Category Archives: Brocade

Bro(ad)c(a|o)(de|m) – Brocade to Broadcom What’s next?

A relatively simple regular expression is all that needed to change all marketing material and documentation but the consequences for customers are significant. In the short term everything [..]

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Brocade FOS version 8 and 32G hardware

If you’ve been laying low during Christmas last year and have overlooked that Brocade announced its first to market with “Gen 6” (32G) hardware and FOS code 8, [..]

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Target Driven Zoning – Any demand??

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Reset the Zoning Configuration and Prevent Mistakes.

There are occasions where you need to remove an entire zoning configuration from a switch. One of them is if you need to add a switch to an...

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Appalling state of Storage Networks

In the IT world a panic is most often related to a operating systems kernel to run out of resources or some unknown state where it cannot recover...

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9.2 – Long Distance configurations – CWDM/DWDM

One of the most complex ways of implementing long distance connectivity is using CWDM or DWDM extension equipment. Reason being is that the technology is often fairly complex...

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Traffic Isolation Zoning – The mistake of FOS

If there is one thing I would consider “the” blunder of FOS engineering it has to be Traffic Isolation zoning. I mean, creating such an administrative nightmare with [..]

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1.2 Flow Vision

This subject will be divided in two sections. Flow Monitor and Generator Flow Mirror In FOS 7 the concept of frame-monitoring was introduced on Condor2 and Condor3 ASICs....

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Time to rethink your zoning strategy –peerzones

With the advance of the FC-GS and FC-SW protocols the change, or more the enhancement, of being able to use Target Driven Zoning provided Brocade with the option [..]

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tim_txcrd_z What is it? What does it represent?

I get a huge amount of questions and nervous customers who tell me they see this counter increasing at an alarming rate and want to know if this [..]

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