Here are my responses:
Yes, as alluded to in the
iSNS draft. You understood it well.
You are welcome to write
a paper or RFC if you desire. I am willing to help you out.
From: dan yo
September 28, 2003 10:56 PM
Subject: [Ips] iSNS: question on
exporting FC Zone DB to iSNS DB
I would like to get
some opinions and thoughts on mapping FC Zone Server DB
to iSNS DB in a
single or multiple fabrics, mixed protocol SAN switches
Based on my understanding
of the FC-GS, FC-SW, and the iSNS draft, FC zone
objects are mapped to
iSNS objects as follow:
FC zone maps
to iSNS DD (Discovery Domain).
FC zone set maps
to iSNS DD Set.
FC fabric maps to
iSNS Network Entity.
Assume we have a
multi-fabric SAN with mixed FC and iSCSI switches,
We want to create a
central iSNS database to store all the devices,
where some of the devices
are exported from the FC zone DBs, and some
are registered from
the iSNS capable clients (most likely iSCSI devices).
With the central iSNS
server, iSNS capable management stations now
have a full view of the
whole multi-fabric SAN.
1. Would iSNS serve
well for the above application?
2. When FC Zone DBs are
merged or segmented, how the FC Zone DBs
synchronized with the iSNS DB is an implementation issue, but
anybody written any guideline or paper on this?
not, would this subject be a good ietf draft/rfc candidate?
3. Is there any such
product on the market from the major SAN switch
manufacturers (that exports and maps FC Zone DB to iSNS server)?
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