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 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 hostcomputer system. In addition, this profile describes the map of storage associated to a host-computer systemthat 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 hostcomputer system from a SAN device (Fibre Channel switch, array, tape library, etc.).
iSCSI Initiator Profile This profile defines the model and functions necessary to manage an iSCSI initiator.Component profiles used by autonomous profiles to describe aspects of host-based storage elementsand services. The component profiles defined in this version of the specification include:
Host Hardware RAID Controller ProfileThis profile defines the model and functions of a host-based RAID controller that exports block storage to ahost computer system from locally attached storage devices (internal hard drives, JBODs, etc.)
Storage HBA Profile This profile defines the model and functions of a SAS, SATA, SPI, or Fibre Channel HBA that exports storageto a host computer system from a SAN device (Fibre Channel switch, array, tape library, etc.).
Disk Partition Profile The Disk Partition profile models partition (or slice) configuration services provided by operating systems onsome platforms.
SB Multipath Management Profile The SB Multipath Management Profile models paths (connections between host controllers and device ports)for environments supporting the SB (Single Byte) command protocol.
SCSI Multipath Management Profile The SCSI Multipath Management profile models paths (connections between host controllers, device ports,and logical units) for environments supporting the SCSI command protocol.