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Brocade SMI Agent

The Brocade Integrated SMI Agent has been tested and conforms to elements of the Storage Networking Industry Association Conformance Testing Program (SNIA-CTP) test specification version 1.4.0.  It allows applications to manage Brocade SAN infrastructures from a single access point by communicating with the Brocade Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) to gather information from the devices.

You can find the conformance statement at http://www.snia.org/forums/smi/tech_programs/ctp/

The Brocade host-based SMI Agent is a proxy agent that resides on a separate host system. Brocade has released versions for Sun Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. The Brocade SMI Agent allows applications to manage Brocade SAN infrastructures from a single access point by communicating with multiple switches and multiple fabrics. The Brocade host-based SMI Agent does not require any modification or upgrade to deployed Brocade fabrics, and it supports the widest range of switches in the industry.

Brocade will continue to offer the host-based SMI Agents for a period of time. Find the Brocade host-based SMI Agent required by the application you are installing in the downloads section of MyBrocade.

When used with specific applications both the integrated SMI Agent and the host-based SMI Agent comply with the SNIA Storage Management Initiative Standard (SMI-S). 

SMI Agent Aplication Matrix

The Brocade Host-Based SMI Agent is a proxy agent that resides on a separate host system. Brocade has released versions for Sun Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. The Brocade SMI Agent allows applications to manage Brocade SAN infrastructures from a single access point by communicating with multiple switches and multiple fabrics. The Brocade Host-Based SMI Agent does not require any modification or upgrade to deployed Brocade fabrics. It supports the widest range of switches in the industry.

Please Note: The Brocade Host-Based SMI Agent downloads and documentation have been moved to MyBrocade. They can be found under the downloads section.

Integrated SMI Agent

Brocade offers the Integrated SMI Agent that combines management of both FOS and M-EOS devices into a single agent. Furthermore, SMI Agent is integrated with Brocade storage network management software - DCFM 10.4 and Network Advisor 11.0. Users will experience greater scalability, reduced overhead of deploying and managing multiple applications, and fewer applications contacting devices for information over the host-based predecessor agents.

You must download Brocade DCFM or Network Advisor to install the Integrated SMI Agent. Prior to installation, consult the Brocade DCFM or Network Advisor server and systems requirements for the size of your environment. During the installation process, you must select either SAN+IP installation type and one of the following:

  1. SAN management for 9000 switch ports and 24 fabrics — 75-day Trial or Licensed Software (requires license key)
  2. SAN management for 2560 switch ports and 4 fabrics — 75-day Trial or Licensed Software (requires license key)
  3. SMI Agent Only — The install defaults to 9000 switch port configuration and requires use of Server Management Console or Web-Start URL to configure SMI. User interface is not available with SMI-A only option.

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 4.2 
IBM DCFM Integrated SMI Agent

EMC ProSphere 1.6/1.7
Connectrix Manager Converged Network Edition Integrated SMI Agent
Click the link above and follow this path to download the SMI Agent: Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads C > Connectrix Manager > EMC Connectrix Manager Converged Network Edition
The SMI Integrated Agent is supported with CMCNE 11.1.1,  11.1.4 and 11.2.1

Connectrix Manager Data Center Edition Integrated SMI Agent
Click the link above and follow this path to download the SMI Agent: Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads C > Connectrix Manager > EMC Connectrix Manager Data Center Edition
The SMI Integrated Agent is supported with CMDCE 10.4.3 and 10.4.5

EMC Control Center 6.1
Connectrix Manager Converged Network Edition Integrated SMI Agent
Click the link above and follow this path to download the SMI Agent: Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads C > Connectrix Manager > EMC Connectrix Manager Converged Network Edition
The SMI Integrated Agent is supported with CMCNE 11.1.1,  11.1.4, 11.2.1 and 12.0.1

Connectrix Manager Data Center Edition Integrated SMI Agent
Click the link above and follow this path to download the SMI Agent: Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads C > Connectrix Manager > EMC Connectrix Manager Data Center Edition
The SMI Integrated Agent is supported with CMDCE 10.4.3 and 10.4.5

HP Storage Essentials 9.4.1
HP B-series SAN Network Advisor 11.1.0
HP B-series SAN Network Advisor 11.1.0 Manuals

Click the link above to access the following manuals:

  • Brocade Network Advisor Installation Guide v11.1x (53-1002320-01, May 2001)
  • Brocade Network Advisor Documentation Updates v11.1.x (53-1002363-01, June 2011)
  • Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager Server Guide v11.1x (53-1002308-01, May 2011)
  • Brocade Network Advisor SMI Agent Developer's Guide v11.1.0 (53-1002169-01, May 2011)
  • Brocade Network Advisor SAN User Manual v11.1x (53-1002167-01, May 2011)
  • Brocade Network Advisor Migration Guide v11.1x (53-1002321-01, May 2011)
  • HP Network Advisor B-series Enterprise, Professional Plus, and Professional 11.1.0 Release Notes

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