Brocade Network Advisor data collector

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Cloud Insights uses the Brocade Network Advisor data collector to acquire inventory and performance data from Brocade switches.


Cloud Insights acquires the following inventory information from the Brocade Network Advisor 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





Virtual Fabric, Physical Fabric


Logical Switch

Logical Switch

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


The following are required to configure this data collector:

  • The Cloud Insights Acquisition Unit will initate connections to TCP port 443 on the BNA server. BNA server must be running version 14.2.1 or higher.

  • Brocade Network Advisor Server IP address

  • User name and password to an administrator account

  • Port requirement: HTTP/HTTPS 443


Field Description

Brocade Network Advisor Server IP

IP address of the Network Advisor Server

User Name

User name for the switch

User Name

Administrator user name


Administrator password

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Connection Type

HTTPS (default port 443) or HTTP (default port 80)

Override Connection Port

If blank, use the default port in the Connection Type field, otherwise enter the connection port to use


Password for the switch

Inventory poll interval (min)

The default is 40

Report Access Gateway

Check to include devices in Access Gateway mode

Performance Poll Interval (sec)

The default is 1800


Some things to try if you encounter problems with this data collector:


Problem: Try this:

Receive a message that more than 1 node is logged into the Access Gateway port, or data collector fails to discover Access Gateway device.

Check that the NPV device is operating correctly and that all connected WWNs are expected. Do not directly acquire the NPV device. Instead, acquisition of the core fabric switch will collect the NPV device data.

Additional information may be found from the Support page or in the Data Collector Support Matrix.