Finally got around to start preparing the last certificate/accreditation – BANAS – to complete the Brocade Data Center Track (ok, not last. There are plenty more!).
It looks like it’s an accreditation showing that the taker can do some basic tasks in Brocade Network Advisor (BNA). This used to be a certification, so it’s probably a bit harder than it might seem!
Please note, this post is not meant to be a replacement for the official Brocade studying recommendation, just my notes on how I’m practicing for it.
- Learn about the different features of BNA.
- Install BNA 12.1.4 in a VM – the “SAN Professional” version is free and there is a try-out version available too.
- Use it with some switches attached.
- Check out the “BNA 101 – Introduction to BNA” course on Brocade’s training page. There is also BNA 200-WBT Brocade Network Advisor Training but I’m gonna try to do it without that.
- Until May 15 2014 there is also this: http://community.brocade.com/t5/Certification/Free-Training-Through-May-15th-on-Brocade-Network-Advisor/ta-p/56511
- Learn about the different licensing options and versions of the software. FAQ is useful.
Install in a VM
Not much can be tested without any switches, but installing it a few times is probably helpful. Alsoread on
Update! If you view this blog on an a mobile device with the right user agent (and apparently very few of you do that) there’s now very little white space wasted! It’s not perfect yet but I’m working on it making it nicer. It seems to have some
Now about the normal Hemingway Ex theme, I like it. But there’s a lot of unused white areas when on 1920×1080 (17% of visitors – also the one I use ;)
So I tweaked the stylesheets to make some sections thinner and some wider. Don’t like it? Please let me know in the comment section below.
P.s. Developer Tools in web browser are full of awesome! Trying to find the right CSS section to edit would have been mental without it.
P.s2. Just to be clear, the Blog was not hostile towards mobile users before.