Some switches are not displayed in their fabric.

edited April 2019 in SAN
Hi everybody!

Help me please solve the problem. Use stor2rrd for monitoring storage systems and SAN switches.

After adding all the switches to monitoring, there are 26 of them in total, 2 switches are not in their fabric.

[lpar2rrd@xorux stor2rrd]$ cat etc/san-list.cfg
# SAN configuration file. All SAN switches must be listed here
# <switch IP or hostname>:<SNMP community string>:<BRCD|CISCO>:<fabric name>
# <fabric name> will be used in the GUI for Fabric aggregated graphs
#               use it on ONE switch in the each fabric!!!
# <SNMP community string> is usually set to string "public". In this case you can leave it blank.
# GUI will show the real name of the switch regardless what name or IP you use here
# example  (note each fabric alias is just once on arbitrary switch in given fabric!!!
#           It is not necessary to put fabric alias on each switch in the fabric)

# Define your SNMP port If you using another then default 161

# Brocade Network Advisor (BNA)
# <BNA IP or hostname>:<port>:BNA:<API user>:<encrypted password>:<backup BNA node IP or hostname>
# to encrypt password use: perl ./bin/
#   ### this      ### and this


  • Hi Micallef,

    are you sure these switches belongs to the fabric B?
    Send us the output from the following.

    cd /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd # or where is your STOR2RRD working dir
    cat data/*/fabric.txt

  • Hi, Karel!

    [lpar2rrd@xorux stor2rrd]$ cat data/*/fabric.txt

  • Hi Micallef,

    Send us logs pls. 
    Note a short problem description in the text field of the upload form.
    cd /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd # or where is your STOR2RRD working dir
    tar cvhf logs.tar logs tmp/*txt
    gzip -9 logs.tar
    Send us logs.tar.gz via
  • Hi Micallef,

    it looks like the following 3 switches are not part of any fabric. They are probably in AG mode (Access Gateway).


    Can you confirm if they are in AG mode?
  • edited April 2019
    Hello, Karel!

    Thanks for the tip, I'll check it now.

    Karel, it can be if the expanded license is not activated on these switches?

  • I don't think switches license can be the cause ... But if they are in access gateway mode, they won't appear in the same fabric as other switches ...

    Maybe copy/paste here the result of a fabricshow ?
  • edited June 2019
    @mbayar, hi!

    I am sorry, I was on vacation, so I was delayed with the answer =)

    Switch ID   Worldwide Name          Enet IP Addr    FC IP Addr      Name
      1: fffc01 10:00:00:05:33:49:f0:5c         "fc_sw02_bl_01_PA"
      5: fffc05 10:00:00:27:f8:3c:58:06         "fc_sw02_bl_07_PA"
      6: fffc06 10:00:00:27:f8:29:25:a1         "fc_sw02_BRSW03_PA"
      7: fffc07 10:00:00:05:33:6f:61:09         "fc_sw02_bl_02_PA"
      9: fffc09 10:00:88:94:71:44:14:a8        >"fc_sw02_huawei_ga"
     10: fffc0a 10:00:88:94:71:44:14:68         "fc_sw02_HUAWEI_PA"
     12: fffc0c 10:00:88:94:71:6d:aa:a8         "fc_sw02_wedo_ga"
     13: fffc0d 10:00:88:94:71:6d:b7:70         "fc_sw02_wedoo_pa"
     41: fffc29 10:00:00:05:33:c7:c5:c3         "fc_sw02_bl_03_GA"
     44: fffc2c 10:00:00:27:f8:28:d2:c3         "fc_sw02_brocade_TU_GA"
    100: fffc64 10:00:50:eb:1a:ef:d0:96         "fc_sw02_Big_Daddy_16g_GA"
    101: fffc65 10:00:00:27:f8:2a:4a:21         "fc_sw02_CentralSW8-80_GA"
    102: fffc66 10:00:00:27:f8:48:70:eb         "fc_sw02_bl_01_GA"
    104: fffc68 10:00:00:27:f8:b5:1f:f3         "fc_sw02_bl_02_GA"
    169: fffca9 10:00:00:27:f8:be:32:ad         "fc_sw_02_lw16g_PA"
    209: fffcd1 10:00:00:05:33:a6:b4:7a         "fc_sw02_bl_09_PA"

    The Fabric has 16 switches

    Switch ID   Worldwide Name          Enet IP Addr    FC IP Addr      Name
      1: fffc01 10:00:50:eb:1a:fc:d0:91         "fc_sw01_Big_Daddy_16g_GA"
      2: fffc02 10:00:00:05:33:4a:c2:a0        >"fc_sw01_bl_01_PA"
      3: fffc03 10:00:00:05:33:6f:1b:66         "fc_sw01_bl_02_PA"
      4: fffc04 10:00:00:27:f8:84:5c:ca         "fc_sw01_CentralSW8-80_GA"
      5: fffc05 10:00:00:27:f8:3c:57:f7         "fc_sw01_bl_07_PA"
      6: fffc06 10:00:00:27:f8:29:07:29         "fc_sw01_BRSW01_PA"
      7: fffc07 10:00:00:27:f8:b5:21:02         "fc_sw01_bl_02_GA"
      8: fffc08 10:00:88:94:71:45:13:b0         "fc_sw01_huawei_ga"
      9: fffc09 10:00:88:94:71:6d:b6:70         "fc_sw01_wedo_ga"
     10: fffc0a 10:00:88:94:71:77:aa:f9         "fc_sw01_wedo_pa"
     11: fffc0b 10:00:88:94:71:44:1e:a8         "fc_sw01_HUAWEI_PA"
     41: fffc29 10:00:00:05:33:c7:ca:eb         "fc_sw01_bl_03_GA"
     44: fffc2c 10:00:00:27:f8:29:11:e1         "fc_sw01_brocade_TU_GA"
    102: fffc66 10:00:00:27:f8:3c:58:00         "fc_sw01_bl_01_GA"
    109: fffc6d 10:00:00:05:33:ab:33:f9         "fc_sw01_bl_09_PA"
    168: fffca8 10:00:00:27:f8:bb:fe:db         "fc_sw_01_lw16g_PA"

    The Fabric has 16 switches

  • I also noticed that in the frontend in the HW configuration section there are no World Wide Name.

  • edited June 2019

    I got the same issue as Micallef. I also have switches in access gateway mode, and even if they are not in fabric per se, I would like to have them in one group with switches they are connected to (fabric).

    Now I do have those AG switches in bad group and can't move them to another.

    I am using latest v 2.52.
  • edited June 2019
    @Karel hello!

    Are there any ideas how not to change the AG mode on the switches to add them to the right fabrics?

  • Hi,

    we have moved all AG switches to special fabric called "Access Gateway"
    It is all we can do. They do not belong to any Fabric (means fabric cfg is not shared with them), they also do not report connection to any fabric via SNMP

  • Hi Pavel,

    thank you for the updated version. This is satisfactory solution for me.

    Thanks again.
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