Q-Logic QLA12160 User Manual

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Hardware Installation Guide for the QLA12160 Board

64-Bit PCI Dual SCSI Host Adapter Board for the PCI Bus

DC8151101-00 C

September 14, 2001

QLogic Corporation

Information furnished in this manual is believed to be accurate and reliable. However, QLogic Corporation assumes no responsibility for its use, nor for any infringements of patents or other rights of third parties which may result from its use. QLogic Corporation reserves the right to change product specifications at any time without notice. Applications described in this document for any of these products are for illustrative purposes only. QLogic Corporation makes no representation nor warranty that such applications are suitable for the specified use without further testing or modification. QLogic Corporation assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document.

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Document Revision History

Rev. A initial release, 6/22/99

Rev. B, update, 5/24/00 (QL12160L board added)

Rev. C, update, 9/14/01 (QLA12160L board deleted)

Boards Affected

QLA12160 (DC8110402)

Changes

Sections Affected

 

 

Deleted QLA12160L

All

Added 4 GB Addressing and Fast Command Posting

A.2.1

to host adapter settings

 

Moved SCSI ID, SCSI bus reset, SCSI bus reset

A.2.1, A.2.3

delay, and SCSI termination from host adapter

 

settings to SCSI bus settings

 

Deleted Host Adapter and Concurrent Command/

A.2.1

Data from host adapter settings

 

 

 

© 1999–2001 QLogic Corporation

First Printed: June 1999

All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

Printed in U.S.A.

QLogic Corporation, 26600 Laguna Hills Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 (800) 867-7274 or (949) 389-6000

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Table of Contents

Section 1

Introduction

 

1.1

Product Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-1

1.2

Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-2

1.2.1

Mixed Peripheral Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-3

Section 2

Hardware Installation

 

2.1

Preinstallation Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-1

2.2

What You Need for Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-1

2.3

Setting the SCSI Termination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-2

2.4

SCSI Termination Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-2

2.5

Installing the Device Activity Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-2

2.6

Installation in the Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-3

2.7

Installation Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-5

Section 3

Troubleshooting

 

3.1

Problems After Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

3.2

Hardware Problem Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

3.3

System Configuration Problem Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

3.4

SCSI Problem Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-2

Appendix A

Fast!UTIL

 

A.1

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-1

A.2

Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-1

A.2.1

 

Host Adapter Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-2

A.2.2

 

SCSI Device Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-3

A.2.3

 

SCSI Bus Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-5

A.2.4

 

Autoconfigure SCSI Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-7

A.2.5

 

Selectable Boot Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-7

A.2.6

 

Restore Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-8

A.2.7

 

Raw NVRAM Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-8

A.3

Scan SCSI Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-8

A.4

SCSI Disk Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-8

A.5

Using SCSI-1 Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-8

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Appendix B

SCSI Termination

 

B.1

Setting the SCSI Termination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-1

B.2

Termination (Jumpers) for the QLA12160 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-1

Appendix C

Specifications

 

FIGURES

Figure

 

Page

2-1

QLA12160 Board Layout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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B-1

QLA12160 Jumper Termination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-2

 

TABLES

 

Table

 

Page

1-1

SCSI Data Transfer Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-1

3-1

Maximum Cable Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-2

A-1

Host Adapter Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-2

A-2

SCSI Device Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-3

A-3

SCSI Bus Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-5

A-4

QLA12160 Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-6

C-1

QLA12160 Board Operating Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-1

C-2

QLA12160 Board Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-1

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Section 1

Introduction

NOTE: This installation guide applies to the following QLogic host adapter boards, collectively referred to as the QLA12160 board unless otherwise noted:

QLA12160/33 (DC8110402-06)

QLA12160/66 (DC8110402-07)

The QLA12160 board (wide, low voltage differential [LVD]), dual port, Ultra3, 64-bit PCI) contains the ISP12160A/33 or ISP12160A/66 chip.

1.1

Product Description

The QLA12160 board is an intelligent, high-performance, DMA bus master SCSI host adapter designed for high-end systems. The intelligence and performance are derived from the ISP chip, making the QLA12160 board a high performance host adapter. The ISP chip combines a powerful RISC processor, two SCSI executive processors (SXPs), and a peripheral component interconnect (PCI) local bus interface in a single-chip solution. The QLA12160 board supports bootable devices (hard disk drives and CD-ROM drives) and can be used with tape drives and other SCSI devices. Installation of the QLA12160 board is quick and easy.

The QLA12160 board is for use only with UL listed computers that have detailed instructions for user installation of accessory cards.

The QLA12160 board is designed to operate with multiple data transfer speeds under SCSI specifications (see table 1-1).

Table 1-1. SCSI Data Transfer Rates

SCSI Mode

Maximum Data Rate

Maximum Data Rate

Narrow (8-bit)

Wide (16-bit)

 

 

 

SCSI (or parallel SCSI)

5 MBps (asynchronous)

Fast SCSI

10 MBps

20 MBps

Ultra SCSI

20 MBps

40 MBps

Ultra2, LVD SCSI

40 MBps

80 MBps

Ultra3, LVD SCSI

80 MBps

160 MBps

 

 

 

NOTE: Only single-ended and LVD devices (Ultra2 and Ultra3) can be connected to the QLA12160 board.

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Features

1 – Introduction

 

 

The QLA12160 board supports Ultra, Ultra2, and Ultra3 transfer speeds. The board can connect computers to other computers or to peripheral devices such as CD-ROM drives, tape drives, and hard disk drives. SCSI allows connecting the following numbers and types of devices to a single port by daisy chaining:

15 fast, wide SCSI devices

15 Ultra2 or Ultra3, LVD SCSI devices

6 Ultra SCSI devices (QLA12160 board in single-ended mode)

A daisy chain is a series of connections where the first device is connected to the host adapter board, the second device is connected to the first device, and so on. A daisy chain can be created either by using a daisy chain cable (one cable with multiple connectors) or by using multiple cables. Each SCSI device must have a unique SCSI ID.

Because SCSI allows the computer to use a standard set of commands to communicate with peripherals, adding a variety of peripherals to your computer using one host adapter board is easy.

1.2

Features

Compliance with Intel PCI version 2.2 specification

Compliance with ANSI X3.131-1994 SCSI-2 standard

Compliance with ANSI X3T10/1071D SCSI-3 Fast-20 standard (Ultra SCSI)

Compliance with ANSI X3T10/1142D Fast-40 draft (Ultra2 SCSI)

Compliance with ANSI T10 project 855D, Information Technology— SCSI-3 Parallel Interface (SPI)

Compliance with ANSI T10 project 1142D, Information Technology—SCSI Parallel Interface-2 (SPI-2)

Compliance with ANSI T10 project 1302D, Information Technology—SCSI Parallel Interface-3 (SPI-3)

Compliance with U.S. and international safety and emissions standards

Support for asynchronous and synchronous transfer modes

Support for synchronous SCSI data transfer rates:

Ultra3, LVD SCSI (160 MBps)

Ultra2, LVD SCSI (80 MBps)

Ultra SCSI wide (40 MBps)

Ultra SCSI narrow (20 MBps)

Fast SCSI wide (20 MBps)

Fast SCSI narrow (10 MBps)

SCSI narrow (5 MBps)

Support for single-ended mode

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Support for LVD mode

Support for up to 30 LVD SCSI devices (15 per channel)

Support for logical unit numbers (LUNs) 0–15

Support for bus master DMA

Fast!UTIL BIOS utility to customize the configuration parameters on the QLA12160 board and attached drives

Active termination

Active negation

1.2.1

Mixed Peripheral Support

Support for hard disk, removable disk, optical disk, scanner, tape drive, CD-ROM, and other SCSI devices

Simultaneous mixed-peripheral configurations support

Bootable device support for disk and CD-ROM

DOS advanced SCSI programming interface (ASPI) manager for disk, tape, and other devices

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Features

1 – Introduction

 

 

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Section 2

Hardware Installation

2.1

Preinstallation Procedures

Before installing your QLA12160 board, take the time to read this instruction guide.

CAUTION!

Your computer, the QLA12160 board, and each SCSI device must be configured properly for optimum performance. Refer to the appropriate documentation to configure your computer and SCSI devices.

Pay particular attention to the SCSI ID assignment. The QLA12160 board is set at the factory for SCSI ID 7. The QLA12160 board and each SCSI device attached to the board must have different SCSI IDs.

The QLA12160 board contains parts that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). Before handling the QLA12160 board, use standard methods to discharge static electricity. Keep the QLA12160 board in the antistatic bag until you are ready to install it. Place the board on the bag when you examine or configure it. Retain the bag for future use.

2.2

What You Need for Installation

Before you install the QLA12160 board in your computer, you need the following:

A screwdriver (usually a Phillips #1)

One or more of the following cables:

Internal narrow (68-pin to 50-pin)

Internal wide (68-pin to 68-pin)

External narrow (68-pin very high density cable [VHDC] to 50-pin)

External wide (68-pin VHDC)

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