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Subject: Protocol Action: 'iSCSI Extensions for RDMA
Specification' to Proposed Standard
The IESG has approved the following documents:
- 'iSCSI Extensions for RDMA Specification '
<draft-ietf-ips-iser-07.txt> as a Proposed Standard
- 'Datamover Architecture for iSCSI (DA) '
<draft-ietf-ips-iwarp-da-06.txt> as an Informational RFC
These documents are products of the IP Storage Working Group.
The IESG contact persons are Lars Eggert and Magnus Westerlund.
A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
iSCSI Extensions for RDMA provides the RDMA data transfer capability
to iSCSI by layering iSCSI on top of an RDMA-Capable Protocol such
as the iWARP protocol suite. An RDMA-Capable Protocol provides RDMA
Read and Write services, which enable data to be transferred
directly into SCSI I/O Buffers without intermediate data copies.
This document describes the extensions to the iSCSI protocol to
support RDMA services as provided by an RDMA-Capable Protocol such
as the iWARP protocol suite.
Working Group Summary
Interest in using iSER to support iSCSI on non-IP networks has
been accommodated by a careful revision of terminology, including a
WG last call on the revised terminology. Any actual protocol
specification work for non-IP networks (e.g., for InfiniBand) will
be conducted outside the IETF (e.g., in the InfiniBand Trade
This protocol has been reviewed for the IPS WG by David L. Black,
who has also acted as PROTO Document Shepherd. Lars Eggert
has reviewed these documents for the IESG.
RFC Editor Note
In Section 5.5 of draft-ietf-ips-iwarp-da-05, make the following
For this revision of this document, a Transport Connection
means only a TCP connection.
For this document, all instances of Transport Connection refer
to a TCP connection.
In Section 13.2 of draft-ietf-ips-iser-06, remove the reference