VPD pages and multiple-protocol target ports
Frederick.Knight at netapp.com
Wed Jul 31 10:04:06 PDT 2013
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I would expect them to be different ports. The iSCSI port and the FCoE port
are connected to DIFFERENT SCSI domains. Consider EXTENDED COPY, for that to
work, the two ports MUST have different relative port IDs.
If the device receives a page 83h INQUIRY via the FCoE port, I would expect
it to return info about the FCoE port. If it receives a page 83h INQUIRY via
the iSCSI port, I would expect it to return info about the iSCSI port. If
I'm a host and I send an INQUIRY command to what I know is an FC port looking
for port specific information (such as the FC WWPortName), and I get back a
response that includes iSCSI specific stuff (such as the SCSI name string),
then I'm going to call that device broken.
I'm not quite sure how "the target port on which the INQUIRY command was
received" can be understood to return information about two different ports
(and FCoE port and an iSCSI port); given that the command would have been
received over only one of those SCSI domain into only one of those two ports.
Of course, as George pointed out, page 88h is different; it is supposed to
return multiple different structures with multiple different types of
information (for all the different ports - either known to the device server,
or known to the whole target - depending on which LUN received the command).
From: owner-t10 at t10.org [mailto:owner-t10 at t10.org] On Behalf Of Penokie,
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 11:40 AM
To: Paul Hughes; t10 at t10.org
Subject: RE: VPD pages and multiple-protocol target ports
VPD page 83h may, but is not required to, return multiple transport protocols
for a single SCSI target port.
VPD page 88h should return all the transport protocols on all the SCSI target
ports the logical unit that received the Inquiry command knows about.
Bye for now,
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george.penokie at lsi.com
From: owner-t10 at t10.org [mailto:owner-t10 at t10.org] On Behalf Of Paul Hughes
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 4:44 PM
To: t10 at t10.org
Subject: VPD pages and multiple-protocol target ports
If a SCSI target device contains a target port that supports multiple
transport protocols (e.g. an Ethernet port that supports iSCSI and FCoE),
should the Device Identification (83h) and SCSI Ports (88h) VPD pages contain
target port designation descriptors for all supported transport protocols, or
just the transport protocol that was used to retrieve the VPD page?
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