SCSISelect Utility Setup
1001515, 12210140, 6000664, ALR7200, NS7000, ns8000, NS9000After the host adapter is installed in the system, the BIOS must be initialized and the software must be loaded. Upon boot of the system you will be able to view the settings of the SCSI host adapter and alter them through the SCSISelect Utility. Use this utility to 1) change software configured host adapter settings, 2) check and/or change host adapter settings that may conflict with those of other devices or 3) install new SCSI devices that may need to be low-level formatted or change host adapter termination. Enter SCSISelect Utility by pressing Ctrl-A when the following prompt appears:
Press -Ctrl--A- for SCSISelect (TM) Utility!
1. The SCSISelect Utility allows the review of the host adapter settings or view devices attached to the host adapter without having to open the case.
Highlight Configure/View Host Adapter Settings and press Enter to view the settings of the adapter.
2. Modify Configure/View Host Adapter Settings. Entering on any of the six options allows settings to be changed. Click on the hotspots for more detailed information.
Highlight Boot Device Options and press Enter.
3. This screen allows the Boot Target ID to be set to the ID of the device to boot from (0-15). The BootLUN (Logical Unit Number) is enabled if the boot device has multiple LUNs (0-7).
Press Escape once. Highlight SCSI Device Configuration from the Configuration screen and press Enter.
4. This is the SCSI Device ID screen that has several options available. The explanations are listed below.
Press Escape once. Highlight Advanced Configuration Options from the Configuration screen and press Enter.
5. This screen shows the Advanced Configuration Options that may be changed. These values represent the default settings. Descriptions of changes that may be made are listed below.
Note: The following options are not available within the Advanced Configuration Options unless the Host Adapter BIOS is enabled.
Escape back to the main screen with where you can Configure/View Host Adapter Settings or choose to view the SCSI Disk Utilities.
6. Modifying the SCSI Disk Utilities.
Highlight SCSI Disk Utilities and press Enter.
7. The following diagrams show the SCSISelect Utilitys SCSI Disk Utilities settings. This screen shows the scanning of SCSI IDs 0-15 to see if any devices are connected.
8. Once all the devices on the host adapter have been identified, the utility will show all the devices and their IDs.
For each device that is attached, if highlighted, a different message will appear. If the device is not a hard disk drive, the message received will indicate that the device is not a disk drive. If the the host adapter is highlighted, the message received will indicate that the device is the host adapter. If the device is a hard disk drive, the option will be to format the disk or verify the disk media. Press Enter on the hard disk drive.
9. This is where to perform a low-level format on a SCSI hard disk.
Press Escape back to the main menu. If all options are setup correctly, press Escape once more. Arrow up to select YES to exit the SCSISelect Utility.
To continue to low-level format a SCSI hard drive, follow the steps listed below.
10. Highlight Format Disk and press Enter. This is where the low-level formatting begins. Several screens appear next allowing chances to exit the low-level format. Select YES for each to continue.
11. After the formatting is complete, it goes thru a verification process. It will show 100% complete when finished.
12. The low-level format and disk verification is now complete.
13. Press Escape back to the main menu. If all options are setup correctly, press Escape once more. Arrow up to select YES to exit the SCSISelect Utility.