iSCSI Protocol (Consolidated)
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  draft-ietf-storm-iscsi-cons-08.txt
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  Obsoletes: RFC3720, RFC3980, RFC4850, RFC5048
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                                                             IBM

                                                     David Black
                                                             EMC

               iSCSI Protocol (Consolidated)

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Abstract

  This document describes a transport protocol for SCSI that works
  on top of TCP. The iSCSI protocol aims to be fully compliant with
  the standardized SCSI Architecture Model (SAM-2). RFC 3720
  defined the original iSCSI protocol. RFC 3721 discusses iSCSI
  Naming examples and discovery techniques. Subsequently, RFC 3980
  added an additional naming format to iSCSI protocol. RFC 4850
  followed up by adding a new public extension key to iSCSI. RFC
  5048 offered a number of clarifications and a few improvements and
  corrections to the original iSCSI protocol.

  This document obsoletes RFCs 3720, 3980, 4850 and 5048 by
  consolidating them into a single document and making additional
  updates to the consolidated specification. This document also
  updates RFC 3721 and RFC 3723. The text in this document thus
  supersedes the text in all the noted RFCs wherever there is a
  difference in semantics.

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                     iSCSI (Consolidated)                1/13/13

  Note: This version of the draft does not yet incorporate planned
  resolutions to some Last Call comments regarding Kerberos and
  IPsec-related security considerations.

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                     iSCSI (Consolidated)                  1/13/13

1. Introduction.................................................... 15

2. Acronyms, Definitions and Document Summary...................... 16
 2.1.   Acronyms ...................................................16
 2.2.   Definitions ................................................18
 2.3.   Summary of Changes .........................................25
 2.4.   Conventions ................................................26
3. UML Conventions................................................. 27
 3.1.   UML Conventions Overview ...................................27
 3.2.   Multiplicity Notion ........................................27
 3.3.   Class Diagram Conventions ..................................28
 3.4.   Class Diagram Notation for Associations ....................29
 3.5.   Class Diagram Notation for Aggregations ....................30
 3.6.   Class Diagram Notation for Generalizations .................30
4. Overview........................................................ 32
 4.1. SCSI Concepts ............................................... 32
 4.2. iSCSI Concepts and Functional Overview ...................... 33
   4.2.1. Layers and Sessions ..................................... 34
   4.2.2. Ordering and iSCSI Numbering ............................ 35
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