Course Code: EFSA300

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Brocade : Ethernet Fabrics Storage Administrator

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

This instructor-led course introduces students to VCS Fabric Storage Networks and includes hands-on labs to reinforce lecture materials


Although not required it would be useful for students to have a working knowledge of:

  • Layer 2 Ethernet features
  • Fibre Channel

  • Module I: 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 VI-AG
  • 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
  • N Tp
  • sFLOW
  • AAA
  • Syslog
  • Module 14: Storage Networks
  • Module 15: Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • Module 16: Fibre Channel over Ethernet Overview
  • Module 17: Fibre Channe over Ethernet Configuration
  • Lab: FCoE Configuration and zoning
  • Module 18: Access Gateway (AG) Lab: AG
  • Module 19: Fibre Channel Routing (FCR)
  • Module 20: iSCS
  • 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:

  • List the VDX switch hardware options supported by NOS v7.0 firmware
  • Install and configure a VCS Fabric
  • Configure the VCS parameters to create a VCS Fabric
  • Configure features such as VLANs, Spannning Tree, vLAGs, breakout ports, MAPS
  • Configure other features such as SNMP, NTP, sFLOW, AAA, 802.1x and syslog
  • Explain VCS Fabric features such as Trill, Data Center Bridging and Fabric Shortest Path First
  • Describe traffic flow through a VCS Fabric
  • List the steps to upgrade firmware upgrades
  • Describe VCS Fabric Storage network support for FCoE
  • Describe VCS Fabric Storage network support for Access Gateway
  • Describe VCS Fabric Storage network support for Fibre Channel Routing
  • Describe VCS Fabric Storage network support for Direct Attach Fibre Channel Storage
  • Describe VCS Fabric Storage network support for iSCSI
  • Describe VCS Fabric Storage network support for NAS
  • Describe the use of Data Center Bridging (DCB) in a VCS Fabric
  • Explain the AMPP features
  • Explain the QoS features
  • Explain the Buffering features
  • Explain how to use key features in the Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS) to monitor a storage network

This course is designed for administrators and support personnel who will be configuring and managing VCS Fabric Storage Networks.

This course is a prerequisite to the more advanced VDXTS300 course.