Course Code: EFIPA300

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Brocade : Ethernet Fabrics IP Administrator

Velisa Africa is the official Global Knowledge partner in Sub-Saharan Africa. Course details :

This Instructor-led course introduces the deployment of VCS Fabrics with Layer 2/3 features. It is designed to help an administrator configure and manage VCS Fabrics with Layer 2/3 capabilities. This course is based on Brocade Network OS (NOS) v7.0. Hands-on labs are provided to help reinforce lecture materials.


Before taking this course, students should have working knowledge of:

  • Network Industry Protocols (NIP200)
  • Layer 2 Ethernet features

  • Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Module 2: Introduction to VCS Fabric
  • Module 3: VDX Hardware
  • Module 4: VCS Fabric Technology
  • Module 5: Firmware Upgrades
  • Lab: Upgrade Firmware
  • Module 6: Configuring VCS Fabrics
  • Lab: Create a VCS Fabric
  • Module 7: Layer 2 Forwarding
  • Module 8: VLAN and Edge Port Configurations
  • Lab: Configure VLANs and edge ports
  • Module 9: Spanning Tree
  • Lab: Configure Spanning Tree
  • Module 10: Virtual Link Aggregation Groups (vLAGs)
  • Lab: Configure a vLAG
  • Module 11: Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS)
  • Lab: Enable MAPS
  • Module 12: Troubleshooting: CLI and Brocade Network Advisor
  • Lab: Brocade Network Advisor
  • Module 13: Miscellaneous
  • SNMP
  • NTP
  • sFLOW
  • Syslog
  • Module 14: Storage Networks
  • Module 15: Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • Module 16: Fibre Channel over Ethernet Overview
  • Module 17: Fibre Channel over Ethernet Configuration
  • Lab: FCoE Configuration and zoning
  • Module 18: Access Gateway (AG)
  • Lab: AG
  • Module 19: Fibre Channel Routing (FCR)
  • Module 20: iSCSI
  • Module 21: Auto-NAS
  • Module 22: Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP)
  • Lab: Create an FCoE profile
  • Module 23: Buffering
  • Lab: Set buffering option
  • Module 24: MAPS for Storage
  • Lab: Enable MAPS
  • Module 25: Management
  • Lab: BNA: Storage support
  • Module 26: Long Distance ISLs

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain VDX switch hardware options supported by NOS v7.0 firmware
  • Install and configure the VCS parameters to create a VCS Fabric
  • Install and configure features such as VLANs, Spannning Tree, and vLAGs in a VCS Fabric
  • Install and configure other features such as SNMP, NTP, sFLOW, AAA, 802.1x and syslog in a VCS Fabric
  • Describe the capabilities of Brocade Network Advisor to monitor and manage a VCS Fabric
  • Explain VCS Fabric features such as Trill, Data Center Bridging and Fabric Shortest Path First
  • Explain Layer 2 and Layer 3 traffic flow through a VCS Fabric
  • Describe and configure automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP) in a VCS fabric
  • Describe and configure Layer 3 protocols in a Brocade VCS fabric using VDX switches
  • Describe and configure Layer 3 security and traffic control features in a VCS fabric
  • Describe and configure Layer 3 redundancy and dynamic routing protocols in a VCS fabric
  • Describe and configure Additional Layer 3 features including multi-tenancy and flow control
  • Describe and configure Fault detection protocols in a VCS fabric

This course is designed for network administrators, system administrators, network architects, systems engineers, and technical support engineers involved with installation, configuration, maintenance, and basic troubleshooting of Brocade VDX products.