NVMe Plugfest Compliance Testing

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#1 08/02/2016 - 14:13
anorrie

NVMe Plugfest Compliance Testing

Hotplug testing of NVMe devices is a much bigger challenge that on SAS, due to the large number of remaining issues in the PCIe ecosystem. Many PCIe devices will not got-swap correctly without careful selection of the host, OS and drivers. While this has improved greatly over the last couple of years, hot-swap failures of PCIe devices is still common.

The industry compliance testing Plugfest at UNH-IOL are a greate place to find out about PCIe and hot-plug testing.  Since Plugfest #4 (Summer 2015), The Quarch equipment has been required for use during the (mandatory) hot-plug test.  Passing this test is required in order to show compliance.

To help with this (and to allow you to test in your own lab), Quarch have released an application note: describing the details of the Plugfest testing, and providing a PowerShell script that can automate the testing.  You can download AN003 it from our site.