iSCSI HBA Ping Test (LOGO)

This test verifies that iSCSI initiators (HBA) can send and receive ping requests.


There is no standard mechanism for initiating the sending of ICMP echo messages on an HBA. Therefore, manual interaction is required to complete this phase of the test.


Test details

Associated requirements


See the device hardware requirements.


Windows 7 (x64) Windows 7 (x86) Windows 8 (x64) Windows 8 (x86) Windows Server 2012 (x64) Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) Windows Server 2008 x64 Windows Server 2008 x86Windows 8.1 x64Windows 8.1 x86Windows Server 2012 R2

Expected run time

~5 minutes


Certification Functional




Running the test

Before you run the test, complete the test setup as described in the test requirements: iSCSI HBA Testing Prerequisites.

If this is the first time you are running an iSCSI HBA test, iSCSI Target test, or MPIO test over iSCSI bus type on the HCK client, or if there is no iscsihctconfig.ini under [HCK Path]\JobsWorkingDir\ on the HCK client, you will receive a pop-up dialog box to input iSCSI configuration information and/or HBA information. For more information about this dialog box, see “Running the test” in iSCSI HBA Boot Test (LOGO).


For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting Device.Storage Testing.

In addition:

  1. Look at the job results log file for test failures.

  2. Enter the required data in the configuration dialog box that appears when this job is scheduled. For more information, go to iSCSI HBA Boot Test (LOGO).

This test returns Pass or Fail. To review test details, review the test log from the Windows HCK Manager.

More information

This test operates in two phases:

  1. The first phase verifies that the HBA responds to ping requests by sending a ICMP echo packets to the HBA by using a network card in the test system.

  2. The second phase verifies the HBA can send ICMP echo packets to another address, which in this case is the network card in the test system.

To run this test:

  1. Run the test as a Driver Test Manager (DTM) job.

  2. Enter the required data in the configuration dialog box that appears when this job is scheduled.




The verbosity of logging. There are three levels of output: 0, 1, and 2. 2 is the most verbose.

Default value: 1


Command syntax

Command optionDescription

Iscsi_pingtest.exe -initiator -hct

Runs the test.



For command-line help for this test binary, type /h.


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