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  • PRIMERGYPRIMERGY FC 8Gbps 18/8PRIMERGY FC 8Gbps 18/8&FC PRIMERGY FC 8Gbps 18/8&PRIMERGY BX Fibre Channel Switch 8Gbit/s 18/8(Brocade 5450)

    Fabric Watch

    Fabric OS v7.0.0

    CA92344-0161-01

  • PRIMERGY FC 8Gbps 18/8

    Fabric WatchFabric Watch

  • 53-1002153-0129 April 2011

    Fabric WatchAdministrators Guide

    Supporting Fabric OS v7.0.0

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  • Document History

    Title Publication Number Summary of Changes Date

    Fabric Watch Users Guide 53-0001559-02 New document May 2000

    Fabric Watch Users Guide 53-0000186-02 n/a March 2002

    Fabric Watch Users Guide 53-0000504-02 n/a April 2003

    Fabric Watch Users Guide 53-0000524-02 n/a April 2003

    Fabric Watch Users Guide 53-0000524-03 Updated default values and restructured the document.

    December 2003

    Fabric Watch Users Guide 53-0000524-04 Rewrote the document completely and added new features.Reorganized procedures into steps, rewrote many sections to improve clarity.Added technical and editorial changes.

    April 2004

    Fabric Watch Users Guide 53-0000524-05 Updates to support Fabric OS v4.4.0 features and Brocade 3016 and 4100 switches.Rewrote Chapter 4, Configuring Fabric Watch.

    September 2004

    Fabric Watch Administrators Guide 53-0000524-06 Renamed book. Combined the Introduction and Concepts chapters into a single chapter. Added support for Brocade 200E, Brocade 3014, and Brocade 48000.

    March 2005

    Fabric Watch Administrators Guide 53-1000047-01 Updates to support Fabric OS v5.1.0 features and Brocade 4900 and 7500 switches.

    November 2005

    Fabric Watch Administrators Guide 53-1000243-01 Updates to support Fabric OS v5.2.0 features and the FC4-16IP and FC4-48 port blades. Removed references to Brocade 3014 and 3016, as embedded switches are not supported in Fabric OS v5.2.0.

    September 2006

    Fabric Watch Administrators Guide 53-1000438-01 Updates to support Fabric OS v5.3.0, implementation of IPv6.

    June 2007

    Fabric Watch Administrators Guide 53-1000601-01 Updates to support Fabric OS v6.0.0. September 2007

    Fabric Watch Administrators Guide 53-1000601-02 Updates to support Fabric OS v6.1.0. March 2008

    Fabric Watch Administrators Guide iii53-1002153-01

  • Fabric Watch Administrators Guide 53-1000601-03 Reorganized many sections to improve clarity.Updates to support Fabric OS v6.2.0: Virtual Fabric, port movement, fan monitoring behavior, link reset, and DCX-4S.

    November 2008

    Fabric Watch Administrators Guide 53-1001342-01 Updates to support Fabric OS v6.3.0: portThConfig, portFencing, and sysMonitor commands and Brocade 8000 support.

    July 2009

    Fabric Watch Administrators Guide 53-1001770-01 Updates to support Fabric OS v6.4.0: portThConfig, sysMonitor, thConfig, and portFencing commands (recommended for use in configuring class areas instead of the fwConfigure command); recommended class settings added.

    March 2010

    Fabric Watch Administrators Guide 53-1002153-01 Updates to support Fabric OS v7.0.0: Removed deprecated commands:

    fwconfigure and fwshow. Removed RAPI trap support. Added information about in-

    between thresholds. Updated portthconfig command

    recommendations. Changed Port Fencing section. Added the thMonitor command,

    which supports the SFP class. Added information about 16 Gbps

    and QSFP SFPs. Added packet loss monitoring

    enhancements for the VE_Port. Removed support for changed

    action. Removed support for seconds

    time base. Added pause / continue feature.

    April 2011

    Title Publication Number Summary of Changes Date

    iv Fabric Watch Administrators Guide53-1002153-01

  • Contents

    About This Document

    In this chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv

    How this document is organized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv

    Supported hardware and software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvi

    Deprecated hardware platform support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii

    Whats new in this document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii

    New information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii

    Changed information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xviii

    Removed information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xviii

    Document conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xviii

    Text formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xviii

    Notes, cautions, and warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xix

    Key terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xix

    Additional information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xix

    Other industry resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xx

    Getting technical help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xx

    Document feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi

    Chapter 1 Fabric Watch

    In this chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

    Fabric health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

    Fabric Watch overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    Role-based access control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    Fabric Watch licensing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    Reasons to customize Fabric Watch settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

    Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

    Threshold and action configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

    Event behavior configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    Time base configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    Alert configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    Post-processing of messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    Class, area, and element hierarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Fabric Watch Administrators Guide v53-1002153-01

  • Switch monitoring components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Fabric events monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Performance monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Security monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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