I dont have any test docs or drafts for fibre-channel, iSCSI (and ethernet as well) for OpenBIOS at this point. Currently I develope FCode for Sun's and IBM's OpenFirmware. We hired a contractor to port existing FCode to the Apple server. But it did not get much recognition.
Anyway, it would be awesome if QLogic at first released a none supported version of FCode for the OpenBIOS/PC platform. Then when it gets enough recognition from the OpenBIOS community, I will further endorse QLogic to release supported versions of fibre-channel, iSCSI and ethernet FCode for OpenBIOS.
Then it would be even more awesome if companies like Dell/HP and may be even Sun and IBM realized the value of OpenBIOS for their x86 machines. To make this happen, the interest should start somewhere. I am going to attempt to make QLogic the pioneer in trying OpenBIOS. _____________ Asif Haswarey C1069W QLogic Corporation 26650 Aliso Viejo Parkway Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 Phone: 949.389.7607 Fax: 949.389.6308
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Paul Nasrat Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 1:02 PM To: The OpenBIOS Mailinglist Subject: Re: [OpenBIOS] Sparc32 progress
On Wed, 2006-04-26 at 12:13 -0700, Asif Haswarey wrote:
At some point I plan to start testing with OpenBIOS and endorse the support of OpenBIOS in our fibre-channel and iSCSI products.
Out of curiosity do you have drafts of how you see fibre-channel/iSCSI working with OpenBIOS/1275?