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Registered: ‎03-02-2010

How to check portfencing status on FOS v6.2.1b

How to check portfencing status


Switch Model: ED-48000B
Switch FOS: v6.2.1b


Fabric Watch License is installed,
portFencing --show command is not supported in FOS v6.2.1b

Note: All the fabric watch commands like fwalarmsfiltershow, fwshow, fwconfigure .e.t.c. work fine.

We need to know if portfencing is enabled or disabled, how to check the portfecing status

Please advise

Thanks

Chetan R

Regular Contributor
Posts: 201
Registered: ‎11-24-2009

Re: How to check portfencing status on FOS v6.2.1b

Hi Chetan R,

I believe what you're looking for is called "Port Auto Disable", found in portCfgShow output.

Hope this helps,

Linar

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Posts: 34
Registered: ‎03-02-2010

Re: How to check portfencing status on FOS v6.2.1b

My understanding about portfencing

Port fencing

A port that is consistently unstable can harm the responsiveness and stability of the entire fabric and diminish the ability of the management platform to control and monitor the switches within the fabric. Port fencing is a Fabric Watch enhancement that takes the ports offline if the user-defined thresholds are exceeded. Supported port types include physical ports, E_Ports, optical F_Ports (FOP_Ports), copper F_Ports (FCU_Ports), and Virtual E_Ports (VE_Ports).

NOTE: Port fencing is not enabled by default. You must manually enable port fencing.

Port fencing configuration using the portFencing command

The portFencing command enables and configures the port fencing feature; it does not set the thresholds for port fencing. You must configure port thresholds with the portThconfig command before you can enable port fencing. Use the --disable option to disable port fencing for the specified areas on all ports of the specified port types. Use the --show option to display the configuration. The display includes the configured port types, error types, and port fencing status (disabled or enabled). Port fencing is disabled by default.

Portfencing --show

The display includes the configured port types, error types, and port fencing status (disabled or enabled)

However 'Portfencing --show' is not supported on FOS v6.2.1, hence i would want to know how to check the status of portfencing.

Thanks

Chetan R

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Posts: 931
Registered: ‎12-30-2009

Re: How to check portfencing status on FOS v6.2.1b

You need the fabric watch license to use portfencing.

Do a licenseshow and look for the line below

Fabric Watch license

The command portFencing exists since FOS release 6.3

Thus it will not work on FOS 6.2.*

In 6.2 and below you can find portfencing (but this is a tedious job) on a per alarm per port basis using fwconfigure.

But you'll need or wnt the Fabric Watch admin guide to figure out all alarms etc  >> http://community.brocade.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/16279-3975/53_1001342_01_FOS_FabricWatch_v630.pdf

Btw by default portfencing is disabled.

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Posts: 34
Registered: ‎03-02-2010

Re: How to check portfencing status on FOS v6.2.1b

Found the following

The portFencing command became available in the FOS v6.3.x code stream. The following information comes from the FW Admin Guide (Supporting FOSv6.2.0). Information regarding configuration of port fencing can be found starting on page 61.

You can use the fwConfigure command to display if portfencing is enabled for a port. Using this command will let you know what ports have a specific threshold set and also provides additional information.

Navigate to a specific class and area with the fwConfigure command.

switch:admin> fwconfigure

3 : Port class

5 : E-Port class

6 : F/FL Port (Optical) class

Select an area (areas 1 - 2 and 4 - 6 are available for Port Fencing).

1 : Link loss

2 : Sync loss

4 : Protocol error

5 : Invalid words

6 : Invalid CRCS

***********************************************

L_200E_24:admin> firmwareshow

Appl Primary/Secondary Versions

------------------------------------------

FOS v6.2.1b

v6.2.1b

L_200E_24:admin> fwconfigure

1 : Environment class

2 : SFP class

3 : Port class

4 : Fabric class

5 : E-Port class

6 : F/FL Port (Optical) class

7 : Alpa Performance Monitor class

8 : EE Performance Monitor class

9 : Filter Performance Monitor class

10 : Security class

11 : Resource class

12 : Quit

Select a class => : (1..12) 3

1 : Link loss

2 : Sync loss

3 : Signal loss

4 : Protocol error

5 : Invalid words

6 : Invalid CRCS

7 : RXPerformance

8 : TXPerformance

9 : State Changes

10 : Link Reset

11 : return to previous page

Select an area => : (1..11) 6

Index ThresholdName Port CurVal Status

LastEvent LasteventTime LastVal LastState ===============================================================================

0 portCRCs000 0 0 Error(s)/min disabled

1 portCRCs001 1 0 Error(s)/min enabled

started Fri Oct 7 09:18:36 2011 0 Error(s)/min Informative

2 portCRCs002 2 0 Error(s)/min enabled

started Fri Oct 7 09:18:36 2011 0 Error(s)/min Informative

3 portCRCs003 3 0 Error(s)/min enabled

started Fri Oct 7 09:18:36 2011 0 Error(s)/min Informative

4 portCRCs004 4 0 Error(s)/min disabled

5 portCRCs005 5 0 Error(s)/min enabled

started Fri Oct 7 09:18:36 2011 0 Error(s)/min Informative

**output shortened**

1 : refresh

2 : disable a threshold

3 : enable a threshold

4 : advanced configuration

5 : return to previous page

Select choice => : (1..5)

If there are no thresholds set for a given port the command fwshow –disable –port can be used to show disabled ports:

L_200E_24:admin> fwshow --disable --port

Port Threshold Status

=========================

0 disabled

4 disabled

9 disabled

A third option would be to upgrade to the FOS v6.3.x code stream where the portFencing command is available

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