NCITS Announces the Approval of Project Proposal, SCSI Enclosure Profile
NCITS (National Committee for Information Technology Standards)
Doc. No.: PR/98-021
Reply to: Deborah J. Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org
SCSI Enclosure Profile
Washington D.C., April 1998 - NCITS (National Committee for Information Technology Standards) announces approval of this new project being developed within Technical Committee, T10, , I/O Interface - Lower Level. The reference number for this project is 1303-DT.
Candidates for inclusion in the Enclosure Profile technical report are:
a) Device model concepts for RAID subsystems using SCC-2 and SES;
b) Lists of recommended options from SES, SCC-2, SPC-2 (SCSI Primary Commands -2), and SBC (SCSI-3 Block Commands);
c) Recommendations for device discovery procedures, including but not limited to: world-wide name usage, controller discovery (initial and after hot swaps), volume set discovery (initial and after hot swaps), and usage of the Report LUNs command;
d) Usage of the LUN_Z, including but not limited to: basic principles, reservations, and LUN_Z embedded in a volume set LUN;
e) Recommendations for usage of SCC-2 volume set configuration commands;
f) Recommendations for usage of SCC-2 and SES commands for volume set monitoring;
g) Recommendations for usage of SCC-2 and SES commands for RAID controller configuration;
h) Recommendations for usage of SCC-2 and SES commands for RAID controller monitoring;
i) Recommendations for usage of SES commands for management and monitoring of the enclosure or enclosures associated with one or more RAID controllers;
j) Relationships between SCSI transport protocol layers and RAID controllers, if any; and
k) Other concepts or recommendations that address the needs described above that may be identified by participants during the development of the technical report.
Inquiries regarding this project [project 1303-DT] or other SCSI projects should be sent to the Chairman of T10, Mr. John Lohmeyer, Symbios Logic, 4420 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80907-3444. Email: email@example.com
The next meeting of T10 is May 4-8, 1998, Colorado Springs, CO. All organizations and individuals who are materially or directly affected are invited to participate.
An initial call for possible patents and other pertinent issues (copyrights, trademarks) is now being issued. Please submit information on these issues to the NCITS Secretariat at 1250 Eye Street NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20005. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: (202) 638-4922.