BRF – Brocade 16 Gbps Fundamentals


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Upcoming Dates

  Feb 15 - Feb 17, 2022
09:00 - 17:00

BRF – Brocade 16 Gbps Fundamentals
3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  | 

Course Details

In the Brocade 16 Gbps Fundamentals (BRF) training course,  you will learn the basics of the FC protocol, get to know the Brocade platform (8/16 Gbps), and new technologies of the 5th generation (16 Gbps) and learn how to implement and manage a typical enterprise SAN.

Topics of this class cover Name Server, RSCN Delivery, FCIDs, WWNs, Domain IDs, Shared Area concepts, Fabric Principal, Merging conflicts, and more. Single-CP (300, 5100, 65xx) and Dual-CP (DCX/DCX4-S, DCX 8510-8/-4) Switches are covered for their high-availability and other special features. The course also covers the software features of Fabric OS 7.x as well as topics like zoning and administration, Non-Disruptive Firmware Upgrades, and Config management. Other topics of this class include Load Balancing methods, FSPF, Trunking, DLS, DPS, and Routing Policies. This course includes extensive hands-on lab exercises to deepen the theoretical knowledge learned in class.


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  • 8 & 16 Gbps Brocade Switch-Platform Overview
  • Fibre Channel theory and concepts
  • Brocade B-series Switch installation, configuration & verification
  • Maintenance tasks such as Firmware Upgrade & Configuration Management
  • Concepts & configuration of Zoning on Brocade B-Series Switches
  • Brocade Switching/Routing-concept in a Fabric (Routing Policies, FSPF, Load Balancing)
  • Brocade trunking concepts
  • Remote Lab Exercises

Target Audience

  • Brocade Switch Administrator
  • System Integrators
  • Field and System Engineers
  • Support staff
  • Employees preparing for the BCFA certification


Before attending the Brocade Fundamentals course, you must have knowledge of FC/SCSI Storage solutions and LANs.