Preparing for SCSI RAID Controller Testing with the Secondary Configuration

Use the following secondary procedure to configure the test system and test a SCSI RAID controller if instructed above

Before you run the SCSI RAID controller tests with the secondary configuration, you must configure the test system, install the operating system, and then install the DTM Client according to the following procedures:

To configure the test system in the secondary configuration
  1. Turn off the test system.
  2. Install one RAID controller (test device).
  3. Connect and install one JBOD or three hard disk drives to the test device.
  4. If the RAID Controller supports a CD-ROM, connect a CD-ROM drive to the test device.
  5. Connect the JBOD to the test device.
  6. Use the hardware RAID configuration utility for the test device, or the BIOS, and create one 60-GB RAID array on the first JBOD or disks and two 60-GB RAID arrays on the second JBOD. Use the RAID-level criteria in SCSI RAID Controller Testing Overview to determine the RAID levels on the JBODs for RAID controller testing.

To install the operating system in the secondary configuration

Use the following procedure to install the operating system. When you are finished, the RAID array will be configured as shown in Figure 1 for Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP and as shown in Figure 2 for Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition.

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Figure 3: RAID array secondary configuration for Windows Vista or Windows XP

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Figure 4: RAID array secondary configuration for Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

  1. Do one of the following:
    • If the test RAID controller is bootable and the test RAID controller supports CD drives, insert the operating system CD into the CD drive that is connected to the test RAID controller. Install the Microsoft Windows operating system onto an NTFS 36-GB partition in the first RAID array on the JBOD.
    • If the test RAID controller is bootable and the test RAID controller does not support CD drives, insert the operating system CD into the CD drive that is connected to any alternate controller. Install the Windows operating system onto an NTFS 36-GB partition in the first RAID array on the JBOD.
    • If the test RAID controller is not bootable, insert the operating system CD into the CD drive that is connected to any alternate controller. Install the operating system onto an NTFS 36-GB partition onto a hard disk drive that is connected to any alternate non test boot controller in the host test system.
  2. Install any software or drivers that you need to connect to and manage the peripheral devices.

    Note  All drivers that are not associated with the test device must be signed, and the devices must be listed in the Bb961592.internet_link_sm(en-us,MSDN.10).gifMicrosoft Windows Marketplace.

  3. The test system should now be booted into Microsoft Windows.
  4. Use Windows Disk Management to make all of the hard disk drives dynamic.

    Important  If the test device is not bootable at this point, you are booting from an alternate boot controller. Do not add any partitions to the hard disks on the alternate boot controller.

  5. Use the Windows Disk Management utility to set up three 4 GB NTFS partitions on Array 2.
  6. If you are testing with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, use Windows Disk Management to create a software RAID 1 mirror of one of the NTFS partitions on Array 2 to the unallocated space Array 1.
  7. If you are testing with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, use Windows Disk Management to create a 4-GB NTFS software RAID 5 array that uses unallocated space on each of the three RAID arrays (Fig. 4).
  8. If you are testing with Windows XP Professional, use Windows Disk Management to create a spanned 4-GB NTFS volume that uses unallocated space on each of the three RAID arrays (Fig. 3).
  9. Use the following procedure to setup the system page file and enable memory dumps:
    1. Click the Start button, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
    2. Click the General tab, and note the amount of RAM that the computer has.
    3. Click the Advanced tab, and then, in the Performance area, click Settings.
    4. Click the Advanced tab, and then, in the Virtual Memory area, click Change.
    5. Select Custom Size, and then enter a number in the Initial size (MB) box that is larger than the size of RAM that you noted in step 4.

      Note  You specify the size of the page file in megabytes (MB). If the amount of RAM on your computer was specified by using gigabytes (GB) or some other measure, convert the amount of RAM to MB before you enter a value for the page file size.

    6. In the Maximum size (MB) text box, enter a maximum size value that is larger than the initial size that you entered in the Initial size (MB) box. (The maximum size is typically 1.5 to 2 times the initial size.)
    7. Click Set, and then click OK twice.
    8. Click OK, and then restart the computer to update the page file size.

  10. Install the Windows Symbols files to the %SystemDrive%\Symbols directory.
  11. Install DTM client.
  12. Do the following to configure the machine for testing in DTM Studio:
    1. Add the machine to a machine pool.
    2. Deploy the WDK\ConfigureStorageAdapter dimension.
    3. Click Explorers, and then click Device Console.
    4. In the Create New Submission dialog box, select your operating system, and then click Next.
    5. Type a name for your submission and select the machine pool that was created earlier. Click Next.
    6. Select Storage > Adapter or Controller when prompted for the logo program, and then click Next.
    7. If you are testing a driver, browse to the driver, and then load that driver when prompted. Otherwise select the I am not providing an INF or Driver Package check box, and then click Next.
    8. If you selected the I am not providing an INF or Driver Package check box, select your test device from the list when prompted, and then click Next. The following dialog box appears:

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    9. In the Bus type connecting adapter to storage box, select SCSI. Select the Implements RAID check box. Select the check boxes for any additional features implemented by your adapter.
    10. Click Next, and then click Finish to complete the submission.


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