Tag Archives: FOS

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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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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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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FOS 8.2.0 – The first Broadcom FOS release.

With the transition to Broadcom the Brocade entity now operating under that flag has release it’s first major release 8.2.0. The release notes show a somewhat strange title: [..]

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Brocade FOS version 8 and 32G hardware

If you’ve been laying low during Christmas last year and have overlooked that Brocade announced its first to market with “Gen 6” (32G) hardware and FOS code 8, [..]

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Traffic Isolation Zoning – The mistake of FOS

If there is one thing I would consider “the” blunder of FOS engineering it has to be Traffic Isolation zoning. I mean, creating such an administrative nightmare with [..]

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Time to rethink your zoning strategy –peerzones

With the advance of the FC-GS and FC-SW protocols the change, or more the enhancement, of being able to use Target Driven Zoning provided Brocade with the option [..]

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Upgrade to FOS 7.4.x fails due to APM performance monitors

As I’ve written before some features in FOS 7.3 and older have been superseded by new tools such as MAPS and FlowVision. On of those is also Advanced [..]

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Open Source Software (OSS) and security breaches in proprietary firmware

It is no secret that many vendors use open source software in their products and solutions. One of the most ubiquitous  is Linux which is often the base [..]

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