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Useful Brocade SAN Switch CLI commands

Show Commands
Command
psshow
fansshow
tempshow
sensorshow
nsshow
nsshow -t
nsshow -r
nscamshow
nsallshow
licenseshow
date
bannershow
httpcfgshow
switchname
fabricshow
userconfig show -a
switchstatusshow
switchstatuspolicysho
w
portshow
portcfgshow
configshow fabric.ops
configshow
fabric.ops.pidFormat
switchuptime OR
uptime
firmwareshow
version
hashow

Description
Displays the status of the power supply
Displays the status of the fans
Displays the status of the temperature readings
Displays the status of the sensor readings
Displays information in the name server
Displays information in the name server
Displays the information in the name server
along with the state change registration details
Displays detailed information of all the devices
connected to all the switches in the fabric
(Remote Name Servers)
Displays the 24 bit address of all devices that
are in the fabric
Displays all the licenses that have been added in
the switch
Displays the current date set on the switch
Displays the banner that will appear when
logging in unsing the CLI or webtools
Displays the JAVA version the switch expects at
the management console
Displays the switchname
Displays information of all the switches in the
fabric
Displays the account information like role ,
description , password exp date , locked status
Displays the overall status of the switch
Displays policy set for the switch regarding
Marginal(Yellow) or Down(Red) error status
To show the port status
Displays the speed set for all ports on all slots
and other detailed port information
Displays the parameters of the switch. Ensure
all switches in a fabric have the same
parameters in order to communicate
Displays the PID set for a switch Core , Native
or Extended edge
Displays the uptime for the switch
Displays the firmware on the switch
Displays the current firmware version on the
switch
Displays the status of local and remote CPs.
High availability , heartbeat and synchronization

Port Settings
Command
portcfgshow
portcfg rscnsupr
[slot/port] enable
portcfg rscnsupr
[slot/port] disable
portname
portdisable
portenable

Description
Displays the port settings
A registered state change registration is
suppressed when a state change occurs on the
port
A registered state change registration is sent
when a state change occurs on the port
To assign a name for a port
To disable a port or slot

portcfgpersistentdisabl
e
portcfgpersistentenable
portshow
portcfgspeed ,
switchcfgspeed
portcfgshow
portcfgdefault
portcfglongdistance
portcfgeport

To enable a port or slot


To disable a port , status would not change even
after rebooting the switch
To enable a port , status would not change even
after rebooting the switch
To show the port status
To set speed for a port Note 0:auto negotiated
1,2,4 Gbit/sec , 1 : 1Gbit/sec , 2 : 2 Gbit/sec , 4 :
4Gbit/sec
To set speed for all the ports on the switch Note
0:auto negotiated 1,2,4 Gbit/sec , 1 : 1Gbit/sec
, 2 : 2 Gbit/sec , 4 : 4Gbit/sec
Displays the speed set for all ports on all slots
and other detailed port information
To set the port settings to default
To set the long distance mode . Default is
L0(Normal), as per distance will display LE
<=10 kms , L0.5 <=25kms , L1 <=50 kms,
L2<=100kms , LD=auto , LS = Static
Used to disable a port from being a E port

Setting commands
Command
ipaddrset
bannerset

Description
To set the ip address for the switch
To set the banner which will appear when logging in using
the CLI or webtools

Time and Date Settings


Command
date
tsclockserver
10.10.1.1
tsclockserver
LOCL
date
mmddhhmmyy
tstimezone -5

Description
Displays the current date set on the switch
Instruction for the principal switch to synchronize time
with the NTP server (specify ipaddress of the NTP
server)
Instruction to stop NTP server synchronization (Local
time of the switch)
To set the time of the switch when the NTP server
synchronization is cancelled
To set the time zone for individual switches

License Commands
Command
licenseshow
licenseadd
licenseremove
licenseidshow

Description
Displays all the licenses that are added in the switch
To add a new license to the switch
To remove a license from the switch
Based on Switch WWN

Banner Commands
Command
bannershow
bannerset
bannerset

Description
Displays the banner that will appear when logging in
unsing the CLI or webtools
To set the banner which will appear when logging in using
the CLI or webtools
To remove the bannerset

Password commands
Command
passwd
passwdcfg set -lowercase 3
uppercase 1 -digits 2

Description
To change the password for that particular
login
To set the password rules

-punctuation 2 -minlength 10
-history 3
passwdcfg set
-minpasswordage 1
passwdcfg set
-maxpasswordage 30
passwdcfg set -warning 23
passwdcfg set
-lockoutthreshold 5
passwdcfg set
-lockoutduration 30
passwdcfg setdefault

To set the minimum password age in Days


To set the maximum password age in Days
To set a warning for the expiration Days
remaining
To set the account lockout thresh hold
To set the account lockout duration in
Minutes
To restore the password policy to Factory
settings (min length 8, history -1 ,
lockoutduration 30)

User Configuration (commands to administer


Accounts)
Command
userconfig show
-a / userconfig
show
userconfig add
jdoe -r admin -d
Jane Doe
userconfig show
jdoe
userconfig change
-e no

Description
Displays all the account information like role ,
description , password exp date , locked status
To add a new account -r = role , -d = description
Displays all the information for the account jdoe
To Disable an account , usually default a/cs like
admin and user . But ensure before disabling the
admin a/c there is another a/c with admin rights
To Enable an account

userconfig change
-e yes

NPIV Commands
Command
portcfgnpivport
configure

Description
Enables NPIV functionality on a port . By default on
Condor based switches
In order to increase the no of port logins ( Default is
126 , max 255)

SNMP
Command
snmpconfig
agtcfgset
snmpmibcapset

Description
snmpconfig for 5.0 above fos
snmp config for fos below 5.0
for choosing the MIBs for the snmp settings

Zoning
Command
alicreate Name,
domain,port no
alicreate
Name,portname1;
portname2
alidelete Name
aliadd Name,
domain,port no
aliremove Name,
domain,port no
alishow AliName
zonecreate Zone
Name, alias1;

Description
Used to create alias
To create more than one ports under one alias
To delete alias
To add additional ports to an alias
To remove a port from the alias
To show the alias configuration on the switch
To create zones based on alias
To delete a zone
To add additional alias into the zone
To remove an alias from the zone
To show the zone configuration information
To create configurations by adding in zones
To delete a configuration

alias2
zonedelete
ZoneName
zoneadd
ZoneName, alias
name
zoneremove
ZoneName, alias
name
zoneshow
zoneName
cfgcreate
Configname,
Zone1; Zone2
cfgdelete
ConfigName
cfgadd
ConfigName,
Zone3
cfgremove
ConfigName,
Zone3
cfgshow
ConfigName
cfgenable
ConfigName
cfgsave

To add additional zones in the configuration


To remove a zone from the configuration
To show the details of that configuration
To enable a configuration on the switch
To have the effective configuration to be written
into the flash memory

Firmware commands
Command
configupload
configdownload
configure => cfgload
attributes : [y] =>
Ensure secure config
upload / download : [y]
firmwaredownload
firmwareshow
version
fastboot
reboot

Description
Saves the switch config as an ASCII text file to
an FTP server
To restore a switch configuration from ASCII
text file Note Need to disable the switch
before downloading the config file
Fabric OS v 4.4 & above provides Secure File
Copy Protocol (SCP) during upload or
download of configurations
To download the firmware to be installed on the
switch
To be run after installing the firmware on the
switch
Displays the current firmware version on the
switch
Needs to be run after installing the firmware .
This doesnot include the post
Needs to be run after installing the firmware.
This includes the post

Other commands
Command
killtelnet
configure
quitemode
quietmode 1
switchname
switchname

Description
To kill a particular session which is using telnet
To configure a switch
To switch off the quietmode
To suppress messages to the console
Displays the switchname
To assign a switch name

EXAMPLE
configure
timeout
timeout 10
switchuptime OR
uptime
switchcfgspeed
fastboot
reboot
switchstatusshow
switchstatuspolicysho
w
switchstatuspolicyset

To disable/enable TELNETD
Displays the timeout time set for Telnet session
on the switch
To set a specific timeout time for the Telnet
session
Displays the uptime for the switch
To set speed for all the ports on the switch Note
0:auto negotiated 1,2,4 Gbit/sec , 1 : 1Gbit/sec
, 2 : 2 Gbit/sec , 4 : 4Gbit/sec
To reboot the switch without post
To reboot the switch with the post
Displays the overall status of the switch
Displays policy set for the switch regarding
Marginal(Yellow) or Down(Red) error status
To change the policy set for the switch
regarding Marginal(Yellow) or Down(Red) error
status