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    user's guide version 3.0 web tools www.hp.com...

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    Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Preface About This Guide ......... . Related Publications .

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    Fabric Topology View........Name Server Table View .

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    Administrative Interface ........4-38 Switch Settings Tab.

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    Fabric Manager User’s Guide...

  • Page 7: Preface

    Preface Web Tools v3.0 is a standard feature on the HP Surestore FC 1Gb/2Gb Entry Switch 8B, FC 1Gb/2Gb Switch 8B, and FC 1Gb/2Gb Switch 16B products. It is supported on the HP Brocade 2400/2800 switches and the HP Surestore FC Switch 6164 running Fabric OS version a2.4.1 or later, and on the FC Entry Switch 8B, FC Switch 8B, and FC 16B products using Fabric OS version 3.0.1b or later.

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    Provided on the FC Entry Switch 8B and FC Switch 8B Documentation CD, and at the HP Web site http://www.hp.com/support/fc8B • HP Surestore FC 1Gb/2Gb Entry Switch 8B and FC 1Gb/2Gb Switch 8B Getting Started Guide (A7346-90902) • HP Surestore FC 1Gb/2Gb Entry Switch 8B and FC 1Gb/2Gb Switch 8B Installation and Reference Guide •...

  • Page 9: System Requirements And Compatibility

    System Requirements and Compatibility Compatibility with other Products Fabric OS version 3.0.1b or later can be installed and run on the FC Entry Switch 8B, FC Switch 8B, and FC 16B products. The FC Entry Switch 8B, FC Switch 8B, and FC 16B switch running Fabric OS version 3.0.1b or later can operate in the same fabric with the HP Brocade 2400/2800 and FC 6164 switches running the a2.4.1 or later versions of Fabric OS.

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    viii Web Tools User’s Guide...

  • Page 11: Introducing Web Tools

    Chapter Introducing Web Tools This chapter provides the following information: • Overview on page 1-1 • Advantages of Web Tools on page 1-1 • Capabilities of Web Tools on page 1-2 • Web Tools Main Views on page 1-3 Overview Web Tools runs on Fabric OS version 3.0.1b or later and provides a graphical interface that allows the administrator to monitor and manage entire fabrics and individual switches and ports from a standard workstation.

  • Page 12: Capabilities Of Web Tools

    Introducing Web Tools Capabilities of Web Tools Web Tools provides the following information and capabilities: • Monitoring and managing the entire fabric. • Monitoring and managing individual switches. • Monitoring and managing individual ports. When monitoring and managing the entire fabric, Web Tools allows you to perform the following functions: View the status of all the switches in the fabric.

  • Page 13: Web Tools Main Views

    Introducing Web Tools When monitoring and managing individual ports, Web Tools allows you to perform the following functions: View the port status. See PortStats Tab on page 5-3. View information about GBIC (Gigabit See GBIC Tab on page 5-5. Interface Converter) Serial IDs. View and manage loop information.

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    Introducing Web Tools Fabric View Displays a control panel that provides access to fabric-wide options, a panel for each switch in the fabric, plus a legend that explains the meaning of the background colors on the Switch icons. Each panel contains an icon that represents the switch itself, in addition to icons for Switch Events and the Administrative and Telnet interfaces.

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    Introducing Web Tools Accessible From Switch View: Port Information View Figure 1-3 Port Information View Port Displays statistics and status for the selected port, GBIC, or loop. Accessed Information by selecting the icon for the relevant port in Switch View. View For information about the functions that are accessible through the Port View, see Port Information View on page 5-1.

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    Introducing Web Tools Web Tools User’s Guide...

  • Page 17: Installing Web Tools

    Chapter Installing Web Tools This chapter provides the following information: • Requirements on page 2-1 • Installation on page 2-2 • Launching Web Tools on page 2-4 Requirements The workstation and the switch must both meet specific requirements for the correct installation and operation of Web Tools.

  • Page 18: Installation

    Installing Web Tools • 5 MB of free disk space • One of the following Web browsers: • Netscape Communicator 4.6x or later. • Internet Explorer 4.01 or later. Note: The browser must be configured to work with Web Tools. For information about how to do this, see Installing a Web Browser on page 2-2.

  • Page 19: Installing The Java Plug-in On The Workstation

    Installing Web Tools Exit and relaunch the browser. Configuring Internet Explorer Correct operation of Web Tools with Internet Explorer requires clearing the browser cache after installation, and specifying the appropriate settings for browser refresh frequency and process model. • The browser cache must be cleared after the installation of Fabric OS. The browser may use local cache copies of jar files and/or image files to improve performance (depending on options selected in browser), which can cause incorrect display.

  • Page 20: Launching Web Tools

    Installing Web Tools To install the Java plug-in on Solaris: Locate the Java plug-in on the internet, such as at the Sun Microsystems Web site. Follow the instructions to install the Java plug-in for Solaris. Open the .cshrc file and set the path to the Java plug-in executable file. For example, the following could be added to the .cshrc file: NPX_PLUG-IN_PATH=/opt/NSCPcom/plug-in export NPX_PLUG_IN_PATH...

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    Installing Web Tools To launch Web Tools: Launch the Web browser. Enter the switch name or IP address in the Location/Address field (Example: http://switch name/) and press <Enter>. Web Tools launches, displaying the default view, Fabric View. Web Tools User’s Guide...

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    Installing Web Tools Web Tools User’s Guide...

  • Page 23: Fabric View

    Chapter Fabric View This chapter describes the views and interfaces available through the Fabric View of Web Tools, which consist of the following: • Fabric Events View • Fabric Topology View • Name Server Table View • Zone Administration View Note: Switches can be accessed through different methods, such as through the Front Panel, Telnet, SNMP, and the Web, any of which can occur simultaneously.

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    Fabric View Web Tools launches, displaying Fabric View in detailed view as shown in Figure 3-1. The Fabric View consists of two logical parts: • Control Panel • Switch Panel Switch Panel Control Panel Control Panel Switch Panel Figure 3-1 Detailed View of Fabric View To see the Summary view of the Fabric View, select the Summary View button on the left side of the Fabric View.

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    Fabric View Fabric View with the Summary view selected is displayed as shown in Figure 3-2. Switch Panel Control Panel Control Panel Switch Panel Figure 3-2 Summary View of Fabric View Button and Icons that appear in Fabric View The Control Panel (on the left side of Figure 3-1) Fabric Events The Fabric Events View provides a running log of events in the fabric.

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    Fabric View Zone Admin Select to open Zone Administration View. Summary/Detail View Toggle to view either the Summary or Detail version of Fabric View. The Summary version shows abbreviated switch panels (see Figure 3-2). The default view is Detail. Status legend Defines meaning of colors visible in the background of the switch icons.

  • Page 27: Fabric Events View

    Fabric View Telnet Select to launch the Telnet Interface for the switch (for information about this view, see Telnet Interface). polled at: or unreachable since: Time of the last status check, or if currently unavailable, the time of the last successful status check. Name: The name of the switch.

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    Fabric View Following is a description of the columns in the Fabric Events view: Switch Name of switch. Num... (number) Event number for affected switch. Time Time of event. Count Number of consecutive occurrences of same event. Level Severity level of event: panic (switch reboots) critical error...

  • Page 29: Fabric Topology View

    Fabric View Fabric Topology View The Fabric Topology View summarizes the physical configuration of the fabric from the perspective of the “local domain” (the domain of the switch entered as a URL in the Web browser). This includes information about the “destination domains” (all other domains in the fabric) and the paths between each destination domain and the local domain.

  • Page 30: Name Server Table View

    Fabric View Following is a description of the fields in the Fabric Topology View. View Fabric Topology from Lists the switch in the domain that is assumed to be the local Switch [switch name]: domain. There are a total of [n] The number of domains in the fabric.

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    Fabric View Figure 3-5 Name Server Table View Note: To sort the events by a particular column, click the column header. To resize a column, drag the column divider. The following fields are included in the Name Server Table View: Auto Refresh Check to enable Auto Refresh or uncheck to disable.

  • Page 32: The Name Server Table Also Includes The Following Columns

    Fabric View The Name Server Table also includes the following columns: Domain # The domain ID of the switch to which the device is connected. Port # The number of the switch port to which the device is connected. Port ID The port ID of the device (24-bit hexadecimal value).

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    Fabric View The Zoning Selection menu displays, as shown in Figure 3-6. Note: For information specific to QuickLoop to be available, the QuickLoop switch must be the local domain. Figure 3-6 Zoning Selection View When administering Zoning, the following steps are recommended: Define zone aliases to establish groupings.

  • Page 34: Switch/port Level Zoning

    Fabric View Table 3-1 Zoning Schemes Switch/Port Level All alias, zoning and configuration file operations must be on ports. Zoning Aliases, zones and configuration files which have objects other than ports cannot be selected or operated on. WWN Level Zoning All aliases, zoning and configuration file operations must be on WWNs.

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    Fabric View Figure 3-7 Port Alias tab of the Switch/Port Level Zoning menu Following is a description of the fields on the Port Alias tab: Alias Name Select an existing alias name to be modified. Create Alias Select to create a new alias. A new alias dialog displays. Enter a new alias name that is unique.

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    Fabric View Alias Members This field lists the members of the alias selected in the Alias Name field. The name of this list depends on the name of the selected alias. If no alias is selected, the name displays as “Null Members”. Search Mem Select to search for a Switch name, WWN, Alias, Zone, QuickLoop in the Member Selection List based on the type of objects displayed in...

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    Fabric View Port Zone Tab Use the Port Zone tab to specify which ports on a switch are to be in the selected zone and to create and manage zones. A zone can have one or multiple members, and can include switches, ports, WWNs, aliases, and QuickLoop AL_PAs.

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    Fabric View Add Mem Select to add the member selected in the Member Selection List to the Zone Members list. If an entire switch is selected, all ports on the switch are added to the zone. You can also select individual ports. To add a device WWN, select either a node WWN (folder icon) or port WWN (blue circle icon) from the WWNs sub-tree.

  • Page 39: Quickloop Tab

    Fabric View QuickLoop Tab You can use the QuickLoop tab to create and manage QuickLoops if used in conjunction with Zoning. For information on managing the QuickLoop feature separately, see QuickLoop Tab on page 4-50 in this document. The QuickLoop tab is shown in Figure 3-9. Figure 3-9 The QuickLoop tab of the Switch/Port Level Zoning menu Following is a description of the fields on the QuickLoop tab.

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    Fabric View Search Mem Click to search for a Switch name, WWN, Alias, Zone, QuickLoop in the Switch Selection List based on the type of objects displayed in that list. Add Mem Click to add the switch selected in the Switch Selection List to the QuickLoop Members list.

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    Fabric View Port Fabric Assist Tab Use the Port Fabric Assist tab to create and manage Fabric Assists. A QuickLoop license is required to use this tab. The Port Fabric Assist tab is shown in Figure 3-11. Figure 3-10 The Port Fabric Assist tab of the Switch/Port Level Zoning menu Following is a description of the fields on the Port Fabric Assist tab.

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    Fabric View Add FA Host Click to add the selected item as a host to the Port Fabric Assist name list. Only a domain port or a WWN can be added as a host. Add Mem Click to add the member selected in the Member Selection List to the Port Fabric Assist name list.

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    Fabric View Port Config Tab Use the Port Config tab to create and manage zone configurations. Zone configurations are used to enable or disable a group of zones at the same time. The Port Config tab is shown in Figure 3-11. Figure 3-11 The Port Config tab of the Switch/Port Level Zoning menu Following is a description of the fields and buttons that appear on the Port Config tab.

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    Fabric View Config Members The members of the configuration selected in the Cfg Name field. The name of this list depends on the selection. Only one configuration can be enabled at a time; if none are enabled, zoning is not active in the fabric. Enable Config Check to enable the configuration selected in the Cfg Name field, or uncheck to disable it.

  • Page 45: Wwn Level Zoning

    Fabric View Figure 3-12 Zoning Configuration Analysis screen WWN Level Zoning With WWN Zoning, only World Wide Names are displayed on the tabs. This window is used to configure aliases, zones and configuration files. After selecting the WWN Level Zoning button from the Zoning Selection menu and clicking OK, the WWN Level Zoning menu displays.

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    Fabric View WWN Aliases Use the WWN Alias tab to configure WWN Aliases. Figure 3-13 shows the WWN Alias tab. Figure 3-13 WWN Alias tab of the WWN Level Zoning menu Following is a description of the fields on the WWN Alias tab. Alias Name Select an existing alias to modify.

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    Fabric View Alias Members This field lists the members of the alias selected in the Alias Name field. The name of this list depends on the name of the selected alias. If no alias is selected, the name displays as “Null Members”. Search Mem Click to search for a Switch name, WWN, Alias, Zone, QuickLoop, in the Member Selection List based on the type of objects displayed in...

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    Fabric View WWN Zone Use the WWN Zone tab to specify the members of the WWN Zone. In this window, only switches and WWN are available to be selected as members of the zone. The WWN Zone tab is shown in Figure 3-14. Figure 3-14 WWN Zone tab of the WWN Level Zoning menu Following is a description of the fields on the WWN Zone tab.

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    Fabric View Search Mem Click to search for a Switch name, WWN, Alias, Zone, QuickLoop, in the Member Selection List based on the type of objects displayed in that list. Add Mem Click to add a member from the Member Selection list into the Zone Member contents.

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    Fabric View Figure 3-15 QuickLoop tab of the WWN Level Zoning menu Following is a description of the fields on the QuickLoop tab. QuickLoop Name Select an existing QuickLoop member to modify. Create Qloop Click to create a new Quickloop member. Delete Qloop Click to delete a Quickloop member.

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    Fabric View Remove Mem Click to remove a member from the QuickLoop member list when selected. Ref Zone Click to refresh the local zoning data base copied from the switch. This button automatically flashes red/gray if the fabric zoning data is changed by another client.

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    Fabric View Following is a description of the fields on the WWN Fabric Assist tab. FA Name Select an existing WWN Fabric Assist name to modify. Create FA Click to create a new WWN Fabric Assist. A dialog displays. Enter the name of the new WWN Fabric Assist. All names must be unique and contain no spaces.

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    Fabric View Select OK to the changes to the switch and exit the window. Apply Click to apply all changes made including changes made on other tabs in the view. Changes cannot be cancelled once they are applied. Close Click to exit the window without making any changes to the switch.

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    Fabric View Zone/QLoop Selection List This field displays a list of Zone and QuickLoop members available to add to the WWN configuration. Add Mem Click to add a member from the config members list into the zone selection list. Remove Mem Click to remove a member from the zone selection list into the Config Member list.

  • Page 55: Al_pa Level Zoning

    Fabric View AL_PA Level Zoning AL_PA Level Zoning is a replacement for QuickLoop Zoning. With AL_PA Level Zoning, only members of a QuickLoop can be a member of the zone. Zone members are specified through their AL_PA. Upon selecting the AL_PA Level Zoning button from the Zoning Selection window and clicking OK, the AL_PA Level Zoning menu with the AL_PA Device Alias tab displays.

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    Fabric View Following is a description of the fields on the AL_PA Device Alias tab. Alias Name Select an existing alias name to modify. Create Alias Click to create a new alias. A dialog displays. Enter the name of the new alias.

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    Fabric View AL_PA Device Zone Use the AL_PA Device Zone tab to select members of a device zone. Members are specified by their AL_PA. The AL_PA Device Zone tab is shown in Figure 3-19. Figure 3-19 AL_PA Device Zone tab of the AL_PA Level Zoning menu Following is a description of the fields on the AL_PA Device Zone tab.

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    Fabric View Add Mem Click to add a member from the member selection list into the Zone Members list. Remove Mem Click to remove a member from the Zone Member List when selected. Ref Zone Click to refresh the local zoning data base copied from the switch. This button automatically flashes red/gray if the fabric zoning data is changed by another client.

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    Fabric View Following is a description of the fields on the Quick Loop tab. QuickLoop Name Select an existing QuickLoop member name to modify. Create Qloop Click to create a new Quickloop member. Delete Qloop Click to delete a Quickloop member. Rename Qloop Click to rename a Quickloop member.

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    Fabric View AL_PA Device Config Use the AL_PA Device Config tab to specify the Device Zone that belongs to the Device Zone Configuration file. All members of this configuration file must be Zones consisting entirely of AL_PAs in a QuickLoop. The AL_PA Device Config tab is shown in Figure 3-21. Figure 3-21 AL_PA Device Config tab of the AL_PA Level Zoning menu Following is a description of the fields on the AL_PA Device Config tab.

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    Fabric View AL_PA Config Members This field displays a list of the members that belong to the name AL_PA Configuration currently selected in the Cfg Name field. The name of this list depends on the name of the AL_PA configuration selected. If a AL_PA configuration is not selected, the name displays as “null Members”.

  • Page 62: Mixed Level Zoning

    Fabric View Mixed Level Zoning Mixed Level Zoning is provided for backward compatibility of pre 3.0 zones. After selecting the Mixed Level Zoning button from the Zoning Selection window and clicking OK, the Mixed Level Zoning window with the Alias tab is displayed as shown in Figure 3-22. Following is a list of the tabs provided in the Mixed Level Zoning menu: •...

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    Fabric View Following is a description of the fields on the Alias tab. Alias Name Select an existing alias to modify. Create Alias Click to create a new alias. A dialog displays.Enter the name of the new alias. All names must be unique and contain no spaces. Delete Alias Click to delete the alias selected in the Alias Name field.

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    Fabric View Zone Use the Zone tab to specify the member of a mixed zone. Mixed zone members can be AL_PAs, ports and WWNs. The Zone tab is shown in Figure 3-23. Figure 3-23 Zone tab of the Mixed Level Zoning menu Following is a description of the fields on the Zone tab.

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    Fabric View Add Mem Click to add a member from the Member Selection List into the Zone Member contents. Remove Mem Click to remove a member from the zone member list when selected. Add Other Click to add a switch/port, WWN or a device that currently is not part of the Fabric.

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    Fabric View Quick Loop In conjunction with Zoning, use the Quick Loop tab to create and manage Quick Loops. For information on managing the Quick Loop feature separately, see the Loop Tab on page 5-8 in this document. The Quick Loop tab is shown in Figure 3-24. Figure 3-24 Quick Loop tab of the Mixed Level Zoning menu 3-44 Web Tools User’s Guide...

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    Fabric View Following is a description of the fields on the Quick Loop tab. QuickLoop Name Select an existing QuickLoop member to modify. Create Qloop Click to create a new Quickloop member. Delete Qloop Click to delete a Quickloop member. Rename Qloop Click to rename a Quickloop member.

  • Page 68: Fabric Assist

    Fabric View Fabric Assist Use the Fabric Assist tab to create and manage Fabric Assists. A QuickLoop license is required to use this tab. The Fabric Assist tab is shown in Figure 3-26. Figure 3-25 Fabric Assist tab of the Mixed Level Zoning menu Following is a description of the fields on the Fabric Assist tab.

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    Fabric View Add FA Host Click to add the selected item as a host to the Fabric Assist name Members list. Only a domain port or a WWN can be added as a host. Add Mem Click to add the member selected in the Member Selection List to the Fabric Assist name Members list.

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    Fabric View Config Use the Config tab to save and enable a Mixed Zone Configuration File. A Mixed Zone Configuration file can contain any type of zoneable objects, ports, WWNs and AL_PAs. The Config tab is shown in Figure 3-26. Figure 3-26 Config tab of the Mixed Level Zoning menu Following is a description of the fields on the Config tab.

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    Fabric View Search Mem Click to search for a Switch name, WWN, Alias, Zone, Quick Loop in the Member Selection List based on the type of objects displayed in that list. Config Members A list of the members that belong to the Configuration currently selected in the Cfg Name field.

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    Fabric View 3-50 Web Tools User’s Guide...

  • Page 73: Switch View

    Chapter Switch View This chapter describes the views and interfaces available through the Switch View of Web Tools, which consist of the following: • Switch Events View • Fabric Watch View (Optional Software) • Performance Monitor • Administrative Interface • Telnet Interface The Switch View represents the front panel of the switch, and displays when you click a Switch icon in Fabric View.

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    Switch View The items and information available in Switch View Port icons The letters in the Port icon indicate the GBIC (Gigabit Interface Converter) type, as follows: blank - No GBIC present - Short wave GBIC - Long wave GBIC SWID - Short wave serial ID GBIC LWID - Long wave serial ID GBIC...

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    Switch View Events Click to access Switch Events View. Telnet Click to launch a telnet session. Fabric Watch Click to access Fabric Watch. The background color of the button indicates the overall status of the fans: Green - Healthy Yellow - Marginal (mix of good and faulty readings) - Down (more than two faulty readings) Gray - Unknown or unmonitored...

  • Page 76: Switch Events View

    Switch View Perf Click to display the Performance Monitor where you can monitor switch performance. Beacon Click to turn on the beaconing function. If on, this icon shows beams of light. The beaconing function helps to physically locate a switch by sending a signal to the specified switch, resulting in an LED light pattern flashing from side to side on the switch.

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    Switch View Figure 4-2 Switch Events View Note: To sort the events by a particular column, click the column header. To resize a column, drag the column divider. Following is a description of the columns in Switch Events View. Switch Name of switch.

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    Switch View Loop Diagnostics Dialog Box The Loop Diagnostics Dialog Box dialog appears when you click DIAG on the Loop tab of the Port Information View. You can use the Loop Diagnostics option to identify faulty devices on a loop. The Loop Diagnostics Dialog Box is shown in Figure 3-33. Figure 4-3 Loop Diagnostics Dialog Box Following is a description of the fields in the Loop Diagnostics dialog box:...

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    Switch View Bypass Dialog Box Use the Bypass option to bypass an AL_PA (a device) on the loop port. To access this option, click Bypass on the Loop tab of the Port Information View. The Bypass Dialog Box is shown in Figure 4-5.

  • Page 80: Fabric Watch View

    Switch View Fabric Watch View You can use Fabric Watch View to monitor fabric elements for potential problem conditions. For detailed information about Fabric Watch, see the Fabric Watch User’s Guide. To access Fabric Watch View: Launch the Web browser. Enter the switch name or IP address in the Location/Address field and press Enter.

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    Switch View Figure 4-7 The Alarm Notifications tab in the Fabric Watch View Web Tools User’s Guide...

  • Page 82: Configure Thresholds

    Switch View Configure Thresholds Use the Configure Thresholds tab to view and configure Fabric Watch thresholds for the Fabric Watch class currently selected in the organizational tree on the left side of the window. The Configure Thresholds tab is shown in Figure 4-8. Figure 4-8 The Configure Threshold tab with the Environment class selected in the Fabric Watch View...

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    Switch View The Configure Threshold display changes according to the class and area selected in the organizational tree. However, the Configure Thresholds tab always contains the following buttons: Default Click to return settings to default values. Apply Click to apply the values specified in the current display. When Apply is clicked after a change, the Alarm Mechanism dialog displays as shown in Figure 4-9.

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    Switch View Thresholds for the Environmental Classes The Environmental classes are displayed by selecting the Environmental file from the separate column left of the Configure Thresholds tab. The columns for the Temperature, RX Power, TX Power and current areas contain the following items: Threshold Type Select the threshold type (exceeded, above, in-between, below,...

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    Switch View Thresholds for the Remaining Classes The Port, E_Port, F/FL Copper Port, F/FL Optical Port classes display the following fields for each area (Link Loss, Sync Loss, Signal Loss, Protocol Error, Invalid Words, Invalid CRCs, State Changes, RX Performance, TX Performance): Low text box Enter the low thresh boundary.

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    Switch View Use the Configure Thresholds tab to view and configure AL_PA thresholds for the Performance class currently selected in the organizational tree on the left side of the window. Note: The Configure Threshold Tab applies only to L-Ports. The Configure Threshold tab is shown in Figure 4-11. Figure 4-11 Configure Threshold tab with AL_PA class selected in Performance View 4-14 Web Tools User’s Guide...

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    Switch View Use the Configure Thresholds tab to view and configure End-to-End thresholds for the Performance class currently selected in the organizational tree on the left side of the window. Note: You must define the SID/DID pair through the Performance Monitor before you can monitor the threshold in the End-to-End class.

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    Switch View Use the Configure Thresholds tab to view and configure Filter-based thresholds for the Performance class currently selected in the organizational tree on the left side of the window. Note: The filter type must be predefined in the Performance Monitor before you can use the Filter-Based thresholds.

  • Page 89: Current Settings Tab

    Switch View Current Settings Tab Use the Current Settings tab to view the current Fabric Watch threshold parameters for the area selected in the Fabric Watch tree. The Current Settings tab is shown in Figure 4-14. Figure 4-14 Current Settings tab in the Fabric Watch View Performance Monitor The Performance Monitor performs the following functions: •...

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    Switch View Click the Switch icon. The Switch View displays. Click the Performance icon. The Performance Monitor displays, as shown in Figure 4-15. Figure 4-15 Performance Monitor The Performance Monitor contains a collection of graphs on the display panel, or “canvas.” The graphs are sized based on the number of graphs loaded on the canvas.

  • Page 91: Graph Types

    Switch View • Any graph can “Zoom In”, or be magnified and detached from the main canvas or “Removed” from the main canvas using a pop-up menu. The pop-up menu is displayed by pointing the mouse at a any graph on the main canvas and clicking the right mouse button. To re-attach the (Zoomed Out) detached graph back to the main canvas, you can point the mouse to the detached graph, click the right button and select “Zoom In.”...

  • Page 92: Performance Monitor Menus

    Switch View Figure 4-17 Horizontal Bar Chart Example Figure 4-18 Line Chart Example Performance Monitor Menus The Performance Monitor is made up of two main menus: • Actions • Performance Graphs 4-20 Web Tools User’s Guide...

  • Page 93: Actions Menu

    Switch View Actions menu The Actions menu of the Performance Monitor feature is comprised of the following sub-menus: • Display Canvas Configuration • Save Current Canvas Configuration • Display Resource Usage • Print All Graphs Display Canvas Configurations The Display Canvas Configurations option allows you to view all the canvas configurations that have been saved on the switch.

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    Switch View Figure 4-20 is an example of a what you will see when you select two graphs and use the Load Canvas button: Figure 4-20 Load Canvas Example The Edit Canvas button Edit Canvas Select to make changes to a canvas or change configurations. An example of what you will see if you select the Edit Canvas button is shown in Figure 4-21: Figure 4-21 Edit Canvas Example 4-22...

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    Switch View The Edit Canvas option gives you the following choices: Save Select to save an edited graph. Edit Select to alter a graph. For more information on this button, see Figure 4-22. Select to add a graph to a canvas. You will be prompted to choose Basic or Advanced Monitoring.

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    Switch View The Copy Canvas button Copy Canvas Select to copy the highlighted canvas configuration from the list to the switch flash. You will be prompted to type in the name and description of the canvas you want to copy your chosen graph to.

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    Switch View The following is a description of the fields in the Save Current Canvas Configuration menu: Save Canvas Click to save the canvas to the switch flash. Cancel Click to cancel the window without any action. If the canvas already exists, a confirmation screen pops up, as shown in Figure 4-25. Figure 4-25 Confirm Override Canvas Use the override option when you need to update an existing canvas.

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    Switch View Figure 4-26 Resource Usage Display window of the Actions pull-down menu The following is a description of the fields available in the Resource Usage Display window. Refresh Select to reload the window immediately. The window will automatically reload either every 5 seconds, or every 15 seconds.

  • Page 99: Performance Graphs Menu

    Switch View A dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 4-27. Figure 4-27 Applet Dialog Box Click Yes to accept. The Print Dialog Box appears, as shown in Figure 4-28. Select print options such as printer choice, printing to a file, print properties, and the number of pages to print. Figure 4-28 Print Dialog Box Select OK.

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    Switch View Select the Performance icon (from the Switch View). Select the Performance Graphs pull-down menu. Select the Basic Monitoring option. The following section describes the types of graphs that are available through the Basic Monitoring menu. Table 4-2 Graphs Displayed on a Basic Canvas Scope Graph Name Type...

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    Switch View Switch Aggregate Throughput Graph An example of a Switch Aggregate Throughput Graph, displaying the aggregate performance of all ports of a switch, is shown in Figure 4-30 Figure 4-30 Switch Aggregate Throughput Graph Example Switch Throughput Utilization Graph An example of a Switch Throughput Utilization Graph, displaying a sample of the port throughput, is shown in Figure 4-31.

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    Switch View Port Error Graph When you select the Port Error Graph, you will be prompted to chose the port that you want to monitor for CRC errors. Figure 4-32 is an example of the data entry window that you will see when you create a Port Error Graph.

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    Switch View Switch Percent Utilization Graph An example of a Switch Percent Utilization Graph, displaying a sample of the percentage of utilization of a chosen switch, is shown in Figure 4-34. Figure 4-34 Switch Percent Utilization Graph Example Port Snapshot Error Graph An example of a Port Snapshot Error Graph, displaying the CRC error count between sampling periods, is shown in Figure 4-35.

  • Page 104

    Switch View Table 4-3 describes the types of graphs that are available through the Advanced Monitoring menu. Table 4-3 Graphs Displayed on an Advanced Canvas Scope Graph Name Type Description Switch SID/DID Performance Graph Line This graph charts the traffic between a SID (or WWN) and a DID (or WWN) pair on the switch being managed.

  • Page 105

    Switch View SID/DID Performance Graph When you select the SID/DID Performance Graph, you will be prompted with a data entry window where you will chose the SID and DID to be charted. Figure 4-36 is an example of the data entry window that you will see when you choose to create a SID/DID Performance Graph.

  • Page 106

    Switch View Figure 4-37 SID/DID Performance Graph Example SCSI Commands Graph When you select the SCSI graph, the following options will be displayed in a pull-down menu: • SCSI Read/Write on a LUN per port. • SCSI Read on a LUN per port. •...

  • Page 107

    Switch View Select the port that you want to monitor or change by using one of the following methods: • Type the port number in the Enter/Drag Port Numbers window. • Drag the port “file” from the Port Selection window to the Enter/Drag Port Number window.

  • Page 108

    Switch View Figure 4-40 SCSI vs IP Graph Example ALPA Error Graph When you select an ALPA Error Graph, you will be prompted to chose the port that you want to monitor for various errors. Figure 4-41 is an example of the data entry window that you will see when you choose to create a ALPA Error Graph.

  • Page 109: Additional Options

    Switch View Select the ALPA number that you want to graph by using one of the following methods: • Type the ALPA number in the Enter /drag SID Numbers window. • Drag the ALPA “file” from the Port Selection window to the Enter/drag ALPA Number window.

  • Page 110: Administrative Interface

    Switch View The following is a list of all the possible options that are available by right-clicking your mouse in a particular graph. Note: Not all graphs will have all options available, but every graph supports at least the first three options.

  • Page 111

    Switch View • User Admin Tab • Firmware/Configuration File Administration Tab • SNMP Admin Tab • License Admin Tab • Remote Switch Tab (Optional Software) • QuickLoop Tab • Configuration Tab • Extended Fabric Tab (Optional Software) • Routing Tab •...

  • Page 112: Switch Settings Tab

    Switch View For each tab at the top of the Administrative Interface, a message area at the bottom of the Administrative Interface reveals the status of the changes applied to the switch. (Expand/contract the message area by clicking on the up/down arrows in the upper-left corner of the message area).

  • Page 113

    Switch View Following is a description of the fields on the Switch Settings tab: Name Enter data for the switch name. Enter a new name to change a name in this field. Domain ID Displays or sets switch domain ID. Domain IDs must be unique within a fabric.

  • Page 114: User Admin Tab

    Switch View User Admin Tab You can use the User Admin tab to change the switch User and Admin account names and passwords. The User Admin tab is shown in Figure 4-3. Figure 4-3 User Admin Tab 4-42 Web Tools User’s Guide...

  • Page 115

    Switch View Following is a description of the fields on the User Admin tab: User Name Enter new user name or modify the existing user name. Note: You cannot create a new user name to one that is already being used. Doing so will cause the following dialog box to appear: New Password Enter new password or modify the existing password.

  • Page 116: Firmware/configuration File Administration Tab

    Switch View • Select the location and authorization information and switch reboot directions. You must provide host information for all the tasks listed above, except Booting the Switch. The Firmware/Configuration File Administration tab is shown in Figure 4-4. Figure 4-4 Firmware/Configuration File Administration Tab Following is a description of the fields on the Firmware/Configuration File Administration tab: Available in the Function section:...

  • Page 117: Snmp Tab

    Switch View Config Default Select the radio button to reset the configuration to the default value. Available in the Host Details section: Protocol Select the pull-down menu to chose the downloading protocol. User name Enter the User Name. Host IP Enter the IP address of the host.

  • Page 118

    Switch View Figure 4-5 SNMP Tab Following is a description of the fields on the SNMP tab: Name Displays or sets contact information for switch. Default is Field Support. Location Displays or sets the location of switch. Default is End User Premise. Description Displays or sets system description.

  • Page 119: License Administration Tab

    Switch View Recipient Displays the IP address of the Trap Recipient. A trap recipient receives the message sent by an SNMP agent to inform the SNMP management station of a critical error. Access Control List Displays the Read/Write access of a particular community string. Read only access means that a member of a community string has the right to view, but cannot be changed.

  • Page 120

    Switch View Figure 4-6 License Administration Tab Following is a description of the fields on the License Administration tab: Feature A list of the licenses installed on the switch. License Key Enter license key to be added or removed. Check to add the specified license. Remove Check to remove the specified license.

  • Page 121: Remote Switch Tab (optional Software)

    Switch View Remote Switch Tab (Optional Software) Use the Remote Switch feature to configure a pair of switches to operate over an extended WAN interface so that they can communicate across an ATM network by using a compatible Fibre Channel to ATM gateway. This feature requires an active Remote Switch license in both switches. For detailed information on the Remote Switch feature, see the Distributed Fabrics User’s Guide.

  • Page 122: Quickloop Tab

    Switch View Click to save the changes made to the tab and to exit the tab. Apply Click to save the changes made to this tab and to stay in the current tab. Additional changes can be made and the APPLY button pressed when making changes incrementally.

  • Page 123

    Switch View Figure 4-8 QuickLoop Tab Following is a description of the fields on the QuickLoop tab: Quickloop Partner section: Current Name Displays the current name of the remote switch. World Wide Name Displays the World Wide Name of the remote switch. New Partner Displays the current partner switch name of a dual-switch QuickLoop.

  • Page 124

    Switch View Partner Switch Port Lists the ports connected to a remote switch. Partner Switch Lists the AL_PAs of devices connected to a remote switch. This AL_PAs information displays if a partner is configured. Click to save the changes made to the tab and to exit the tab. Apply Click to save the changes made to this tab and to stay in the current tab.

  • Page 125: Configure Tab

    Switch View Configure Tab The Configure tab provides the same functionality as the command-line command “configure”. The following actions are controllable from the Configure tab: Fabric Parameters, Virtual Channel Parameters, Arbitrated Loop Parameters and Systems Services. The valid values for each editable field are provided in the Fabric OS Manual description of the “configure”...

  • Page 126

    Switch View The following is a description of the fields on the Configure tab: BB Credit Displays the number of buffers that are available to attached devices for frame receipt. E_D_TOV Displays the Error Detect Time Out Value in milliseconds. This timer is used to flag a potential error condition when an expected response is not received within the set time.

  • Page 127: Extended Fabric Tab (optional Software)

    Switch View Click to save the changes made to the tab and to exit the tab. Apply Click to save the changes made to this tab and to stay in the current tab. Additional changes can be made and the APPLY button pressed when making changes incrementally.

  • Page 128

    Switch View Figure 4-10 Extended Fabric Tab Following is a description of the fields on the Extended Fabric tab: Port Number Port Number being used for the Extended Fabric. Long Distance Setting Click to view Long Distance settings. Click to save the changes made to the tab and to exit the tab. Apply Click to save the changes made to this tab and to stay in the current tab.

  • Page 129: Network Configuration Tab

    Switch View Network Configuration Tab Use the Network Configuration tab to manage the IP networking functionality of the switch. Both Ethernet and FC IP networking is configured and the SYSLOG daemon message recipients. The Network Configuration tab is shown in Figure 4-11. Figure 4-11 Network Configuration Tab Following is a description of the fields on the Network Configuration tab: Ethernet IP...

  • Page 130: Port Settings Tab

    Switch View Click to save the changes made to the tab and to exit the tab. Apply Click to save the changes made to this tab and to stay in the current tab. Additional changes can be made and the APPLY button pressed when making changes incrementally.

  • Page 131

    Switch View Following is a description of the fields on the Port Settings tab: Port Number Port Number. Trunking Enabled Check to enable or uncheck to disable trunking. Four trunk ports form a group, with one of them in the role of master port, and the group can have member ports.

  • Page 132: Routing Tab

    Switch View Routing Tab The Routing tab is used to set the link cost for the selected ports and static route. The Routing tab is shown in Figure 4-13. Figure 4-13 Routing Tab Following is a description of the fields on the Routing tab: Dynamic Load Click the radio button to turn Dynamic Load Sharing on or off.

  • Page 133

    Switch View Destination Displays the destination domain ID for the “comma-separated” participating static routes for a particular inport. The destination domain IDs match the outports in the cell. Out Port Enter the Out port. It should be within the range of ports that are available for static routes for the current domain.

  • Page 134: Trunk Information Tab

    Switch View Trunk Information Tab The the Trunk Information tab is a read-only tab and, has only the Close button function. . The Trunk Information tab is shown in Figure 4-14. Figure 4-14 Trunking Tab Following is a description of the fields on the Trunk Information tab: Close Click to exit the current tab.

  • Page 135: Report Tab

    Switch View Report Tab Use the Report tab to display the printed report from the switch configuration. The Switch Information Report can be generated by clicking on the corresponding link on the Configure tab in the Switch Administrative window. This report provides information about all the switches, interswitch links and ports in the Fabric.

  • Page 136: Telnet Interface

    Switch View Telnet Interface Only one Telnet session can be active at a time. Note: The Telnet Interface requires administrative privileges. Once an administrative login is entered, administrative privileges remain available until the Web browser is exited. To access the Telnet Interface: Launch the Web browser.

  • Page 137

    Switch View Enter your user name and password (the account used must have administrative privileges). Web Tools User’s Guide 4-65...

  • Page 138

    Switch View 4-66 Web Tools User’s Guide...

  • Page 139: Port View

    Chapter Port View This chapter describes the views and interfaces available through the Port View in Web Tools, which consist of the following: Port Information View on page 5-1 Note: Switches can be accessed through different methods, such as through the Front Panel, Telnet, SNMP, and the Web, any of which can occur simultaneously.

  • Page 140

    Port View Figure 5-1 Port Information View The following tabs are available in Port Information View: • PortStats Tab • GBIC Tab • Loop Tab Web Tools User’s Guide...

  • Page 141: Portstats Tab

    Port View Following is a description of the fields that are visible in Port Information View, regardless of which tab is selected. Port World Wide Name World Wide Name (WWN) of this port. Port Module The GBIC type, as follows: •...

  • Page 142

    Port View Figure 5-2 The PortStats tab in the Port Information View Following is a description of the fields on the PortStats tab: 4-Byte Word Transmitted Number of four-byte words transmitted. 4-Byte Word Received Number of four-byte words received. Frames Transmitted Number of frames transmitted.

  • Page 143: Gbic Tab

    Port View Encd Errs Outside Frames Number of frames with encoding errors outside frames. C3 Frames Discarded Number of class 3 frames discarded. LIP Ins Number of LIPs received. LIP Outs Number of times loop initialized by FL_Port. Last LIP Received Last LIP received: AL_PD, AL_PS.

  • Page 144

    Port View Figure 5-3 The GBIC tab in the Port Information View Following is a description of the fields on the GBIC tab: Identifier Indicates the type of serial transceiver, which can be GBIC or on-board. Connector Indicates the external connector type, which can be one of the following: •...

  • Page 145

    Port View GBIC Media Indicates the transmission media, which can be: • single mode • multi-mode, 50u • multi-mode, 62.5u • video coax • miniature coax • shielded twisted pair • twin axial pair GBIC Distance Indicates the length of the Fibre Channel link, which can be long distance, intermediate distance, or short distance.

  • Page 146: Loop Tab

    Port View Loop Tab The Loop tab provides information about any loop on the port, including the following: • Loop statistics • Local AL_PA statistics • QuickLoop looplet statistics (if the port is a member of the QuickLoop) • QuickLoop statistics (if the port is a member of the QuickLoop) If the port is not a loop-enabled port, the following information displays: “Not an L_Port.

  • Page 147

    Port View Last Time bypassed Displays time that looplet was last bypassed. Local AL_PA List Displays list of AL_PAs associated with devices connected to loop. QL Init Attempts Displays number of times QuickLoop attempted initialization. Successful QL Inits Displays number of time QuickLoop successfully initialized. Times in Single Switch Mode Displays number of times switch reverted to single switch mode.

  • Page 148

    Port View 5-10 Web Tools User’s Guide...

  • Page 149

    Glossary 8b/10b An encoding scheme that converts each 8-bit byte into 10 bits. Used to balance Encoding ones and zeros in high-speed transports. Address A 24-bit or 8-bit value used to identify the source or destination of a frame. Identifier Advanced A software product that provides error and performance information to the Performance...

  • Page 150

    Bit Error Rate; the rate at which bits are expected to be received in error. Expressed as the ratio of error bits to total bits transmitted. See also Error. Block As applies to Fibre Channel, upper-level application data that is transferred in a single sequence.

  • Page 151

    Disparity The relationship of ones and zeros in an encoded character. “Neutral disparity” means an equal number of each, “positive disparity” means a majority of ones, and “negative disparity” means a majority of zeros. Distributed The combined user’s guides for the software products Extended Fabrics and Fabrics Remote Switch.

  • Page 152

    Fabric A software product that works in conjunction with Web Tools to provide a Manager graphical user interface for managing switch groups as a single unit, instead of as separate switches. Fabric Manager is installed on and run from a computer workstation.

  • Page 153

    FSPF Fabric Shortest Path First. Routing protocol for Fibre Channel switches. Full-duplex A mode of communication that allows the same port to simultaneously transmit and receive frames. See also Half-duplex. Fx_Port A fabric port that can operate as either an F_Port or FL_Port. See also F_Port, FL_Port.

  • Page 154

    JBOD Just a Bunch Of Disks; indicates a number of disks connected in a single chassis to one or more controllers. See also RAID. K28.5 A special 10-bit character used to indicate the beginning of a transmission word that performs Fibre Channel control and signaling functions. The first seven bits of the character are the comma pattern.

  • Page 155

    Multimode A fiber optic cabling specification that allows up to 500 meters between devices. N_Port Node Port; a port on a node that can connect to a Fibre Channel port or to another N_Port in a point-to-point connection. See also NL_Port, Nx_Port. Name Server Frequently used to indicate Simple Name Server.

  • Page 156

    Private Device A device that supports arbitrated loop protocol and can interpret 8-bit addresses, but cannot log into the fabric. Private Loop An arbitrated loop that does not include a participating FL_Port. Protocol A defined method and a set of standards for communication. Public An NL_Port that logs into the fabric, can function within either a public or a NL_Port...

  • Page 157

    Sequence Initiative. Single Mode The fiber optic cabling standard that corresponds to distances of up to 10 km between devices. SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol. An internet management protocol that uses either IP for network-level functions and UDP for transport-level functions, or TCP/IP for both.

  • Page 158

    U_Port Universal Port; a switch port that can operate as a G_Port, E_Port, F_Port, or FL_Port. A port is defined as a U_Port when it is not connected or has not yet assumed a specific function in the fabric. User Datagram Protocol; a protocol that runs on top of IP and provides port multiplexing for upper-level protocols.

  • Page 159

    Index Actions Menu enable option, AL_PA 4-26 Print All Graphs 4-25 Resource Usage Display 4-24 Save Current Canvas Configuration 4-38 administrative interface 4-43 3-19 Firmware Upgrade tab Fabric Assist tab, Zone Administration View 4-47 License Admin tab Fabric Events View 4-50 QuickLoop Admin tab 3-3, 3-7...

  • Page 160

    4-50 launching BROCADE WEB TOOLS QuickLoop Admin tab, administrative interface 4-47 3-17, License Admin tab, administrative interface QuickLoop Settings tab, Zone Administration View 3-27, 3-36, 3-44 loop diagnostics loop initialization process (LIP) Loop tab, Port Information View 4-49 Remote Switch tab, administrative interface requirements Java plug-in Main View...

  • Page 161

    views 4-38 administrative interface 1-4, 3-1 Fabric Fabric Events 3-3, 3-7 Fabric Topology Fabric Watch 3-3, 3-8 Name Server Table 4-17 Performance 1-5, 5-1 Port Information 1-4, 4-1 Switch Switch Events 4-64 Telnet interface 3-10 Zone Administration Web browser installing web browser requirements workstation requirements...

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