SanEd consulting

Company profile

SanEd consulting is an IT training company which initiated its services in 2005 primarily as Sun Microsystem's authorised training provider. Our training portfolio was Solaris and Java focused. Later on we upgraded our portfolio and included authorisations from Veritas / Symantec and Oracle after aquisition of Sun. 

As the global IT market is rapidly changing and developing we must have accepted its needs and trends. Thus, beginning of 2014 we decided to "refurbish" our services and included new, young and perspective partners and together prepared number of interesting trainings you can find in our catalogue.

We are looking forward to successful cooperation with you.

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Brocade Switch Administration

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This course provides a comprehensive understanding of everyday administration within an Brocade SAN solution covering technologies and concepts. Students gain experience needed to tackle the challenges of working in enterprise class SAN environments. 


Training days

2 days



Basic technical understanding of networking and storage, concepts and terminology. Experience managing Windows or UNIX systems.


Course content


Brocade Switches

  • Brocade fibre channel switch family
  • Features and functionality of the switch hardware
  • Different Brocade FC HBAs
  • Brocade CNAs
  • Different types of fibre optic cable and SFPs


Fibre Channel Theory

  • Fibre channel networking model
  • Different class of service
  • Frame structure
  • WWN format
  • Steps for port initialization
  • Node and port types
  • Fabric services well-known addresses
  • Commands to display PWWN, NWWN, and PID addresses
  • NPIV implementation and support


Installation and Configuration

  • Out of box initial configuration
  • Initial security configuration
  • Checking switch status
  • Important fabric parameters
  • Common administrative tasks
  • Supported interopmode functionality


Brocade FCP Routing

  • Principle switch role
  • Port-based routing
  • Exchange-based routing
  • Dynamic Load Sharing (DLS)
  • In-Order Delivery (IOD)
  • Inter Switch Link (ISL)
  • Trunking benefits
  • Basic concepts associated with zoning
  • Zoning using the CLI syntax
  • How to check the maximum size of a zoning database
  • Activate and deactivate a default zone
  • Hardware and session enforcement differences
  • Issues when adding a switch to an existing fabric with zoning enabled
  • Best practices when implementing a zone


Long Distance Connectivity

  • Use and effects of buffer credits on distance and speed
  • Long distance modes, settings, and supported distances for Brocade switches using v6.3.0
  • When a long distance license is required
  • Use of long wave SFPs
  • Limitations of long distance connection when using trunking
  • Long distance commands


Administration - Firmware

  • Interfaces and management tools to manage Brocade switches and fabrics
  • Using DCFM, Web Tools, and Telnet/SSH/HTTP/SSL/SNMP
  • Host Connectivity Manager (HCM) to manage Brocade HBAs
  • Backup and manage configuration files
  • Firmware upgrade steps


Basic Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • Data gathering process
  • How to create a diagram of a fabric using collected data
  • Common SAN problems
  • Switch and Field Replaceable Units (FRU) status
  • Useful Brocade documentation



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