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Home > Success Center > Storage Manager (STM) > SRM Profiler Administrator Guide > Adding Fibre Channel devices > Fibre Channel switches requirements

Fibre Channel switches requirements

Updated: June 16, 2017

The following items are required before you begin:

  • Switch IP Address. This IP must be accessible via telnet from the selected SRM Profiler proxy agent to collect Zoning information from Brocade Switches
  • SNMP v1 read-only community string

Cisco MDS

Versions/Models

Any

Features

Asset

Storage

Performance

Topology (Tabular)

Requires SRM Profiler agent?

No

Prerequisites

  • Create SNMP version 1 community string from command line
  • If there is an access list for SNMP on the switch, include the SRM Profiler proxy agent(s)'s IP address to the list

Credentials

SNMP community string for each FC Switch

Read/Write Actions

Read Only

Ports Used

161 UDP on the switch

Communication

See the SRM Profiler Ports section below

Requires SRM Profiler proxy agent?

Yes – Window or Linux

Topology requires Windows agent on SAN attached host to any switch in the fabric

Brocade, McData, and QLogic Switches

Versions/Models

Any

Features

Asset

Storage

Performance

Topology (Tabular)

Zoning

Requires SRM Profiler agent?

No

Prerequisites

  • Enable FA-MIB on switches (on Brocade, command to run is snmpmibcapset)
  • If there is an access list for SNMP on the switch, include The SRM Profiler proxy agents(s)'s IP address to the list

Credentials

  • SNMP community string for each FC Switch
  • Zoning (v4.8+): Login and Password (telnet) for each FC Switch

Read/Write Actions

Read Only

Ports Used

161 UDP on the switch

Communication

See the SRM Profiler Ports section below

Requires SRM Profiler proxy agent?

Yes – Windows or Linux

Topology requires Windows agent on SAN attached host to any switch in the fabric

Community string

  • SNMP V1 needs to be enabled to collect data from a CISCO switch.
  • If the community string is defined from any CISCO Device/Fabric Manager, then it's implicitly set for SNMP V3.
  • The community string MUST be defined from the command line.

SRM Profiler can monitor any switch (or device) that supports the Fibre Alliance MIB. Some switches (for example, McDATA) use an alternate MIB, called the Fibre Channel Management MIB, which provides the same information. For those switches using this MIB, you must check the McDATA box when creating the device. If you are unsure, create the device without checking the box first. If you do not see data after 15-30 minutes, try checking the box and see if data begins to be collected.

To set up Brocade switches, execute the following commands to change the SNMP configuration:

  • To enable FA MIB: snmpConfig --set snmpv1
  • For access control: snmpConfig --set accessControl
  • To check: snmpconfig: snmpConfig --show
 
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