DCX-200 (PDF)

DCX backbone product administration

This PDF-only web-based offering provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to deploy and manage Brocade Backbone switches. Topics include Backbone chassis and blade hardware components. Backbone configuration, firmware management and troubleshooting concepts are also discussed. This training covers the DCX, DCX-4s, DCX 8510-4, and DCX 8510-8. Recorded lab demonstrations apply the concepts defined in the training.

Duration: 15 hours
Delivery Type: WBT


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

  • List key differences between the DCX/DCX-4s and DCX 8510-4/8510-8
  • Differentiate between supported blades
  • Discuss port blade card architecture
  • Configure ICL connections between chassis
  • Perform initial setup on a Brocade chassis switch
  • Describe the firmware upgrade process for a Brocade Backbone switch
  • Perform management tasks using the CLI, Brocade Network Advisor, and Web Tools
  • Diagnose common hardware problems


  • Fibre Channel Fundamentals (FC-120) or equivalent knowledge
  • General knowledge of fabric administration including basic switch configuration, zone and port management.
  • Six months experience with storage and storage area networks

Target Audience

This course is designed for storage, SAN and system administrators, SAN architects and systems engineers involved in the design, deployment, and management of Brocade chassis-based SANs.