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I'm currently working on a WFA-command to create zoning on our Brocade FC-Switches.
Login works fine and getting outputs etc.
$alias = $(Invoke-NaSsh -Name $Switch -Command $("alishow | grep " + $wwpn) -Credential $credentials)
--> this gives the desired output from the FC-Switch
Now I want to create an alias, which fails:
$alicreate = $(Invoke-NaSsh -Name $Switch -Command $("alicreate Testalias, 50:01:23:3a:02:23:60:5a") -Credential $credentials)
--> $alicreate does not show any output, which would be expected when positive, but the Alias is not being created
I suspect the comma to be the problem here, but escaping with ` also did bring no success.
The login credentials are correct and the command is working when directly executed without problem
Any hints on this?
Thanks in advance!
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Can you please try your command something like below,
$alicreate = $(Invoke-NaSsh -Name $Switch -Command $("alicreate `"Testalias`",`"50:01:23:3a:02:23:60:5a`"") -Credential $credentials)
already tried that, but for Brocade these commands are the same:
alicreate Testalias, 50:01:23:3a:02:23:60:5a
alicreate "Testalias", "50:01:23:3a:02:23:60:5a"
Did some further testing, it must definetly be the comma, WFA seems to somehow loose the data when a comma comes up.
I tried to use a here-string to avoid any escaping stuff, but still WFA seems to loose everything once a comma comes up even within a string
$myHereString = @"
alicreate "Testalias", "50:01:23:3a:02:23:60:5a" ; history
$alicreate = $(Invoke-NaSsh -Name $Switch -Command $($myHereString) -Credential $credentials)
alicreate gives no output.
if I leave out the comma in the here string, at least a message comes back from the appended history-command that the command failed,
which is not the case with a comma inside.
found the solution, it seems the command always worked, but you need to add a cfgsave or cfgenable to make the change permanent on the FC-Switch.
It seems on alicreate the aliases are not saved into the local flash of the FC-Switch and dropped on next logout.
You need to append a cfgsave/cfgenable.
Here another hint as cfgsave requests the user to say yes/no:
echo yes | cfgsave
Here the code snippet for the ones interested:
#get current acitve configname
$config = $(Invoke-NaSsh -Name $Switch -Command $("cfgshow |grep -A1 `"Defined configuration:`" |grep cfg") -Credential $credentials)
$config = $config -split '\s+|\t+'
$config = $config
Get-WFALogger -Info -message $("Configfile:" + $config)
$alicreate = $(Invoke-NaSsh -Name $Switch -Command $("alicreate " + $alias + ", " + $wwpn + " ; echo yes |cfgenable " + $config) -Credential $credentials)
#wait 10 seconds for config to be propagated in fabric
Start-Sleep -s 10
--> now you have the alias defined in the fabric
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