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Registered: ‎06-08-2010

SAN Health report shows utiliztion is 98 & 95 % on two switches

SAN Health report shows utiliztion is 98 & 95 % on two switches. Do need to take any action on this.

95 %
98 %

Kindly suggest.

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Registered: ‎08-18-2010

Re: SAN Health report shows utiliztion is 98 & 95 % on two switches

If it's sustained utilization or even semi-frequent then I would think there's trouble. 

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Registered: ‎06-08-2010

Re: SAN Health report shows utiliztion is 98 & 95 % on two switches

Hi Kayers,

Thanks for your response. Actually we are facing high utilization more than six months. We have bought two DS-4000B model switches through EMC. After seeing high utilization I have opened a SR with EMC they come up with below response. Since I  can’t open a case with Brocade directly I want to make sure that high utilization is a really a problem?

so the 95% switch utilization “problem” as indicated below:

Let me clarify these numbers:

Top switch:

- your switch has 64 active ports

- 60 of these ports are being used (something connected)

-> 60 out of 64 ports being utilized = 94% of the available ports utilization

Bottom switch:

- your switch has 64 active ports

- 60 of these ports are being used (something connected)

-> 62 out of 64 ports being utilized = 97% of the available ports utilization

Combined: (Totals)

- your switches have 128 active ports

- 122 of these ports are being used (something connected)

-> 122 out of 128 ports being utilized = 95% of the available ports on both switches utilization

So these percentages are just an indication on how many ports you have something connected

-> they show orange/red cause they are almost all in use, not because of any issue!

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Posts: 931
Registered: ‎12-30-2009

Re: SAN Health report shows utiliztion is 98 & 95 % on two switches

Looks like a valid explination, but to be sure could you paste an printscreen to know what your looking at..

If thats not possible, try (dis)connecting some port and run SANHealth again and look whether "utilization" is de- or increasing.

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Re: SAN Health report shows utiliztion is 98 & 95 % on two switches

SAN Health want to say just, that you are on Limit with Free available Port.

This is not a Error. 

--->>>Do need to take any action on this.

Expand you SAN / Fabric if more Port are needed.

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