Adding a fabric switch

Ops Center Administrator Getting Started Guide

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You can add, update, or delete a fabric switch after onboarding a storage system in the Ops Center Administrator interface.

After you add a fabric switch, you can choose to auto-create zones during volume provisioning. A fabric switch is required for any process that uses auto-select, such as host group creation and auto-selection of ports while attaching volumes to servers.

Verify the following:

  • Servers and ports are connected according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • There is an active zone set with at least one dummy zone available.
  • The Ops Center Administrator server is connected to the same IP network and has access to the SNMP broadcast of Fibre Channel switches.
  • You have the required information about the fabric switch:
    • Virtual Fabric ID (required only for Cisco switches)
    • Fabric Switch Type
    • Fabric Switch IP Address
    • Port Number
    • Username
    • Password
  • You have the Admin role for the fabric switch.
  1. On the Ops Center Administrator dashboard, select Fabric Switches to open the Fabric Switches window.
  2. Click the plus sign (+) to open the Add Fabric Switches window.
    Add Fabric Switches
  3. Enter the following information from the configuration of the switch you are adding:
    • Virtual Fabric ID: For Cisco switches, the VSAN ID. Not applicable to Brocade switches.
    • Fabric Switch Type: Select Brocade or Cisco.
    • Fabric Switch IP Address

      To add or update a core switch, use the Management IP address of the switch or the Active CP IP address.

    • Port Number
    • Username
    • Password
  4. Click Submit.
A job is created to add the fabric switch.