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How To: Identify FOS / NOS based Switch Types and Product Names

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  • Lists switch type codes with corresponding switches
  • The following table lists Brocade switch type codes as they appear in
    Command-Line Interface (CLI) command output and their corresponding Brocade model names.
    The switch type is a field (switchType) displayed in the output of the switchShow command.
    When you are gathering information for your switch support provider, you may be asked
    to provide the switch name (model). If you do not know the model, you can use this table
    to map the switch type to the model.
    NOTE: Switch type output displays these values with 1.x for the Brocade 1000 family,
    2.x for Brocade 2800, and so on. The "x" value refers to motherboard revision level.
  • To identify NOS Based Switches from Command Line

you can use show chassis to see the switch Type #

sw0# show chassis


switchType: 95








on ‎12-05-2009 11:30 PM

Very useful when analyzing supportshow o/p - Thanks.

by b.donders
on ‎09-22-2010 02:33 AM

Thanks for this document... Is very helpful for me...

by dmbcibc
on ‎12-30-2010 07:12 AM

Very useful.  Needs an update to include the 5470 blade modules (switch type 73.6).

on ‎01-01-2011 06:17 AM

Hi dmbcibc,

thanks for you comment and for the Info.

I will upgrade this DOC Shortly with other Switch Type.

by eknodt
on ‎04-18-2012 01:47 PM


i just created a doc for NOS v3.0.0 (VDX platform). Just can't see how to attach it here. It's a pdf.



on ‎04-18-2012 09:20 PM


I shared this DOC with you. Now you are welcome to upload the PDF Here. I have a new List with some new SAN Switch, will upfrade this in the next day.


by eknodt
on ‎04-19-2012 09:35 AM

Here are the VDX switch types and product names  for NOS v2.1.1:

Switch         Product             ASIC          Product Description

Type            Name


116.2           VDX 6710-54      eAnvil2             48 1 GbE copper and 6 1/10 GbE SFP+ ports

95.1 - 95.2   VDX 6720-24      eAnvil2              24 1/10 GbE SFP+ ports

96.2            VDX 6730-32      eAnvil2/Condor2    24 1/10 GbE SFP+ ports and 8 8Gbps FC ports

97.4            VDX 6720-60      eAnvil2                 60 1/10 GbE SFP+ ports

107.x           VDX 6730-76     eAnvil2/Condor2    24 1/10 GbE SFP+ ports and 16 8Gbps FC ports

you can use show chassis to see the switch Type #

sw0# show chassis

switchType: 95

Then you look up the product in this table. We will have this in the Admin Guide for v3.0.0.


by storage-pete
on ‎05-16-2012 01:33 AM

Hi there

Can you please add the switch type for the 6505.



on ‎05-16-2012 03:56 AM


I don't have this info at the moment but I'll provide to find.

What is the reason why you ask for switch Type ? are you working with Brocade 6505 ?

by eknodt
on ‎05-16-2012 09:51 AM

Hi Pete,

here is an output for the Brocade 6505 i got from mt SQA contact.

Hope this helps!


ras222:root> switchshow

switchName:     ras222

switchType: 118.1

switchState:    Online

switchMode:     Native

switchRole:     Subordinate

switchDomain:   1

switchId:       fffc01

switchWwn:      10:00:00:05:33:13:9c:1a

zoning:         ON (WB_DEFAULT_CFG_LSAN)

switchBeacon:   OFF

FC Router:      OFF

FC Router BB Fabric ID: 1

Address Mode:   0

Index Port Address Media Speed State Proto


   0   0   010000 id    N16   No_Light    FC

   1   1   010100 id    N16   No_Light    FC

   2   2   010200 id    N16   No_Light    FC

   3   3   010300 id    N16   No_Light    FC

   4   4   010400 id    N16   No_Light    FC

   5   5   010500 id    N16   No_Light    FC

   6   6   010600 id    N16   No_Light    FC

   7   7   010700 id    N16   No_Light    FC

   8   8   010800 id     N4   Online FC  E-Port  10:00:00:05:1e:35:10:72 "ras045" (upstream)

   9   9   010900 id    N16   No_Light    FC

  10  10   010a00 --    N16   No_Module   FC

  11  11   010b00 id    N16   Mod_Inv     FC "Speed Mismatch / Incompatible SFP"

  12  12   010c00 --    N16   No_Module   FC

  13  13   010d00 --    N16   No_Module   FC

  14  14   010e00 --    N16   No_Module   FC

  15  15   010f00 --    N16   No_Module   FC

  16  16   011000 id    N16   No_Light    FC

  17  17   011100 id    N16   No_Light    FC

  18  18   011200 --    N16   No_Module   FC

  19  19   011300 --    N16   No_Module   FC

  20  20   011400 --    N16   No_Module   FC

  21  21   011500 --    N16   No_Module   FC

  22  22   011600 --    N16   No_Module   FC

  23  23   011700 id    N16   No_Light    FC