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





Virtual Fabric, Physical Fabric




Logical Switch

Logical Switch


IVR Zone


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


  • The Acquisition Unit (local or remote) will initiate connections to TCP Port 22 on Brocade switches to collect inventory data. The AU will also initiate connections to UDP port 161 for collection of performance data.

  • There must be IP connectivity to all switches in the fabric. If you select the Discover all switches in the fabric check box, OCI 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.

  • If the Perform license is installed, ports 161 and 162 must be open to all switches in the fabric for SNMP performance polling.

  • SNMP read-only Community String




Switch IP

IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the switch

User Name

User name for the switch


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



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)