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Microsoft Windows Logo Program System and Device Requirements  —  54

A6.4.7.1 DELETED
A6.4.7.2 DELETED
A6.4.7.3 If present, Intelligent RAID controller supports at least one RAID type (for servers designed for deployment with MSCS clustering).

An intelligent RAID controller—where the controller itself has the capability to run the array management software locally rather than simply executing disk accesses for host-based array software—provides the benefit of reduced demands on the host processor or processors, thereby freeing those computing resources and allowing their use by other tasks. The intelligent RAID controller may be internal to the server chassis, or within an external drive enclosure.

A6.4.7.4 Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition: Additional hardware support
A6.  Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition: Protected forced dump switch or other mechanism for system diagnosis.

The x86-based system must include a protected switch or other mechanism to force an NMI on a stalled system. This device permits the system to perform a memory dump that can then be used for diagnosis of system failures. This device must be protected in such a way that only an authorized administrator can perform this action and accessed without having to power off the system.

For information on the “dump switch” support in Windows, see http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/platform/proc/dmpsw.asp. Note that this white paper presents only concept suggestions for designers and is not intended to provide precise implementation detail.

A6.4.8 Server that supports Winsock Direct (WSD) connectivity meets requirements

Systems are not required to provide WSD connectivity capabilities. However, those systems that do must meet the following requirements:

A6.4.8.1 Reliable transport through combination of WSD hardware and software.

The Windows Sockets Direct Reference is provided in the Windows DDK.

A6.4.8.2 Hardware, software, and driver support to facilitate access via fast alternate paths.

This would include the “normal” Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) 5.0-compliant miniport, plus a System Area Network Windows Sockets (Winsock) provider and a System Area Network Management driver. Installers for these components and any needed network management software components must also be provided.

For hardware characteristics and provider guidelines, see "Windows Sockets Direct" in the Network Devices and Protocols section of the Windows DDK.

A6.4.8.3 Hardware has page tables to translate user addresses to physical addresses.

Hardware must have page tables to translate user addresses to physical addresses. This allows direct user-mode access to the hardware, permitting endpoint resources to be mapped directly into the address space of a user-mode process. This permits application processes to post messaging requests directly to the hardware, with no system calls and no intermediate data copying.

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