ANSI INCITS 388.6
Information Technology – Storage Management – Part 6: Host Elements
|Publication Date:||11 February 2011|
The host-base storage portion of the Storage Management Technical Specification defines management profiles for autonomous, component and abstract profiles for management of host-based storage devices. The autonomous profiles describe the management of a stand-alone host-based storage entity. The component profiles (or subprofiles) describe management of aspects of host-based storage entities that may be used by other autonomous profiles. Finally, this section describes abstract profiles that may be used as a basis for creating additional Host-based autonomous profiles.
This version of the Host-based Storage portion of the Storage Management Technical Specification includes autonomous profiles:
• "The Host Discovered Resources Profile
This profile defines the model for the storage devices presented to an operating system running on a host computer system. In addition, this profile describes the map of storage associated to a host-computer system that a client application can discover.
• "The Fibre Channel HBA Profile
This profile defines the model and functions of a Fibre Channel HBA that exports block storage to a host computer system from a SAN device (Fibre Channel switch, array, tape library, etc.).
• "The Host Hardware RAID Profile
This profile defines the model and functions of a host where a RAID Controller resides. This is a "shim" profile used in the absence of Base Server Profile, to instantiate an instance of ComputerSystem that represents the host computer. This profile is required to add compatibility with the Fibre Channel HBA profile.
• "The Host Hardware RAID Controller Profile
This profile defines the model and functions of a host-based RAID controller that exports block storage to a host computer system from locally attached storage devices (internal hard drives, JBODs, etc.)
• "The Storage Device Enclosure Profile
This profile defines the modeling of instances, properties and functions for the management of a storage device enclosure.
This part of the specification defines component profiles used by the other autonomous profiles to describe aspects of host-based storage elements and services. The component profiles (subprofiles) defined in this version of the specification include:
• "The iSCSI Initiator Subprofile
This profile defines the model and functions necessary to manage an iSCSI initiator.
• "The Disk Partition Subprofile
The Disk Partition profile models partition (or slice) configuration services provided by operating systems on some platforms.
• "The SB Multipath Management Subprofile
The SB Multipath Management Subprofile models paths (connections between host controllers and device ports) for environments supporting the SB (Single Byte) command protocol.
• "The SCSI Multipath Management Subprofile
The SCSI Multipath Management profile models paths (connections between host controllers, device ports, and logical units) for environments supporting the SCSI command protocol.
This part of the specification defines abstract profile(s) used as a model to create other specialized host-based storage autonomous profiles. The abstract profiles (subprofiles) defined in this version of the specification include:
• "The Generic FC Controller Profile
This profile abstractly defines the model and function necessary to manage a Fibre Channel HBA. This profile is used as the basis for the autonomous Fibre Channel HBA profile and the future virtualization profiles.