Brocade SAN Health

Brocade SAN Health is a useful free utility you can download from Brocade to analyse amongst other things the load on your Brocade switches, any errors plus a whole host of other things including a nice Visio diagram showing your topology. This is how you to download, setup and run Brocade SAN Health

1 Download from Brocade

2 Extract the Zip file and run SANHealth.exe. The install wizard is an easy next, next affair. The only screen you may want to change is the location it will store completed health checks in

1 install location

3 The installer will put a SAN health icon on your desktop, just need to double click this to launch and then select New from the top left corner

2 start new

4 Enter all your personnel details in the boxes. Make sure you enter a valid e-mail address as this is where the results will get sent

3 site details

5 Next click the add switches tab and add all the switches in your fabric you wish

4 add switches

6 Move to the Fabric tab and for each Fabric you see listed on the right enter the required detail. It’s in this dialog that you get to choose how long the tests run for, I chose 24 hours.

5 fabric

7 Move to the capture tab and chose start.

6 start

8 When the capture has completed click send diagnostic report file via HTTPS

7 send results

9 When Brocade have processed the results they will e-mail you and inform you. You then access the results from the my home area on https://my.brocade.com

 

8 chart

So after all that effort you may be wondering what you get back, you will get a nice Visio diagram of your fabric including all the host connections, charts showing the load on each switch as above. Plus a wealth of information displayed in tables including port errors, firmware and driver versions, each item in the tables is colour coded to show if it’s in a healthy state.

9 colour coding

Give it a go its a great free tool!

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