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In-Band Control of a System-Wide Indicator Scheme for all Distributed Enclosures in multiple Fibre Channel Switched Networks for a Single Fibre Channel Domain

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032754D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Provide indicator control for distributed enclosures that are part of a fibre channel network such that the indicators for any enclosure within the network can be controlled from a centralized indicator control center, using Inband Fibre Channel communications. Implementation of this control scheme allows a centralized resource to control service aid indicators in distributed enclosures to assist in maintenance activities, without requiring out of band connectivity to distributed enclosures.