draft-ietf-dhc-isnsoption-04.txt   draft-ietf-dhc-isnsoption-05.txt 
DHC Working Group Josh Tseng DHC Working Group Charles Monia
INTERNET DRAFT Kevin Gibbons INTERNET DRAFT Josh Tseng
Expires: June 2003 Charles Monia Expires: August 2003 Kevin Gibbons
Internet Draft Internet Draft
Document: <draft-ietf-dhc-isnsoption-04.txt> Nishan Systems Document: <draft-ietf-dhc-isnsoption-05.txt> Nishan Systems
Category: Standards Track December 2002 Category: Standards Track February 2003
DHCP Options for Internet Storage Name Service DHCP Options for Internet Storage Name Service
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Table of Contents Table of Contents
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Status of this Memo...................................................1 Status of this Memo...................................................1
Comments..............................................................1 Comments..............................................................1
Abstract..............................................................3 Abstract..............................................................3
Conventions used in this document.....................................3 Conventions used in this document.....................................3
1.Introduction.......................................................3 1.Introduction.......................................................3
2.iSNS Option for DHCP...............................................4 2.iSNS Option for DHCP...............................................4
2.1 iSNS Functions Field.............................................5 2.1 iSNS Functions Field.............................................5
2.2 Discovery Domain Access Field....................................6 2.2 Discovery Domain Access Field....................................6
2.3 Administrative Flags Field.......................................7 2.3 Administrative Flags Field.......................................7
2.4 iSNS Server Security Bitmap......................................9 2.4 iSNS Server Security Bitmap......................................9
3.Security Considerations...........................................10 3.Security Considerations...........................................10
4.Normative References..............................................10 4.Normative References..............................................10
5.Non-Normative References..........................................11 5.Non-Normative References..........................................11
6.Author's Addresses................................................11 6.Author's Addresses................................................11
Full Copyright Statement.............................................12 Full Copyright Statement.............................................12
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Abstract Abstract
This document describes the DHCP option to allow iSNS clients using This document describes the DHCP option to allow iSNS clients using
DHCP to automatically discover the location of the iSNS server. iSNS DHCP for IPv4 to automatically discover the location of the iSNS
provides discovery and management capabilities for iSCSI and Fibre server. iSNS provides discovery and management capabilities for
Channel storage devices in an enterprise-scale IP storage network. iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage devices in an enterprise-scale IP
iSNS provides intelligent storage management services comparable to storage network. iSNS provides intelligent storage management
those found in Fibre Channel networks, allowing a commodity IP services comparable to those found in Fibre Channel networks,
network to function in a similar capacity as a storage area network. allowing a commodity IP network to function in a similar capacity as
a storage area network.
Conventions used in this document Conventions used in this document
iSNS refers to the framework consisting of the storage network model iSNS refers to the framework consisting of the storage network model
and associated services. and associated services.
The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
"SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in
this document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119]. this document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].
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"iSCSI (Internet SCSI)" - iSCSI is an encapsulation of SCSI for a "iSCSI (Internet SCSI)" - iSCSI is an encapsulation of SCSI for a
new generation of storage devices interconnected with TCP/IP. new generation of storage devices interconnected with TCP/IP.
"iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Protocol)" - iFCP is a gateway-to- "iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Protocol)" - iFCP is a gateway-to-
gateway protocol designed to interconnect existing Fibre Channel gateway protocol designed to interconnect existing Fibre Channel
devices using TCP/IP. iFCP maps the Fibre Channel transport and devices using TCP/IP. iFCP maps the Fibre Channel transport and
fabric services to TCP/IP. fabric services to TCP/IP.
1. Introduction 1. Introduction
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol provides a framework for The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for Ipv4 provides a
passing configuration information to hosts. Its usefulness extends framework for passing configuration information to hosts. Its
to hosts and devices using the iSCSI and iFCP protocols to connect usefulness extends to hosts and devices using the iSCSI and iFCP
to block level storage assets over a TCP/IP network. protocols to connect to block level storage assets over a TCP/IP
network.
The iSNS Protocol provides a framework for automated discovery, The iSNS Protocol provides a framework for automated discovery,
management, and configuration of iSCSI and iFCP devices on a TCP/IP management, and configuration of iSCSI and iFCP devices on a TCP/IP
network. It provides functionality similar to that found on Fibre network. It provides functionality similar to that found on Fibre
Channel networks, except that iSNS works within the context of an IP Channel networks, except that iSNS works within the context of an IP
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network. iSNS thereby provides the requisite storage intelligence network. iSNS thereby provides the requisite storage intelligence
to IP networks that are standard on existing Fibre Channel networks. to IP networks that are standard on existing Fibre Channel networks.
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Existing DHCP option numbers are not plausible due to the following Existing DHCP option numbers are not plausible due to the following
reasons: reasons:
a) iSNS functionality is distinctly different from other protocols a) iSNS functionality is distinctly different from other protocols
using existing DHCP option numbers. Specifically, iSNS provides using existing DHCP option numbers. Specifically, iSNS provides
a significant superset of capabilities compared to typical name a significant superset of capabilities compared to typical name
resolution protocols such as DNS. It is designed to support resolution protocols such as DNS. It is designed to support
client devices that allow themselves to be configured and client devices that allow themselves to be configured and
managed from a central iSNS server managed from a central iSNS server
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Figure 1 -- iSNS Server Option Figure 1 -- iSNS Server Option
The iSNS Option specifies a list of IP addresses used by iSNS The iSNS Option specifies a list of IP addresses used by iSNS
servers. The option contains the following parameters: servers. The option contains the following parameters:
Length: the number of bytes that follow the Length field. The Length: the number of bytes that follow the Length field. The
minimum value for the Length field is 6 in order to account minimum value for the Length field is 6 in order to account
for the iSNS Functions, Discovery Domain Access, and for the iSNS Functions, Discovery Domain Access, and
Administrative Flags fields. Administrative Flags fields.
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iSNS Functions: A bitmapped field defining the functions supported iSNS Functions: A bitmapped field defining the functions supported
by the iSNS servers. The format of this field is described by the iSNS servers. The format of this field is described
in section 2.1. in section 2.1.
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Discovery Domain Access: A bit field indicating the types of iSNS Discovery Domain Access: A bit field indicating the types of iSNS
clients that are allowed to modify Discovery Domains. The clients that are allowed to modify Discovery Domains. The
field contents are described in section 2.2. field contents are described in section 2.2.
Administrative Flags field: Contains the administrative settings for Administrative Flags field: Contains the administrative settings for
the iSNS servers discovered through the DHCP query. The the iSNS servers discovered through the DHCP query. The
contents of this field are described in section 2.3. contents of this field are described in section 2.3.
iSNS Server Security Bitmap: Contains the iSNS server security iSNS Server Security Bitmap: Contains the iSNS server security
settings specified in section 2.4. settings specified in section 2.4.
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significant as providing IKE/IPSec security policies and significant as providing IKE/IPSec security policies and
certificates for the use of iSCSI and iFCP devices. The format of certificates for the use of iSCSI and iFCP devices. The format of
the iSNS Role bit field is shown in Figure 2: the iSNS Role bit field is shown in Figure 2:
1 2 3 1 2 3
6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+--+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +--+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|Vendor-Specific |RESERVED |S|A|E| |Vendor-Specific |RESERVED |S|A|E|
+--+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +--+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
Figure 2 -- iSNS Functions Figure 2 -- iSNS Functions
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Bit field Significance Bit field Significance
--------- ------------ --------- ------------
31 Function Fields Enabled 31 Function Fields Enabled
30 DD-Based Authorization 30 DD-Based Authorization
29 Security policy distribution 29 Security policy distribution
28 - 24 Reserved 28 - 24 Reserved
23 - 16 Vendor-specific 23 - 16 Vendor-specific
Enabled: This bit specifies the validity of the Enabled: This bit specifies the validity of the
remaining iSNS Function fields. If set to remaining iSNS Function fields. If set to
one, then the contents of all other iSNS one, then the contents of all other iSNS
Function fields are valid. If set to zero, Function fields are valid. If set to zero,
then the contents of all other iSNS then the contents of all other iSNS
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Function fields MUST be ignored. Function fields MUST be ignored.
DD-based Indicates whether or not devices in a DD-based Indicates whether or not devices in a
Authorization: common Discovery Domain (DD) are implicitly Authorization: common Discovery Domain (DD) are implicitly
authorized to access one another. Although authorized to access one another. Although
Discovery Domains control the scope of Discovery Domains control the scope of
device discovery, they do not necessarily device discovery, they do not necessarily
indicate whether or not a domain member is indicate whether or not a domain member is
authorized to access discovered devices. authorized to access discovered devices.
If this bit is set to one, then devices in If this bit is set to one, then devices in
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If set to zero, then the iSNS client must If set to zero, then the iSNS client must
obtain its security policy configuration by obtain its security policy configuration by
other means. other means.
Vendor- These bits are used to indicate the vendor- Vendor- These bits are used to indicate the vendor-
Specific: specific capabilities supported by the Specific: specific capabilities supported by the
indicated iSNS server. indicated iSNS server.
2.2 Discovery Domain Access Field 2.2 Discovery Domain Access Field
The format of the DD Access bit field is shown in The format of the DD Access bit field is shown in Figure 3:
Figure 3:
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0 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 15 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 15
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+ +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| if| tf| is| ts| C | E | Reserved | | if| tf| is| ts| C | E | Reserved |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+ +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
Figure 3 -- Discovery Domain Access Figure 3 -- Discovery Domain Access
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Bit field Significance Bit field Significance
--------- ------------ --------- ------------
0 iFCP Initiator Port 0 iFCP Initiator Port
1 iFCP Target Port 1 iFCP Target Port
2 iSCSI Initiator 2 iSCSI Initiator
3 iSCSI Target 3 iSCSI Target
4 Control Node 4 Control Node
5 Enabled 5 Enabled
6 ... 15 Reserved 6 ... 15 Reserved
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client type is not allowed. client type is not allowed.
(A node may implement multiple node (A node may implement multiple node
types.) types.)
2.3 Administrative Flags Field 2.3 Administrative Flags Field
The format of the Administrative Flags bit field is shown in The format of the Administrative Flags bit field is shown in
Figure 4: Figure 4:
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1 2 3 1 2 3
6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
| RESERVED |D|M|H|E| | RESERVED |D|M|H|E|
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
Figure 4 -- Administrative Flags Figure 4 -- Administrative Flags
Bit Field Significance Bit Field Significance
--------- ------------ --------- ------------
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(SCN's). Management SCN's are a special (SCN's). Management SCN's are a special
class of State Change Notification whose class of State Change Notification whose
scope is the entire iSNS database. If scope is the entire iSNS database. If
set to one, then control nodes are set to one, then control nodes are
authorized to register to receive authorized to register to receive
Management SCN's. If set to zero, then Management SCN's. If set to zero, then
control nodes are not authorized to control nodes are not authorized to
receive Management SCN's (although they receive Management SCN's (although they
may receive normal SCN's). may receive normal SCN's).
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device that is not explicitly placed
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Domain: into a Discovery Domain (DD) and Default Discovery Indicates whether a newly registered
Domain: device that is not explicitly placed
into a Discovery Domain (DD) and
Discovery Domain Set (DDS) should be Discovery Domain Set (DDS) should be
automatically placed into a default DD automatically placed into a default DD
and DDS. If set to one, then a default and DDS. If set to one, then a default
DD shall contain all devices in the iSNS DD shall contain all devices in the iSNS
database that have not been explicitly database that have not been explicitly
placed into a DD by an iSNS client. If placed into a DD by an iSNS client. If
set to zero, then devices not explicitly set to zero, then devices not explicitly
placed into a DD are not members of any placed into a DD are not members of any
DD. DD.
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Bit Field Significance Bit Field Significance
--------- ---------------- --------- ----------------
31 Enabled 31 Enabled
30 IKE/IPSec 30 IKE/IPSec
29 Main Mode 29 Main Mode
28 Aggressive Mode 28 Aggressive Mode
27 PFS 27 PFS
26 Transport Mode 26 Transport Mode
25 Tunnel Mode 25 Tunnel Mode
24 -- 0 Reserved 24 -- 0 Reserved
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Enabled This bit specifies the validity of the Enabled This bit specifies the validity of the
remainder of the iSNS server security remainder of the iSNS server security
bitmap. If set to one, then the contents bitmap. If set to one, then the contents
of the remainder of the field are valid. of the remainder of the field are valid.
If set to zero, then the contents of the If set to zero, then the contents of the
rest of the field are undefined and MUST rest of the field are undefined and MUST
be ignored. be ignored.
IKE/IPSec 1 = IKE/IPSec enabled; 0 = IKE/IPSec IKE/IPSec 1 = IKE/IPSec enabled; 0 = IKE/IPSec
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4. Normative References 4. Normative References
[DHCP] Droms, R., "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol", RFC [DHCP] Droms, R., "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol", RFC
2131, Bucknell University, March 1997. 2131, Bucknell University, March 1997.
[RFC2026] Bradner, S., "The Internet Standards Process -- [RFC2026] Bradner, S., "The Internet Standards Process --
Revision 3", BCP 9, RFC 2026, October 1996 Revision 3", BCP 9, RFC 2026, October 1996
[RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate [RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997 Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997
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5. Non-Normative References 5. Non-Normative References
[iFCP] Monia, C., et al., "iFCP - A Protocol for Internet Fibre [iFCP] Monia, C., et al., "iFCP - A Protocol for Internet Fibre
Channel Storage Networking", Internet draft (work in Channel Storage Networking", Internet draft (work in
progress), draft-ietf-ips-ifcp-13.txt, May 2002 progress), draft-ietf-ips-ifcp-13.txt, May 2002
[iSCSI] Satran, J., et al., "iSCSI", Internet draft (work in [iSCSI] Satran, J., et al., "iSCSI", Internet draft (work in
progress), draft-ietf-ips-iSCSI-15.txt, August 2002 progress), draft-ietf-ips-iSCSI-15.txt, August 2002
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