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 cryptic WWNs.

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2004-09-20 00:00
Initial version of this MIB.