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Exam 143-810

Cut Score
66% or More

The Brocade Professional IP Storage Network Administrator 2017 exam validates the skills required to configure, manage, and support an IP storage network using Brocade VCS Fabrics. This includes configuring, managing, and support Brocade VDX switches for iSCSI, NAS, and FCoE; VDX switches for Access Gateway and FCR connectivity to a SAN; and optimizing the Brocade VCS Fabric for storage networking.

This exam supports the Brocade Professional IP Storage Network Administrator 2017 certification requirements.


Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

Know and understand foundational IP storage network systems and technologies

  • Explain the purpose of the DCB and its components
  • Identify and define the functions of storage devices
  • Explain the purpose and use case for an FIP Snooping Bridge
  • Explain the initialization process for the FCoE and iSCSI devices

Implement and IP storage network solution

  • Explain the steps to create a remote and local logical SAN
  • Explain the steps to configure a direct attached FC storage device
  • Explain how to create zoning for FCoE devices
  • Explain how to configure storage options; FCoE profiles; Auto-NAS; physical interface storage port types
  • Explain how to configure DCBx, AMPP, long distance ISLs, vLAGs, and duplicate WWN detection features
  • Explain how to configure QoS functionality for storage

Manage an IP storage network solution

  • Explain how to use BNA to manage and monitor storage networks
  • Explain how to use CLI and MAPS to monitor a Brocade VCS Fabric

Know and understand IP storage network products and solutions

  • Explain the benefits of an isolated fabric or a VCS Fabric for an IP storage network
  • Explain the reasons to change the buffer settings in an IP storage network
  • Explain when to use Access Gateway or FCR
  • Describe the difference between logical and remote logical SANs
  • Explain the uses cases and benefits of a dedicated IP storage network
  • Explain the functionality and benefits of FCoE profiles
  • Explain the functionality of and when to use Auto-NAS
  • Explain the functionality and usage of AMPP for storage
  • Explain the duplicate WWN detection feature
  • Explain the features and benefits of vLAGs
  • Explain the purpose and functionality of QoS

Troubleshoot and repair an IP storage network solution

  • Explain the show command outputs used to verify storage feature connectivity and functionality
  • Explain how to use MAPS dashboard to look for device errors
  • Explain how to verify misconfigured ports
  • Demonstrate how to troubleshoot performance issues with storage traffic
  • Describe tools to assist troubleshooting storage issues


This certification is designed for implementers, administrators, support personnel, or anyone tasked with installing, configuring, and managing Brocade VCS Fabric Storage Networks.


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