The adapter can be configured using Fast!UTIL. Access Fast!UTIL by pressing ALT + Q during the adapter BIOS initialization (it might take a few seconds for the Fast!UTIL menu to appear).
If there are more than one Netfinity Fibre Channel PCI Adapter, Fast!UTIL asks you to select the adapter you want to configure. After changing the settings, Fast!UTIL restarts the system to load the new parameters.
NOTE: If the configuration settings are incorrect, the Netfinity Fibre Channel PCI Adapter will not function properly.
Each host adapter has a unique serial number. Write down the serial number of the Netfinity Fibre Channel PCI Adapter in the event that the nonvolatile random access memory (NVRAM) is damaged (see Scan Fibre Channel Devices). If the NVRAM is damaged, you will be prompted for the PCI adapter serial number.
Fast!UTIL Options: The following section describes the Fast!UTIL options.
Configuration Settings: The first selection on the Fast!UTIL Options menu is Configuration Settings. These settings configure the FC devices and the PCI adapter to which they are attached.
Host Adapter Settings: From the Configuration Settings menu in Fast!UTIL, select Host Adapter Settings. The current default settings for the host adapter are listed in following table and described in the following paragraphs.
NOTE: The host adapter settings and default values will vary based on the version of BIOS code installed for the adapter.
Setting Option Default
Host adapter Enabled or Disabled
Enable LUNs Yes or No Yes
Execution throttle 1, 4, 8, 16, 32, 255
64, 128, 255
Drivers load Enabled or Enable
RISC code Disabled
Framesize 512, 1024, 2048 2048
IOCB allocation 1-512 buffers 256 buffers
Loop reset delay 0-15 seconds 5 seconds
Extended error Enabled or Disabled
Port down retry 0-255 0
NOTE: In order for the embedded device driver software to be loaded,
the driver being loaded must support this setting.
If the driver does not support this setting, the result is the same as if the setting were disabled, regardless of the setting.
Leaving this option enabled guaranties a certified combination of software driver and RISC firmware.
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