Last Modified: 2003-11-03
The Internet and Management Support for Storage WG (imss) is chartered to address two areas, specifically: - IPv4 over Fibre Channel has been specified in RFC 2625. A corresponding specification for IPv6 is needed. - An initial Fibre Channel Management MIB has been developed by the IP Storage (ips) WG; extensions are needed to encompass management of additional aspects of Fibre Channel, such as zoning.
In the future, other storage related MIBs for other storage transports such as INCITS T10 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or SCSI command specific MIBs may be proposed. This group would work with the appropriate technical committee(s) in a manner similar to that described for INCITS T11 below.
As Fibre Channel standardization is handled by the INCITS T11 Technical Committee (http://www.t11.org), a close working relationship with T11 is essential to the WG's success. In particular: - The IPv6 over Fibre Channel specification will be based on draft-desanti-ipv6-over-fibre-channel-02.txt. This draft was originally developed within a T11 study group and T11 has officially recommended this draft to the IETF. - The WG will not standardize management of Fibre Channel features ahead of their incorporation into appropriate T11 Fibre Channel standards. - The WG will work closely with T11, specifically Task Group T11.5, on the functionality and structure of the MIBs it develops for management of Fibre Channel.
In addition to working closely with the INCITS T11 Technical Committee, this Working Group will work closely with IETF IPv6 Working Group as appropriate. In particular, the IPv6 Working Group will be kept informed on the progress and status of the IPv6 over Fibre Channel specification. The IMSS Working Group Last Call announcement will be cross-posted to the IPv6 WG mailing list.
|Dec 03||Submit IPv6 over Fibre Channel draft to IESG for consideration as Proposed Standard|
|Aug 04||Work with T11.5 to determine what additional MIB modules are needed|
|Oct 04||Submit Fibre Channel Domain Manager MIB to IESG for consideration as Proposed Standard|
|Oct 04||Submit Fibre Channel Name Server MIB to IESG for consideration as Proposed Standard|
|Jan 05||Submit Extensions for Fibre Channel Interfaces MIB to IESG for consideration as Proposed Standard|
|Jan 05||Review working group charter and determine what additional work, if any, should be undertaken by working group|
Workgroup.IETF-58 IMSS WG Draft Minutes Met on November 11, 2003 at 3:45 pm in Minneapolis, MN This was the initial meeting of the IMSS working group. The agenda for the meeting was: Agenda and Agenda Bashing (Elizabeth Rodriguez) IMSS Working Group Introduction (Elizabeth Rodriguez) Relationship with T11.5 (Roger Cummings) IPv6 over Fibre Channel (Claudio DeSanti) Open Mike Elizabeth Rodriguez, IMSS WG chair, presented an introduction to the IMSS Working Group, which can be found at: http://home.earthlink.net/~imsswg/sitebu ildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/IMSSOverview.pps This presentation included: 1) List of WG Chair, Area Director and Technical Advisors 2) Rational for the formation of the working group 3) Parts of the charter 4) WG Milestones 5) Intro to Roger Cummings presentation on INCITS and IMSS/T11.5 relationship 6) Background on the IMSS Working group draft in last call: IPv6 over Fibre Channel, for which Claudio DeSanti presented more information Roger Cummings presented an introduction to INCITS and the relationship between the IMSS working group and T11.5. That presentation may be found at: ftp://ftp.t11.org/t11/docs/03-755v0.pdf One of the principles of the relationship between IMSS and T11.5 is that IMSS will not standardize management of Fibre Channel features ahead of their incorporation into appropriate T11 Fibre Channel standards. T11.5 will begin work on the following MIBs in the near future: Fibre Channel Domain Manager MIB Fibre Channel Name Server MIB Extensions for Fibre Channel Interfaces MIB Keith McCloghrie (IMSS Technical Advisor) indicated that this may pose a problem with some of the proposed MIBs in that some features that should be addressed in the MIBs are still quite volatile in T11.5. Roger Cummings, T11.5 Chair indicated that a decision would need to be made some time next year to determine how to address -- have things stabilized in T11, should the items be removed from the MIB, or the MIB be delayed. This issue must be addressed prior to T11.5 officially handing off the MIB to the IMSS working group. Claudio DeSanti presented some history of the IPv6 over Fibre Channel and some of the goals of this draft, which is currently in IMSS working group last call. Claudio's presentation may be found at: http://home.earthlink.net/~imsswg/sitebu ildercontent/sitebui lderfiles/ipv6_over_fc_58-ietf.pps There were no questions, so the meeting concluded with Elizabeth Rodriguez requesting that participants review the IPv6 over Fibre Channel draft and submit technical comments to the IMSS mailing list and editorial comments either to the IMSS mailing list or directly to the author with copy to the technical advisors. Charter: http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/imss-charter.html Subscribe to Mailing List: http://www1.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/imss IPv6 over Fibre Channel draft in WG Last Call http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draf t-ietf-imss-ipv6-over-fibre-channel-00.txt Please note: The URLs above have been validated. Some of the URLs listed above are long, and may span more than one line. In such instances, please copy and paste the entire URL into your browser.