3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 20, 2013 6:32 AM by ostiguy RSS

Alternative datasource type for McData switches

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We have SANScreen 6.3.2 installed in our environment. With around 60 switches of Cisco, mcdata and brocade.


The brocade CLI datasource is a breeze to configure. Plus I only need 1 datasource to discover the whole fabric.

However the Mcdata switches are a PAIN to configure. We don't have EFCM so I configured mcdata sphereon snmp datasource.

I will need to make DS for each switch and it keeps timing out randomly.


Can I use SMI-S instead? If yes, can someone provide me the link of the manual and download package please.




  • Re: Alternative datasource type for McData switches
    ostiguy NetApp Employee Powerboat Racer
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    There is no SMI-S option for McData.


    Do the McData datasources ever inventory successfully?


         If yes - what is the ping time between OCI and them? It may be that WAN issues are a problem. It may mean that deploying a Remote Acquisition Unit may help,           or it might be possible to bump up retries within the datasource.


         If no

              consult the support matrix, and ensure your firmware is supported. Some firmware fundamentally have wonky SNMP stacks, and are unsupportable

              Use the snmpwalk.exe to validate that your OCI server can communicate via SNMP to the McData switch with the same community string you are using.

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