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Project Title:Fibre Channel 2nd Generation Arbitrated Loop
Processing Stage:PublicationStage which project has reached
Acronyms:FC-AL-2If 2 acronyms, 2nd is used for Project Status Summary
Group:T11.3TC or TG in which development was done
Type:INCITS ProjectINCITS (ANSI), LIaison, Internal etc.
Project:1133-DINCITS Project Number
ISO Project:1.25.13.ISO Project Number
Description:To develop a second-generation FC Arbitrated Loop definition, including the definition of new services for real-time applications. This definition will be fully backwards-compatible with the definition contained in FC-AL, but will also incorporate significant new technologies and function. Included within the recommended scope for this project are:

a) The definition of additional topologies and performance consideration made possible by the additional physical variants, the multiple Node Port services (hunt groups, multicast etc.) and the fractional bandwidth services being defined by FC-PH-2.

b) The definition of additional services to allow multiple Node Ports to
communicate, such as additional forms of multicast, which are specifically optimized for arbitrated loop topologies.

c) The definition of additional services which support the concepts of fine-grained or time-synchronized parallel storage and processing applications being based upon arbitrated loop structures.

d) Other additional functions.

Note that this scope specifically excludes the definition of both additional
physical interface variants and of high level protocols and their mappings. Use will be made of the interface definitions provided by the FC-PH-2 project and its successors, and of existing practice in the area of protocols for fine-grained or time-synchronized operation.
Status: At T11Current Project Status
Action:pubNext action related to SD-2 Milestones
Target Date:2004
T11 History:A T11 Letter Ballot on Revision 5.7 closed on 10/2/97 with F60-O10-DNV13 (4 For ballots included comments, and with the Opposed ballots a total of over 500 comments were returned).
Because of the length of time which had passed after the
original T11 Letter Ballot, it was decided to hold an
additional forwarding T11 LB. T11 online LB (98-449v0) "to forward Rev 6.4 (98-170v3) for further processing, including a Compliance Review and a first Public Review" closes on 9/29.

Note that subsequent projects not otherwise recorded were generated for FC-AL-2 Amendment 1 (Project proposal not recorded) and for FC-AL-2 Amendment 2 (Project proposal T11/05-565v1) were subsequently approved and not recorded elsewhere.
ISO Status:International Status
Editor:Horst Truestedt, hotrues@attglobal.net
Ad Hoc Chair:Robert Snively, rsnively@brocade.com
Publications:NCITS 332: 1999Reference to use in ordering standard or draft standard
Sources:Approved standards are available from ANSI & Global Engineering
Latest Draft:A maintenance draft based on revision , T11/02-038v0, dated 10/23/2001, is available in PDF (850 kilobytes) format (850 kilobytes). This document is for use by T11 member organizations only (access requires a password), and is based upon the final committee draft. People who work for a T11 member organization, but who do not participate in T11, can register for access to the T11 web site to gain access to these documents. Others should use the publication number above to purchase the official standard or technical report. For the full revision history click here.

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Robert Snively
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Change History:
06/27/2008 02:57 PM - Add information about AM1 and AM2 (Robert Snively)
04/19/2000 12:31 AM - publication (Kari Fields)
11/29/99 - update status (Jeffrey Stai)