Vendor Specific Diagnostic page support
malcolm_muggeridge at uk.xyratex.com
Mon Nov 13 01:54:33 PST 2000
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Technically it can, the issue is that the drives (Seagate Cheetah IV)
currently report support for the following pages only and we want to use the
Vendor specific Range 80-FF.
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F 40 A0
Matthew Jacob wrote:
> Can you clarify why SES (in passthrough) does not fit your needs?
> On Fri, 10 Nov 2000, Malcolm Muggeridge wrote:
> > Please excuse me if I am writing this to the wrong audience. Please
> > re-direct me as necessary.
> > We are working with 2 other industry partners on a project which
> > requires inband communication through non-enclosure device (Drive).
> > We require extension to the SES Enclosure Services data which does not
> > fit the standard Diagnostic Page codes 00h-08h.
> > The purpose of this is to manage intelligent Port devices, not
> > effectively covered by the SES specification (Rev8b) today.
> > We had planned to use Vendor Specific Pages in the range 80h-FFh,
> > however it is seems that the Drive vendors do not support these Pages
> > today.
> > My questions are
> > a) Is there any ongoing SES committee work covering devices such as
> > switches or Hubs ?
> > b) Are there any proposals covering use of Pages 09-0Fh ?
> > c) Does anyone have knowledge of any of the drive vendors intend to
> > change the supported pages ?
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