Tag Archives: support

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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Brocade “compatible” SFP’s will disrupt your fabric.

As with all good stuff there are always people and companies that try to jump on the bandwagon and make some dollars by using cheap kit and sell [..]

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How to obtain a Brocade SupportSave without BNA or DCFM

In some of my previous articles here and here I explained how to obtain a supportsave via BNA (Brocade Network Advisor) and/or DCFM (Data Centre Fabric Manager) and [..]

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5-minute initial troubleshooting on Brocade equipment

Very often I get involved in cases whereby a massive amount of host logs, array dumps, FC and IP traces are taken which could easily add up to [..]

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Brocade supportsave via BNA or DCFM

If you work with Brocade gear you might have come across their management tool called Brocade Network Advisor. A very nifty piece of software which lets you do [..]

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Brocade FOS 7.1 and the cool features

After a very busy couple of weeks I’ve spent some time to dissect the release notes of Brocade FOS 7.1 and I must say there are some really nice features [..]

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Big pat on the back

I already knew I was working with some extremely smart dudes here in HDS support but for this to be recognized by customers in an independent survey which more or less [..]

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