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RE: iSCSI: One Node or Two?
Mark, I agree that your suggested rewordings clear things up (certainly works for me anyway). Thanks, David > -----Original Message----- > From: Mark Bakke [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 11:30 AM > To: David Dillard > Cc: IETF IPS Workgroup Reflector (E-mail) > Subject: Re: iSCSI: One Node or Two? > > > David- > > The "or" is meant to be a non-exclusive or. An iSCSI Node can > be both an initiator and a target, and have the same iSCSI name > for both. See draft-ietf-ips-iscsi-name-disc-04: > > > 2. iSCSI Names > > > > The main addressable, discoverable entity > in iSCSI is an iSCSI > > Node. An iSCSI node can be either an > initiator, a target, or > > both. > > I agree that we should fix up the wording in the iSCSI draft to > clarify this. How about changing: > > Section 1. Definitions: > > - iSCSI Name: The name of an iSCSI initiator or > iSCSI target. > > To: > > - iSCSI Name: The name of an iSCSI node, which can be an iSCSI > initiator, target, or both. > > 2.5.1 iSCSI Architecture Model > > b) iSCSI Node - The iSCSI Node represents a > single iSCSI > > initiator or iSCSI target. There are one > or more iSCSI > > Nodes within a Network Entity. > > To: > > b) iSCSI Node - The iSCSI Node represents a > single iSCSI > initiator and/or iSCSI target. An iSCSI Node > can be both > and initiator and a target. There are one or > more iSCSI > Nodes within a Network Entity. > > > I think that these two changes should clear this up. > > -- > Mark > > > David Dillard wrote: > > > > As defined in the latest draft an iSCSI Node "... > represents a single iSCSI > > initiator or iSCSI target." > > > > By this definition an LU that acts as both an initiator and > a target, such > > as a data mover for extended copy, is two iSCSI nodes. > This LU will have > > two iSCSI names, one for the initiator side of the LU and > one for the > > target. Therefore, there will be two iSNS "entries" for this LU. > > > > My question is: Is this intended? > > > > Regards, > > > > David > > -- > Mark A. Bakke > Cisco Systems > firstname.lastname@example.org > 763.398.1054 >
Last updated: Mon Jan 28 13:17:57 2002
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