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1 - Fibre Channel Concepts
Fibre Channel Networking Model
Figure 1: Fibre Channel Networking Model
Port Types
Classes of Service
Fibre Channel Network Addressing
24-Bit Address
Shared Area Addressing
Well-Known Addresses
Device Communication
Fabric Initialization Process
Buffer-to-Buffer Credits
2 - Product Hardware Features
8 Gbps Stand-alone Brocade Switches
Brocade 300
Brocade 5100
Brocade 5300
Brocade 7500/7500E
Brocade Encryption Switch (BES)
Chassis-based Switches
Brocade DCX Backbone
Brocade DCX-4S Backbone
Brocade 48000 Director
Available Blades and Compatibility
Table 2: Core Blade Compatibility Matrix
Table 3: Port Blade Compatibility Matrix
ICL Overview
ICL Licensing
Supported ICL Configurations
Brocade FC HBAs
Brocade CNAs
3 - Installation and Configuration
Installation Concerns
Securing Management Access
Set the Management IP Address
Set the Command Line Session Timeout
Set the Login Banner
Activate License Features
Set the Switch Name
Set the Chassis Name
Set the syslog Server
Set Password Rules
Role Based Access Control
Interoperability Modes
McDATA Fabric Mode
McDATA Open Fabric Mode
4 - FCP Routing
Fabric Terminology
Principal Switch Path
Principal Switch Commands
Routing Policies
Exchange-Based Routing
Exchange-Based Routing and DLS
4 and 8 Gbps Trunking Overview
The Deskew Counter
5 - Zoning
Maximum Zone Database Size
Zoning Best Practices
Default Zoning
Types of Zoning Enforcement
6 - Management
Management Interfaces and Tools
DCFM Overview and Features
Brocade SAN Health
Host Connectivity Manager (HCM)
Fabric Watch
SNMP Authentication
Configuration Files
Configuration Upload and Download
Firmware Download
Stand-alone Switches
USB Storage
Slow Drain Device Detection
7 - Troubleshooting
Problem Approach
Gather Information
Table 7: Gathering Troubleshooting Information
Diagraming the Fabric
Common SAN Problems
Web Tools Switch / FRU Status
Blade Status LEDs
Switch / FRU Status Commands
HCM SupportSave
Fabric OS Support Data
Taking the Test
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BCFA Nutshell 2010

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