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inex
Super Advisor

Monitoring Brocade san switches

Hi,

Anyone got a recommendation for a free tool which can be used for monitoring Brocade san switches. Customer wants alerts when fan, power, ftp modules etc failes.

-inex
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Terri Harris
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Re: Monitoring Brocade san switches

Within the Brocade FOS you can configure SNMP and email alerts. So start with the Brocade itself.
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Monitoring Brocade san switches

Yep. Additionally, if you have HP SIM installed somewhere, you can have those alerts go to SIM and SIm can push out e-mails and stuff.

Steven

Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
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DJMC
Regular Advisor

Re: Monitoring Brocade san switches

Hi,
As far as I can remember you could monitor switches using ISEE.

D
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Monitoring Brocade san switches

Not exactly with ISEE, but with it's partner programs, WEBES and OSEM.

Both of these program s talk(ed) backed to HP SIM and/or ISEE.

For a simple configuration where ISEE might not be installed... HP SIM should work.

Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
inex
Super Advisor

Re: Monitoring Brocade san switches

My customer does not have ISEE/webs or HP sim.

-inex
Terri Harris
Honored Contributor

Re: Monitoring Brocade san switches

you were asking for a recommendation on a free tool. SIM (System Insight Manager) is a free tool.

http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/hpsim/index.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
Bill Rothanburg
Trusted Contributor

Re: Monitoring Brocade san switches

Even without a Fabric Watch license, you still get basic hardware monitoring through the Fabric Watch facility, which can send SNMP traps and email.

Brocade switches can send log messages to a syslog server. You could combine this with a program that monitors the syslog on the server.
IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: Monitoring Brocade san switches

hi,
there is also the Cacti/Thomb tool, which allows you to continuously SNMP monitor (with the thresholds) all the switches and have it all in graphs and online...
the pain is one part of the reality
IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: Monitoring Brocade san switches

hi,
sorry for the typo Cacti/Thold
the pain is one part of the reality