Brocade FC Switch data source

OnCommand Insight uses the Brocade FC Switch (SSH) data source to discover inventory for Brocade or rebranded switch devices running Factored Operating System (FOS) firmware 4.2 and later. Devices in both FC switch and Access Gateway modes are supported.


OnCommand Insight acquires the following inventory information from the Brocade FC Switch data source. For each asset type acquired by Insight, the most common terminology used for this asset is shown. When viewing or troubleshooting this data source, keep the following terminology in mind:

Vendor/Model Term Insight Term
Switch Switch
Port Port
Virtual Fabric, Physical Fabric Fabric
Zone Zone
Logical Switch Logical Switch
LSAN Zone IVR Zone
Note: These are common terminology mappings only and might not represent every case for this data source.



Field Description
Switch IP IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the switch
User Name User name for the switch
Password Password used for the switch
SNMP Version SNMP version
SNMP Community String SNMP read-only community string used to access the switch
SNMP User Name SNMP version protocol user name (applies only to SNMP v3)
SNMP Password SNMP version protocol password (applies only to SNMP v3)

Advanced configuration

Field Description
Fabric Name Fabric name to be reported by the data source. Leave blank to report the fabric name as WWN.
Exclude Devices Comma-separated list of device IDs to exclude from polling
Inventory Poll Interval (min) Interval between inventory polls (default 15 minutes)
Timeout (sec) Connection timeout (default 30 seconds)
Banner Wait Timeout (sec) SSH banner wait timeout (default 5 seconds)
Admin Domains Active Select if using Admin Domains
Retrieve MPR Data Select to acquire routing data from your multiprotocol router (MPR)
Enable Trapping Select to enable acquisition upon receiving an SNMP trap from the device. If you select enable trapping, you must also activate SNMP.
Minimum Time Between Traps (sec) Minimum time between acquisition attempts triggered by traps (default 10 seconds)
Discover all switches in the fabric Select to discover all switches in the fabric
Choose Favoring HBA vs. Zone Aliases Choose whether to favor HBA or zone aliases
Performance Poll Interval (sec) Interval between performance polls (default 300 seconds)
SNMP Auth Protocol SNMP authentication protocol (SNMP v3 only)
SNMP Privacy Protocol SNMP privacy protocol (SNMP v3 only)
SNMP Privacy Password SNMP privacy password (SNMP v3 only)
SNMP Retries Number of SNMP retry attempts
SNMP Timeout (ms) SNMP timeout (default 5000 ms)