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