BPMSNA-300

Brocade Professional Mainframe Storage Networking Architect

This course provides the technical and process information needed to design, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot Brocade products in a FICON environment. Topics include IBM z Systems I/O concepts, FICON Express, FICON cascading, Brocade FICON, and Brocade Gen 5/Gen 6 hardware and software.

Duration: 2 days
Delivery type: WBT

Objectives

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

  • Discuss the basics of Mainframe I/O and Protocol Intermix
  • Discuss Fibre Channel Protocol and Storage Networking
  • Identify the Brocade hardware and software products used in a FICON environment
  • Plan and design a FICON solution to include Brocade hardware and software products
  • Understand the installation and configuration requirements of Brocade switches in a FICON environment
  • Describe how to manage Brocade switches in a FICON environment using Brocade Network Advisor
  • Describe how Brocade NPIV and Virtual Fabrics might be used in a FICON environment
  • Describe and discuss advanced features such as FCIP and IPEX for disaster recovery and replication
  • Identify the uses and features of CUP and RMF
  • Troubleshoot common issues in a FICON environment

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, students should have working knowledge of:  

Target Audience

This course is designed for storage and system administrators, mainframe administrators and architects, systems engineers, and technical support engineers involved with the installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Brocade products in a FICON environment.