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Failed to add Brocade switch to health monitoring using SNMPv3

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Applies to

  • Brocade FC Switch
  • MetroCluster
  • ONTAP 9
  • SNMPv3


  • A MetroCluster backend switch can't be added to health monitoring using SNMPv3
  • The following errors are reported:

Failed to add a switch for SNMPv3 monitoring on node "node1" in cluster "clusterA" Reason: Failed to check if device located at "" is from a supported vendor.

Error: command failed: Internal error. Failed to add switch for monitoring on node "nodename" in cluster "clustername". 
Reason: Failed to check if device located at "switchipaddress" is from supported vendor. 
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