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               QLA12160 - QLogic Ultra 160M PCI Dual SCSI Adapter

                   QL12160 HAM Driver for NetWare 4.X/5.X

  This release has been tested with Novell NetWare version 4.11 and 5.0.
  The QLogic QL12160 HAM driver supports the QLogic QLA12160 PCI SCSI host

This document is divided into 7 Sections

  Section 1 NetWare files on this disk.
  Section 2 Installation of NetWare onto a SCSI disk.
  Section 3 Adding a QLogic Adapter to an existing system.
  Section 4 Novell NetWare support of QL12160.HAM driver.
  Section 5 Troubleshooting.
  Section 6 LUN support
  Section 7 PCI Hot Plug

Section 1 NetWare files on this disk

 The following files are on this diskette for supporting NetWare 4.X:

  \NETWARE\QL12160.DDI    Installation information file

  \NETWARE\QL12160.HAM    NetWare 4.X/5.X HAM driver for supporting the
                          QLogic SCSI PCI QLA12160 host adapters

  \NETWARE\README.TXT     This file

  \NETWARE\QLNWCDRM.SYS   DOS based CD-ROM device driver

Section 2 Installation of NetWare onto a SCSI disk

  To initially install NetWare on a SCSI disk attached to the QLogic
  SCSI adapter or to install NetWare from a CD-ROM player attached to
  the SCSI adapter:

    1. If you haven't already done so, install DOS on your boot disk.

    2. Copy the QLogic CD-ROM driver to your hard drive:

            MD \QLC

    3. Add the following line to your CONFIG.SYS file:


    4. Add the following line to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file:

            C:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /D:QLC0000 /M:10

    5. Remove he diskette from drive A: and reboot your system to load
       the CDROM driver.

    6. Follow the standard NetWare instructions to begin the

    7. When prompted to "Choose the Server Drivers - Disk Driver",
       press <Insert> to install an unlisted driver.

    8. Insert the QLogic Software Drivers diskette.

    9. Press <Enter> to select the QLogic HAM driver.

   10. Continue with the standard NetWare installation procedure.

Section 3  Adding a QLogic Adapter to an existing system

  To install the QLogic SCSI QL12160.HAM driver on previously installed
  NetWare system perform the following steps:

    1. From the NetWare server prompt, load the NetWare Install

            LOAD INSTALL

    2. Select "Driver options" from the main menu.

    3. Select "Configure disk and storage device drivers".

    4. Select "Select an additional driver".

    5. Press <Insert> to install an unlisted driver.

    6. Insert the QLogic Software Drivers diskette.

    7. Press <Enter> to select the QLogic HAM driver and select "Yes"
       to copy the driver from the diskette to the server directory.

Section 4  Novell NetWare support of QL12160.HAM driver

  The following drivers are provided with Novell NetWare for
  supporting various SCSI devices through the SCSI HAM driver:

    SCSIHD.CDM   NetWare CDM driver for supporting SCSI hard disk devices.

    SCSICD.CDM   NetWare CDM driver for supporting SCSI CD-ROM devices.

    SCSIMO.CDM   NetWare CDM driver for supporting SCSI magneto optical
                 storage devices.

    SCSI2TP.CDM  NetWare CDM driver for supporting SCSI tape devices
                 (SBACKUP requires this driver).

    NWASPI.CDM   NetWare CDM driver for supporting SCSI devices through
                 the ASPI interface (see note below).

    CDROM.NLM    NetWare CD-ROM driver for supporting CD-ROM devices.

  After the HAM driver is loaded, the CDM drivers will be loaded
  automatically by NetWare as needed.

  NOTE: Contact Novell for any missing CDM drivers that you need
        (the NWASPI.CDM driver is missing on the NetWare 4.1 release).

Section 5  Troubleshooting

  To support multiple adapters, add one LOAD command per adapter to
  your STARTUP.NCF file: LOAD QL12160.HAM SLOT=xxxx. The "SLOT=xxxx"
  command line parameter is provided for specifying which adapter to
  configure for each load instance. If the driver is loaded manually
  from the server prompt and there are multiple adapters, the user
  will be required to pick a slot number from a list.

  The QLogic SCSI QL12160.HAM driver reads the onboard NVRAM and
  supports all of the customized configuration parameters for the
  adapter and the attached SCSI devices.  Use the <ALT> + <Q> key
  combination during BIOS boot to access the adapter's configuration
  If you experience a sudden server hang shortly after the HAM driver has
  loaded, exit to DOS and examine your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files
  for possible driver conflicts.  Some DOS drivers that have been known to
  casue conflicts in NetWare are:

        - EMM386.EXE
        - SMARTDRIVE
        - QLxxASPI.SYS and QL00CDRM.SYS, replace this combination with QLNWCDRM.SYS

Section 6 LUN support

  If you are using multiple LUN devices, the HAM driver will only see LUN 0
  by default.  To support all LUNs, load the HAM with the /LUNS option
  either on the command line or in the STARTUP.NCF file.  Example:

        LOAD QL12160.HAM /LUNS

  You may also tell the driver to support multiple LUNs after the driver has
  been loaded by using the following command at the server console:

        SCAN ALL
  To prevent long delays when loading the driver with the /LUNS switch or
  typing 'scan all' at the console prompt, disable lun support for all SCSI
  IDs which require only lun 0 support. This is done by using adapter's built 
  in Fast!UTIL BIOS utility. Use the <ALT> + <Q> key combination during BIOS 
  boot to access Fast!UTIL. Once in Fast!UTIL, go to 'Configuration Settings'
  then 'SCSI Device Settings' then select either SCSI bus 0 or 1, go to the 
  'Enable LUNS' parameter and set this value to 'NO' for devices which 
  require only lun 0 support. Set 'Enable LUNS' to YES for any device 
  requiring support for luns 1 - 31.
Section 7 PCI Hot Plug

  NOTE: This procedure addresses only the driver-related portion of the
        PCI Hot Swap operation. The server must have PCI slots that are
        capable of being powered up and down independently.  Depending on
        the server platform, this entire operation may be controlled by a
        platform specific software module supplied by the platform vendor.
        In such a case, these commands are issued directly to the driver
        and do not require the operator to enter them.

  PCI Hot Plug works by unloading a specific instance of the driver
  associated with a specific host adapter. It allows a failed adapter
  to be removed and replaced by an adapter of the same type without
  disrupting the operation of other adapters of the same type.  The
  steps necessary to perform a hot swap operation are listed below.

  1. Type "LIST STORAGE ADAPTERS" at the server console.  You will see a list
     similar to this example:

        [V595-A0] Adapter 0
          [V595-A0-D0:0] SCSI HARD DISK
          [V595-A0-D1:0] SCSI HARD DISK
        [V595-A1] Adapter 1
          [V595-A1-D3:0] SCSI HARD DISK
          [V595-A1-D4:0] SCSI HARD DISK

  2. If it were desired to remove host adapter instance 0 controlling the
     first two hard drives, the operator would enter the following command:


  3. After the host adapter has been replaced, the operator would make the
     new adapter operational by loading another instance of the driver using
     the normal load command syntax.  For example:

        LOAD QL12160.HAM SLOT=3
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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.

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