Slot numbering and configuration
The slot number specifies the physical location of a module in a switch or router, and the number of available slots of each type (interface, management, or switch fabric) depends on the router. Slot configuration is done on a slot-by-slot basis, and the configurations are stored in a persistent database on the switch.
Using the management VRF
Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) is a technology that controls information flow within a network, isolating the traffic by partitioning the network into different logical VRF domains. Prior to Network OS release 5.0.0, routers were managed through the "default" VRF; any port that was part of the default VRF could be used for router management.
Brocade support for OpenStack
OpenStack is an open source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) initiative for creating and managing large groups of virtual private servers in a cloud computing environment. The Brocade Neutron Plugin for VDX/VCS provides a means to interface with Openstack's networking to orchestrate the Brocade physical switches.
Auto Fabric is a feature that allows plug-and-play for Brocade VDX switches.