Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Displaying slots and module status information

Use the show slots command to display information for all slots in the chassis. The following example shows slot information for the Brocade VDX 8770-8.

switch# show slots
Slot  Type         Description                 ID      Status 
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M1    MM           Management Module           112     ENABLED
M2    MM           Management Module           112     ENABLED
S1    SFM          Switch Fabric Module        113     ENABLED
S2                                                     VACANT@
S3    SFM          Switch Fabric Module        113     ENABLED# 
S4    SFM          Switch Fabric Module        113     ENABLED# 
S5    SFM          Switch Fabric Module        113     ENABLED
S6    SFM          Switch Fabric Module        113     ENABLED
L1                                                     VACANT
L2                                                     VACANT
L3    LC48X10G     48-port 10GE card           114     DIAG RUNNING POST1
L4    LC48X10G     48-port 10GE card           114     ENABLED
L5                                                     VACANT
L6                                                     VACANT
L7    LC48X1G      48-port 1GE card            114     ENABLED
L7                                                     VACANT
L8                                                     VACANT
# = At least one enabled SFM in these slots is required.
@ = The SFM Optical Switch is open.

Alternatively, you can use the following commands to display slots per module type:

  • Use the show mm command to display information for the management modules.
  • Use the show sfm command to display information for the switch fabric modules.
  • Use the show linecard command to display information for the line cards.

To make the slot configuration persistent across a chassis reboot (which involves reloading the management modules), you must save the configuration persistently by issuing the copy running-config startup-config command after the line card reaches the online state and before the system reboots.