When managing large diverse SAN fabrics, it is extremely important to assign a unique and descriptive name to each switch. This descriptive name provides an easy way to determine the purpose of a switch, and is also helpful when debugging problems. To change the name assigned to a Brocade switch, you can use the switchname command:
Switch:admin> switchname “Fabric1Switch1”
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Switch names should be chosen wisely, especially when dealing with large core/edge fabric topologies.