Brocade Professional IP Administrator

4 days


This course provides an in-depth study of the Brocade Ethernet Switch/Router family of products and how they are utilized in an enterprise network. The course covers core competencies of configuration, operations and maintenance of Brocade IP products including the FCX, ICX and MLX family of devices. This course also covers core L2/L3 protocol configurations including STP family, OSPF, BGP, QoS, and Brocade proprietary protocols and technology including MCT, VRRPe and FDP. Additional topics include the IPv6 protocol and Software Defined Networking (SDN) functions including Openflow,Netconf and Yang.


This course is designed for network administrators, system administrators, network architects, systems engineers, and technical support engineers who are involved with advanced installation,configuration, maintenance, and basic troubleshooting of Brocade Layer 2/3 products.

Skills Gained

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Brocade IP Hardware

Module 3: Access and Stacking

  • Lab 3: Admin Fundamentals and Switch Stacking

Module 4: VLAN and Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs)

  • Lab 4: Link Aggregation Groups and VLANs

Module 5: Spanning Tree Protocols

  • Lab 5:Rapid Spanning Tree

Module 6: Multi-Chassis Trunking

  • Lab 6: Multi-Chassis Trunking

Module 7: Layer 2 Discovery Protocols

Module 8: Layer 1/2 Troubleshooting

Module 9: Layer 3 Fundamental

Module 10: Layer 3 Redundancy

  • Lab 10: Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol Enhanced

Module 11: Routing Protocols

  • Lab 11a:OSPF Adjacency
  • Lab 11b:OSPF Partitioning and Redistribution into BGP1
  • Lab 11c:Summarization and Area Types

Module 12: Monitoring and Management

Module 13:Software Management

Module 14:Power over Ethernet

Module 15:Multicast

Module 16:Quality of Service

Module 17:Software Defined Networking Functions


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

  • Brocade Protocol Foundations Certifications
  • It is recommended that the Network Standards and Protocols Pre-Assessment (NSPP) be taken before registering for the BPIPA course or exam. The pre-assessment test is free and be taken on MyBrocade

It is a 28 question test that has a passing score of 85%.

Course Outline

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

  • Describe Brocade IP hardware
  • Configure and implement management protocols on Brocade equipment
  • Configure and implement monitoring and reporting features on Brocade equipment including syslogs and sFlow
  • Perform hardware troubleshooting and support functions on Brocade IP devices
  • Perform firmware upgrades on Brocade IP 1u/2u rack and chassis devices
  • Configure, implement, and maintain Layer 2 STP protocols (RSTP, MSTP, PVST)
  • Configure and manage VLANs, Virtual Ethernet routed interfaces, topology groups, and Q-in-Q
  • Configure, deploy and maintain Link Aggregation Groups(LAGS)
  • Describe, configure, and maintain Multi-Chassis Trunking (MCT)
  • Integrate MCT with VRRPe for redundancy
  • Identify PoE-capable Brocade products
  • Configure and manage Brocade switches in a PoE environment
  • Configure, implement, and maintain Layer 3 routing protocols (OSPF and BGP)
  • Discuss BGP4 Neighboring adjacencies and troubleshooting
  • Configure basic BGP peering and route advertising
  • Configure, implement, and maintain QoS on Brocade IP products
  • Configure SDN functions including Openflow and Netconf using Yang on Brocade IP devices

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite4 2800 2800 2019-07-22