Brocade Network Advisor(BNA) provides comprehensive management for Fibre Channel and IP storage networks including Brocade-specific solutions including third-party vendors as well.

As a BNA administrator, you can:

  • Get a comprehensive view of the managed inventory.
  • Collect availability and performance metrics of managed resources(Fabrics, switches, and ports).
  • Collect uptime status across all discovered resources and generate alerts on specific switches or ports based on configured thresholds.

Supported versions

  • Brocade Network Advisor 14.4.2
  • BNA REST API - 14.4.2.

OpsRamp configuration

Step 1: Install the integration

  1. From All Clients, choose a client.
  2. Go to Setup > Integrations > Integrations.
  3. From Available Integrations, select Adapter > Brocade Network Advisor.
  4. From Install Brocade Network Advisor Integration, enter the following details:
    • Name: Name of the integration.
    • Upload Logo: Brocade Network Advisor device logo.
    • Gateway Profile: Select a gateway management profile to associate with the client.
  5. Click Install.
    The BROCADE-NETWORK-ADVISOR INTEGRATION page displays the installed integration under the CONFIGURATION section.

Step 2: Configure the integration

  1. From CONFIGURATION, click + Add.

  2. In the Create Adapter Configuration page, enter the following details:

    • Name: Configuration name.
    • Protocol:
      • HTTPS: Secure connection.
      • HTTP: If the connection is not secure.
    • BNA IP Address: Target device IP address.
  3. From the Credentials section, select Custom and enter the target device Username and Password.

  4. From Resource Types & Metrics, select the metrics and Availability.
    The Resource Types & Metrics section displays the target device resource type such as Brocade Network Advisor.

  5. From the Metrics section select the metrics you want.
    Use Import to import metrics to OpsRamp and Export to save metric details locally.

  6. In the Discovery Schedule section, select a Recurrence Pattern to add one of the following:

    • Hourly
    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly
  7. In the Monitoring Schedule section, select the target device monitoring frequency.
    The default frequency is 30 minutes.

  8. Click Save.

After saving the integration, Brocade Network Advisor resources are discovered and monitoring is enabled as specified by the configured metric criteria.

Step 3: View the Brocade Network Advisor details

The Brocade Network Advisor is successfully integrated and displayed in the Infrastructure > Server category. The server selection further categorizes the resources as Fabrics, Switches, and Port sections.

Supported metrics

ComponentMetric NameMetric Display NameUnits
Switchbna_switch_OperationalStatusBNA Switch status-
bna_switch_StateBNA Switch state-
bna_switch_memory_UtilizationBNA Switch memory utilization-
bna_switch_cpu_UtilizationBNA Switch CPU utilizationpercentage
bna_switch_TemperatureBNA Switch Temperaturecentigrade
bna_switch_FanSpeedBNA Switch Fan speedrevolutions per minute
bna_switch_SystemUpTimeBNA Switch Up timeseconds
bna_switch_PortNotInUseBNA Switch port not in usecount
Portbna_port_StatusBNA port status-
bna_port_StateBNA port state-
bna_port_RX_UtilizationBNA port RX utilizationpercentage
bna_port_TX_UtilizationBNA port TX utilizationpercentage
bna_port_TrafficBNA port trafficmega bytes per second
bna_port_TX_TrafficBNA port TX Trafficmega bytes per second
bna_port_CrcErrorsBNA port crc errorserrors per second
bna_port_RX_Link_ResetsBNA port RX Link resetserrors per second
bna_port_TX_Link_ResetsBNA port TX Link resetserrors per second
bna_port_SignalLossesBNA port Signal losseserrors per second
bna_port_SyncLossesBNA port sync losseserrors per second
bna_port_LinkFailuresBNA port link failureserrors per second
bna_port_SequenceErrorsBNA port sequence errorserrors per second
bna_port_InvalidTransactionsBNA port invalid transactionserrors per second
bna_port_C3DiscardsBNA port c3discardserrors per second
bna_port_TX_C3Discards_TimeOutBNA port c3discards TX timeouterrors per second
bna_port_RX_C3Discards_TimeOutBNA port c3discards RX timeouterrors per second
bna_port_C3Discards_UnReachableBNA port c3discards Un Reachableerrors per second
bna_port_C3Discards_OthersBNA port c3discards Otherserrors per second
bna_port_EncodeErrorOutBNA port encode error outerrors per second
bna_port_TX_SFP_PowerBNA port sfp power-
bna_port_RX_SFP_PowerBNA port sfp rx power-
bna_port_SFP_VoltageBNA port sfp voltage-
bna_port_SFP_CurrentBNA port sfp current-
bna_port_SFP_TemperatureBNA port sfp temperaturecentigrade
bna_port_Invalid_OrderedSetsBNA port invalid ordered setserrors per second
bna_port_bb_credit_ZeroBNA port bb credit zeroerrors per second
bna_port_TruncatedFramesBNA port truncated frameserrors per second