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Tracing is inefficient when you diagnose issues that are related to iSCSI Initiator in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7


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Symptoms

You enable the Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) feature for Microsoft iSCSI Initiator. This feature only supports level-based filters. When you use the ETW feature to diagnose issues that are related to iSCSI Initiator in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7, you find that the log file information about the ETW feature does not contain enough details. Therefore, tracing is inefficient.

Note Level-based filters are used for filtering error messages, warning messages, or informational messages.

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Resolution

After you install the hotfix, the ETW feature for iSCSI Initiator adds tracing information that contains more details into the log file. Additionally, the hotfix enables the ETW feature to support component-based filters.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 on the computer.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Iscsi.infNot applicable7,31203-Feb-201000:14Not applicable
Iscsilog.dll6.1.7600.1638516,38414-Jul-200901:06x86
Msiscsi.sys6.1.7600.20634232,84003-Feb-201006:59x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Iscsi.infNot applicable7,32003-Feb-201000:16Not applicable
Iscsilog.dll6.1.7600.1638516,38414-Jul-200901:28x64
Msiscsi.sys6.1.7600.20634273,28803-Feb-201007:34x64
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Iscsi.infNot applicable7,31603-Feb-201000:06Not applicable
Iscsilog.dll6.1.7600.1638516,38414-Jul-200901:36IA-64
Msiscsi.sys6.1.7600.20634679,81603-Feb-201006:19IA-64

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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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More information

The new set of iSCSI Initiator tracing flags and levels:

iSCSI provider GUID:

1babefb4-59cb-49e5-9698-fd38ac830a91


iSCSI trace flags:


iScsiFlagGeneral� ���������������������� bit 0 = 0x00000001�

iScsiFlagAdapter� ���������������������� bit 1 = 0x00000002�

iScsiFlagUnit� ��������������������������� bit 2 = 0x00000004�

iScsiFlagPnP� ���������������������������� bit 3 = 0x00000008�

iScsiFlagPower� ������������������������ bit 4 = 0x00000010�

iScsiFlagIoctl� ��������������������������� bit 5 = 0x00000020�

iScsiFlagQueue ������������������������� bit 6 = 0x00000040�

iScsiFlagWmi� �������������������������� bit 7 = 0x00000080�

iScsiFlagTimer� ������������������������ bit 8 = 0x00000100�

iScsiFlagInit� ���������������������������� bit 9 = 0x00000200�

iScsiFlagLock� �������������������������� bit 10 = 0x00000400�

iScsiFlagIsr� ����������������������������� bit 11 = 0x00000800�

iScsiFlagEnum� ������������������������� bit 12 = 0x00001000�

iScsiFlagBoot� �������������������������� bit 13 = 0x00002000�

iScsiFlagErl� ����������������������������� bit 14 = 0x00004000�

iScsiFlagNetwork� ��������������������� bit 15 = 0x00008000�

iScsiFlagRadius� ����������������������� bit 16 = 0x00010000�

iScsiFlagSockets� ���������������������� bit 17 = 0x00020000�

iScsiFlagScsi� ��������������������������� bit 18 = 0x00040000�

iScsiFlagScsiDataIO� ����������������� bit 19 = 0x00080000�

iScsiFlagProtocolLogInOut� �������� bit 20 = 0x00100000�

iScsiFlagProtocolTMF� ��������������� bit 21 = 0x00200000�

iScsiFlagProtocolTransfer� ��������� bit 22 = 0x00400000�

iScsiFlagCHAP� ������������������������� bit 23 = 0x00800000�

iScsiFlagDigest� ������������������������ bit 24 = 0x01000000�

iScsiFlagIpSec� ������������������������� bit 25 = 0x02000000�


iSCSI trace levels:


iScsiLevelError�� 1

iScsiLevelWarning 2

iScsiLevelTrace�� 3

iScsiLevelInfo��� 4



To enable the ETW feature for iSCSI Initiator using Computer Management, follow these steps:�
  1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.
  2. Expand Performance under System Tools, and then expand System.
  3. Right-click Event Trace Sessions, and then click Data Collect Set on the New menu.
  4. When a Create new Data Collect Set window appears, select Create manually (Advanced), and then click Next.
  5. Click Add, and then select the msiscsi_iScsi item in the Event Trace Providers window. Then, click OK.
  6. Click Edit to edit the properties of the msiscsi_iScsi item.
  7. Click Next repeatedly until you complete the procedure.
To enable using a command-line, the integrated logman.exe tool can be used. This is an example using the provider name:�
Logman start iSCSITrace -p msiscsi_iScsi -o iSCSITrace.etl -ets -nb 8 512 -bs 64
Or using the provider GUID:

Logman start iSCSITrace -p�{1BABEFB4-59CB-49E5-9698-FD38AC830A91} -o iSCSITrace.etl -ets -nb 8 512 -bs 64
And then to stop the trace:

Logman stop iSCSITrace -ets

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684� Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,441
Date (UTC)03-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)09:35
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_iscsi.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20634_none_3d58cbc06df03cab.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,456
Date (UTC)03-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)09:37
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_iscsi.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20634_none_99776744264dade1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,460
Date (UTC)03-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)09:40
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,449
Date (UTC)03-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)09:36
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_iscsi.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20634_none_3d5a6fb66dee45a7.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,458
Date (UTC)03-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)09:36
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,445
Date (UTC)03-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)09:35
PlatformNot applicable

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Article Info
Article ID : 979619
Revision : 3
Created on : 10/9/2011
Published on : 10/9/2011
Exists online : False
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