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

Port related

Enable

portDisable

Disable

portEnable

Performance of ports

portperfshow                

State of a port

portshow 

Show routes on a port

portrouteshow

SFP/GBIC Info

sfpshow

Hardware state

List faults

faultshow

Fan state

fanshow  

Power supply state

psshow

Temperatures

tempshow 

Overall state of the switch

switchstatusshow

Config commands
Show SNMP config

agtcfgshow

Set NTP Server

tsclockserver 

Set Timezone

tsTimeZone -–interactive

Switch config

configshow

Show the GBIC state and its serial numbers

gbicshow

Licence information

licenseshow

Config summary

supportshow

Show switch ports and connections

switchshow

Show zone and aliases

zoneshow 


SMTP Mail

relayconfig --config -rla_ip 10.10.120.5 -rla_dname my.domain.org

Whole SMTP config

fwmailcfg

Receiver / Sender

mapsConfig --emailcfg -address myUser@my.domain.org -from myUser@my.domain.org

Network configuration

Show broadcast routing

bcastshow           

Show network interface mode (Full/Half duplex)

ifmodeshow 

netstat -s

ifshow

IP Address

ipaddrshow

 

interfaceshow

SNMP

Show config

snmpconfig --show snmpv1
snmpconfig --show snmpv3

Set config

snmpconfig --set snmpv1
snmpconfig --set snmpv3

Some stats

portstatsshow

Misc

Show diagnostic data (paged)

diagshow

Show diagnostic data (non paged)

errdump

Show fabric

fabricshow

FSPF protocol infos

fspfshow

Show queues

mqshow

Nameservice
List all port with connected WWPNs

nsshow

Query the fabric ns cache manager

nscamshow

Zoning
Create an alias. For the host (initiator)… use nscamshow/nsshow to determine the hosts WWPNs

alicreate "myHost_hba1","10:00:00:11:9b:f2:6c:c9"

… and for the storage array (target)

alicreate "myStorageArray_hba1","20:00:00:34:45:78:90:12"
alicreate "myStorageArray_hba2","20:00:00:34:45:78:90:13"

Create a zone with both

zonecreate "Zone_myHost_hba1_myStorageArray","myHost_hba1;myStorageArray_hba1;myStorageArray_hba2"

Add the zone to the/your config

cfgadd "myZoneconfig","Zone_myHost_hba1_myStorageArray"

And save and enable the new config

cfgsave
cfgenable myZoneconfig

Remove a zone from config. Then save and enable

cfgremove "myZoneconfig","Zone_myHost_hba1_myStorageArray"

Fabric / ISL Trunking command

Before a switch can join a fabric you have to delete an exiting configuration (see below)

Fabric state

islshow

Trunk state

trunkShow

Enable trunking on all ports

Switchcfgtrunk 1

Enable trunking on specific ports, for example 1 and 3

portcfgtrunkport 1/3 1

Or disable

portcfgtrunkport 1/3 0

Simple Fabric setup
Disable the ports which will be used for trunking, in this example port 1-3

portdisable 1-3

Enable QoS on those ports

portcfgqos --enable 1
portcfgqos --enable 2
portcfgqos --enable 3

Also set the max. port speed. In this case 16G

portcfgspeed 1 16
portcfgspeed 2 16
portcfgspeed 3 16

Disable switch

switchdisable

Set Configure domain id (must be unique in a fabric), after setting the id press Ctrl-D

configure

and do a full (not fast) reboot

reboot

Connect the ISL (inter switch link) cables between the switches and enable the ports and the switch

portenable 1-3
switchenable

Fabric status

fabricshow

Show state of trunk port

trunkshow -perf -swname

Set a switch to the fabric principal, login to the switch

fabricprincipal -f 1

Check Domain ID

configshow|grep domain
fabric.domain:3
switch.domain_id_offset:96

ssh
The ssh daemon brocade switch has some limitations against openssh

  • No private key could imported. Means the key gen mechanism of fabric os must be used
  • The public key could only exported by a file transfer. If you do not have a machine which allow user/password login this could be tricky

Generate a ssh key

sshutil genkey -ecdsa

Allow a user to use ssh public key authentication

sshutil allowuser admin

Get the public key without usage of sshutil exportpubkey. This requires that you cam login with root, either with the serial console or by ssh. See User management above on how to enable the root account.

cat /root/.ssh/id_ecdsa.pub

Allow the public key to logon on a remote machine
Then you can simple import a public from there

sshutil importpubkey

User Management
Show status of all user

userconfig --show -a

Show status of the user root

rootaccess --show
   RootAccess: consoleonly

On newer FabricOS releases the root account is disabled by default.
Enable the root account

userconfig --change root -e yes

Enable ssh logon for root

rootaccess --set all

Then logon via ssh. The default password is “fibranne”. Change the password after logon.

To disable the root account

userconfig --change root -e no
rootaccess --set consoleonly

Firmware management
Show version

firmwareshow

Note: Brocade does not support the upgrade over 2 minor version. Example 8.0.x -> 8.2.x. You must update in this order 8.0.x -> 8.1.x -> 8.2.x.
Firmware update
Copy the firmware file to a remote system where you can logon remotely from the Brocade switch (ssh user/password or publickey auth). In this example host 10.10.120.10, User: san, firmware located in the home directory ~/v8.2.1a
Disable the switch

switchdisable

Load the firmware to the switch and initiate a reboot

firmwaredownload -s -n -p scp 10.10.120.10,san,v8.2.1a
reboot

After the reboot do some checks. If you are sure that it works as expected commit the firmware to the second partition

firmwarecommit

otherwise you can rollback to the previous version

firmwarerestore

Reset a switch

Virtual switch enabled?

fosconfig --show

Disable virtual switch

fosconfig --disable vf

Now you can remove all ISL wires.
Disable the switch persistent

switchcfgpersistentdisable

Disable active config

cfgDisable

Delete all zones, aliases…

cfgClear

Save it

cfgSave

Set default config

configDefault

Reset each port if necessary

portcfgdefault x

Michael

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