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Brocade Virtual Fabrics

Do you have to use DCFM to manage? Does DCFM require a license?

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Re: Brocade Virtual Fabrics

Just in case, DCFM = BNA

 

> Do you have to use DCFM to manage?

 

No. You can have full control of VF with CLI and Web Tools.

 

> Does DCFM require a license?

 

That depends on the size of your SAN. There is a free BNA license but it is limited to a certain number of fabrics and ports:

 

http://www.brocade.com/content/dam/common/documents/content-types/faqs/brocade-network-advisor-faq.pdf

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Re: Brocade Virtual Fabrics

Thx for the reply. Can you point me to some documentation for VF CLI commands? I can't find anything referring to VF in the switch web interface. Running FOS v7.3.0c.

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Re: Brocade Virtual Fabrics

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Re: Brocade Virtual Fabrics

Thx for link.

fosconfig -–show

FC Routing service:       disabled

Virtual Fabric:           enabled

Ethernet Switch Service:   Service not supported on this Platform

 

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