CFD 200

Brocade GEN 5 SAN Design

This course is available in both instructor-led and self-paced formats and provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully design and implement Storage Area Networks (SANs) utilizing Brocade Gen 5 products. Content includes design elements, SAN infrastructure, SAN software, data center design concepts, distance and extension, and migration. The lab exercise provides a customer scenario that students can use to practice design skills learned during the class. This lab is available to both instructor-led and self-paced students.


Duration: 9  hours

Delivery tyep:   WBT



Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Define key SAN design terms, processes, and considerations.
  • Identify the available hardware and software building blocks when designing a SAN.
  • Identify what information needs to be collected about current and target environments in order to design a SAN.
  • Create a SAN design to meet customer performance, availability, and scalability requirements.
  • Explain the advantages of, and how best to integrate 16 Gbps technology in a existing SAN.
  • Determine how to validate the implementation of a SAN design.
  • Select methodologies to optimize and tune a deployed SAN architecture.
  • Define security features in a SAN.
  • Describe the various documentation components and deliverables for a SAN design project.



Before taking this course, attendees should have taken the following courses or have working knowledge of:


Target Audience

This course is for SAN engineers, professional services personnel, presales systems engineers, or anyone else needing detailed foundational information to design and implement Brocade SANs.