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[dm-devel] SNIA Multipath Management API Public Review

FYI.  SNIA is the same group who defined the DDF spec.
Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer, Lead Engineer
Dell Linux Solutions linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux
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----- Forwarded message from Arnold Jones <td snia org> -----
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 17:35:04 -0400
From: Arnold Jones <td snia org>
Reply-To: Arnold Jones <td snia org>
Organization: SNIA
To: members snia org
Subject: UPDATE: SNIA Multipath Management API Public Review

SNIA Members,


The SNIA OS-Attach Workgroup, a sub-group of the Disk Resource
Management (DRM) Technical Work Group, has created and reviewed the
Multipath Management API Specification and would like review feedback
from a wider community. This API allows a management application to
discover the multipath devices on the current system and to discover
the associated local and device ports. An implementation of the API may
optionally include active management (failover, load balancing, manual
path overrides). The API uses an architecture that allows multiple MP
drivers installed on a system to each provide plugins to a common
library. The plugins can support multipath drivers bundled with an OS,
or drivers associated with an HBA, target device, or volume manager.
This API can be used by host-based management applications and will
also be included in the SMI-S Host Discovered Resources Profile for
enterprise-wide multipath discovery and management.

The DRAFT document is available at:

This review ends 11/19/2004. Please send comments to the OS-Attach
SNIA workgroup os-attach snia org 

NOTE: This review is not limited to SNIA Members and is open to the
general public, therefore feel free forward this message to anyone
outside of the SNIA.

If you have any questions please contact me at td snia org

Thanks ...

- Arnold

Arnold Jones
Technical Director
Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
td snia org

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