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Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) Naming and Discovery (RFC3721)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028118D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-27
Document File: 23 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Bakke: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This document provides examples of the Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI; or SCSI over TCP) name construction and discussion of discovery of iSCSI resources (targets) by iSCSI initiators. This document complements the iSCSI protocol document. Flexibility is the key guiding principle behind this document. That is, an effort has been made to satisfy the needs of both small isolated environments, as well as large environments requiring secure/scalable solutions.

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Network Working Group                                           M. Bakke

Request for Comments: 3721                                         Cisco

Category: Informational                                        J. Hafner

                                                              J. Hufferd

                                                            K. Voruganti

                                                                     IBM

                                                              M. Krueger

                                                         Hewlett-Packard

                                                              April 2004

           Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI)

                          Naming and Discovery

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 (2004).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document provides examples of the Internet Small Computer

   Systems Interface (iSCSI; or SCSI over TCP) name construction and

   discussion of discovery of iSCSI resources (targets) by iSCSI

   initiators.  This document complements the iSCSI protocol document.

   Flexibility is the key guiding principle behind this document.  That

   is, an effort has been made to satisfy the needs of both small

   isolated environments, as well as large environments requiring

   secure/scalable solutions.

Bakke, et al.                Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3721               iSCSI Naming and Discovery             April 2004

Table of Contents

   1. iSCSI Names and Addresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

      1.1.  Constructing iSCSI names using the iqn. format . . . . .   5

      1.2.  Constructing iSCSI names using the eui. format . . . . .   8

   2. iSCSI Alias. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

      2.1.  Purpose of an Alias. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

      2.2.  Target Alias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

      2.3.  Initiator Alias. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

   3. iSCSI Discovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

   4. Security Considerations. . ....