Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Switch attributes

A switch can be identified by its IP address, World Wide Name (WWN), switch ID or RBridge ID, or by its host name and chassis name. You can customize the host name and chassis name with the switch-attributes command.

  • A host name can be from 1 through 30 characters long. It must begin with a letter, and can contain letters, numbers, and underscore characters. The default host name is "sw0." The host name is displayed at the system prompt.
  • Brocade recommends that you customize the chassis name for each platform. Some system logs identify the switch by its chassis name; if you assign a meaningful chassis name, logs are more useful. A chassis name can be from 1 through 30 characters long, must begin with a letter, and can contain letters, numbers, and underscore characters. The default chassis names are based on the switch models, such as is VDX 8770-4 or VDX 8770-8.