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Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) (RFC4171)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000128857D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-20

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Tseng: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This document specifies the Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) protocol, used for interaction between iSNS servers and iSNS clients, which facilitates automated discovery, management, and configuration of iSCSI and Fibre Channel devices (using iFCP gateways) on a TCP/IP network. iSNS provides intelligent storage discovery and management services comparable to those found in Fibre Channel networks, allowing a commodity IP network to function in a capacity similar to that of a storage area network. iSNS facilitates a seamless integration of IP and Fibre Channel networks due to its ability to emulate Fibre Channel fabric services and to manage both iSCSI and Fibre Channel devices. iSNS thereby provides value in any storage network comprised of iSCSI devices, Fibre Channel devices (using iFCP gateways), or any combination thereof.

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Network Working Group                                           J. Tseng
Request for Comments: 4171                           Riverbed Technology
Category: Standards Track                                     K. Gibbons
                                                      McDATA Corporation
                                                           F. Travostino
                                                                  Nortel
                                                             C. Du Laney
                                             Rincon Research Corporation
                                                                J. Souza
                                                               Microsoft
                                                          September 2005


                 Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)

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 (2005).

Abstract

   This document specifies the Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)
   protocol, used for interaction between iSNS servers and iSNS clients,
   which facilitates automated discovery, management, and configuration
   of iSCSI and Fibre Channel devices (using iFCP gateways) on a TCP/IP
   network.  iSNS provides intelligent storage discovery and management
   services comparable to those found in Fibre Channel networks,
   allowing a commodity IP network to function in a capacity similar to
   that of a storage area network.  iSNS facilitates a seamless
   integration of IP and Fibre Channel networks due to its ability to
   emulate Fibre Channel fabric services and to manage both iSCSI and
   Fibre Channel devices.  iSNS thereby provides value in any storage
   network comprised of iSCSI devices, Fibre Channel devices (using iFCP
   gateways), or any combination thereof.

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RFC 4171          Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)    September...