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IBM PCI Hot Plug Services
User Guide
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Contents
Contents____________________________________________________________iii
What is the IBM PCI Hot Plug Solution? __________________________________ 1
Systems Requirements ____________________________________________________ 1
Software Requirements____________________________________________________ 1
Adapters Supported for Hot Plug ____________________________________________ 1
Installing IBM PCI Hot Plug_____________________________________________ 2
Installing Intel DMI agent __________________________________________________ 2
Installing IBM PCI Hot Plug Services _________________________________________ 2
Installing Hot Plug Adapters Software________________________________________ 2
Tips to know before using PCI Hot Plug features _______________________________ 3
Hot Adding a New Adapter _____________________________________________ 4
The IBM PCI Hot Plug Applet ___________________________________________ 5
Checking the Power Status of a Slot _________________________________________ 5
Changing the Power Status of a Slot _________________________________________ 5
The IBM PCI Hot Plug Systray __________________________________________ 6
The IBM PCI Hot Plug and Play Wizard ___________________________________ 7
Hot Swapping an Adapter______________________________________________ 8
Hot Swapping a Standalone Adapter _________________________________________ 8
Hot Swapping an Adapter in a Fault Tolerant Pair ______________________________ 8
Hot Swap Wizard ____________________________________________________ 10
Fault Tolerant Adapters ______________________________________________ 11
Setting up a Fault Tolerant pair ____________________________________________ 11
Replacing a Failed Adapter in a Fault Tolerant Pair ____________________________ 11
Recommended Configuration on the Netfinity 5500 ____________________________ 11
Notice _____________________________________________________________ 16
Year 2000 Readiness and Instructions_______________________________________ 16
Trademarks ____________________________________________________________ 16
Glossary ___________________________________________________________ 17
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What is the IBM PCI Hot Plug Solution?
The IBM PCI Hot Plug solution for Windows NT 4.0 ensures High Availability on PCI Hot Plugcompatible IBM Netfinity servers. With IBM PCI Hot Plug, you can use:
• Hot Add to install and configure a new adapter while the server is running
• Hot Swap to replace a faulty standalone or redundant adapter while the system is running
• The IBM PCI Hot Plug Applet to monitor the status of Hot Plug PCI slots on your server
IBM PCI Hot Plug includes two wizards, IBM PCI Hot Plug and Play and IBM PCI Hot Swap. These
wizards provide clear, step-by-step guidance while you are adding or swapping an adapter.
Systems Requirements
IBM PCI Hot Plug systems such as the IBM Netfinity 5500 or IBM Netfinity 7000.
To obtain more detailed information about Netfinity servers and products that support PCI Hot-Plug
features, visit one or more of the following IBM pages on the World Wide Web:
http://www.pc.ibm.com
http://www.pc.ibm.com/support
http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/compat/hotplug/
Software Requirements
• Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP3 or later
• IBM PCI Hot Plug Package which includes:
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Intel DMI agent
This agent automatically installs DMI services on your system.
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IBM PCI Hot Plug Solution
§ IBM PCI Hot Plug Applet
§ IBM PCI Hot Plug Systray
§ IBM PCI Hot Plug and Play Wizard
§ IBM PCI Hot Swap Wizard
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Hot Plug Adapters Software
Look for a list of the supported adapters on www.ibm.com/pc/support/netfinity
You also can download IBM PCI Hot Plug package from www.ibm.com/pc/support/netfinity.
Adapters Supported for Hot Plug
You can obtain a list of the supported adapters and download the most current versions of the
adapter device drivers and programs from the following IBM pages on the World Wide Web:
http://www.pc.ibm.com/support
http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/compat/hotplug/
For additional information about future support, contact your IBM marketing representative.
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Installing IBM PCI Hot Plug
You must use the following software to provide IBM PCI Hot Plug support for hot plug-capable IBM
Netfinity systems. You can download this software from www.ibm.com/pc/support/netfinity.
• Intel DMI Agent
• IBM PCI Hot Plug Services
• IBM Fault Tolerant Device Drivers
Step 1: Installing Windows NT4.0 SP3 or later
You must install Windows NT4.0SP3 or later in order to proceed to the next steps.
You can find system configuration information on the following IBM page on the World Wide Web:
http://www.pc.ibm.com/support
Step 2: Installing Intel DMI agent
This software will install Intel DMI version 2.0 on your system. You must install the DMI agent before you
can install the IBM PCI Hot Plug Services.
If DMI is already installed on your system, proceed to Step 3.
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Download the DMI Agent exe file from the web page and extract the files onto a diskette.
Insert the diskette into the floppy drive.
From the Start menu, select Run.
Type A:\Setup.bat in the Open box.
Click OK. The Setup wizard opens.
Check both “DMI 2.0 Service Provider”and “DMI 2.0 DCE Client”items.
Follow the instructions on the setup wizard until the program is installed.
Reboot.
Step 3: Installing IBM PCI Hot Plug Services
1. Download the IBM PCI Hot Plug Services exe file from the web page and extract the files onto a
diskette.
2. Log in to Windows NT as a user in the Administrator group.
3. Insert the diskette into the floppy drive.
4. From the Start menu, Select Run.
5. Type A:\SETUP.EXE in the Open box.
6. Click OK. The Setup wizard opens.
7. Follow the instructions on the setup wizard until the program is installed.
Notes:
If you have an older version of IBM PCI Hot Plug Services on your system a message box will prompt you
to upgrade. Click Yes and the Setup wizard will guide you through the rest of the installation.
Step 4: Installing Hot Plug Adapters Software
Please read the adapter’s user manual for specific Hot Plug and Faut Tolerant support.
To insure that any of the Hot Plug features work properly, you must install the Hot Plug aware drivers. If
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you already have an adapter configured on your system make sure that the drivers are Hot Plug aware. In
the case of an old version of the driver, those must be removed and replaced with the latest. A reboot will
be required.
1. Download the driver .exe file from the web page and extract the files onto a diskette.
2. Place the diskette into the floppy drive.
3. Proceed with the normal upgrade of the adapter drivers. Please consult the documentation that came
with your adapter or contact the manufacturer of the adapter for further information.
(Note: Most of the time, you will need to remove the old driver and reinstall the adapter with the new one)
4. Reboot
Step 5: Tips to know before using PCI Hot Plug features
Hot Plug Aware Drivers
To insure that any of the Hot Plug features work properly, you must install the Hot Plug aware drivers. If
you already have an adapter configured on your system make sure that the drivers are Hot Plug aware. In
the case of an old version of the driver, those must be removed and replaced with the latest. A reboot will
be required.
Hot Add of an Adapter previously removed
When an administrator attempts to Hot-Add a SCSI or RAID adapter on a Hot Plug system on which the
adapter has already been installed and removed, the Hot Add will fail.
The administrator is strongly advised to mark all SCSI drivers which have no device as "DISABLED" via
the Devices Control Applet. This will prevent the driver from being started and allow the Hot Add to
proceed normally.
MAC address incorrect (all zeros) for Hot Added card
After a Hot Add of an NIC Card, the MAC addresses are being returned as all zeros (000000000000).
This does not affect the abilities of the adapter.
Hot Remove
This feature is NOT supported.
Best Time to perform PCI Hot Plug action
It is highly recommended to perform any of the PCI Hot Plug features during low traffic.
Reboot Message
After Hot Adding an adapter, the Windows NT applications (Network Applet and SCSI Applet) will ask the
user to Reboot. DO NOT REBOOT, it is not necessary.
Event Log Message " CreateFile failed to \\\\.\\pipe\\hotsrv "
Event ID: 1007
Source: ipssvc
Type: error
Category : none
This behavior is logged in the Event Viewer as a step to trace events. The Hot Swap wizard may log such
error if the system is unable to fulfill the request at the time. Since the Hot Swap wizard retries 5 times
before giving up. If the Hot Swap worked correctly, you can ignore this message.
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Hot Adding a New Adapter
Hot Add allows you to install and configure an adapter while the server is running. To Hot Add a new
adapter:
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Log on to Windows NT as a user within the Administrator group.
Open the server cabinet carefully in order to access the PCI Hot Plug slots.
Locate an empty PCI Hot Plug slot.
Open the adapter retention latch.
Lift the black tab.
Remove the expansion slot cover.
Insert the adapter firmly into the slot. Use the plastic guides to ensure the adapter is properly seated.
Connect any applicable adapter cables.
Lower the tab and close the adapter retention latch.
The power LED next to the slot turns ON and the Hot Plug and Play Wizard starts.
10. Follow the instructions on the Hot Plug and Play Wizard. Before the wizard completes, you may have
to configure the adapter. For configuration instructions, refer to the documentation for your adapter.
11. Click Finish to close the wizard and complete the installation. DO NOT REBOOT! (Even if prompted,
you do not need to reboot.)
If a problem occurs during installation, refer to the Event Viewer (System Log) for information about the
install session.
Warnings:
Do NOT perform a Hot Add during peak hours— current connections may be interrupted.
Helpful Tip:
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You can Hot Add a Logic Analyzer card and a PCI Bus Analyzer card to the PCI Bus
without impacting existing adapters. When finished, simply power off the slot using the
IBM PCI Hot Plug Applet and remove the analyzer from the system. These procedures
may be useful in gathering data for I/O performance analysis.
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The IBM PCI Hot Plug Applet
This applet helps you monitor and control the status of Hot Plug slots on your server.
Checking the Power Status of a Slot:
1. Open the applet by right-clicking the Hot Plug Icon in the Taskbar notification area on the right side of
the Taskbar. (You can also open the applet by selecting Hot Plug Controls from the Control Panel.)
2. Select the tab designating the slot you want to check status on. The following portion of the property
page is displayed:
Displays the name of the adapter in the slot.
Displays the Logical Slot Number. This number matches the slot in the back panel of the server.
Indicates whether there is an adapter in the slot. If an adapter is present, the card is green. If an
adapter is not present, the card is gray.
Indicates whether the slot has power. If the light bulb is yellow, the power is on. If the light bulb is
gray, the power is off.
Changing the Power Status of a Slot
1. Open the applet by right-clicking the Hot Plug Icon in the Taskbar notification area on the right side of
the Taskbar. (You can also open the applet by selecting Hot Plug Controls from the Control Panel.)
2. Select the tab designating the slot you want to modify.
3. If you want to turn on the power for the selected slot, click On. If you want to turn off the power for the
selected slot, click Off.
4. Click Apply. The power status of the slot is changed.
Note: The off button will be grayed out when an active adapter is present in the slot.
Warning:
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Do not remove power from a slot with an adapter being used by the server— it may hang your
machine. To ensure the slot is Off, open the IBM PCI Hot Plug Applet. If the light bulb is
gray, the power is off. You can also check the Power LED in back of the server. If the Power
LED is not lit, the power to the slot is Off. See the Netfinity Server User Guide for more
information on the LED
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The IBM PCI Hot Plug Systray
The Hot Plug Systray gives you quick access to information about the PCI Hot Plug slots on the server.
To access the Hot Plug Systray, click the Hot Plug icon ( ) in the Taskbar “systray”, located on the right
side of the Taskbar. The menu appears as follows and contains the labeled characteristics:
Slot contains an adapter that is pending installation— adapters with this status are marked by a
black dot next to the adapter name. A pending adapter is not fully configured and requires user
interaction to finish the installation. To complete configuration for this adapter, click the adapter
name to start the IBM Hot Plug and Play wizard.
Empty slot
Slot contains a fully configured, supported adapter.
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The IBM PCI Hot Plug and Play Wizard
The IBM PCI Hot Plug and Play Wizard automatically starts after the insertion of a new adapter.
This wizard will guide you through the configuration and startup of the adapter.
If you choose to cancel the adapter configuration, you can restart this wizard with the IBM PCI Hot Plug
Systray.
See Hot Adding a New Adapter for information about adding an adapter.
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Hot Swapping an Adapter
IBM PCI Hot Plug allows you to Hot Swap standalone and redundant adapters. You must swap the
adapter with an adapter of the same hardware level; in other words you cannot upgrade the existing
adapter in the swap.
Please look at the adapter’s user manual for special requirements for Hot Swapping
Hot Swapping a Standalone Adapter
Use this procedure to replace a standalone adapter. (Note that this feature cannot be supported for
network adapters)
1. Log on to Windows NT as a Domain Administrator.
2. Open the Hot Swap Wizard (From the Start menu, select IBM Hot Plug PCI Applications, then IBM
Hot Swap PCI.)
3. When the wizard prompts you to swap the adapter, open the server cabinet carefully in order to
access the PCI Hot Plug slots. Refer to your server’s user guide for details about PCI Hot Plug Slots.
4. Locate the slot with the adapter needing to be swapped. The Attention LED for this slot will be
flashing.
5. Open the adapter retention latch.
6. Lift the black tab.
7. Remove the adapter.
8. Insert the adapter firmly into the slot. Use the plastic guides to ensure the adapter is properly seated.
9. Connect any applicable adapter cables.
10. Lower the tab and close the adapter retention latch. The wizard will keep running until the adapter
configuration is complete.
Note: The IBM PCI Hot Swap wizard will not allow you to proceed if the swapped adapters are not
the same hardware version.
11. Click Finish to close the wizard and complete the installation.
Hot Swapping an Adapter in a Fault Tolerant Pair
Note that you can Hot Swap an adapter only if it is the passive adapter in a fault tolerant pair.
If the primary adapter has failed, please do the following:
1. Log on to Windows NT as a Domain Administrator.
2. Open the Hot Swap Wizard (From the Start menu select IBM Hot Plug PCI Applications, then IBM Hot
Swap PCI.)
3. When the wizard prompts you to swap the adapter, open the server cabinet carefully in order to
access the PCI Hot Plug slots. Refer to your server’s user guide for details about PCI Hot Plug Slots.
4. Locate the slot with the adapter needing to be swapped. The Attention LED for this slot will be
flashing.
5. Open the adapter retention latch.
6. Lift the black tab.
7. Remove the adapter.
8. Insert the adapter firmly into the slot. Use the plastic guides to ensure the adapter is properly seated.
9. Connect any applicable adapter cables.
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10. Lower the tab and close the adapter retention latch. The wizard will keep running until the adapter
configuration is complete.
Note:
The IBM PCI Hot Swap wizard will not allow you to proceed if the swapped adapters are not
the same hardware version.
11. Click Finish to close the wizard and complete the installation. The wizard will prompt you to fail back.
12. Click Yes.
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Hot Swap Wizard
Use this wizard when swapping an adapter. It will guide you through the Hot Swap process. To start the
Hot Swap Wizard, select IBM Hot Plug PCI Applications, then IBM Hot Swap PCI from the Start menu
See “the Hot Swapping an Adapter”section for more information about Hot Swap.
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Fault Tolerant Adapters
Setting up a Fault Tolerant pair
Read the adapter’s user manual for configuration information.
Replacing a Failed Adapter in a Fault Tolerant Pair
When a primary adapter fails, you can Hot Swap the failed adapter. To do this, open the Hot Swap
Wizard, choose that adapter and follow the instructions. The adapter must be swapped with an
adapter of the same hardware level. See the “Hot Swapping an Adapter”section for more
information.
Recommended Configuration on the Netfinity 5500
We suggest that you place the primary adapter in the PCI Hot Plug slot and use the on-board adapter
as the secondary adapter.
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Glossary
adapter retention latch
This latch rests on top of the adapter slot. It rotates clockwise and counterclockwise, allowing you to
fasten or release the tab over the slot.
Attention LED
Each hot plug PCI slot has an Attention LED that is visible from the rear of the server and one that is
visible from the inside of the server. When the Attention LED is flashing, it signifies that the adapter
requires some sort of user intervention. See the Netfinity Server User Guide for more information.
expansion slot cover
The metal bar covering an empty slot.
fault tolerance
This technology allows you to configure two adapters into a fault tolerant pair. Once installed and
configured the fault tolerant pair will provide access to data (disk and network) even after an adapter
failure.
fault tolerant pair
Two adapters logically grouped together in order to provide continual access to data, even after an
adapter failure. In the pair, one adapter is active and the other is passive.
Hot Add
This IBM PCI Hot Plug feature allows you to add and configure an adapter to a Hot Plug-compatible
server while the server is running.
Hot Removal
Allows you to remove a faulty adapter while the server is running. This feature is NOT supported for this
release of IBM PCI Hot Plug.
Hot Swap
This IBM PCI Hot Plug feature allows you to replace a faulty adapter while the server is running.
IBM PCI Hot Plug and Play Wizard
This wizard guides you through the configuration of a new Hot Plug adapter.
IBM PCI Hot Plug Applet
This applet allows you to monitor and control PCI Hot Plug slots on your server.
IBM PCI Hot Swap Wizard
This wizard helps you replace a faulty Hot Plug adapter.
Power LED
This LED is on when the hot plug slot has power. When this LED is off, the slot has no power. Do not
add or remove an adapter from the slot when the Power LED is on. See the Netfinity Server User Guide
for more information.
primary adapter
The active adapter in a fault tolerant pair
secondary adapter
The passive adapter in a fault tolerant pair.
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tab
The black plastic piece on top of the slot. If you open the adapter retention latch, you can lift the tab to
add or remove an adapter or an expansion slot cover.
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