When managing large diverse SAN fabrics, it is extremely important to assign a unique and descriptive name to each switch. This descriptive name provides an easy way to determine the purpose of a switch, and is also helpful when debugging problems. To change the name assigned to a Brocade switch, you can use the switchname command:
Switch:admin> switchname “Fabric1Switch1?
Updating flash …
Switch names should be chosen wisely, especially when dealing with large core/edge fabric topologies.