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Small Computer Systems Interface protocol over the Internet (iSCSI) Requirements and Design Considerations (RFC3347)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009258D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-14
Document File: 27 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Krueger: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document specifies the requirements iSCSI and its related infrastructure should satisfy and the design considerations guiding the iSCSI protocol development efforts. In the interest of timely adoption of the iSCSI protocol, the IPS group has chosen to focus the first version of the protocol to work with the existing SCSI architecture and commands, and the existing TCP/IP transport layer. Both these protocols are widely-deployed and well-understood. The thought is that using these mature protocols will entail a minimum of new invention, the most rapid possible adoption, and the greatest compatibility with Internet architecture, protocols, and equipment.

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Network Working Group                                         M. Krueger

Request for Comments: 3347                                    R. Haagens

Category: Informational                      Hewlett-Packard Corporation

                                                          C. Sapuntzakis

                                                                Stanford

                                                                M. Bakke

                                                           Cisco Systems

                                                               July 2002

  Small Computer Systems Interface protocol over the Internet (iSCSI)

                Requirements and Design Considerations

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does

   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this

   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document specifies the requirements iSCSI and its related

   infrastructure should satisfy and the design considerations guiding

   the iSCSI protocol development efforts.  In the interest of timely

   adoption of the iSCSI protocol, the IPS group has chosen to focus the

   first version of the protocol to work with the existing SCSI

   architecture and commands, and the existing TCP/IP transport layer.

   Both these protocols are widely-deployed and well-understood.  The

   thought is that using these mature protocols will entail a minimum of

   new invention, the most rapid possible adoption, and the greatest

   compatibility with Internet architecture, protocols, and equipment.

Conventions used in this document

   This document describes the requirements for a protocol design, but

   does not define a protocol standard.  Nevertheless, the key words

   "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD",

   "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED",  "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document

   are to be interpreted as described in RFC-2119 [2].

Krueger, et al.              Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3347      iSCSI Requirements and Design Considerations     July 2002

Table of Contents

   1.   Introduction.................................................2

   2.   Summary of Requirements......................................3

   3.   iSCSI Design Considerations..................................7

   3.1. General Discussion...........................................7

   3.2. Performance/Cost...