Let MindShare Bring "Hands-On NVM Express (NVMe) 1.2" to Life for You
MindShare's NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) course begins with a review of PCI Express (PCIe) basics as a foundation for the study of NVMe. Next, a high-level view of the architecture provides the big-picture context. Finally, we drill down into some details for each part of the design, providing an introduction to the hardware and software protocols.
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Hands-On NVM Express (NVMe) 1.2 Architecture Course Info
You Will Learn:
- An overview of PCIe configuration
- Basics of the NVMe Host Controller Interface model
- The steps for device initialization
- How command queues are set up and managed
- How host software learns that commands have been completed
- Which command sets are defined, what the commands are, and an overview of how they work
- The error reporting structures defined
- The power management options
Course Length: 1 Day
- PCIe Background
- NVMe Host-Controller Interface overview
- HANDS-ON ARBOR LAB: discover register addresses
- Queue Management
- NVMe Commands
- Command execution
- Creation and management of Queues
- Managing the queue: Doorbell register operation
- Priority and Arbitration of commands
- Completing commands
- Informing the Host of completions
- Handling Metadata
- Asynchronous Event Notification
- HANDS-ON ARBOR LAB: read commands from a queue
- Addressing modes
- Get/Set Features
- HANDS-ON ARBOR LAB: use of get/set features ? discover queue allocation
- Error reporting, Error Reporting Structures
- Firmware updates
- Controller registers
- Power Management
- Summary of changes for spec version 1.2
- Enhanced power management hint
- Option to use no local memory
- Option to use large local memory for SQs
- Live firmware updates
- Additional commands for setting up Namespaces (to use with Reservations)
- Other NVMe commands
- PCIe Architecture Overview
Previous exposure to PCIe is needed, as is some general knowledge of PC architectures.
- Downloadable PDF version of the presentation slides.
- PCI Express Technology eBook (or hardcopy on request) by Mike Jackson and Ravi Budruk.
- Optional: MindShare Arbor software tool, used for student labs in the class.
- Optional: Comprehensive NVMe 1.1a eLearning course