The BCFP in Nutshell 16 Gbps exam study guide is now available at: http://www. I realized last night that I hadn’t listened to the BCFP nutshell guide (the one with audio) so I quickly went through that and I believe it helped a. There will be a BCFA in Nutshell study guide in the next week. That is what you want to prepare for the exam. The existing BCFP in a Nutshell is.

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Tue Aug 18, 3: Thu Aug 27, 8: I’m about a month away from starting a new job where I’ll be exposed to SANs.

Download some storage software and start using it. Mon Aug 10, 2: I went deeper and did the Brocade Certified Fabric Administrator, nutshelk that’s probably overkill unless you have a lot of hardware nutshfll complexity in your fabrics. You could still send a packet directly to another host by knowing it’s destination FCID.

The fact that FC is free is awesome. May 31, Posts: Brocade has some free education on their site. Just sign up and spend 4 years looking for it.

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Any advise will be much appreciated. This blog has some good reads on Brocade stuff as well. Fri Sep 04, I’m trying to remember when the old school Brocade switches went away and I’m thinking it was later than that.


Also to start managing netapp? Can I nibble this thread for folks wanting to get into things a bit deeper? Thu Sep 03, Aug 30, Posts: Early on anytime you did wwn based zoning this was soft zoning Post 2Gb WWN based zoning was enforced by the asic until you hit a point where you had too many entries in your zoning database and the asic couldn’t conitnue to enforce this.

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Tue Aug 11, 8: Brocade has certifications that are actually fairly well recognized in terms of Fiber Channel and SANs The Brocade courses are awesome. Wed Aug 26, 1: Feb 17, Posts: So I wouldn’t worry about it. Thu Aug 27, 6: Some people equate hard zoning to port zoning because it was a restriction.

Sun Aug 09, Best resources for learning SANs 23 posts. So thinking back it still probably a thing but was mostly around the 1gb to 2gb transition Dabbs Smack-Fu Master, in training Tribus: Oct 25, Posts: Most people call the array the SAN and forget about the networking.


Wed Aug 26, 2: So do you want to focus on first I’ve never heard of “soft zoning” and I’m a storage admin since ! For DS8k series there are people you can talk to that can get you access to real hardware for training purposes. Sep 9, Posts: Tue Sep 01, 1: Ah the old soft hard zoneing terminaology Tue Aug 18, 2: Dec 3, Posts: So many memories though Ars Legatus Legionis et Subscriptor. May 16, Posts: Jun 24, Posts: It may nutsbell frombut the concepts haven’t changed much: Whickencrap Seniorius Lurkius Registered: Mon Aug 31, 1: Jul 14, Posts: If you are going to do IBM stuff, they also have simulators for their Storwize products.

Feb 21, Posts: What kind of storage will you be using? Wed Aug jutshell, I spent a couple minutes looking the other day and can’t find it in their education section, but it’s not a bad place to start.