Information Technology – Fibre Channel – Storage Network Ping (SNPing)
|Publication Date:||1 January 2018|
This standard defines a Command Line Interface (CLI) for a storage networking management utility program that is equivalent to the IP Networking Ping function. The CLI may be directly useful to storage management personnel or it may be accessed via other applications (e.g., an SMI-S Client).
Whenever SM-HBA defines needed underlying functions, they are referenced. Where necessary, an underlying API is defined for management interface functions that are not provided by other standards.
The functionality defined by the SNPing application may usefully be separated into two components, namely a Parser for the CLI, and an API Provider. This separation will simplify the use of SNPing by other applications.
This standard is based on the interface layering shown in figure 1.
The SNPing API Provider is outside the scope of this standard.