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HP Smart Array Non-Miniport Drivers for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008

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Type: Driver - Storage Controller
Version: 6.2.0.32(31 Jul 2008)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32 | View all
Multi-part download
File name: SP40301.exe (686 KB)
File name: SP40301.txt (4.1 KB)
The Non-Miniport drivers for Smart Array Controllers are an alternative set of device drivers for the Microsoft Windows operating system. These drivers provide support for the non-embedded Smart Array 5x/6x and Smart Array SAS/SATA Controllers. Management utilities such as Insight Manager and the Array Configuration Utility are not supported by these drivers. If you require use of these utilities, you should not install these drivers. Please read all of the release notes before installing the drivers.

Performance improvements:
- Switch to use per system timer instead of per controller timer.
- Use timeout to reduced poll for completion attempts.

New Feature:
-Tweekcissb.exe is added to fine tune poll for completions interval online.

Installation:
Required Files for Installation:
HPQCISSB.SYS - Smart Array Controllers Non-Miniport Bus Driver binary file
HPQCISSB.INF - Setup information file for HPQCISSB.SYS
HPQCISSD.SYS - Smart Array Controllers Non-Miniport Disk Driver binary file
HPQCISSD.INF - Setup information file for HPQCISSD.SYS

Other Files:
REGISTRY.TXT - Information on Windows registry values for the drivers
HPSAINFO.EXE - Smart Array Controllers configuration information utility program
SYMBOLS\*.PDB - Driver debug symbols files

Download the SoftPaq to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory.

From that drive and directory, execute the softpaq. The softpaq will automatically extract the files to the current directory.

You may now delete the softpaq from your hard drive.

Copy the extracted files and directories to a diskette and label it "Smart Array Controllers Non-Miniport Drivers for Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008".

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Installing the Smart Array Controllers Non-Miniport Drivers is a two step process.  The controller device driver must be installed first, followed by the disk device driver.  It is recommended that you start with the controller with the smallest number of logical drives.  Once the disk driver is installed for all logical drives on the first controller, the Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008 Plug-and-Play Manager will automatically install it for logical drives on subsequent controllers that are changed to use the controller device driver.

Refer to the README.TXT for specific installation instructions.


End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Supported Devices and Features:
Supported devices

  • HP Smart Array 532 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 5300 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 5312 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 641 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 642 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 6400 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 6400 EM Controller
  • HP Smart Array 6422 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P600 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P800 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P400 Controller
  • HP Smart Array E200i Controller
  • HP Smart Array E200 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P400i Controller
  • HP Smart Array E500 Controller
Features:
  • Two modes of operation. See the file REGISTRY.TXT for details and configuration information.
  • Detailed events are provided in the Windows system event log.

Unsupported Features:

  • The drivers must not be installed on the boot controller.
  • The drivers are currently not supported by any of the management utilities such as Insight Manager or the Array Configuration Utility (when used online).
  • Microsoft Windows power management functions are currently not supported.
  • PCI Hot-Plug currently not supported.

Supported devices
  • HP Smart Array 532 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 5300 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 5312 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 641 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 642 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 6400 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 6400 EM Controller
  • HP Smart Array 6422 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P600 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P800 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P400 Controller
  • HP Smart Array E200i Controller
  • HP Smart Array E200 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P400i Controller
  • HP Smart Array E500 Controller
Features:
  • Two modes of operation. See the file REGISTRY.TXT for details and configuration information.
  • Detailed events are provided in the Windows system event log.

Unsupported Features:

  • The drivers must not be installed on the boot controller.
  • The drivers are currently not supported by any of the management utilities such as Insight Manager or the Array Configuration Utility (when used online).
  • Microsoft Windows power management functions are currently not supported.
  • PCI Hot-Plug currently not supported.
Version:6.2.0.32 (31 Jul 2008)
Enhancements

Performance improvements:
- Switch to use per system timer instead of per controller timer.
- Use timeout to reduced poll for completion attempts.

New Feature:
-Tweekcissb.exe is added to fine tune poll for completions interval online.


Version:5.20.2.32 (17 Nov 2006)
Enhancements

Added support for the Smart Array SAS/SATA Controllers.


Version:5.14.2.32 (25 May 2005)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Updated to include two modes of operation. See the file REGISTRY.TXT for details and configuration information.

Updated to Provide detailed events in the Windows system event log.


Version:5.10.2.32(A) (7 Jul 2004)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Resolved issue with system crash caused by having 10 or more array controllers installed in a server.


Version:5.8.2.32(A) (19 Feb 2004)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Added support for Smart Array 64x and 640x Controllers.

Enabled prefetching with Smart Array 64x/640x firmware 1.92 and later. With prefetching disabled, possible performance degradations may occur when compared with the previous Smart Array 64x/640x controller firmware.


Version:5.6.2.xx (7 May 2003)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Provides support for Windows Server 2003.

Two modes of operation. See the file REGISTRY.TXT for details and configuration information.

Provides detailed events in the Windows system event log.


Type: Driver - Storage Controller
Version: 6.2.0.32(31 Jul 2008)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Description

The Non-Miniport drivers for Smart Array Controllers are an alternative set of device drivers for the Microsoft Windows operating system. These drivers provide support for the non-embedded Smart Array 5x/6x and Smart Array SAS/SATA Controllers. Management utilities such as Insight Manager and the Array Configuration Utility are not supported by these drivers. If you require use of these utilities, you should not install these drivers. Please read all of the release notes before installing the drivers.

Enhancements

Performance improvements:
- Switch to use per system timer instead of per controller timer.
- Use timeout to reduced poll for completion attempts.

New Feature:
-Tweekcissb.exe is added to fine tune poll for completions interval online.

Installation Instructions

Installation:
Required Files for Installation:
HPQCISSB.SYS - Smart Array Controllers Non-Miniport Bus Driver binary file
HPQCISSB.INF - Setup information file for HPQCISSB.SYS
HPQCISSD.SYS - Smart Array Controllers Non-Miniport Disk Driver binary file
HPQCISSD.INF - Setup information file for HPQCISSD.SYS

Other Files:
REGISTRY.TXT - Information on Windows registry values for the drivers
HPSAINFO.EXE - Smart Array Controllers configuration information utility program
SYMBOLS\*.PDB - Driver debug symbols files

Download the SoftPaq to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory.

From that drive and directory, execute the softpaq. The softpaq will automatically extract the files to the current directory.

You may now delete the softpaq from your hard drive.

Copy the extracted files and directories to a diskette and label it "Smart Array Controllers Non-Miniport Drivers for Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008".

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Installing the Smart Array Controllers Non-Miniport Drivers is a two step process.  The controller device driver must be installed first, followed by the disk device driver.  It is recommended that you start with the controller with the smallest number of logical drives.  Once the disk driver is installed for all logical drives on the first controller, the Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008 Plug-and-Play Manager will automatically install it for logical drives on subsequent controllers that are changed to use the controller device driver.

Refer to the README.TXT for specific installation instructions.


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Supported Devices and Features:
Supported devices

  • HP Smart Array 532 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 5300 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 5312 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 641 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 642 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 6400 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 6400 EM Controller
  • HP Smart Array 6422 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P600 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P800 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P400 Controller
  • HP Smart Array E200i Controller
  • HP Smart Array E200 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P400i Controller
  • HP Smart Array E500 Controller
Features:
  • Two modes of operation. See the file REGISTRY.TXT for details and configuration information.
  • Detailed events are provided in the Windows system event log.

Unsupported Features:

  • The drivers must not be installed on the boot controller.
  • The drivers are currently not supported by any of the management utilities such as Insight Manager or the Array Configuration Utility (when used online).
  • Microsoft Windows power management functions are currently not supported.
  • PCI Hot-Plug currently not supported.

Supported Devices and Features

Supported devices
  • HP Smart Array 532 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 5300 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 5312 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 641 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 642 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 6400 Controller
  • HP Smart Array 6400 EM Controller
  • HP Smart Array 6422 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P600 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P800 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P400 Controller
  • HP Smart Array E200i Controller
  • HP Smart Array E200 Controller
  • HP Smart Array P400i Controller
  • HP Smart Array E500 Controller
Features:
  • Two modes of operation. See the file REGISTRY.TXT for details and configuration information.
  • Detailed events are provided in the Windows system event log.

Unsupported Features:

  • The drivers must not be installed on the boot controller.
  • The drivers are currently not supported by any of the management utilities such as Insight Manager or the Array Configuration Utility (when used online).
  • Microsoft Windows power management functions are currently not supported.
  • PCI Hot-Plug currently not supported.

Revision History

Version:6.2.0.32 (31 Jul 2008)
Enhancements

Performance improvements:
- Switch to use per system timer instead of per controller timer.
- Use timeout to reduced poll for completion attempts.

New Feature:
-Tweekcissb.exe is added to fine tune poll for completions interval online.


Version:5.20.2.32 (17 Nov 2006)
Enhancements

Added support for the Smart Array SAS/SATA Controllers.


Version:5.14.2.32 (25 May 2005)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Updated to include two modes of operation. See the file REGISTRY.TXT for details and configuration information.

Updated to Provide detailed events in the Windows system event log.


Version:5.10.2.32(A) (7 Jul 2004)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Resolved issue with system crash caused by having 10 or more array controllers installed in a server.


Version:5.8.2.32(A) (19 Feb 2004)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Added support for Smart Array 64x and 640x Controllers.

Enabled prefetching with Smart Array 64x/640x firmware 1.92 and later. With prefetching disabled, possible performance degradations may occur when compared with the previous Smart Array 64x/640x controller firmware.


Version:5.6.2.xx (7 May 2003)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Provides support for Windows Server 2003.

Two modes of operation. See the file REGISTRY.TXT for details and configuration information.

Provides detailed events in the Windows system event log.


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