How can i find the SAN Fibre switch Ip addresses. Is there a way for me to find the ip from a machine thats connected to the SAN.

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How can i find the SAN Fibre switch Ip addresses. Is there a way for me to find the ip from a machine thats connected to the SAN.

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There isn't normally an IP address bound to the fibrechannel ports because OSs generally don't support IP over FC. Default IP address on the LAN port of a brocade is 10.77.77.77 but to confirm the IP address you'll need the serial console and hyperterm or similar. This is similar for other makes of switch although default IP will be different.

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Ok once connected serial port. What would the commands be?

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Ok once connected serial port. What would the commands be?
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Is it a Brocade? ipaddrshow lists address and ipaddrset sets it. Of course it might not even be on the LAN, some sites I've had to "borrow" a port to set up the switch and then give it back again.

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Thank U...
First i connect to Serial port via a laptop
Then user Hyper terminal
Then use the command "ipaddrshow"
Are these steps correct
I have no idea on the above. Can you please explain this a bit please....
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That is correct, hyperterm settings are 9600,1,8,n assuming it is Brocade. After that you can connect to it using a web browser assuming the Ethernet lead is plugged in. If Ethernet is not connected it will still function as a SAN switch.

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Oh, and if you have to make your own cable you just need pins 2-2, 3-3, 5-5 connected. Other pins connected can cause problems.

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