Category: Storage and Hard Drive
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 505 KB
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 6.0.6001.17051 / 05 Jan 2009
The device driver for the SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) allows for the detection and monitoring of the physical conditions that exist within an attached enclosure device. It also provides the necessary interface that allows the underlying operating system platform to gain access to the status reporting as well as the configuration functions of the supported enclosure. This is what causes the light indicators on the hardware component to blink. The device driver delivers the necessary communication link that will allow the support services to correctly monitor the status of the attached hardware component. Essentially the status indicator lights are driven by electric impulses which are triggered by the hardware monitors. These monitors allows software applications to detect whether the hardware is experiencing too much heat or log the appropriate causes for a failure. This type of mechanism is sometimes used to evaluate the performance and functionality of a specific computer system.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Usually a SCSI Enclosure Service attached to a Sun StorEdge array may from time to time experience unexpected behaviors. One of the most common behavior is the random activity displayed on the indicator lights. Such an event may reflect a failure of the supported device which may appear in the error log of the host computer system. Without the appropriate device driver the hardware failure may not be correctly logged by the error reporting module of the underlying operating system environment. In some instances the device driver helps the computer user to evaluate the cause of the hardware failure. It is a common occurrence that hardware failure can be attributed to outdated firmware modules. This type of hardware component is normally deployed in small to medium enterprise servers which rely on multiple storage solutions. The device driver may also be partly responsible for the accurate detection of an attached storage solution. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Sun SES Enclosure Device errors before installing any driver updates.