Want to use vFoglight Storage to monitor Brocade switches. How to configure the Brocade SMI agent to talk to vFoglight Storage
Please download and install the Brocade SMI agent from Brocade. The information here is a guide to help with the installation, but should not be used in place of Brocades documentation. Any information from Brocade will supersede this article.
1) Download the Brocade SMI agent.
vFoglight Storage does not need the DCFM suite to monitor switches, but only the non-integrated and stand alone SMI agent. NOTE: vFoglight storage has not been tested with DCFM.
Here is a link to Brocade SMI Agent software:
Brocade SMI Agent v120.9.0
2) Install the Brocade SMI agent on a DIFFERENT server from vFoglight FglAM. The FglAM agent cannot collect from the Brocade SMIs if it is on the same server.
The Brocade SMI agent must be installed on a different server from FglAM. Installing the Brocade SMI agent with all defaults (except starting as a service) will work for vFoglight Storage, but install the SMI agent according to your environment and business needs.
On the server with the Brocade SMI agent installed either turn off the windows firewall, or open the necessary ports to talk to the Brocade SMI agent. As of the writing of this document ports 5988/TCP and 5989/TCP were the only ports that needed to be opened for incoming traffic.
3) Configure the Brocade SMI agent
To show the configuration of the Brocade SMI agent, here is the stand alone SMI agent version 120.9.0.
All Programs | SMIAgent120.9.0 | Brocade SMI Agent Configuration Tool
When the configuration tool comes up, add the Proxies for your Brocade switch fabric. The account needs Read/Write permissions on the switch. Only one switch in each fabric is necessary (or allowed). Once the switches have been added, click Apply and the status should change to “connected”. If it does not, please contact Brocade for assistance.
4) Configure the vFoglight Storage cartridge.
Configure the Brocade Switch setup to be the IP address of the server with the Brocade SMI agent installed. Use the user ID and Password for the Brocade SMIS software (by default no credentials are set so any set of credentials will work).
vFoglight storage will discover all the switches in the fabric once it connects to a single switch through the Brocade SMI agent.
Other helpful Installation videos:
SOL96898 Video - Installation Part 1 - Master Agent
SOl96978 Video - Installation Part 2 - Brocade
SOL96973 Video - Installation Part 3 - Cisco Switches
SOL96979 Video - Installation Part 4 - NetApp Filers
SOL96495 Video - Installation Part 5 - Configure EMC SMIs collection