Ok this may seem a bit of me having a go at Brocade’s successor to Fabric Watch but it isn’t. This week I ran into a couple of cases where switches were upgraded to FOS 7.2.x and Fabric Watch was converted to MAPS. Nothing wrong with that but it seems that many administrators blindly kick off some rule-sets via BNA and leave it at that. Whilst I applaud the move to the latest and greatest code levels (mainly because the majority of known bugs are fixed) it also means that updated and/or new functionality needs to be reviewed and actively managed.
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