Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) Extensions for Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, ips mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ips chair <email@example.com> 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: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ips-iser-07.txt
Technical Summary 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 Association). Protocol Quality 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 replacement: OLD: For this revision of this document, a Transport Connection means only a TCP connection. NEW: 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 to [VERBS].