The Brocade SMI Agent allows applications to manage Brocade SAN infrastructures from a single access point by communicating with Brocade Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) to gather information from the devices.
The Brocade Integrated SMI Agent has successfully completed testing and conforms to elements of the Storage Networking Industry Association Conformance Testing Program (SNIA-CTP) test specification version 1.4.0. The conformance statement can be found at http://www.snia.org/forums/smi/tech_programs/ctp/.
For a period of time, Brocade will continue to offer the host-based SMI Agents that reside on separate host systems. Using the Brocade SMI Agent Application Matrix (Host-Based), you can locate the Brocade host-based SMI Agent download required by the application you are installing.
Both the integrated SMI Agent and the host-based SMI Agent, used with specific applications, complies with the SNIA Storage Management Initiative Standard (SMI-S). The Brocade SMI Agent does not require any modification or upgrade to deployed Brocade fabrics. It supports the widest range of switches in the industry.