[Beowulf] IB switches: managed or not?

Walid walid.shaari at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 08:13:45 PST 2007


On 3/5/07, Andrew Robbie (GMail) <andrew.robbie at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> My other query is about diagnostic software. With an ethernet switch it is
> pretty easy to fire up Ethereal (sorry Wireshark, but it is such a silly
> name) or Etherape and get a look at what is going on. If I buy a Cisco or
> Voltaire etc do they come with tools that let me get accurate
> representations of what is going on? Or are their tools really for large IB
> networks?


doesn't the fabric management software  allows you  to do  some diagnostics
and have an overview of the fabric, silverstorm now bought by Qlogic have
also some scripts that helps in configuration of the fabric, and cluster

regards

Walid
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