Running the Hardware-based RAID Systems Tests

After you prepare the test machine for hardware-based RAID system testing, you can run the logo tests from the DTM Studio.

Note This content applies to the Windows Logo Kit (WLK). For the latest information using the new Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK), see Windows HCK User's Guide on the Windows Hardware Dev Center.

  1. After you are prompted for a driver or device, select the scenario that applies to you:

    • If your hardware-based RAID system supports MPIO, follow these steps:

      1. If your hardware-based RAID system uses MSDSM.sys (the Microsoft standard device-specific module), select the I am not providing an INF or driver package check box, and then click Next.If your hardware-based RAID system uses a 3rd party DSM, click Browse to find the .INF file for the 3rd party DSM and then click Load, select the item in Drivers for submission and click Next.

      2. When you are prompted to select a device, select the node for DSM under the System Devices node, and then click Next. If your hardware-based RAID system uses MSDSM.sys, select the node for Microsoft Multi-Path Device Specific Module. If your hardware-based RAID system uses a 3rd party DSM, select the related node for the 3rd party DSM, which you can find under System Devices node.

        Note If your hardware-based RAID system supports MPIO and does not use Microsoft MPIO, you cannot submit by using this logo program.

    • If your hardware-based RAID system does not support MPIO, follow these steps:

      1. When you are prompted to select a driver, select the I am not providing an INF or Driver Package check box, and then click Next.

        You cannot load any driver. You cannot submit non-standard disk drivers and null-INF files by using this logo program.

      2. When you are prompted to select a device, select one of the disks that is displayed in Disk Drives that represents your RAID system. You do not need to select all of disks; DTM selects all matching disks automatically.

  2. Select the bus type for your hardware-based RAID system.

    If your device supports MPIO, select the appropriate check box when you are prompted in the Create New Submission wizard. VDS is not required for WLK 1.6 testing.

  3. Select the tests that you want to run, click Add Selected, and then click Schedule.

Important

For iSCSI hardware-based RAID systems, all of the iSCSI tests require a configuration file to set up the communication between the HBA (Initiator) and the iSCSI targets. This information includes the CHAP user name, target secret to log on the target, target name, target IP address, and HBA PNPID. When you select an iSCSI job, a yellow exclamation mark (!) appears; this mark is normal and indicates that more information is needed. You must enter this information in a user interface that appears when you schedule the job or by right-clicking the job and then clicking Add Information. This user interface generates a configuration file, which is copied to the client machine during each job. The following screen shot shows the extension user interface.

Note If you are running the MPIO test in an iSCSI environment, you might have to provide additional information about the iSCSI environment or provide the specific iSCSI configuration file. For more information, see Multi-Path I/O Test.

Build date: 9/14/2012