytes.
* Supports tunable data buffer size and count.
* Supports multiple adapters per system.
* Supports simultaneous IP and disk IO over same Fibre Channel link.
* Supports both QLA2200 and QLA23xx (QLA2100 is NOT supported).

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3. Release History 
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Please refer to Release Notes.

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4. Creating the Driver Diskette
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1. Locate the driver you want on the QLogic website and click "Link to 
   driver."
2. If prompted "What would you like to do with this file?" choose
   "Save this program to disk". Specify a temporary location on 
   the hard drive and download the driver.
3. Insert a blank diskette in the diskette drive A:.
4. Run the self-extracting file you just downloaded specifying A:\ for
   "Unzip To Folder:".

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5. Installing the Driver
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This section is divided into the following sections:
5.1. Installing the Driver on Windows Server 2003 
5.2. Updating the Driver on Windows Server 2003

IMPORTANT requirements for installing and using the QL2X00IP driver:
1. Must have the enhanced version (IP or VI) of the SCSI Miniport
   driver installed.  The QL2X00IP NDIS driver will NOT function with
   the standard version of the SCSI Miniport driver.
2. The Windows Networking software must be installed.
3. The MTU size (IP configuration parameter) must be set to the same 
   value for all adapters on the network.

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5.1. Installing the Driver on Windows Server 2003 
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Perform the following steps to install the driver on an existing
Windows Server 2003 system:

1. Click on "Start"
2. Under "Control Panel", click on "Add Hardware".
3. Click "Next".
4. Select "Yes, I have already connected the hardware" and click "Next".
5. Select "Add a new hardware device" and click "Next".
6. Select "Install the hardware that I manually select ..." and click 
   "Next".
7. Select "Network adapters" and click "Next".
8. Click on "Have Disk".
9. Insert the QLogic software diskette.
10. Enter the path to the network driver and click "OK".
11. Choose "QLogic QLA2X00 PCI Adapter" and click "Next".
12. Click "Next" to install the driver.
13. Click "Continue Anyway" to continue installation.
14. Click "Finish".

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5.2. Updating the Driver on Windows Server 2003 
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Perform the following steps if the driver is already installed and you
want to install an updated version of the driver on Windows Server 2003:

1. Click on "Start"
2. Under "Administrative Tools", click on "Computer Management".
3. Select "Device Manager" and open list of "Network adapters".
4. Double click on the "QLogic QLA2X00 PCI Adapter".
5. Select "Driver" tab and click on "Update Driver".
6. Click "Next" to continue.
7. Select "Install from a list or specific location" and click "Next".
8. Select "Don't search, I will choose the driver..." and click "Next".
9. Click on "Have Disk".
10. Insert the QLogic software diskette.
11. Enter the path to the network driver and click "OK".
12. Choose "QLogic QLA2X00 PCI Adapter" and click "Next".
13. Click "Next" to install the driver.
14. Click "Continue Anyway" to continue installation.
15. Click "Finish".

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6. Uninstalling the Driver on Windows Server 2003 
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Perform the following steps to uninstall the QLogic IP driver on
Windows Server 2003:

1. Click on "Start".
2. Under "Control Panel->Network Connections", select the "Local Area
   Connection" for the QLogic adapter.
3. Click on "Properties".
4. Click on "Configure" and select "Driver" tab.
5. Click on "Uninstall" and click "OK" to continue.

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7. Driver Parameters
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The following IP configuration parameters are supported:

   MTU Size - specifies the maximum transfer size or packet size that
              the host system will send or receive. All systems on 
              the network must be set to the same MTU size. The MTU 
              size minimum value is 140 and the maximum value is 
              65280. The recommended default value is 8192.
   
   Buffer Count - specifies the number of receive buffers that are 
                  allocated by the QL2X00IP driver during 
                  initialization. The number of buffers multiplied by
                  the buffer size must be at least as large as the 
                  MTU size. The minimum buffer count is 8 and the
                  maximum buffer count is 128. The recommended 
                  default is 32 buffers.
   
   Buffer Size - specifies the size of each receive buffer. The 
                 buffer size multiplied by the buffer count must be
                 at least as large as the MTU size. Incoming packets
                 can not be broken into more than 23 buffers. 
                 Therefore, the buffer size multiplied by 23 must be
                 at least as large as the MTU size. The minimum 
                 buffer size is 512 and the maximum size is 65536.
                 The recommended default buffer size is 4096.
   
   Header Split Size - specifies the number of bytes at the start of
                       an incoming packet that are to be isolated in
                       the 1st receive buffer. This allows an 
                       application to receive a packet with the 
                       protocol header already separated from the 
                       data. The minimum non-zero value is 24 and the
                       maximum value is the buffer size minus 1. The 
                       recommended default is 0 (no header/data 
                       split).

   Adapter Port Name - specifies the world wide name of the QLogic 
                       adapter to use for this IP connection. This 
                       parameter is optional and is not required on 
                       systems with only one QLogic adapter. The 
                       QLogic Fast!UTIL utility can be used to 
                       determine the port names for all adapters in 
                       the system.

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7.1. Setting Driver Parameters on Windows 2000 
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Perform the following steps to set the IP address on Windows 2000 or
to change any of the parameters described above:

1. Click on "Start".
2. Under "Settings" click on "Network and Dial-up Connections".
3. Right-click on "Local Area Connection" for the QLogic adapter and
   click on "Properties".
4. Use "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" Properties button to set up the IP
   address.
5. Click on "Configure" and select "Advanced" tab to change the QLogic
   driver parameters that are described above.

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8. Release Content
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The following files are provided for the installation of the QLogic 
driver:

   NETQL2X.INF      Driver installation script for Windows
   QL2X00IP.SYS     QLogic QL2X00IP NDIS driver for Windows 
   RELEASE.TXT      Release Notes for QL2X00IP driver
   README.TXT       This file

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9. Additional Notes
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Default frame size for QLA2200 is 1024 and for QLA23xx is 2048.
When establishing an IP connection between both QLA2200 and QLA23xx, 
the frame size must be equal.

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10. Contacting QLogic
=====================

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

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    Copyright (c) 2000-2003 QLogic Corporation. All rights reserved. 
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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.

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