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What is the basis on which Brocade switch models are determined?

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Brocade switch

Answer

How to determine the Brocade Switch type based on the output of the switchshow command.

switchshow:

switchName:        fdc371
switchType:        71.2
switchState:       Online
switchMode:        Native
switchRole:        Subordinate
switchDomain:      71
switchId:          fffc47
switchWwn:         10:00:00:05:1e:02:10:c6
zoning:            OFF
switchBeacon:      OFF

How to locate Brocade serial numbers and use them to identify switch types.

Brocade switch models can be identified by running the switchshow command, or through the use of the Brocade serial number.

Note: This article is for GS use only.

Determining the Brocade switch type based on the output of the switchshow command:

Use the following chart to determine the model number of the SilkWorm switch, based on the switch type:

Sikworm Model Number (Switch Type <SWBD number>) Switch Type
 1000  1
 2800  2
 2400  3
 20x0  4
 22x0  5
 2800  6
 2000  7
 3800  9
 12000 Director  10
 3900  12
 3200  16
 3800VL  17
 3000  18
 24000 Director  21
 3016 Embedded Blade Switch  22
 8Gb 10-port embedded fabric switch  23
 3850  26
 3250  27
 4012 Embedded Blade Switch  29
 4100  32
 3014  33
 200E  34
 FR4-18i Director Blade  36
 4020 Embedded Blade Switch  37
 7420 SAN Router  38
 Fibre Channel Routing (FCR) Front Domain  40
 Fibre Channel Routing (FCR) Xlate Domain  41
 48000 Director  42
 4024 Embedded Blade for HP  43
 4900  44
 4016 Embedded Blade Switch  45
 7500  46
 FC4-16IP Director Blade  47
 4GB FC Port Blade  50
 4018 Embedded Blade Switch  51
 FA4-18i Extension Director Blade  55
 7600  55.2
 5000  58
 DCX Director  62
 8Gb Backbone Core Fabric Switch  63
 5300  64
 5100  66
 Brocade Encrypted Switch  67
 Brocade 8Gb 16 FC 2 GigE ports Director Encryption Blade  68
 5410 Blade  69
 8Gb 10-Port Embedded Fabric Switch  70
 300  71
 5480 Embedded Blade Switch  72
Brocade 5470 Embedded Switch  73
 8000  74
 M5424 Embedded Blade Switch  75
 8000 FCoE Switch  76.6
 DCX-4S  77(.3)
 8Gb 24-Port Embedded Blade Switch  82
 16-FC Port, 6-GE Port, 8Gb Switch  83
 8Gb 26-Port Embedded Switch  86
Brocade 5460 Embedded Switch  87
 10Gb 24 GigE Ports DCE Blade  88
 8Gb 12 FC, 1Gb 10 GigE FCIP Blade, 10Gb 2 GigE Port FCR  89
Brocade 8470 Embedded Switch  90
Brocade VA-40FC Switch  92
Brocade VDX 6720-24 Data Center Switch  95
Brocade VDX 6730-32 Data Center Switch  96
Brocade VDX 6720-60 Data Center Switch  97
Brocade VDX 6730-76 Data Center Switch  98
Dell M8428-k FCoE Embedded Switch  108
Brocade 6510 Switch  109
Brocade VDX 6710 Data Center Switch  116
Brocade 6547 Embedded Switch  117
Brocade 6505 Switch  118
Brocade DCX 8510-8 Backbone  120
Brocade DCX 8510-4 Backbone  121
Brocade G620 162.1
Brocade G620 switches that use new flash memory chip 162.5
Brocade G610 170
Brocade G610 Lifetime Warranty (LW) 170.5
Brocade G720 181
Brocade G630 173
Brocade G630v2 184

In the example above, the switch type is 71 (revision 2) which is the Brocade 300 switch.

Determining the Brocade switch type using the serial number

Locations of Brocade switch serial numbers:

  • 200e: S/N label located on the non-port side of unit.
  • 4100: S/N is located on pull-out tab on port side of unit.
  • 5000: S/N is located on pull-out tab on port side of unit.
  • 7500: S/N is located on pull-out tab on port side of unit.
  • 4900: S/N is located on pull-out tab on port side of unit.
  • 48000 Director: S/N is located on inside right side of chassis (must open door to see).
 Product Line  Serial Number Prefix
 200  RD
 300  AJ
 3200  GA
 3250  NJ
 3800  EV
 3850  NH
 3900  FB
 4100  LX
 4900  UC
 5000  AG
 7500  UF
 4800  QV

 See Fabric OS Troubleshooting and Diagnostics Guide - Switch Type and Blade ID and Switch Types, Blade IDs, and Product Names

The chassisshow command can also be run on the console or from within a supportshow. The output gives you the model almost in clear text.

Example:

A 200E switch returns the following:
Part Num:               SLKWRM0000200

A Brocade 5000 returns the following:
Part Num:               SLKWRM0000500

A Brocade 5100 gives you Part Num:              
SLKWRM0000510

A Brocade 4100 gives you Part Num:              
SLKWRM0000410

and so on.

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