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Monitors Brocades

Project Description

System Requirements

  • Python >= 2.6 and Python < 3
  • Python modules are in requirements.txt


From PyPI


  • Don’t forget to modify /etc/brocadetool.conf after installation

    sudo pip install netscaler-tool
    sudo mkdir -p /var/log/brocade-tool
    sudo touch /var/log/brocade-tool/brocade-tool.log
    sudo chown <user>:<group> /var/log/brocade-tool/brocade-tool.log
    sudo chmod <mode> /var/log/brocade-tool/brocade-tool.log
    sudo wget -O /etc/brocadetool.conf

From Source

  1. git clone
  2. cd brocade-tool
  3. sudo python install
  4. sudo mkdir -p /var/log/brocade-tool
  5. sudo touch /var/log/brocade-tool/brocade-tool.log
  6. sudo chown <user>:<group> /var/log/brocade-tool/brocade-tool.log
  7. sudo chmod <mode> /var/log/brocade-tool/brocade-tool.log
  8. sudo cp brocadetool.conf.example /etc/brocadetool.conf
  9. Modify /etc/brocadetool.conf


All changes should be made in /etc/brocadetool.conf

  1. Set previous_data_path to the path where brocade-tool where store metric for any OIDs that have rate option set.
  2. Set passwd with the SNMP community password
  3. Set oids
    • If you want to turn a counter into a gauge, specify ‘rate’
  4. (Optional)
    • Set carbon values, if you plan to send metric to a carbon


Currently, the brocade-tool is used for monitoring. Enter all the OIDs you want to monitor in the /etc/brocadetool.conf yaml file and that is it.

brocade-tool --help
usage: brocade-tool [-h] [--passwd PASSWD] [--dryrun] [--debug] [--verbose]
                    BROCADE {show} ...

positional arguments:
  BROCADE          IP or name of Brocade
    show           sub-command for showing objects

optional arguments:
  -h, --help       show this help message and exit
  --passwd PASSWD  Community password for brocade user. Default is to fetch
                   from brocadetool.conf
  --dryrun         Dryrun
  --debug          Shows what's going on
  --verbose, -v    Shows more info
  --carbon         Send data to carbon?

brocade-tool brocade01 show --help
usage: brocade-tool BROCADE show [-h] {ports} ...

positional arguments:
    ports     sub-command for showing stats about all ports

optional arguments:
  -h, --help  show this help message and exit

By default, brocade-tool will query the brocade device for all specified OIDs. If you wish to have it only query a sub set of OIDs, you can use –stat

brocade-tool brocade01 show ports --stat swFCPortTxWords swFCPortRxWords

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