Was wondering if anyone can give me a few pointers of the Pros & Cons of both solution.
Seems at a high level, both does similar stuff.
Brocade seemingly less intrusive.
Hi Charles - were you able to figure everything out? If you're still looking for information let me know and I can reach out to some of our internal experts for you.
Nick Gable did you have any luck?
Nope, but always happy to look into it further should the need arise =)
Yes VI requires fibre taps to be installed.
VI will give you a more indepth look into your SAN for .e.g a real time picture of LUN queue depth.
Just to understand, what exactly are your requirements, in-depth analysis for Fabric or general monitoring the fabric ? I am just wondering if there are other tools like Fabricwatch/MAPS (brocade) that you could use if you need to just monitor the data ..
For Indepth Analysis, I have read VI and it seems quite an intensive tool with great amount of data to look at.
VI Wisdom is a good tool which could remediate many hidden issues in fabric (qdepth,ISL ,frame drop, loadbalance san physical layer issues etc) its a excellent enterprise tool for fabric. -no idea about flowvison
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