Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

vCenter discovery

A Brocade VDX switch connected to VMware ESX/ESXi hosts and virtual machines must be aware of network policies in order to allow or disallow traffic; this requires a discovery process by the VDX switch. During VDX switch configuration, relevant vCenters that exist in its environment and the discovery of virtual assets from the vCenter occurs in the following circumstances:

  • When a switch boots up
  • When a new vCenter is configured on the VDX switch and activated (activation turns on the timer processing, set to 30-minute intervals)
  • When the discovery is explicitly initiated with the CLI

The following assets are discovered from the vCenter:

  • Hosts and data centers associated with the vCenter
  • Virtual machines (VMs) that have been created on the hosts
  • VMware distributed virtual port groups (dvPortGroups)
  • Standard port groups, with QoS priority associated with a dvPortGroup
  • Standard virtual switches
  • Distributed virtual switches