Code: DC-S2 Data Center ALEF Difficulty: Beginner


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Participants will learn how to use and configure several more advanced Fibre Channel technology and Cisco MDS/Nexus switches features, e.g. Inter-VSAN routing, Enhanced Zoning, etc. Further the new generation of Ethernet technology called DCB (Data Center Bridging) and its important features are introduced. Especially participants will learn how to configure FCoE including its terminology and basic principles of operation. Skills acquired are further fixed during practical exercises.

Training format

As a standard, we implement a full-time course (onsite or ILT *) in the ALEF Training Center. Upon agreement, it is possible to implement the course at the client's premises. The course can also be implemented online (vILT **) via a video conferencing platform - Cisco Webex meetings. Instructor- led virtual training is a combination of the best of a traditional classroom course and interactive training without having to leave your own office or the comfort of your home. Convince yourself of top quality transmission, video calls and effective team collaboration.


  • ILT - Instructor Led-Training * - instructor-led training in the classroom. ** vILT (Virtual Instructor-Led Training) - this is a form of distance learning, where the instructor conducts training from the classroom through an online platform to which students connect from their offices or the comfort of their home.

Duration: 3 days


Participants are expected to know the fundamentals of SANs covered by TRN_DC-S1 (SAN Basics) training. Moreover, because TRN_DC-S2 training discusses the LAN and SAN convergence into a Unified Network and deals with FCOE, participants need to understand LANs at least at a level covered by A2 or ICND2 trainings.


  • Brief overview of SAN and Fibre Channel technology
    • Addressing, port and process login, types of ports, buffer-to-buffer flow control
    • NPV and NPIV
    • VSANs
    • Fabric Services
  • Zoning and Enhanced Zoning
  • FSPF (Fabric Shortest Path First) and its basic tuning
  • Inter-VSAN routing
  • DCB (Data Center Bridging) and its important features
  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
    • Terminology and basic principles of operation
    • FIP
  • Practical exercises


Participants will receive access to an electronic version of the study materials.

Technical equipment

Cisco Nexus 5500 and MDS 9100 Series switches, UCS rackmount servers, disk array.

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Training rooms

ALEF operates with training rooms match submarine's style to unexpected, unusual while still being smart and available to work in. We have several type of rooms for small groups and up to larger rooms with modern technical equipment and supportive technologies we provide.

We also deliver the high-quality multimedia sharing for efficient, effective virtual communication on a global scale. In the Competence Center is also available Spark Board. Cisco Sparkboard integrates the most common tools needed for team collaboration in physical meeting rooms into a single elegant device. It also combines white board, video or audio conference features.

All ALEF training centres operates with testing centre that provides full acess to take an exam and get certificate provided by our vendors. ALEF provides to our customer complete management and administration.

Training rooms – Bratislava

Team of lecturers

Our team - consisting of more than 50 instructors - offers a full range of technological knowledge in the field of routing, switching, security, collaboration and data centers. The expertise of instructors is evidenced by a range of top-level international certifications.

The uniqueness of our lecturers lies mainly in their extensive experience in connection with each project, allowing them to respond very flexibly to any question or suggestion from students, and to pass on their practical knowledge to the participants of these courses. Thanks to the synergy of the company’s reliable operation and many years of experience, we have been very flexible in responding to the changes prepared in the Cisco field, so we can guarantee you a wide range of certified courses that enable you and your colleagues to acquire the necessary know-how for future certification tests.

In addition to the certified trainings, we offer special courses that are focused primarily on the development of the necessary configuration skills.


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ALEF Distribution SK, s.r.o.
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821 04 Bratislava 2
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