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COMMANDS USED TO TUNNEL NON-SCSI TRANSACTIONS TO A FIBRE CHANNEL ATTACHED CONTROLLER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013421D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

COMMANDS USED TO TUNNEL NON-SCSI TRANSACTIONS TO A FIBRE CHANNEL ATTACHED CONTROLLER This disclosure describes a method of tunneling commands through the Fibre Channel interface. These commands are sent by specialized host applications that handle such functions as configuration, code download and debug. These tunneling Fibre/SCSI commands are needed because most of the commands contain more data than can fit in a SCSI CDB (Command Descriptor Block). Two commands are defined for this purpose: Send Tunneling Transaction and Receive Tunneling Results. The following describes the fields in each command.