Madison Island


Brocade Network Advisor for IP Networks


This instructor-led training course with hands-on labs, provides an introduction to configuring, managing, and monitoring IP networks using the Brocade Network Advisor management application. This course focuses on discovering and configuring IP devices, as well as traffic analysis and reporting.


Before taking this course, students should have IP network fundamentals, such as:

  • Knowledge of basic IP hardware and its role in a network
  • Layer 2 Ethernet frame flow
  • Layer 3 packet flow and routing


  • Introduction to Brocade Network Advisor
  • Installation of Brocade Network Advisor
  • IP and Ethernet Fabric Discovery
  • Configuring Users and RBAC
  • Dashboard Configuration and Usage
  • Configuring and using the Master Log
  • Configuration Wizard
  • VLAN Management
  • CLI Configuration Management
  • Security Management
  • Configuration Change Management
  • Policy Monitor and Reports
  • Gathering Performance and Support Data
  • sFlow and Pcap


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

  • Describe Brocade Network Advisor packaging and licensing
  • Install Network Advisor
  • Configure the Network Advisor server
  • Configure SNMP
  • Discover IP devices using Network Advisor
  • Create and edit users, groups, and areas of responsibility
  • Identify the various components of the Network Advisor GUI
  • Customize the dashboard using built-in widgets
  • Monitor and respond to product events using the Master Log
  • Use the Configuration Wizard to create customized payloads and deploy them to target devices
  • Utilize the configuration repository to backup, restore, and compare device configurations
  • Configure VLANs
  • Upgrade firmware using the Firmware Management feature
  • Configure ACLs and MAC filters
  • Create real-time and historical performance graphs
  • Generate built-in and custom IP reports
  • Collect technical support data from IP devices
  • Configure sFlow, and perform basic traffic analysis
  • Convert sFlow data into a Packet Capture (Pcap) file

This course is for implementers, administrators, support personnel, or anyone tasked with installing and configuring Brocade Network Advisor to manage and monitor IP networks.