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Brocade Certified Fabric Administrator Gen 5

Practice Questions with Answers Explained


For Exam 143-425

Section 1
1) You have a Fibre Channel address of 0x341812 and need to determine to which switch it belongs.
What is the decimal value of the Domain ID of the switch?
A) 18
B) 24
C) 34
D) 52
The first 8 bits of a Fibre Channel 24-bit address are the Domain ID. Since 34 is a hex address, conversion is
required: (3 x 16) + 4 = 52.
2) The portbuffershow command output shows a port type as a U_Port.
Which three statements are true? (Choose three.)
A) The port status is unknown.
B) Nothing is connected to the port.
C) The port is a user port.
D) The port is a universal port.
E) The port can be initialized as an E_Port.
A U_Port, or universal port, is a port waiting to transition to some other state. E_Port can be one of those
states. If the portbuffershow output shows a U_Port, it means no device or ISL is connected to the port.
3) What determines which switch will become the principal switch when it joins the fabric?
A) the highest World Wide Name
B) the lowest IP address
C) the highest domain ID
D) the lowest World Wide Name
This is the functionality as designed into Fabric OS and is in the FC-SW standard.
4) You remove a switch from the fabric.
Which well-known address is responsible for notifying the remaining nodes in the fabric of the change in
topology?
A) Broadcast Server (FFFFFF)
B) Management Server (FFFFFA)
C) Name Server (FFFFFC)
D) Fabric Controller (FFFFFD)
The Fabric Controller (FFFFFD) is responsible for sending RSCNs to registered devices when there is a
change in the fabric that would impact them. The device is then responsible for querying the Name Server to
learn the new topology.

5) Which three statements are correct regarding Fibre Channel buffer-to-buffer credits? (Choose three.)
A) They are used between two E_Ports.
B) They are used between two N_Ports.
C) They are used between an N_Port and an F_Port.
D) They are used between an F_Port and an E_Port.
E) They are used between an EX_Port and an E_Port.
The only port options for buffer-to-buffer credits are for a pair of E_Ports, an F_Port and an N_Port, and an
E_Port to EX_Port. N_Ports dont connect to other N_Ports, and E_Ports do not connect to device ports.
6) In which two situations would you use a D_Port? (Choose two.)
A) testing ICL transceivers
B) testing link speed
C) testing a new link before adding it to the fabric
D) measuring cable distance
ClearLink Diagnostics (D_Ports) are used for testing links and cables. They cannot test for speed.
7) The performance of an application using remote storage resources across a 20 km ISL is very poor, even
though the ISL utilization is not very high.
Which two statements are true about the poor performance? (Choose two.)
A) Smaller average frame-size requires more buffer credits.
B) Larger average frame-size requires more buffer credits.
C) Allocating more buffer credits can increase throughput on an ISL.
D) Allocating too many buffer credits can decrease throughput on an ISL.
The more buffer credits available on a link, the more frames can be sent. As link distance increases and
average frame size decreases, more buffer credits are required to keep the link running at full speed.

Section 2

9) You need to determine if there is a faulty power supply in your Brocade DCX 8510-8.
Which command would you use?
A) sensorshow
B) tempshow
C) slotshow
D) switchshow
sensorshow is the only viable option choice among the ones presented.
10) The mSFP transceiver is supported on which Brocade DCX 8510 port blade?
A) FX8-24
B) FC8-32E
C) FC8-64
D) FC16-48
mSFP transceivers are used on the FC8-64 blade. The transceiver has a smaller form factor than a standard
LC SFP allowing for higher port densities.

11) Which two transceivers operate at a single speed? (Choose two.)


A) 10 Gbps SFP+
B) 16 Gbps SFP+
C) 4x16 Gbps QSFP
D) 8 Gbps SFP+
Unlike other transceivers that support multiple speeds, the 10 Gbps SFP+ and 4x16 Gbps QSFPs only support
a single speed.

Section 3

13) What are two reasons you would use the Brocade Compatibility Matrix? (Choose two.)
A) to review compatible third party storage devices
B) to research commands removed in Fabric OS v7.2
C) to research supported tape libraries on Brocade FC switches
D) to review supported MIBs compatible with Brocade FC switches
The Brocade Compatibility Matrix is a document that summarizes known supported devices for Fabric OS.
14) A corporate policy requires that a new server be connected to only a specific switch in the fabric.
What should the customer modify to meet this requirement?
A) Authentication policy
B) DCC policy
C) FCS policy
D) SCC policy
The Device Connection Control (DCC) policy is used to restrict which Fibre Channel device ports can connect
to which Fibre Channel switch ports. The Switch Connection Control (SCC) policy dictates which switches may
join a fabric. The Fabric Configuration Server (FCS) policy is used to restrict which switches can make
changes to the fabric. The Authentication policy requires the exchange of certificates between two or more
switches to authenticate to each other before they form or join a fabric.
15) A corporate policy requires that a specific switch should be designated as the one to control which
switches may make changes in the fabric.
What should the customer modify to meet this requirement?
A) Authentication policy
B) DCC policy
C) FCS policy
D) SCC policy
The Device Connection Control (DCC) policy is used to restrict which Fibre Channel device ports can connect
to which Fibre Channel switch ports. The Switch Connection Control (SCC) policy dictates which switches may
join a fabric. The Fabric Configuration Server (FCS) policy is used to restrict which switches can make
changes to the fabric. The Authentication policy requires the exchange of certificates between two or more
switches to authenticate to each other before they form or join a fabric.

Section 4
16) Which action will cause the cost of a path to change when the path contains a trunk?
A) ISLs are added to a trunk in the path.
B) A switch is added in the path.
C) The trunk port speeds are changed from 8 Gbps to 16 Gbps.
D) A trunk member port is disabled.
Adding a switch adds another hop, which alters the path cost.
17) Which two statements are true about Brocade masterless trunking when the trunk master fails or is
disabled? (Choose two.)
A) The trunk is not used for traffic until the new master is selected and the routes are updated.
B) The new master acquires all the configurations of the old master.
C) Bottleneck detection on the trunk will not resume until configured on the trunk.
D) Trunk monitoring is configured on the master port.
Trunk monitoring is only allowed on the master port.
18) What is the method used to determine the least cost for delivering frames between switches in a fabric?
A) Dynamic Path Selection
B) Dynamic Load Sharing
C) Fabric Shortest Path First
D) Open Shortest Path First
The Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) algorithm is the method used to determine the least cost. Open Shortest
Path First (OSPF) is used in IP networks. Dynamic Path Selection (DPS) and Dynamic Load Sharing (DLS) do
not apply in terms of link costs.

Section 5

19) With default zoning configured as allaccess, a customer disabled the zoning configuration on the fabric.
What will happen to the devices in fabric?
A) All devices will be able to talk to each other.
B) Only those devices that were in zones will not be able to talk to another device.
C) Only those devices outside of a zone will be able to talk to another device.
D) No devices will be able to talk to each other.
allaccess means that all devices can see all other devices, when no zoning configuration is in effect, and
should be used carefully.
20) Which command can be used to determine whether the zoning enforcement for a given online device is
frame-based hardware-enforced or session-based hardware enforced?
A) cfgshow
B) nszonemember
C) cfgactvshow
D) portzoneshow
This is the only command that will meet the objective.

21) A customer wants to enable a new zoning configuration without risking downtime to FC communications in
the fabric.
Which statement is true?
A) The cfgenable command should be used to apply the new configuration.
B) The cfgdisable command must be issued followed by the cfgenable command.
C) The customer must modify their default zoning policy and then enable the new zoning configuration.
D) The customer must modify their default zoning policy and then disable their zoning configuration before
enabling.
A new or updated zoning configuration may be enabled without having to disable the current effective
configuration.
22) Which statement regarding the cfgenable command is true?
A) It also saves all unsaved local transactions.
B) It only saves transactions for the enabled configuration.
C) It does not save uncommitted transactions.
D) It requires no uncommitted transactions.
A cfgenable also does a cfgsave.

Section 6
23) What are two secure methods to perform a configupload from the switch? (Choose two.)
A) Use the USB interface.
B) Use the SCP protocol.
C) Use the SSH protocol.
D) Use the SNMP protocol.
A Brocade-branded USB device and SCP are the only two ways configuration files may be securely transferred
from the switch.
24) You want to upgrade the firmware on your Gen 5 Brocade 6510 switches in a fabric.
Which two tools would you use to complete this task? (Choose two.)
A) Brocade HCM Utility
B) Brocade Network Advisor
C) SNMP
D) Brocade USB device
SNMP and HCM cannot be used to upgrade firmware.

25) You are planning a firmware update for a SAN with ten switches. You have a limited maintenance window
and want to be able to update all the switches in parallel.
Which tool would be used to accomplish this task?
A) Brocade SAN Health
B) Brocade Command Utility
C) Host Connectivity Manager
D) Brocade Network Advisor
Brocade Network Advisor is the only tool from this list can upgrade firmware on a switch. Additionally, Network
Advisor offer the option to upgrade multiple switches in parallel or serially

Section 7

26)
porterrshow:
frames
enc
crc
crc
tx
rx
in
err
g_eof
===================================
0:
14.8m 10.8m
0
0
0
1:
1.5m
1.1m
4.2k 16.7k 16.7k
2:
4.7m
6.7
Your customer complains about various application timeouts on their servers. In the truncated output shown in
the exhibit, several ports show a high number of errors.
Which action should be performed first?
A) Replace the cables on all ports which show CRC errors.
B) Replace the SFPs on all ports which show CRC errors.
C) Clear the counters and wait for a period of time then gather new output.
D) Clean all cables and patch panel connections with error counts.
Error counters are tracked from the time the switch boots up, so it is impossible to determine if the errors
shown are new or accumulated over the of the switchs uptime. By clearing the counters, you are able to
establish new baselines for comparison, as well as determine the rate of change. Replacing media would come
later.
27) You are asked to troubleshoot a potential faulty cable within a remote fabric before it goes into production.
What would you use to troubleshoot the problem?
A) portloopbacktest command
B) D_Port
C) M_Port
D) fcping command
ClearLink Diagnostic Port (D_Port) mode allows you to convert a Fibre Channel port into a diagnostic port for
testing link traffic and running electrical loopback and optical loopback tests. The test results can be very useful
in diagnosing a variety of port and link problems. The other options would not make sense in this case.

28)
ST01-B300:admin> switchshow
switchName:
ST01-B300
switchType:
71.2
switchState:
Online
switchMode:
Native
switchRole:
Subordinate
switchDomain:
1
switchId:
fffc01
switchWwn:
10:00:00:05:1e:0a:83:6d
zoning:
ON (cfg1)
switchBeacon:
OFF
Index Port Address Media Speed
State
Proto
==================================================
0
0
010000
id
N8
Online
FC F-Port
1
1
010100
id
N8
Online
FC G-Port
2
2
010200
-N8
No_Module
FC
<truncated output>

10:00:00:05:1e:56:c8:2a

ST01-B300:admin> portcfgshow 1
Area Number:
1
Speed Level:
AUTO(HW)
Fill Word(On Active)
0(Idle-Idle)
Fill Word(Current)
0(Idle-Idle)
AL_PA Offset 13:
OFF
Trunk Port
ON
Long Distance
OFF
VC Link Init
OFF
Locked L_Port
OFF
Locked G_Port
OFF
Disabled E_Port
OFF
Locked E_Port
ON
ISL R_RDY Mode
OFF
RSCN Suppressed
OFF
<truncated output>

Referring to the command output, you have connected a new switch to port 1 of your switch but it will not come
online.
Which command would you use to resolve this problem?
A) portcfglport
B) portcfggport
C) portcfgexport
D) portcfgeport
Port 1 is stuck as a G_Port. Using portcfgeport will configure the port as an E_Port, allowing the new
switch to connect. It is likely that port 1 may have been disabled prior, using portcfgeport 0.
29) You are troubleshooting connection problems using ClearLink Diagnostics (D_Port).
Which three topologies are supported? (Choose three.)
A) Long distance ISLs
B) Access Gateway to switch links
C) Virtual channels
D) FCIP
E) ICLs
D_Ports do not specifically test any virtual channels, and FCIP has its own tool, (tperf) for verifying integrity.