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Preventing Information Overload in SAN Management

The standpoint of getting notified when events happen in SAN environments at all costs may need to be reviewed. As many of you know the Broadcom and Cisco...

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FPIN – The Holy Grail of SAN Stability

As some of you may recall about a decade ago I made a proposal to incorporate more intelligence into the end-devices to be able to better react to...

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FOS version 9 – Gen 7 Fibre-Channel is here

Yahooo… (No not the company) FOS version 9 is here. The one that starts to support Gen 7 (64/256 Gbit) Fibre Channel. Now, just in case you’re getting...

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Dynamic connectivity overview in “switchshow” output

In a Brocade environment the “switchshow” is one of the most used commands out there. It provides a quick overview of what the state of the switch is,...

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High Memory and CPU utilization on a FC switch.

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The DCX man has retired.

In 2008 Brocade announced the 8G director class switches DCX and DCX-4S. A rather impactful release of a new piece of hardware where the next generation FC ASIC...

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Crackdown on FOS support

If you’ve read my articles over the last decade or so you’ve seen I’m keen on maintenance. Both from a physical hardware as well as software perspective a...

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BNA before 14.4.1 is no longer supported

I’ve already mentioned that BNA was End-of-Life and will/is (be) replaced by SANNav. As of the time of this writing any BNA version older than 14.4.1 is no...

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SFP in -INF state

The entire IT industry is packed with mathematics. So instead of keeping things easy we need to work our way around imposed restriction that have been imposed on...

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FOS 8.2.1 – the one that is required.. or not?

Like clockwork Brocade releases new FOS version around every 6 months. No news here. FOS 8.2.1 is however a release you may need to pay special attention to...

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