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How does the OnCommand Insight and Cloud Insights discover all fabric switches feature work with Brocade switches?

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Applies to

  • OnCommand Insight (OCI)
  • Cloud Insights (CI)
  • Brocade Switch


  • The OCI / CI data source will SSH to the switch you specify in the data source configuration.
  • OCI / CI will inventory that switch and perform a fabricShow command.
    • With the fabric discovery feature enabled, OCI will parse the fabricShow output looking for MAC Adress of switches
    • OCI / CI will try to determine the WWN of the switch if it is a Brocade device.  
  • After inventorying the first Brocade switch, the data source will then move to SSH-ing to the next Brocade switch it has learned about. 


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