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Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) (RFC3720)

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Original Publication Date: 2004-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-27

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Satran: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This document describes a transport protocol for Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) that works on top of TCP. The iSCSI protocol aims to be fully compliant with the standardized SCSI architecture model.

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Network Working Group                                          J. Satran

Request for Comments: 3720                                       K. Meth

Category: Standards Track                                            IBM

                                                          C. Sapuntzakis

                                                           Cisco Systems

                                                          M. Chadalapaka

                                                     Hewlett-Packard Co.

                                                              E. Zeidner

                                                                     IBM

                                                              April 2004

           Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI)

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document describes a transport protocol for Internet Small

   Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) that works on top of TCP.  The

   iSCSI protocol aims to be fully compliant with the standardized SCSI

   architecture model.

   SCSI is a popular family of protocols that enable systems to

   communicate with I/O devices, especially storage devices.  SCSI

   protocols are request/response application protocols with a common

   standardized architecture model and basic command set, as well as

   standardized command sets for different device classes (disks, tapes,

   media-changers etc.).

   As system interconnects move from the classical bus structure to a

   network structure, SCSI has to be mapped to network transport

   protocols.  IP networks now meet the performance requirements of fast

   system interconnects and as such are good candidates to "carry" SCSI.

Satran, et al.              Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3720                         iSCSI                        April 2004

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction...