01-14-2019 06:32 AM
I have a rather old swith at this point, a brocade 500 silkworm but it is still used in production. My issue is I can't even manage it anymore based on it needing an old version of java. I'm trying to find any documentation on this switch but as far as I can tell the support site doesn't acknowledge it exists. All I really want to do is connect to it and manage it, so really looking for what I need to do java wise.
It is currently running fabric os version 6.4.3e.
Thanks for any help.
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01-16-2019 12:05 AM
I can't find this type of switch, are you sure with the name that you provided?
Did you try telnet or ssh?
01-16-2019 06:01 AM - edited 01-16-2019 06:03 AM
This is a snip from the interface, it says 500 but looking at the datasheet it does appear to match the 5000. Not sure why it says 500.
That is the java version I installed but it didn't work, at least for me. I was trying it on win2016 so maybe that has something to do with it.
I can telnet to it but I've only ever managed it from the interface. Maybe I can find some documents on how to manage it via telnet.
01-16-2019 06:09 AM
via telenet, login as admin and execute the command "switchshow"
look in the line "SwitchType" if you have here value 58 or 58.x, then the switch is Brocade 5000
otherwise post here the output from SwitchType
01-16-2019 06:14 AM
attached Command Reference manuals for FOS 6.4
01-16-2019 06:29 AM
--->>>That is the java version I installed but it didn't work,....
did you have other Java Installed ?
did you installed Java 7 x86 oder 64 Bit Version ?
if you have other java installed try first to uninstall, and install Java 7 again
Install at first the x86 also 32 Bit version, and then the x64
then open you browser and try follow.
I suggest for Old FOS 6 to used Mricrosoft Browser
01-16-2019 06:31 AM
I was going to respond I found the javaws command and that worked for me as you just pointed out. Thanks everyone for the help.
javaws "http://[your switch ip address]/switchExplorer_installed.html"