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How to do zoning in Brocade switch

How to do zoning in Brocade switch

Pre requisites for performing zoning in Brocade Fabric Collect the WWN of the host (server) which you want to zone(Generally WWPNs will be provided by OS/server administrators ) Get the WWN of Storage port...

Brocade useful commands

Brocade useful commands

Brocade zoning useful commands zoneobjectcopyTo copy a zone object  to other location (alias WWPN, Zone). alicreate Create an alias name for connected WWPN alishow Show alias details aliadd To add a new  WWPN to...

Brocade Troubleshooting

Brocade Troubleshooting

Firmware download processes were discussed in the firmware download module; following the processes presented will alleviate firmware download problems. Password recovery: Switch support personnel may advise you to login to the switch as root...

Brocade health check commands

Brocade health check commands

Brocade health check commands   Below are the commands to check brocade switch health for daily monitoring purpose. psshow It shows power supplies status fanshow It shows fan status tempshow It displays internal temperature...

Connecting Devices to Brocade fabric

Connecting Devices to Brocade fabric

To attach a device to a switch, power it on, wait for it to come up, and then plug it in to the switch port Optional steps for the conservative administrator Issue portdisable prior...

Port LED based troubleshooting

Port LED based troubleshooting

Port Status LEDs Port status LED behavior may vary per switch type Check the Hardware Reference Guide for your particular switch Port LED based troubleshooting Color of LED Status of Hardware Recommended Action No...

Fibre Channel Frame

Fibre Channel Frame

Fibre Channel Frame   S O F HEADER PAYLOAD C R C E O F   4 24 2112 4 4   Fibre Channel places a restriction on the length of the data field...

Fibre Channel Networking Model

Fibre Channel Networking Model

Fibre Channel Networking Model It is easier to understand a communications protocol if it is first broken down into parts or layers. For better understanding, Fibre channel protocol has been broken into five layers....

SFP Types

SFP Types

Short Wavelength (SWL) Long Wavelength (LWL) Extended Long Wavelength (ELWL) Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM)   SWL Fiber Optic SFP Module – Based on short-wavelength 850 nm lasers supporting 2 and 4 Gbit/sec link speeds....

Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber Optic Cables In FC SAN, optical fibre cables are used as data transmitters. In FC SAN data transmits in the form of light. Fiber types are available in two types: single mode fiber...