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Brocade FastIron Chassis Troubleshooting Tips



Below you will find multiple commands to view chassis information about Brocade FastIron switches. Different models of switches will have different features and all of the below commands may not work on your switch.

--- FastIron Chassis Information  ---

The "Show Version" command will tell you a lot about the chassis including, Chassis Serial number, Line card models and slots they are in, Software version on each card, Layer2/3 capabilities, Line card serial nubers, along with uptime and how it was rebooted last.
SW-SSH@fASTIRONSX#show version

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Active Management CPU [Slot-9]:
  SW: Version 07.3.00cT3e1 Copyright (c) 1996-2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
      Compiled on Apr 25 2012 at 17:01:00 labeled as SXS07300c
      (3495134 bytes) Secondary SXS07300c.bin
      BootROM: Version 07.2.00T3e5 (FEv2)
      Chassis Serial  #: <REMOVED>
         License: BASE_SOFT_PACKAGE   (LID: yJFJHHiFFy)
  HW: Chassis FastIron SX 800-PREM6 (PROM-TYPE SX-FIL3U-6-IPV6)
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Standby Management CPU [Slot-10]:
  SW: Version 07.3.00cT3e1 Copyright (c) 1996-2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
      Compiled on Apr 25 2012 at 17:01:00 labeled as SXS07300c
      BootROM: Version 07.2.00T3e5 (FEv2)
  HW: Chassis FastIron SX 800-PREM6 (PROM-TYPE SX-FIL3U-6-IPV6)
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SL 1: SX-FI624C 24-port Gig Copper
      Serial  #: <REMOVED>
      P-ASIC  0: type 0111, rev 00  subrev 01
      P-ASIC  1: type 0111, rev 00  subrev 01
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SL 8: SX-FI624HF 24-port 100/1000 Fiber
      Serial  #: <REMOVED>
      P-ASIC 14: type 0111, rev 00  subrev 01
      P-ASIC 15: type 0111, rev 00  subrev 01

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SL 10: SX-FI2XGMR6 2-port Management
      Serial  #: <REMOVED>
         License: BASE_SOFT_PACKAGE   (LID: ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ)
      P-ASIC 18: type 0151, rev 00  subrev 00
      P-ASIC 19: type 0151, rev 00  subrev 00
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Active Management Module:
  660 MHz Power PC processor 8541 (version 0020/0020) 66 MHz bus
  512 KB boot flash memory
16384 KB code flash memory
  512 MB DRAM
Standby Management Module:                                       
  660 MHz Power PC processor 8541 (version 0020/0020) 66 MHz bus
  512 KB boot flash memory
16384 KB code flash memory
  512 MB DRAM
The system uptime is 258 days 13 hours 58 minutes 58 seconds
The system started at 08:41:04 Eastern Fri Jun 01 2012

The system : started=warm start   reloaded=by "reload"


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To view the power consumption of the chassis issue the "show power" command
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SW-SSH@FASTIRONSX#show power

Power Supply Data:
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Power Supply #3:
        Model Number:   32005000
        Serial Number:  <REMOVED>
        Firmware Ver:   1.6
        Test Date:      5/24/11 (mm/dd/yy)
        H/W Status:     807
        Max Curr:       105.0 Amps
        Voltage:        12.0 Volts
        Capacity:       1200 Watts
        Consumption:    273 Watts
Power Supply #4:
        Model Number:   32005000
        Serial Number:  <REMOVED>
        Firmware Ver:   1.6
        Test Date:      9/21/10 (mm/dd/yy)
        H/W Status:     807
        Max Curr:       105.0 Amps
        Voltage:        12.0 Volts
        Capacity:       1200 Watts
        Consumption:    293 Watts


       
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To view the status of the power supplies, Fans, and temperature issue the "show chassis" command
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SW-SSH@FASTIRON-SX#show chassis

Chassis Type: FastIron SX 800-PREM

Power supply 1 not present        ---> Slot is used for POE
Power supply 2 not present        ---> Slot is used for POE
Power supply 3 (32005000 - AC - Regular) present, status ok
Power supply 4 (32005000 - AC - Regular) present, status ok

Fan 1 ok, speed (auto): [[1]]<->2<->3<->4
Fan 2 ok, speed (auto): [[1]]<->2<->3<->4
Fan 3 ok, speed (auto): [[1]]<->2<->3<->4
Fan 4 ok, speed (auto): [[1]]<->2<->3<->4
Fan 5 ok, speed (auto): [[1]]<->2<->3<->4
Fan 6 ok, speed (auto): [[1]]<->2<->3<->4

Fan controlled temperature:
        Rule 1/3 (MGMT CARDS THERMAL PLANE): 35.5 deg-C
        Rule 2/3 (LINE CARDS THERMAL PLANE): 44.0 deg-C
        Rule 3/3 (SWITCH FABRIC CARDS THERMAL PLANE): 55.0 deg-C

Fan speed switching temperature thresholds:
        Rule 1/3 (MGMT CARDS THERMAL PLANE):
                Speed 1: NM<----->57                            deg-C
                Speed 2:       48<----->58                      deg-C
                Speed 3:             49<----->59                deg-C
                Speed 4:                   50<----->80          deg-C (shutdown)
        Rule 2/3 (LINE CARDS THERMAL PLANE):
                Speed 1: NM<----->57                            deg-C
                Speed 2:       48<----->58                      deg-C
                Speed 3:             49<----->59                deg-C
                Speed 4:                   50<----->80          deg-C (shutdown)
        Rule 3/3 (SWITCH FABRIC CARDS THERMAL PLANE):
                Speed 1: NM<----->57                            deg-C
                Speed 2:       48<----->58                      deg-C
                Speed 3:             49<----->59                deg-C
                Speed 4:                   50<----->80          deg-C (shutdown)

Slot  1 Temperature: 39.5 deg-C
Slot  2 Temperature: 44.0 deg-C
  SF  1 Temperature: 49.0 deg-C
  SF  2 Temperature: 54.5 deg-C
Boot Prom MAC: 0024.ffff.ff00



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Use the "Show Redundancy" command to see what management module is active.
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SW-SSH@FASTIRON-SX#show redundancy

=== MP Redundancy Settings ===
Configured Active Slot = 9
Running-Config Sync Period = (upon "write mem")

=== MP Redundancy Statistics ===
Current Active Session:
 Active mgmt slot = 9, Standby mgmt slot = 10 (OK)
 Switchover cause = No Switchover
 Start Time       = Jun  1 08:41:04
Total number of Switchover/Failovers = 0


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How to switch over to the standby managment module
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FASTIRON-SX#switch-over-active-role



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How to view CPU utilization on a FastIron SX?
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SW-SSH@FASTIRON-SX#show cpu-utilization  
1 percent busy, from 16 sec ago
1   sec avg:  1 percent busy
5   sec avg:  5 percent busy
60  sec avg:  1 percent busy
300 sec avg:  1 percent busy


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To view the Ironware files that are loaded on the chassis, both primary and secondary software issue the "Show flash" command.
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SW-SSH@FASTIRON-SX#show flash
Active Management Module (Slot 9):
Compressed Pri Code size = 3495134, Version 07.3.00cT3e1 (SXS07300c.bin)
Compressed Sec Code size = 3495134, Version 07.3.00cT3e1 (SXS07300c.bin)
Compressed BootROM Code size = 524288, Version 07.2.00T3e5
Code Flash Free Space = 6815744
Standby Management Module (Slot 10):
Compressed Pri Code size = 3495134, Version 07.3.00cT3e1 (SXS07300c.bin)
Compressed Sec Code size = 3495134, Version 07.3.00cT3e1 (SXS07300c.bin)
Compressed BootROM Code size = 524288, Version 07.2.00T3e5
Code Flash Free Space = 6029312

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To view the boot preference or what code is going to be loaded on the next bootup, issue the "show boot-preference" command.
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SW-SSH@FASTIRON-SX#show boot-preference
Boot system preference(Configured):
        Use Default

Boot system preference(Default):
        Boot system flash primary      ---> Will boot from Primary, if it fails, it will boot from Secondary.
        Boot system flash secondary
       
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How to view system default settings
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SW-SSH@FASTION-SX#show default

snmp ro community public   spanning tree enabled      fast port span enabled  
auto sense port speed      port untagged              port flow control on    
no username assigned       no password assigned       boot sys flash primary  
system traps enabled       sntp disabled              radius disabled         
ip multicast disabled   

SW-SSH@FASTIRON-SX#show default values
sys log buffers:50         mac age time:300 sec       telnet sessions:5       

System Parameters    Default    Maximum    Current  
igmp-max-group-addr  255        1024       255      
ip-filter-port       1015       1015       1015     
ip-filter-sys        2048       4096       2048     
l3-vlan              32         1024       32       
mac                  16384      32768      16384    
vlan                 64         4095       4095         ----> Notice this has been increased to 4095
spanning-tree        32         255        32           
mac-filter-port      32         256        32       
mac-filter-sys       64         512        64       
view                 10         65535      10       
rmon-entries         2048       32768      2048     
mld-max-group-addr   8192       32768      8192     
igmp-snoop-mcache    512        8192       512      
mld-snoop-mcache     512        8192       512