This document provides a series of test cases that demonstrate and validate features and functions provided in Brocade VDX Switches running Brocade Network Operating System (NOS). VDX switches include Brocade VCS Fabric technology that removes many of the limitations facing datacenter networks supporting virtualization, cloud computing and ever larger amounts of data storage.
The test cases demonstrate the benefits of a VCS Fabric including improved performance, availability, and simple configuration and management, and also show interoperability of a VCS Fabric with classic Ethernet environments using Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).
For environments where Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is used, there are configuration and test cases covering FCoE and FCoE to Fibre Channel connectivity.
The commands listed in the various test cases are provided as working examples. Other NOS commands may be accomplish similar test results. Test cases do not cover every configuration step required to run a particular test, but show key commands with sufficient description to create a complete test case . It is expected that the engineer conducting testing will have a working knowledge of Brocade VDX Switches, Brocade NOS and have access to the latest Brocade Network Operating System Administrator Guide.