INCITS 485-2014

INCITS 485-2014

Information technology - Fibre Channel - Single Byte Command Code Sets Mapping Protocol - 5 (FC -SB -5)



This standard describes a set of technical additions and clarifications to INCITS 466-2011, Fibre Channel - Single-Byte Command Code Sets - 4 Mapping Protocol (FC-SB-4) to define enhancements to the link-control and transport-mode protocols to expand the capabilities and increase the efficiency of transport-mode operations.
It also includes changes required, technical or otherwise, for issues related to the current FC-SB-4 protocol as deemed necessary by the working group.
This standard describes a communication interface between a channel and I/O control units that utilize the Single-Byte Command Code Sets (SBCCS) as implemented in a wide range of data processing systems. It employs information formats and signaling protocols that provide a uniform means for communicating with various types of I/O control units, facilitating a high-bandwith, high-performance, and long-distance information exchange environment.
This standard modifies the FC-SB-4 standard, which defined the transport mode of operation, to specify enhancements to the transport-mode protocols to increase the efficiency and expand the capabilities of transport-mode operations. Additionally, link-control protocols are defined that utilize new control-unit discovery protocols that enhance the I/O configuration and link initialization process.

Additional Info

Author InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (formerly NCITS)
Published by INCITS
Document type Standard
Number of pages 271
Replace INCITS 485 Draft
Keyword INCITS 485-2014