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Brocade Associate SAN Administrator

  • Course Code BASA200
  • Duration 4 days

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Course Overview


This training course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to help them become proficient with Brocade Gen 6 and Gen 5 Fibre Channel products and Fabric OS v8.0.1 features. Topics include an introduction to Fibre Channel, switch installation and configuration, zoning, MAPS introduction, Inter-Switch Links (ISLs), Long Distance ISLs, ISL Trunking, Inter-Chassis Links (ICLs), 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 v14.0.1.


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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


Course Objectives

  • Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
  • Identify the SAN Brocade product line and physical Layer SAN components, including Brocade 16 and 32 Gbps hardware
  • Describe and implement features related to Fabric OS v8.0.1.
  • 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
  • Configure the Monitoring Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS) feature
  • 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, Web Tools, and the CLI


Course Prerequisites

  • Before taking this course, students should have working knowledge of:
  • FC101: Introduction to Fibre Channel Concepts or a general understanding of the Fibre Channel protocol (frame format, world wide name, etc)
  • BNA 101: Introduction to Brocade Network Advisor or equivalent knowlde
  • Six months of working experience associated with storage technologies