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IBM System Networking Implementation

IBM System Networking Implementation

Category: PureData Systems


This course is developed and owned by Lenovo.

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IBM System Networking provides the essential data and storage networking solutions under the IBM brand to connect servers to servers, servers to storage and storage to storage and to provide complete interoperability with core networks. IBM System Networking offers a compelling alternative for clients seeking more efficient data centers with the greatest business value and lowest total cost of ownership for their datacenter networks.

IBM System Networking enables an open, standards-based approach to:

  • Simplify management
  • Optimize and automate virtualizatio/li>
  • Flatten and converge the network

This course discusses the features, functions, and configuration of selected IBM System Networking RackSwitches and BladeCenter network switches.

The course will include a review of the current offerings of IBM System Networking switches, basic switch administration, configuration of selected layer 2 and layer 3 functions, and discussion related to advanced features like VMready and vNIC with Virtual Fabric.


Enrollment in this course is not restricted. However, typical students taking this course include technical IBM personnel from the FTSS, ATS, and Techline organizations as well as customer or business partner technical personnel involved with the planning, installing, configuring, and upgrading of IBM System Networking switches and with using IBM Networking Operating System (IBM Networking OS) software.


3 days


You should have completed:

  • IBM System x Technical Principles Enhanced (XTR11)
  • IBM System x Technical Principles (XTV11)
  • Introduction to Networking (XTRN0)


Day 1

  • Course administration and introductio/li>
  • Unit 1: IBM System Networking and BLADE Network Technologies overview
  • Unit 2: IBM System Networking switch products
  • Unit 3: Basic switch administratio/li>
  • Exercise period 1

Day 2

  • Unit 4: Layer 2 options
  • Unit 5: Layer 3 options
  • Unit 6: Availability and management options
  • Exercise period 2

Day 3

  • Unit 7: VMready
  • Unit 8: Virtual Fabric and vNIC
  • Unit 9: Troubleshooting IBM System Networking switches
  • Exercise period 3


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