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Definitions of Managed Objects for Internet Fibre Channel Protocol (iFCP)
RFC 4369

Document type: RFC - Proposed Standard (January 2006; No errata)
Obsoleted by RFC 6173
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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Network Working Group                                         K. Gibbons
Request for Comments: 4369                            McDATA Corporation
Category: Standards Track                                       C. Monia
                                                              Consultant
                                                                J. Tseng
                                                     Riverbed Technology
                                                           F. Travostino
                                                                  Nortel
                                                            January 2006

                  Definitions of Managed Objects for
                Internet Fibre Channel Protocol (iFCP)

Status of This Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2006).

Abstract

   The iFCP protocol (RFC 4172) provides Fibre Channel fabric
   functionality on an IP network in which TCP/IP switching and routing
   elements replace Fibre Channel components.  The iFCP protocol is used
   between iFCP Gateways.  This document provides a mechanism to monitor
   and control iFCP Gateway instances, and their associated sessions,
   using SNMP.

Table of Contents

   1. The Internet-Standard Management Framework ......................2
   2. Introduction ....................................................2
   3. Technical Description ...........................................3
   4. MIB Definition ..................................................4
   5. IANA Considerations ............................................25
   6. Security Considerations ........................................25
   7. Normative References ...........................................26
   8. Informative References .........................................27

Gibbons, et al.             Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4369                        iFCP MIB                    January 2006

1.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework

   For a detailed overview of the documents that describe the current
   Internet-Standard Management Framework, please refer to section 7 of
   RFC 3410 [RFC3410].

   Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed
   the Management Information Base or MIB.  MIB objects are generally
   accessed through the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
   Objects in the MIB are defined using the mechanisms defined in the
   Structure of Management Information (SMI).  This memo specifies a MIB
   module that is compliant to the SMIv2, which is described in STD 58,
   RFC 2578 [RFC2578], STD 58, RFC 2579 [RFC2579] and STD 58, RFC 2580
   [RFC2580].

2.  Introduction

   The iFCP protocol can be used by FC-to-IP-based storage gateways for
   Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) storage interconnects.  Figure 1
   provides an example of an interconnect between iFCP gateways.

        Gateway Region                   Gateway Region
    +--------+  +--------+           +--------+  +--------+
    |   FC   |  |  FC    |           |   FC   |  |   FC   |
    | Device |  | Device |           | Device |  | Device |  Fibre
    |........|  |........| FC        |........|  |........|  Channel
    | N_PORT |  | N_PORT |<.........>| N_PORT |  | N_PORT |  Device
    +---+----+  +---+----+ Traffic   +----+---+  +----+---+  Domain
        |           |                     |           |         ^
    +---+----+  +---+----+           +----+---+  +----+---+     |
    | F_PORT |  | F_PORT |           | F_PORT |  | F_PORT |     |
   =+========+==+========+===========+========+==+========+==========
    |    iFCP Layer      |<--------->|     iFCP Layer     |     |
    |....................|     ^     |....................|     |
    |     iFCP Portal    |     |     |     iFCP Portal    |     v
    +--------+-----------+     |     +----------+---------+    IP
         iFCP|Gateway      Control          iFCP|Gateway      Network
             |              Data                |
             |                                  |
             |                                  |
             |<------Encapsulated Frames------->|
             |      +------------------+        |
             |      |                  |        |
             +------+    IP Network    +--------+
                    |                  |
                    +------------------+

          Figure 1: Interconnect between iFCP Gateways

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