Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Neighbor discovery

Brocade VCS Fabric-capable neighbor discovery involves the following steps:

  • Discover whether the neighbor is a Brocade switch.
  • Discover whether the Brocade neighbor switch is Brocade VCS Fabric-capable.

Only Brocade VCS Fabric-capable switches with the same VCS ID can form a virtual cluster switch. The default settings for Brocade Network OS switches are Brocade VCS Fabric capable and a VCS ID of "1."