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"** Updating flash ... Fabric1Switch1:admin> **switchname** Fabric1Switch1
Switch names should be chosen wisely, especially when dealing with large core/edge fabric topologies.