Introduction to Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP)

This course provides students with the technical and process information needed to configure and deploy the Brocade Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) feature in Brocade Fibre Channel storage area networks (SAN)

Duration: 120 minutes
Delivery type: WBT
Course Type: Fundamentals
Job Role: Administrator



After completing this course, learners should be able to:
  • Discuss Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) requirements, usage, protocol mapping, encapsulation, terminology, and theory of operations  
  • Describe the hardware components of Brocade 7840 Extension Switch and SX6 Extension Blade
  • Describe Brocade extension product components (ports, tunnels, and circuits)
  • Discuss FCIP features: FCIP Trunking; Virtual Fabric support; Load Leveling; Compression; Adaptive Rate Limiting; Hot Code Load support
  • Discuss example configurations
  • Introduce the IP Extension (IPEXT) feature used for storage replication (non FCIP traffic)
  • Configure and verify a VE_Port-to-VE_Port connection
  • Identify commands and Brocade Network Advisor configuration procedures
  • Discuss the WAN performance tool (Wtool)
  • Describe the Path Discovery Protocol (PMTUD) discovery process


  • Six months experience with storage and storage area networks
  • Completed the FC101: Intro to Fibre Channel Concepts web based training

Target audience

This course is designed for those interested in learning about the Brocade Fibre Channel over IP technology and how it can be leveraged to extend Brocade SAN environments.