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GJago
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User Guide for Solid State Drive Data Center Tool 3.0.0 is missing

In contrast to the statement https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23931 there "The DCT User Guide is included in both of the downloadable ZIP files [...]" I can't find the Data Center Tool User Guide in any of the three zip files.

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ASouz7
Honored Contributor II
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Georg,

Is there any particular piece of information you are looking for regarding this tool?

VBela
Beginner
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I am here for the exact same reason as the OP.

Trying to determine how to run the Data Center Tool on my ESXi host and I have no idea how to do this. It is not documented - as far as I can tell.

I see that Windows and Linux it is done via the command line, no mention of VMware.

There is zero mention of how to run this on my VMware ESXi host. I was able to install the tool using the esxcli install vib, but after that - I was left on my own to figure out the rest.

It is not very intuitive nor do I immediately know how to get this running on my ESXi 5.5 host.

This tool needs documentation desperately and relatively fast.

Cheers,

V

GJago
Novice
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The syntax using isdct.exe has changed, Until now I was able to query the temperatures of my SSDs (Intel SSD DC S3500 Series) using

isdct.exe show -display raw -sensor ID=C2

resulting in

- BTWL4200007H480QGN.C2 -

 

raw: 34

- PHWL429200FB480QGN.C2 -

 

raw: 36

Now I'm getting

Syntax Error: Invalid command. Error at or around '='.

Did you mean:

show [-help|-h] [-display|-d (Property1,...)] [-all|-a] [-output|-o (text|nvmxml|json)] -sensor [-intelssd [(Index|SerialNumber)]]

instead.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1.

VBela
Beginner
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Not sure if this helps or not

isdct show -sensor | grep Temperature

OR

isdct show -sensor -intelssd | grep Temperature

OR

isdct show -sensor -intelssd 0 | grep Temperature

But, yes - an updated User Guide is a required.

P.S. Sorry to have hi-jacked your thread with my blurb.

idata
Community Manager
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Here is the link to the guide. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/solid-state-drives/ssd-software/000020016.html User and Install Guides for Intel® SSD Data Center Tool

We posted it on the support site. My apologies for not including the link in the download.

GJago
Novice
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Thank you for this link. It should also be posted on the tool's download page where I linked to in my first post.

Now I'm able to do a

isdct.exe show -display raw -smart C2

resulting in these lines:

- SMART Attributes BTWL4200007H480QGN -

 

- C2 -

Raw : 46

- SMART Attributes PHWL429200FB480QGN -

 

- C2 -

Raw : 49

VBela
Beginner
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So I managed to figure this one out on my own. As mentioned above after installing the Data Center Tool 3.0.0 on my ESXi 5.5 host, rebooting, I then:

Had no idea where isdct was installed to, so I ran "find | grep intel" to determined its location. Once I had that available I was able to determine the correct isdct commands via some non-intel blogs. I then ran the following to update the NVMe on my ESXi host using PuTTY over SSH.

./opt/intel/isdct/isdct show -intelssd

Then loaded the firmware update using

./opt/intel/isdct/isdct load -intelssd 0

("0" being the ID of this nvme device on my host)

Rebooted the host after the above was complete.

After reboot was complete, to verify that everything was completed as expected I ran the show command once more.

./opt/intel/isdct/isdct show -intelssd

 

Note: The "." dot prefixed to the path, as isdct is not attached to ESXi system $PATH environment.

 

You can either CD to the isdct directory, but you will still need to prefix the ./ to the isdct executable: "./isdct show -intelssd" etc from /opt/intel/isdct/ as the active path.

 

Hopefully this helps someone in the immediate future until some official documentation is released.

 

Cheers,

 

V

 

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