Multi-Vendor Storage Management

Monitoring Brocade Silkworm switches and directors

OpStor provides monitoring and management of Brocade Silkworm switches and Directors

Models Supported

  • All Brocade Fibre Channel Switches
  • Brocade SilkWorm switches
  • SilkWorm 4100
  • SilkWorm 200E
  • SilkWorm 3850
  • SilkWorm 3250
  • SilkWorm 4012
  • SilkWorm 3016
  • SilkWorm 3014
  • Brocade 300, 4900, 5000, 5100, 5300, 5410, 5424, 5450, 5460, 5470, 5480, 6510, 7500, 7600
  • Brocade SilkWorm directors
    • SilkWorm 12000
    • SilkWorm 24000
    • SilkWorm 48000
Features supported
Inventory Details Performance Details Monitors Report Details
  • Fabric Switch
  • Fabric switch ports
  • Bandwidth Utilization
  • Errors
  • Rx Traffic
  • Rx Utilization
  • Tx Traffic
  • Tx Utilization
  • Fabric Switch Status
  • Switch Port status
  • Availability
  • Switch Summary
  • Switch Zoning
  • Switch Port statistics
  • Interconnect details
  • Real Time graphs


Prerequisites for monitoring Brocade Switches / Directors
  • Ensure SNMP agent is running in the Brocade silkworm switch / director
  • By default OpStor uses snmp port 161 and read community public for discovery.
  • If the settings are different , please provide the same details while adding the switch in OpStor
  • Make sure the IP of the server running OpStor is included in the SNMP access list of the Brocade Switch
  • The following command can be used to know the snmp community & access list configurations in brocade silkworm switches.
  • In older versions of Fabric OS, run the command  agtcfgdefault via CLI  console of the switch
  • In newer versions of Fabric OS, run the command snmpConfig --set accessControl to add OpStor Server IP Address to the Access Control List. Use the command snmpConfig --show accessControl to verify whether you have successfully added OpStor Server IP Address to the access control list.
  • Register OpStor server IP address as a trap destination for the Brocade Silkworm Switch.
  • In older versions of Fabric OS , use agtcfgset command in the Brocade Fabric OS command line interface to specify the Trap Recipient. 
  • In newer versions of Fabric OS, use the command snmpconfig --set snmpv1 to add OpStor Server IP Address to the Trap Recipients list. Use the command snmpconfig --show snmpv1 to verify whether you have successfully added OpStor Server IP Address to the Trap Recipients list.

Note : We strongly recommend you to refer the Brocade Fabric OS Reference Manual before executing the above commands.


Steps to add Brocade Fabric Switch in OpStor
  • Navigate to Admin Tab --> Manage Storage Devices link in OpStor client
  • Provide IP Address of Brocade Switch / Director
  • Choose Device Type as 'FCSwitch'
  • Choose Vendor as 'SNIA FCMGMT'
  • Provide SNMP Port and Community string (default is 161 and public)
  • If needed change the Timeout value (default value is 5 seconds)
  • Click on Add Device.

Note : If the Ping option is disabled for the device, then please uncheck 'Ping the given IP' field.
Note : In case of non discovery of the device, please follow the troubleshooting tips displayed in the webclient and try re-adding the device.