The MIB module for the management of Device
Aliases in a Fibre Channel Fabric. A Fibre
Channel fabric consists of devices such as
disks, hosts and switches. The disks and
hosts login to the switches and avail services
available to them in the fabric.
These devices are identified by means of their
World Wide Names (WWN). The WWNs are 8-byte
cryptic identifiers, which are cumbersome
for human use.
A Device Alias is a human readable string which
can be used to alias a World Wide Name (WWN).
So, a Device Alias is used to map a WWN to
a user friendly name. Once configured, the
Device Alias can be used in place of the
WWN. On the switch, this MIB assists in
defining the Device Aliases for the remote
devices and using these Aliases instead of the
The device alias of this entry. This object
is the human friendly string for the device
represented by the corresponding instance of
cfdaConfigDeviceWwn. A device can have only one
The value of this object MUST begin with an
The type of the Fibre Channel device represented
by the corresponding instance of
This object cannot be modified while the value
of the corresponding instance of
cfdaConfigRowStatus is 'active'.
The Fibre Channel device which is given a device
alias as indicated by the corresponding instance
of cfdaConfigDeviceAlias. This object MUST be set
to a valid value before or concurrently with
setting the corresponding instance of
cfdaConfigRowStatus object to 'active'. This
object cannot be modified while the value of
the corresponding instance of cfdaConfigRowStatus
object is 'active'.
The status of this conceptual row.
Before setting this object to 'active', the
corresponding instance of cfdaConfigDeviceId
MUST be set to a valid value.
None of the objects can be modified while the
value of this object is 'active'.