Fibre Channel Test Plans

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The Fibre Channel testing service currently offers the following test plans. These documents are constantly being updated to improve readability and to reflect the current specifications. Please contact us if you would like more information or have questions about the Fibre Channel testing service.

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Conformance

Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.2
Testing Days Needed
5 days
Last Modified
2009-10-05
Abstract
This test suite covers the proper Fibre Channel over Ethernet encapsulation of the DUT, verifying frame fields contain proper values within a properly formatted frame.
Notes
Previous versions available: v1.0 v1.1
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
8.0
Testing Days Needed
1 week
Last Modified
2017-09-12
Abstract
This suite documents interop test requirements for listing products to version 8.0 of the NVMe Integrators List as well as the NVMe over Fabrics Integrators List. These requirements will go into effect at NVMe Plugfest #8, in October 2017. This is a redline version of the document showing changes between v7.0 and v8.0.

Conformance testing for NVMeoF targets is currently only available through UNH-IOL Ethernet Switching Protocols Testing Service or the UNH-IOL Fibre Channel Testing Service. Conformance testing for PCIe based NVMe SSDs is only available through UNH-IOL NVMe Testing Service.

Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
8.0
Testing Days Needed
1 week
Last Modified
2017-09-12
Abstract
This suite documents interop test requirements for listing products to version 8.0 of the NVMe Integrators List as well as the NVMe over Fabrics Integrators List. These requirements will go into effect at NVMe Plugfest #8, in October 2017.

Conformance testing for NVMeoF targets is currently only available through UNH-IOL Ethernet Switching Protocols Testing Service or the UNH-IOL Fibre Channel Testing Service. Conformance testing for PCIe based NVMe SSDs is only available through UNH-IOL NVMe Testing Service.

Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.3
Testing Days Needed
5 days
Last Modified
2013-01-10
Abstract
This test suite covers the proper Fibre Channel over Ethernet FIP and VLAN Discovery protocols of the DUT, verifying the proper discovery and login processes.
Notes
Previous versions available: v1.0, v1.1, v1.2
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
4.3
Testing Days Needed
5 days
Last Modified
2008-02-23
Abstract
This test suite covers the FC Synchronization Receiver State Diagram as defined in FC-FS Rev 1.7 Clause 6.1
Notes
Previous versions available: v3.11 v4.1
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.4.1
Testing Days Needed
5 days
Last Modified
2008-06-06
Abstract
This test suite covers Clause 7 of FC-FS Rev 1.9. Clause 7 encompasses the Point-to-Point login procedure defined by the FC_Port State Machine.

Interoperability

Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
8.0
Testing Days Needed
1 week
Last Modified
2017-09-12
Abstract
This suite documents interop test requirements for listing products to version 8.0 of the NVMe over Fabrics Integrators List. These requirements will go into effect at NVMe Plugfest #8, in October 2017.

This service is currently only available through UNH-IOL Ethernet Switching Protocols Testing Service or the UNH-IOL Fibre Channel Testing Service.

Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
2.11
Testing Days Needed
5 days
Last Modified
2006-08-15
Abstract
This test suite describes the building and testing of a Switch Fabric with mutliple end device pairs.
Notes
Older versions available: v1.0
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.01
Testing Days Needed
1 week
Last Modified
2006-08-15
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers identify problems that Fibre Channel devices may have in establishing link and exchanging packets with each other. The tests do not determine if a product conforms to the T11 Standards. Rather, they provide one method to verify that the two devices can exchange packets within the bit error ratio specifications established by the FC-PI-2 standard when operating over various channels. The interoperability test suite focuses on two areas of functionality to simulate a real-world environment: the exchange of packets to produce a packet error ratio that is low enough to meet a desired bit error ratio, and the ability to detect and establish a link at the optimal speed between two devices that make up a link segment.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.2
Testing Days Needed
5 days
Last Modified
2006-11-29
Abstract
This test verifies that a Fibre Channel device can operate on a fabric with multiple Fibre Channel Targets performing SCSI operations.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.1
Testing Days Needed
5 Days
Last Modified
2010-07-30
Abstract
This test verifies that a Fibre Channel over Ethernet device can operate on a fabric with multiple Fibre Channel over Ethernet devices.
Notes
Previous versions available: v1.0
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.0
Testing Days Needed
5 days
Last Modified
2012-08-01
Abstract
This test verifies that a FIP snooping device can properly forward FCoE traffic on a network while conforming to the FC-BB-5 standard.

Key

Fully Documented
Draft