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Maximum 13 switches per Fabric?

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  • 1.  Maximum 13 switches per Fabric?

    Posted 02-11-2014 07:44 AM

    I have been using san health for years and currently I have 2 fabrics with each 13 brocade (from HP) switches. I'm trying to add a 14th switch in the configuration and san health is looping infinitely.

    I have also tried creating a new config and again the first 13 switches are added automatically but san health is looping infinitely on the 14th switch in a fabric,.


    Is there a limitation within san health that is preventing it to work with more then 13 switch per fabric?.




    Luc Bussieres


  • 2.  Re: Maximum 13 switches per Fabric?

    Posted 02-11-2014 10:12 AM

    A Full Fabric Architecture can be build of Max 239 Switches, and SAN-Health theoretically can handle Thousend of Switches, with other word her eis no limitations.


    The issue you report is very strong, or you have made some wrong setting, i.e. by add switch, the switch have different password - in such case add the switch manually in san-health, the switch is behind by firewall, - ask here you IP Admin -




  • 3.  Re: Maximum 13 switches per Fabric?

    Posted 02-11-2014 10:18 AM

    The password was the correct one and I'm able to connect to that switch since when I have started from a new setup I have only added that switch with the correct login/pwd and sanhealth discovered all the 13th other switch automatically. And then started to loop.


  • 4.  Re: Maximum 13 switches per Fabric?

    Posted 02-11-2014 10:24 AM

    I've no doubt that ythe password is incorrect, however, i meaning in SAN Health you must set/edited under "Add Switches" 


    1) Switch IP Address

    2) username and password


    with "Add Switch" you can add the switch in the fabric


  • 5.  Re: Maximum 13 switches per Fabric?

    Posted 02-11-2014 10:38 AM

    The session is correctly established with the switch named ids-bl06-sw2 ...


    I have attached :


    1) screen shot before clicking on "add switch/fabric"

    2) screen shot after I have click on "stop telnet activity" to get out of the loop

    3) the activity log


    You can see in the log that the login was accepted. :


    ACTIVITY LOG SAVE AT 2014-02-11 13:32:41

    REASON: Save Log Clicked By User

    INFO-13:24:47> New SAN Audit Set Started Using SAN Health Version 3.2.2

    INFO-13:29:54> Starting Telnet Activity, Locking Program Menus Until Telnet Session Completes

    INFO-13:29:54> Starting Session to

    INFO-13:29:54> Attempting To Connect To using Telnet

    RECEIVE-13:29:57> Fabric OS (ids-bl06-sw2)

    RECEIVE-13:29:57> Fabos Version 7.0.2

    RECEIVE-13:29:57> ids-bl06-sw2 login:

    TRANSMIT-13:30:00> Session Open, Determining Device Type.....

    BROCADE-13:30:02> Brocade Switch Discovered on

    INFO-13:30:02> Starting Login Sequence

    TRANSMIT-13:30:02> Sending admin

    RECEIVE-13:30:02> admin

    RECEIVE-13:30:03> Password:

    TRANSMIT-13:30:03> Sending Password

    RECEIVE-13:30:04> ids-bl06-sw2:admin>

    INFO-13:30:05> Successful Login Session established to Brocade on



  • 6.  Re: Maximum 13 switches per Fabric?
    Best Answer

    Posted 02-11-2014 10:48 AM

    I note you use a very old San Health Release 3.2.2.


    Upgrade to new 3.2.7b, is most probable 3.2.2 not support the Switch Type in question.


  • 7.  Re: Maximum 13 switches per Fabric?

    Posted 02-11-2014 10:49 AM

    Thanks I will try that


  • 8.  Re: Maximum 13 switches per Fabric?

    Posted 02-12-2014 04:04 PM

    The answer is 68 or 150 maximum.  Please see the SAN Health online help for the specifics: