Configuring the Brocade FC Switch data collector Edit on GitHub Request doc changes

Cloud Insights uses the Brocade FC Switch (SSH) data collector 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.

Terminology

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

Vendor/Model Term Cloud Insights Term

Switch

Switch

Port

Port

Virtual Fabric, Physical Fabric

Fabric

Zone

Zone

Logical Switch

Logical Switch

Virtual Volume

Volume

LSAN Zone

IVR Zone

Note: These are common terminology mappings only and might not represent every case for this data collector.

Requirements

  • There must be IP connectivity to all switches in the fabric. If you select the Discover all switches in the fabric check box, Cloud Insights identifies all the switches in the fabric; however, it needs IP connectivity to these additional switches to discover them.

  • The same account is needed globally across all switches in the fabric. You can use PuTTY (open source terminal emulator) to confirm access.

  • Ports 161 and 162 must be open to all switches in the fabric for SNMP performance polling.

Configuration

Field Description

Switch IP

IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the FC switch

User Name

User name for the switch

Password

Password for the switch

SNMP

SNMP version

SNMP Community String

SNMP read-only community string used to access the switch

SNMP User Name

SNMP user name

SNMP Password

SNMP password

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Fabric name

Fabric name to be reported by the data collector. Leave blank to report the fabric name as WWN.

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

Interval between inventory polls. The default is 15.

Exclude Devices

Comma-separated list of device IDs to exclude from polling

Timeout (sec)

Connection timeout. The default is 30.

Banner Wait Timeout (sec)

SSHAdmin Domains Active Select if using Admin Domainsbanner wait timeout. The default is 5 seconds.

Admin Domains Active

Select if using Admin Domains

Retrieve MPR Data

Select to acquire routing data from your multiprotocol router.

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. The default is 10.

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. The default is 300.

SNMP Auth Protocol

SNMP authentication 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. The default is 5000.