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Why does OnCommand Insight show more Brocade ports than my switch has?

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  • OnCommand Insight (OCI)
  • Brocade data source

Answer

  • Brocade switches can have Node Virtuial (NPIV) ports where a physical port can be shared by multiple virtual ID's. 
  • These ports are counted towards the used switch ports, so your 128 port switch may show that more than 128 ports are being used. 

  • If you run a switchshow on the switch you can see these ports and the number of virtual ports being used. 

  96  96   356000   id    N32      Online      FC  F-Port  1 N Port + 1 NPIV public 
  97  97   356100   id    N32      Online      FC  F-Port  1 N Port + 1 NPIV public 
  98  98   356200   id    N32      Online      FC  F-Port  1 N Port + 1 NPIV public 
  99  99   356300   id    N32      Online      FC  F-Port  1 N Port + 1 NPIV public  

 

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