Training Overview:

Forscher Technology Solutions provides the Brocade Fiber Channel Switch management training program that delivers the product knowledge as-well-as the knowledge requirements to perform day-to-day management operations on Fiber Channel switches in the enterprise environments built on Brocade’s FC technology. The training is delivered by Subject Matter Experts currently managing, landscapes in real time environments. The course and its contents are developed by subject matter experts and solution Architects, who deliver the solutions to Fortune 500 and Top-Notch MNCs around the globe.

Target Audience and Pre-requisites:

The training course is designed for candidates with no prior knowledge of managing Fiber Channel Switches. However, a brief understanding of the Ethernet management is desirable. There are no pre-requisites for this training. All trainings are designed and developed from the ground up, by training experts specifically to cater, candidates of all technical back grounds, especially focusing on the Fiber Channel Switching area.

Course Duration:

Fast Track – 5 Days

Normal Track – 4 weekends or 20 Day-daily sessions.

Corporates – Custom configured per Client requirements and modules required

Module 1: Understanding Ethernet switching and Fiber Channel Networks

  • Basics of Ethernet switches from CISCO
  • Overview of Fiber Channel technology
  • The need for Fiber Channel in an Enterprise environment
  • Components of a Fiber Channel Network
  • Understanding FICON and FCP
  • WWNN and WWPN numbers
  • Importance of the MAC address in a Fiber Channel network
  • Understanding Virtualization from a Fiber Channel Network standpoint
  • Fiber Channel OEMs explained
  • Fiber channel terminology
  • Switches and Directors
  • SAN and NAS: demystified
  • Zoning: Its importance and types

Module 2: Brocade Switch Architecture and components

  • Key factors to be considered when designing your network
  • Choosing the right FC switch for your environment
  • Integrating a switch into your storage solutions
  • Brocade switch family, predecessors and current models
  • Architecture of a Brocade switch
  • Architecture of a Brocade Director

Module 3: FC Switch Configuration

  • Powering on a FC switch
  • Monitoring the console
  • Configuring the switch for initial use
  • Installation and Licensing a Brocade FC Switch
  • Configuring Interfaces and Port Channels
  • Understanding and configuring NPV and NPIV
  • Understanding FLogi and PLogi
  • Using the FCNS Databases
  • Creating Domains in a FC switch
  • Managing the domains in a FC switch

Module 4: FCoE vs. FCIP

  • Understanding the key differences between FCoE and FCIP
  • Designing and Implementing a FCoE SAN solution in an Enterprise Environment
  • Designing and Implementing a FCIP in an Enterprise environment
  • Setting up HA in FCIP and IVR
  • Tuning the FCIP for the best performance
  • Setting up FCoE on a Brocade switch
  • Verifying the design and set-up
  • Intentional de-gradation of the operating environment and rectification of the errors

Module 5: Upgrading a Brocade Switch

  • Saving the existing configuration before any changes are implemented on the system
  • Understanding the dependencies on the associated hardware in the environment before initiating for an upgrade.
  • Planning the upgrade, Downloading the firmware, loading the firmware
  • Implementing an Upgrade of the FC Swtich

Module 6: Advanced management of a Brocade Switch

  • VDX Licensing in Brocade
  • POD and COD licensing
  • Forming a VCS fabric
  • Understanding a Fabric cluster in an enterprise environment
  • Designing a Fabric cluster
  • Understanding VLAG and LACP in a FC switch
  • Designing Zones for a storage subsystem
  • Using the Brocade Network Advisor

* Lab activities covered across all the above concepts


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