Updated: 2021/Apr/14


CISS(4)                      Device Drivers Manual                     CISS(4)

NAME
     ciss - HP/Compaq Smart ARRAY 5/6 RAID controllers

SYNOPSIS
     ciss* at pci? function ?

DESCRIPTION
     The ciss driver provides support for the CISS interface implemented by
     fifth and later generations of the HP/Compaq Smart ARRAY family of
     controllers.

     The CISS interface is defined in the document entitled CISS Command
     Interface for SCSI-3 Support Open Specification, Version 1.04, Valence
     Number 1, Compaq Computer Corporation, 2000/11/27.

     This driver supports several Compaq and HP controllers implementing the
     CISS interface, including:

        Compaq Smart Array 5300 version 1
        Compaq Smart Array 5300 version 2
        Compaq Smart Array 5i version 1
        Compaq Smart Array 5i version 2
        HP Smart Array 5312
        HP Smart Array 6i
        HP Smart Array 641
        HP Smart Array 642
        HP Smart Array 6400
        HP Smart Array 6400 EM
        HP Smart Array E200
        HP Smart Array E200i
        HP Smart Array P400
        HP Smart Array P400i
        HP Smart Array P410i
        HP Smart Array P600
        HP Smart Array P800
        HP Smart Array V100
        HP Smart Array 1 through 14
        HP Smart Array P700m
        HP Smart Array P212
        HP Smart Array P410
        HP Smart Array P410i
        HP Smart Array P411
        HP Smart Array P822
        HP Smart Array P712m
        HP Smart Array P222
        HP Smart Array P420
        HP Smart Array P421
        HP Smart Array P822
        HP Smart Array P420i
        HP Smart Array P220i
        HP Smart Array P721i
        HP Smart Array P430i
        HP Smart Array P830i
        HP Smart Array P430
        HP Smart Array P431
        HP Smart Array P830
        HP Smart Array P731m
        HP Smart Array P230i
        HP Smart Array P530
        HP Smart Array P531
        HP Smart Array P244br
        HP Smart Array P741m
        HP Smart Array H240ar
        HP Smart Array H440ar
        HP Smart Array P840ar
        HP Smart Array P440
        HP Smart Array P441
        HP Smart Array P841
        HP Smart Array H244br
        HP Smart Array H240
        HP Smart Array H241
        HP Smart Array P246br
        HP Smart Array P840
        HP Smart Array P542d
        HP Smart Array P240nr
        HP Smart Array H240nr

     These controllers support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, JBOD, and
     superpositions of those configurations.

     Although the controllers are actual RAID controllers, the ciss driver
     makes them look just like SCSI controllers.  All RAID configuration must
     be done through the controllers' BIOSes.

     Hardware from previous generations of this product family may be
     supported by the cac(4) driver.

SEE ALSO
     bio(4), cac(4), intro(4), pci(4), scsi(4), sd(4)

HISTORY
     The ciss driver first appeared in NetBSD 3.1.

AUTHORS
     The ciss driver was written by Michael Shalayeff <mickey@openbsd.org>,
     and ported to NetBSD by Tonnerre Lombard <tonnerre@netbsd.org>.

NetBSD 9.99                      July 14, 2020                     NetBSD 9.99