11 Replies Latest reply on Feb 13, 2008 8:59 PM by grantsewell

    Brocade Silkworm3800

      i tried to manage a Brocade Silkworm3800 switch, but i didn`t get any
      port infos (over snmp)! do you know a solution?

      thanks and greets
      marco
        • Re: Brocade Silkworm3800
          I do not believe that these are supported (beyond just ethernet interfaces) - PLEASE CHIME IN IF I'M WRONG -  I also would like the ability to monitor fiber channel ports on brocade switches. Custom OID support would be best of course.
            • Re: Brocade Silkworm3800
              Dean

              I've spoken with a member of the sales team who told me that they don't intend to support fiber channel switches till the end of 2008.  When I explained that this type of hardware is the de facto standard in SAN environments and should be a priority I don't think I was taken seriously.

              Sadly this is the limiting factor that my customer see's as the roadblock to purchasing Orion.

               

              Peace,

               

              Dean 

                • Re: Brocade Silkworm3800
                  denny.lecompte

                  Dean,

                  I think that's a mis-interpretation of our roadmap.  The Sales rep asked me about it, and I said that I couldn't promise that we would have support in the first half of 2008.  That doesn't mean it won't happen, but it means that I haven't had engineering size the effort so that I can figure out which release we can get it into.  Moreover, the more requests I see for this functionality, the higher priority it gets.

                   
                  Denny

                   

                    • Re: Brocade Silkworm3800
                      denny.lecompte

                      Dean,

                       

                      We will be adding "get table" support for our custom MIB poller fairly soon.  Would that get you what you need for Brocade switches?

                       

                      Also, which models are most important to support?

                       

                      Thanks,

                      Denny 

                        • Re: Brocade Silkworm3800
                          Dean

                          It's not only the Brocade, it's McData, Cisco, any fibre channel switch that is major market.  Many companies grow via acquisition and will have any combination of these.  I currently have McData and Brocade, my last customer has HP branded Brocade.  


                          Ideally I'd like to see the  FC ports with TX, RX, state (up/down) perhaps WorldWideNumber and errors.  This would be a TREMENDOUS selling point for enterprise class customers.  I've been pushing the SolarWinds toolsets for 7 years now to all my customers.  Why spend 250k on OpenView when I can get the same detail from Orion for 50k out the door? 

                          Please, please and please get us FC support!!

                           

                           

                          Dean 

                            • Re: Brocade Silkworm3800
                              denny.lecompte

                               If we could monitor custom MIBs stored in table form, would that help?

                                • Re: Brocade Silkworm3800
                                  grantsewell

                                  If we could monitor custom MIBs stored in table form, would that help?

                                  Hi Denny,

                                       The "get table" feature will be helpful. I'm sure you're aware, there have been many references to the Brocade (http://thwack.com/search/SearchResults.aspx?q=brocade+AND+sectionid%3a9&o=Relevance) Silkworm series switches because they are pretty much an inudstry standard for any Storage Area Network install.

                                       We recently completed a new SAN install from Dell | EMC, and I was really dissapointed at my limited abilities to monitor them. The basic MIBs are loaded into Solarwinds already (presumably for Brocade's other products). If Solarwinds Engineering was able to create a decent MIB set and possibly package it somehow, it might be helpful.

                                  I think in general, though, the "get table" feature will be a big help to getting similar issues resolved for many of the hardware types and brands.

                                    • Re: Brocade Silkworm3800
                                      denny.lecompte

                                      Great. "Get Table" is a key feature for Orion 9.0, due in Q2.  We literally won't ship without it.  I can't promise that we'll be able to pre-build the MIBs for any specific Brocade devices.  Our first priority is to get the capability in our customers' hands, then we'll proceed to work with customers and with vendors such as Brocade to build up a list of pre-packaged custom pollers.


                                        • Re: Brocade Silkworm3800
                                          grantsewell

                                          Great. "Get Table" is a key feature for Orion 9.0, due in Q2.  We literally won't ship without it.

                                           



                                          Great! Again, I think there are a lot of devices that will benefit from this feature, especially the Brocade switches.

                                           



                                          I can't promise that we'll be able to pre-build the MIBs for any specific Brocade devices.  Our first priority is to get the capability in our customers' hands, then we'll proceed to work with customers and with vendors such as Brocade to build up a list of pre-packaged custom pollers.

                                           



                                          This is understandable. I know it's difficult to request work on a limited set of hardware from a specific vendor. I think the Brocade line is really one of the first vendors I've come across that has been this difficult to integrate. All good things come with time - thanks!

                                    • Re: Brocade Silkworm3800

                                      I have a number of cisco fiber switchs (MDS9216 and M9100) mostly.  I can and do monitor the FC ports with TX,RX and state.  Having the WWN would be a good addition, 

                                    • Re: Brocade Silkworm3800
                                      rsanchez

                                      Anything that could be added to support the Brocade ds4100 fiber switch would be great. Is there an eta on when orion will have support for the Brocade ds4100 built in?


                                      Thanks,


                                      Ron