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Walking Through the Module Tree

 

SimSANs modules are fallen into four categories: FC Layers, Host, Switch, and Device, each of which can be found in a common Fibre Channel SAN environment. There are totally 17 compound modules and 32 simple modules their NED definitions are included the package. Regarding simple module, compound module, and NED please refer to OMNeT++ User Manual. Current module set supports SCSI/Fibre Channel protocol families (SAM-2, SPC-2, SBC-2, FCP-2 for SCSI, and FC-FS, FC-GS-3, FC-SW-2 for Fibre Channel). Future versions will consider IP/SAN protocols including iFCP, iSCSI and MPLS, etc.

 

A typical SimSANs application is defined by a root module, usually representing an enterprise level storage networking environment. The root module is composed of one or more inter-connected data centre modules. Each data centre module is formed by inter-connecting multiple Hosts, Switches, and Devices within that data centre. The module tree below gives the whole picture all the leaves (yellow colour boxes) are simple modules and the rest (white colour boxes) are compound modules.  More detailed information regarding the implementation of each module is given in the web pages of FC Layers, Host, Switch, and Device.

 

Mouse over the boxes to view specific modules.

 

Click to view "Host Module" Click to view "Host Module" Click to view "Switch Module" Click to view "Device Module" Click to view "I/O Generator Module" Click to view "SCSI Module" Click to view "CPU Module" Click to view "FC-4 Module" Click to view "Peripheral Bus Controller Module" Click to view "N_Port Module" Click to view "N_Port Module" Click to view "FC_4 Module" Click to view "FC-ELS Module" - Fibre Channel Extended Link Service Click to view "FC-GS Module" - Fibre Channel Generic Service Click to veiw "FC-4 Controller Module" Click to view "FCP Module" - FC-4 Mapping for SCSI Click to view "FC-1 Module" Click to view "FC-2 Module" Click to view "FC-1 Module" Click to view "FC-2 Module" Click to view "Receiver Module" Click to view "Receiver Buffer Module" Click to view "PSM Module" - Port State Machine Click to view "FC-1 Controller Module" Click to view "Transmitter Module" Click to view "Transmitter Event Generator Module" Click to view "FC-2 Controller Module" Click to view "EE_Pair Module" - End-to-End Login Pair Click to view "Switch Module" Click to view "F_Port Module" Click to view "Switch Control Centre Module" Click to view "E_Port Module" Click to view "Switch Port Module" Click to view "FC-2 Module" Click to view "FC-1 Module" Click to view "FC-4 Module" Click to view "FC-4 Module" Click to view "FC-ELS Module" - Fibre Channel Extended Link Service Click to view "FC-GS Module" - Fibre Channel Generic Service Click to view "FC-4 Controller Module" Click to view "SW-ILS Module" - Switch Internal Link Service Click to view "Device Module" - derived from HDS Lightning 9900 Click to view "CHIP Module" - Client Host Interface Processor Click to view "Array Control Centre Module" Click to view "Cache Switch Fabric Module" Click to view "ACP Module" - Array Controller Processor Click to view "Array Control Centre Module" Click to view "LUN Controller Module" Click to view "CtrlMem CPU Module " - Control Centre CPU Click to view "Cache Switch Fabric Bus Module" Click to view "Cache Switch Module" Click to view "Cache Switch Fabric Module" Click to view "CHIP Module" - Client Host Interface Processor Click to view "N_Port Module" Click to view "Peripheral Bus Controller Module" Click to view "FC-4 Module" Click to view "CHIP CPU Module" Click to view "SCSI RmtMirr Module" - SCSI Remote Mirroring or SCSI Extended Copy Click to view "ACP Module" Refer to "ACP Module" for detail Click to view "Peripheral Bus Controller Module" Click to view "Array Group Module" Click to view "Array Group Module" Click to view "Disk Module" Click to view "FC-AL Module" Refer to "CHIP Module" for detail Refer to "Array Control Centre Module" for detail Refer to "Cache Switch Fabric Module" for detail Refer to "Switch Port Module" for detail See above description for "Root Module" See above description for "Data Centre Module"

SimSANs Module Tree

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