Brocade: My often used FabricOS commands

Hi,

this is the list of my the frequently fabric commands:
Generic
Uptime of the switch

uptime

Date / Time

date     

Fabric OS version

version

Switchname

switchName

Switch state with hardware overview

switchstatuspolicyshow

Good overview of the switch with ports…

switchshow

Show domain ID

fabricshow

Set the fabricname

fabricname

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Linux: Convert an openssh key into putty ppk format

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you want to use a openssh generated ssh key with Putty and PuttyAgent and get an error message like this:

openssh key inport error
openssh key inport error

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Windows: Windows Update does not install any updates. You’re up to date

Hi,

the situation:

Windows does not install any update and says “You’re up to date”.

I tried the following commands to investigate:

A WMI Query for all installed hotfixes return that no instance is available

D:\> wmic qfe
no instances available

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FTP: Setup a simple (read only) FTP server without install everything

Hi,

for some reasons, for example firmware updatse of IoT devices you need a readonly/anonymous FTP server and you don’t wont install and configure a whole ftp solution for this.

The python module twisted offers such a simple server. The ftp server must started with root privileges because it uses a port <1024. I always create a virtual python environment (ftp-venv) for such things.
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VMware Workstation: Downloaded ovf template does not boot: SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED

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Error description: You have downloaded a virtual machine from a vSphere instance via ovf export and it won’t start due to:

Bluscreen: SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED

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