Brocade (BNA)

All SAN systems and software versions supported by the Brocade Network Advisor version listed in the following table are supported.

Please refer to Network Advisor Release Notes available on https://my.brocade.com for a list of supported Switch Hardware & Software.

Recommendations:

  • Please use standalone headless Brocade SMI Agent
  • If using a standard BNA installation, please deactivate change tracking for all fabrics

     Deactivate change tracking

Tested Releases:

BNA version

BVQ support

BVQ version

≤ 14.4.1

unsupported


14.4.2

supported

5.5.2 or higher*
14.4.3supported5.5.2 or higher*

'* BNA is reaching End of support by 02/08/2022. Use Brocade (REST API) instead.

Known Limitations:

SAN Routingv5.5.2 has toleration support only.
SAN Director bladeLimited support. Currently the blade slot number is unknown.


Brocade (REST API)

Note

  1. Brocade REST API is supported on SAN switches running Fabric OS 8.2.1 and later. All switches running earlier versions cannot be monitored by BVQ!
  2. Fabric related information is gathered from the principal switch. Please make sure that the fabric principal is running a supported FOS version!
  3. Brocade switches configured in access gateway mode are supported but need to be added to the scanner configuration manually.

Tested Releases:

FOS version

BVQ support

BVQ version

≤ 8.2.1

unsupported


> 8.2.1

supported

6.2 and higher

Cisco

Performance and topology data for Cisco MDS switches is collected through the Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) using SMI-S.

Tested Releases:

DCNM version

BVQ support

BVQ version

11.1(1)

supported

6.1 or higher
11.2(1)supported6.1 or higher





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