Compaq & ASPI Driver
Posted on 1998-12-11
Where can I find the Compaq ASPI32 drivers for NT 4.0 in order for my optical jukebox manager, which only looks for ASPI compliant controllers, to work with a new Compaq server?
It is a Compaq Proliant7000, with imbedded SCSI controller. The Adaptec driver is not recognized by the Compaq. I need the NT ASPI drivers to load on the Compaq and them my jukebox manager can go out and grab the Compaq SCSI controller.
I've been to the Compaq website and have also gotten an initial response from tech support that they don't have the ASPI drivers for this newer server. But how much do those guys really know?
The new Compaq server uses Compaq's own chipset which is non-ASPI and the optical storage software does not then recognize the SCSI ID string that is returned.
The easy solution is to add the Adaptec card, but there is a reluctance to introduce non-Compaq hardware into the production server environment.