Patent Number: 7,103,686

Title: Method and apparatus for device discovery

Abstract: An invention is disclosed that provides device information using a Fibre Channel network. Initially, device information is obtained for a device coupled to a Fibre Channel based network, and an address database is constructed that includes a device entry for the device. Preferably, the device entry includes a port target identifier and a logical unit identifier for the device, and associates the previously obtained device information with the port target identifier and the logical unit identifier. A request is then received for the device information that typically includes the port target identifier and the logical unit identifier. The device information associated with the port target identifier and the logical unit identifier is then returned in response to the request.

Inventors: Lin; Shing Mark (Palo Alto, CA), Lin; Yen-Chung (Saratoga, CA)

Assignee: Adaptec, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 13/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018