DESCRIPTION This utility can be used to take a snapshot of devices found in a fabric at a specific point in time. It can then be run later point in time to compare the devices currently found in the fabric to a previous snapshot.
OPTIONS -h switch
This is the switch that we will log into to retrieve the device information for this fabric. Switch can be either an ip address or a name that can be resolved to an ip address. -o output file
Used to record a point in time view of devices in the fabric. This the file where output will be written to. Recommended file name would be san_name-fabA-devices.mmddyy
-v <input file> This is used to check the current devices in the fabric versus a previous point in time. The input file should have been generated previously using the -o option.
Writing file to lab-fabA-devices.092904 Logging into fabric... Retrieving fabric information... Retrieving nsallshow information... Found 4 devices in fabric. Information written to lab-fabA-devices.092904.