Course Code: CFA200

Brocade Core Gen 5 SAN Administration

Overview


This 3-day training course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to help them become proficient with Brocade products and Fabric OS v7.2.0 features. Topics include an introduction to Fibre Channel, switch installation and configuration, zoning, Inter-Switch Links (ISLs), ISL Trunking, Layer 2 routing, updating switch firmware, backing up switch configurations, and basic troubleshooting. Students will learn to perform switch management tasks using the CLI and Brocade Network Advisor v12.1.3.

Pre-Requisites

  • FC101: Introduction to Fibre Channel Concepts or a general understanding of the Fibre Channel protocol (frame format, etc.)
  • Six months of work experience associated with storage technologies
Content

  • Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to help them become proficient with Brocade products and Fabric OS v7.2.0 features.
  • Topics include an introduction to Fibre Channel, switch installation and configuration, zoning, Inter-Switch Links (ISLs), ISL Trunking, Layer 2 routing, updating switch firmware, backing up switch configurations, and basic troubleshooting.
  • Students will learn to perform switch management tasks using the CLI and Brocade Network Advisor v12.1.3.
Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Identify the SAN Brocade product line and physical Layer SAN components, including Brocade 8 and 16 Gbps hardware
  • Describe and implement features related to Fabric OS v7.2.0.
  • Install, configure, and verify Brocade switch functionality
  • Perform maintenance tasks that include downloading firmware, validating firmware download, and backing up switch configurations
  • Discuss Fibre Channel concepts
  • Configure, verify, administer, and describe Brocade zoning
  • Describe Layer 2 fabric routing and trunking functionality
  • Discuss distance solutions
  • Perform basic troubleshooting processes and use Brocade error messages, commands, and diagnostics
  • Identify management tools used to manage Brocade fabrics, such as Brocade Network Advisor, Host Connectivity Manager, Web Tools, and the CLI
Target Audience

This course is designed for:

  • Storage administrators, SAN administrators, system administrators, SAN architects, systems engineers, and SAN operators that are involved with configuration, change management, maintenance, monitoring, configuration, and basic SAN troubleshooting.

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