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SCSI Toolbox, LLC - SCSItoolbox Release Notes

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SCSI Toolbox 5.0 Release Notes

New additions to SCSItoolbox:

  1. Tape Manufacturing Module (TMM):
    • Multi-threaded Tape test program
    • Tests included:
      • Write
      • Read
      • Read with data compare
      • Write Filemark
      • Read Filemark
      • Rewind
      • Space Forward by block
      • Space Forward by filemark
      • Space Forward to End Of Data (EOD)
      • Space Reverse by block
      • Space Reverse by Filemark
      • Compression On
      • Compression Off
      • Clear Log Pages
      • Save Log Pages
      • Download Firmware
      • Synchronize all drives
      • Run an External Program
    • All test results logged to Access Database
    • Individual text log created for each drive tested
    • 13 data patterns available
    • test can run by time or by amount of data transferred

  2. Cable/Datapath Integrity Test
    • 14 data patterns designed to isolate crosstalk problems, stuck bits, termination problems

  3. Disk Manufacturing Module (DMM) - Additions added to DMM
    • Synchronize all drives
    • Run an external program
    • Test Status updates in real time
    • Test numbers added for easier reading

  4. Protocol Control Control (PC2)
    • Stand alone application to control SCSI protocol parameters on LSI U320 HBA's
    • Graphic User Interface displays:
      • Offset Value
      • Period Value
      • IU Value
      • DT Value
      • QAS Value
      • WIDE Value
    • All of the above parameters can be changed and written back to the HBA
    • Single button clicks to set:
      • 5 MB/s
      • 10 MB/s
      • 20 MB/s
      • 40 MB/s
      • 80 MB/s
      • 160 MB/s
      • 320 MB/s
      • Wide
      • Narrow
    • All of the above settings can be set for all devices or for an individual device
    • Single button click Hardware SCSI bus reset

Fixes to SCSItoolbox:

  1. Disk Format command fixed to work on any LUN
  2. Library/JukeBox commands - expanded to access up to 128 drives and 128 mailboxes
  3. Total Jukebox test - allows entry of HBA/Target/LUN for each drive
  4. Main Menu LUN selection spin control fixed - clicking "up" increments the LUN, etc
  5. Support for up to 16 Host Bus Adapters
  6. Tape Write Test uses 256K variable writes

Developers Toolbox (DTB) Version 5.0 Release Notes

New additions to DTB:

  1. High Level Disk Test functions added
    • Multi-threaded, multiple HBA, multiple target
    • Tests include:
      • Write
      • Read
      • Read with data compare
      • Verify
      • Seek
      • Format
      • Spin up/down
      • Synchronize all drives
      • Execute an external program
    • Multiple tests are defined in a test sequence
    • Test Sequences are run as individual vidual threads against as many drives as you want
    • 13 data patters available
    • Once a test sequence is issued, individual drives status can be monitored
    • Test can be paused or stopped at any time
  2. High Level Tape Test functions added
    • Multi-threaded, multiple HBA, multiple target
    • Tests include:
      • Write
      • Read
      • Read with data compare
      • Space Forward by block
      • Space Forward by Filemark
      • Space Forward to EOD
      • Space Reverse by Filemark
      • Rewind
      • Write Filemark
      • Read Filemark
      • Compression On/Off
      • Synchronize all drives
      • Execute an external program
    • Multiple tests are defined in a test sequence
    • Test Sequences are run as individual threads against as many drives as you want
    • 13 data patterns available
    • Once a test sequence is issued, individual drives status can be monitored
    • Tests can be paused or stopped at any time

  3. Protocol Functions (works with LSI U320 HBAs)
    • Various functions to change any negotiated parameters
    • SetSpeed to 5 MB/s
    • SetSpeed to 10 MB/s
    • SetSpeed to 20 MB/s
    • SetSpeed to 40 MB/s
    • SetSpeed to 80 MB/s
    • SetSpeed to 160 MB/s
    • SetSpeed to 320 MB/s
    • Reset SCSI Bus - issues a hardware reset
    • SetWide
    • SetNarrow
    • Read Negotiated Parameters
    • Write Negotiated Parameters

Fixes to DTB:

  1. Random data pattern more randomized
  2. CompareBuffers() function now returns index+1 on a miscompair - so a miscompare of index zero can be caught
  3. ReadCapacity - Declares and .h files changed to reflect passing a pointer to highblock and blocksize
  4. Buffer size increased to 2MB


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