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network advisor and SMI-S agent license


Hi,

i'm trying to discover my FC switches FOS version 7.X in IBM TPC using SMI-S agent. I've been told to use network advisor with embended SMI-S agent, after installation i'm required with a license to discover the switches which i don't have or want to buy. Am i missing something? the only way to discover your FC switches using SMI-S agent is buying a network advisor license? the sntand alone SMI-S agent version 120.11 already tried and is not working. is there a specific version of network advisor i need to download?

thanks Davide

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Re: network advisor and SMI-S agent license

which i don't have or want to buy.

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Re: network advisor and SMI-S agent license

So there is no way to run SMI-S discoveries without buying a license for network advisor? i remeber it was available also as "Professional" and it didn't require a licesne, still vailable?

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Re: network advisor and SMI-S agent license

as fair as i remember, in the FREE Edition "Professional" is no SMI included.

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Re: network advisor and SMI-S agent license

and not possible to discover the switches in SMI-S without using network advisor?

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Re: network advisor and SMI-S agent license

additional,

->i'm trying to discover my FC switches FOS version 7.X...

Stand-alone Package of SMI Agent Release v120.11.0 supported only FOS 6.4.x,

FOS 7.0.x or higher is in this Release not supported.

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ok thanks

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Re: network advisor and SMI-S agent license

The best way, you should ask you Vendor or OEM, in such case IBM.

1) IBM can open a call by Brocade or ask if any future Stand-Alone Release of SMI is planned or not.

However,

2) Is most probable any such is already available, but is not General Available or for Public download.

And I would more point to "2"

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Re: network advisor and SMI-S agent license

davide,

and here a couple of Info, which are reported in FOS Release Notes

7.0.x; 7.1.x and latest new release 7.2.x

SMI Compatibility It is important to note that host SMI-S agents cannot be used to manage switches running FOS v7.0.1 If users want to manage a switch running FOS v7.0.1 using SMI-S interface, they must use Brocade Network Advisor’s integrated SMI agent.

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Re: network advisor and SMI-S agent license

davide,

I started the installation from BNA 12.1.1 on my Laptop, and when yoy start at first time you get the Options to select SMI Agent only.

have you tried with ?

BNA Package Install.jpg

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