to an NVMe Plugfest to gain compliance test results for
your equipment? Get the right kit and advice to make
sure you are ready to pass!
Hot-plug of PCIe devices is a fairly new requirement, and
not all devices and hosts are fully compliant yet. In
addition, the number of test scenarios required for a pass
at future Plugfests is likely to increase year-on-year.
As of Plugfest #4 (June 2015), a simple set of hot-plug
scenarios needed to be passed. Hot-plugging a PCIe device
is a complex test scenario; not everyone passed the test
station at Plugfest #4.
Plugfest #5 (February 2016) saw an extension of the
testing, requiring multiple insertion–removal cycles, for
each of four different hot-swap speeds. This significantly
increased the chances of spotting failures in the hot-plug
The tests are undoubtedly going to get more rigorous at
future Plugfests, so now is the time to get on top of your
testing and be confidant that your
device meets the specification!
“The support that Quarch is providing to the UNH-IOL and
the NVMe Integrators List program is enabling us to
implement new types of testing that help prove the
reliability and robustness of NVMe. The Quarch Torridon
tool allows us to test the hot-plug features that are so
important for enterprise SSD implementations.”
David Woolf, Research and Development of Storage and Mobile
The best way to
ensure a pass at Plugfest is to do plenty of testing in
advance! Here’s what you’ll need to run the tests in your