CISS(4)                 NetBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                CISS(4)

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

     ciss* at pci? function ?

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

     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 P600
        HP Smart Array P800
        HP Smart Array V100
        HP Smart Array 1 through 13

     These controllers support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, JBOD, and superposi-
     tions 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 sup-
     ported by the cac(4) driver.

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

     The ciss driver first appeared in NetBSD 3.1.

     The ciss driver was written by Michael Shalayeff <>,
     and ported to NetBSD by Tonnerre Lombard <>.

NetBSD 6.0                       May 28, 2008                       NetBSD 6.0

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