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Use BNA to report on number and type of SFPs throughout network?

We're undergoing an E-Rate audit and I was wondering if there was a way to use BNA to show the number and type of the SFPs begin used on our Brocade switches/routers.

TAC Mod
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Re: Use BNA to report on number and type of SFPs throughout network?

Hello @ctavernier

 

I ran your question by a TAC representative and this was their reponse:

 

"If they are running BNA 14.0.x or higher they can right click on a switch and select Port Optics (SFP). This will provide a report of which optics are installed in that particular switch. They can then highlight and export the data to a table for something like Excel. We don’t have the ability to do an entire fabric at once."

 

I hope this answers your question - if you're in need of further assistance, please let us know.

 

Best Regards,

 

Denise K.

Brocade Community Team

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Re: Use BNA to report on number and type of SFPs throughout network?

Thanks for the reply.  How about something from the command line?  Something that could be thrown into a script?

TAC Mod
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Re: Use BNA to report on number and type of SFPs throughout network?

Hi @ctavernier

 

Yes, there is a command line equivalent that works on a per switch basis.

 

  1. Log into the switch via telnet or ssh
  2. At the command line type:  sfpshow

Hope this helps!

 

Regards,

 

Denise

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Re: Use BNA to report on number and type of SFPs throughout network?

I guess "sfpshow" isn't in the ICX command list.

TAC Mod
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Re: Use BNA to report on number and type of SFPs throughout network?

My apologies, @ctavernier! I thought this was regarding FOS based switches (the command I gave you is for FOS only).

 

Now that I know we're dealing with ICX, try these commands:

 

show media  --->For a list of all optics in a device
show media validation  --->Displays show media info along with optic manufacturer
show media ethernet 1/3/1  --->For details (manufacturer, S/N, etc.) on a specific optic, it must be done at the port level

 

The below link will show you a sample output of the commands above and other pertinent information:

 

FastIron Command Reference Guide

 

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

 

Regards,

 

Denise

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