Why do we need SMP initiators in the Expander Devices?

Elliott, Robert (Server Storage) Elliott at hp.com
Wed May 17 11:35:55 PDT 2006

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Self-configuring expander devices use SMP initiator ports to perform the
discover process to fill in their own routing tables.  This is optional
behavior in SAS-1.1.
Rob Elliott, elliott at hp.com
Hewlett-Packard Industry Standard Server Storage Advanced Technology
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> Of Dinesh C
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> Subject: Why do we need SMP initiators in the Expander Devices?
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> * Dinesh C <cdinesh at perfectus.com>
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> Hello,
> Can any one explain ,why do we need an SMP initiatior in the Expander
> Device?.(are they used to connect another exander with it?)Is it
> possible to connect another Expander device with an exander device
> without an SMP initiator?
> Regards
> Dinesh.C
> Design Engineer
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