Changing the name of a Brocade switch

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
Switch

Switch:admin> switchname “Fabric1Switch1”
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Fabric1Switch1:admin> switchname
Fabric1Switch1

Switch names should be chosen wisely, especially when dealing with large core/edge fabric topologies.

3 thoughts on “Changing the name of a Brocade switch”

  1. Don’t forget !

    A switchname can contains letters (case sensitive), numbers and the underscore character.

    Don’t use the – ! :D

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