I assume the binding in question is the physical address binding for loop communications. The LIP (loop initialization...
process) for FC loops is defined to make several passes based on a number of criteria for establishing addresses on the loop. As far as I know there are no ways to guarantee a persistent address can be kept as the algorithms used in LIPs are designed to resolve conflicts that could occur.
From a practical perspective, if you connect the loop to a switch and the loop devices all the public loop spec, the switch will maintain the address mapping for all loop devices. Still, this cannot guarantee persistent address binding for all cases.
Editor's note: Do you agree with this expert's response? If you have more to share, post it in our Storage Networking discussion forum.
Dig Deeper on ISCSI SAN
Related Q&A from Marc Farley
Mark Farley discusses the difference between iFCP and FCIP.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.