Definitions of Managed Objects for iSNS (Internet Storage Name Service)
RFC 4939

 
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Network Working Group                                         K. Gibbons
Request for Comments: 4939                                   2Wire, Inc.
Category: Standards Track                                    G. Ramkumar
                                                          SnapTell, Inc.
                                                                 S. Kipp
                                                           Brocade, Inc.
                                                               July 2007

                Definitions of Managed Objects for iSNS
                    (Internet Storage Name Service)

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 IETF Trust (2007).

Abstract

   The iSNS (Internet Storage Name Service) protocol provides storage
   name service functionality on an IP network that is being used for
   iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) or iFCP (Internet
   Fibre Channel Protocol) storage.  This document provides a mechanism
   to monitor multiple iSNS Servers, including information about
   registered objects in an iSNS Server.

Gibbons, et al.             Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4939                        iSNS MIB                       July 2007

Table of Contents

   1. The Internet-Standard Management Framework ......................3
   2. Introduction ....................................................3
      2.1. Requirement Levels .........................................3
   3. Technical Description ...........................................4
      3.1. iSNS Registered Objects ....................................4
      3.2. iSNS MIB Structure .........................................5
      3.3. iSNS Server Info ...........................................5
           3.3.1. Control Node Information ............................6
           3.3.2. Discovery Domain Set (DDS) ..........................6
           3.3.3. Discovery Domain (DD) ...............................6
           3.3.4. Registered Storage Objects ..........................6
                  3.3.4.1. Registered Entities ........................6
                  3.3.4.2. Registered Portals .........................6
                  3.3.4.3. Registered Portal Groups ...................7
                  3.3.4.4. Registered iSCSI Nodes .....................7
                  3.3.4.5. Registered FC Ports ........................7
                  3.3.4.6. Registered FC Nodes ........................7
      3.4. Multiple Server Instances ..................................7
      3.5. iSNS Notifications .........................................7
   4. MIB References ..................................................7
   5. MIB Module ......................................................8
   6. IANA Considerations ............................................75
   7. Security Considerations ........................................76
   8. Normative References ...........................................77
   9. Informative References .........................................78
   10. Acknowledgements ..............................................78

Gibbons, et al.             Standards Track                     [Page 2]
RFC 4939                        iSNS MIB                       July 2007

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 iSNS protocol, as described in RFC 4171 [RFC4171], can be used by
   IP-based storage devices for dynamic registration and discovery of
   other storage devices in the network.  It has the capability to group
   devices into storage Discovery Domains, and Discovery Domains into
   Discovery Domain Sets.  The iSNS MIB is designed to allow Simple
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