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Brocade Fabric Watch (Fabric Watch) is the intelligent Storage Area Network (SAN) monitor for Brocade SilkWorm switches running Fabric OS 2.2 or higher. Fabric Watch enables real-time proactive awareness of the health, performance and security of each switch, and automatically alerts network managers to problems in order to avoid costly failures. Fabric Watch provides unique end-to-end SAN awareness by tracking a variety of SAN fabric elements, events, and counters. Monitoring fabric-wide events, ports, GBICs, and environmental parameters permits early fault detection and isolation as well as performance measurement.
Fabric Watch is a robust fabric-monitoring tool for mission-critical Storage Area Network (SAN) fabrics. Unlike many systems monitors, Fabric Watch is easy to configure. Network administrators can select custom fabric elements and alert thresholds or they can choose from a selection of preconfigured settings for gathering valuable health, performance and security metrics. In addition, it is easy to integrate Fabric Watch with enterprise systems management solutions. By implementing Fabric Watch, storage and network managers can rapidly improve SAN availability and performance without installing new software or system administration tools.