Cloud Insights

Configuring the Brocade Sphereon/Intrepid Switch data collector

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Cloud Insights uses the Brocade Sphereon/Intrepid Switch (SNMP) data collector to discover inventory for Brocade Sphereon or Intrepid switches.


The following requirements must be met in order to configure this data collector:

  • 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.

  • Read-only community string if using SNMP V1 or SNMP V2.

  • HTTP access to the switch to obtain zoning information.

  • Access validation by running the snmpwalk utility to the switch (see <install_path>\bin\).


Field Description

Sphereon Switch

IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the switch

SNMP Version

SNMP version

SNMP Community String

SNMP read-only community string used to access the switch

SNMP User Name

SMI-S user name for the switch (SNMP v3 only)

SNMP Password

SMI-S password for the switch (SNMP v3 only)

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

Interval between inventory polls. The default is 15 minutes.

SNMP Auth Protocol

SNMP authentication protocol (SNMP v3 only)

SNMP Privacy Password

SNMP privacy password (SNMP v3 only)

SNMP Number of Retries

Number of SNMP retry attempts

Fabric Name

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

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 (seconds)

Minimum time between acquisition attempts triggered by traps. The default is 10 seconds.

Performance Poll Interval (sec)

Interval between performance polls. The default is 300 seconds.


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