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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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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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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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Upgrade to FOS 7.4.x fails due to APM performance monitors

As I’ve written before some features in FOS 7.3 and older have been superseded by new tools such as MAPS and FlowVision. On of those is also Advanced...

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Open Source Software (OSS) and security breaches in proprietary firmware

It is no secret that many vendors use open source software in their products and solutions. One of the most ubiquitous  is Linux which is often the base...

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The awesomeness of Brocade FOS 7.4

Whenever you see a leap in a minor version there is a bucket-load of new functions and features in software and FOS 7.4.0 is no exception. Besides the [..]

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The Stuck VC

You might have heard about it, maybe not, but it can become a problem if it stings you: “A stuck VC” . So first of all what is [..]

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Upgrade FOS leads to fabric segmentation.

I ran into this in my lab when upgrading a switch which caused a fabric-segmentation and obviously the release notes of a previous version show: Other Important Notes [..]

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Management Security in Brocade FOS

If you’re in my business of looking at logfiles to be able to determine what’s going on or what has happened one of the most annoying, and frightening, [..]

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8 – Quality of Service

Historically the need to segregate fibre-channel traffic and have the option to prioritize frames and flows has not been high on design agenda of most of the companies...

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