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Fibre Channel (SAN) Technical Documents

Port Poller

by Anonymous ‎11-10-2004 10:00 PM - edited ‎10-30-2013 01:47 PM (1,083 Views)


This is a perl script that does the following:

  • Makes sure switch host name is pingable
  • Telnets to switch
  • Return information about a given port:

- Port status
- Port WWN

It is intended to be a quick way to see if a fiber connection has been made, and to get the WWN quickly without having to manually login to the switch. Usage information can be found by running the script with no options.



Operating System Should work with any OS that can run Perl. Tested on HP-UX and Linux.
Required Net::Telnet perl module.

Interface CLUI

Fabric Operating System 2.x, 3.x, 4.x

Other Test with Perl version 5.8.



This is the first version, plans for future version to enhance the error checking.


NOTE: This contribution was migrated by Brocade from the former Brocade Connect community on March 13, 2008, on behalf of the author.