Course ID 00378708
Course format ILT
Typical Course length 5 days
Delivery languages Turkish,English,Italian,Simplified Chinese,Czech,Latin American Spanish,Russian,German
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Course description

This course course focuses on the initial installation and startup tasks required to bring a customer’s BladeSystem Solution online and prepared for the deployment of applications. The course delivers the technical information necessary to successfully install and configure HP BladeSystem components including enclosure, server blades, interconnect modules, storage blades, and management devices. You will install multiple operating systems using deployment tools and also use HP management software. In addition to indepth technical training on the key technologies that enable these solutions, this class provides hands on labs, sizing and configuration exercises, and solution demonstrations.

Who should attend

• HP Solution Architect
• HP Authorized Reseller Partners
• HP Technical Client Consultants
• HP Field Presales & Competency Center Solution Architects


For complete prerequisites and requirements to achieve any of the related certifications or upgrade paths, see the certification description on the HP ExpertOne website.


  • Module 1 — Portfolio Introduction
    Lab 1: Using the HP Product Bulletin
  • Module 2 — Enclosures
    Lab 1: Using the HP BladeSystem Power Sizing Tool
  • Module 3 — BladeSystem Management and Configuration
    • Lab 1: Using Insight Display (Optional lab)
    • Lab 2: Using Onboard Administrator
    • Lab 3: Using iLO Management Processor
    • Lab 4: Using the Enclosure-Based DVD (Optional lab)
  • Module 9 — Configuring Storage Connectivity Options
    Lab 1: Configuring Ethernet and Storage Modules
  • Module 10 — Virtual Connect Installation and Configuration
    Lab 1: Basic Virtual Connect Manager Setup
  • Module 11 — Introduction to HP SAN Solutions
    Lab 1: Configuring SAN Solutions
  • Module 12 — Virtualization Basics
    • Lab 1: Installing and Configuring Citrix XenServer
    • Lab 2: Installing VMware ESXi 5.0
    • Lab 3: VMware vCenter Server Installation
    • Lab 4: Configuring VMware ESXi
    • Lab 5: Configuring an HP P4000 Virtual Appliance
  • Module 13 — Insight Control Server Deployment
    • Lab 1: Installing Insight Control Software
    • Lab 2: Configuring Insight Control Server Deployment
    • Lab 3: Booting Red Hat Enterprise Linux from SAN
    • Lab 4: Deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x64 Enterprise Using Scripting
  • Module 14 — Insight Control Management Software
    Lab 1: Using HP Systems Insight Manager
  • Module 15 — Data Availability and Protection for a Server Blade
    Lab 1: Preparing Configuration Backup
  • Module 16 — HP BladeSystem Support
    Lab 1: Using Insight Control Performance Management


After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Describe the HP BladeSystem product features
  • Identify the components of the BladeSystem portfolio
  • Identify management and deployment tools
  • Describe the HP Services portfolio
  • Identify different c-Class enclosures
  • Describe the features and components of the BladeSystem c-Class enclosures
  • Explain the numbering schemes for device bays, interconnect bays and fans
  • Explain how to cable Onboard Administrator modules
  • Describe the power architecture used in BladeSystem c-Class systems
  • Describe Thermal Logic technology
  • Describe the cooling technologies designed for the HP BladeSystem c-Class systems
  • Describe the different options of attaching a DVD-ROM drive to the c-Class enclosures
  • Describe the HP OA features and its role in a management process
  • Describe HP Insight Display features and its role in a management process
  • Describe HP iLO features and its role in a management process
  • List the key technologies used in G6 and G7 server
  • Describe the server blades that constitute the BladeSystem c-Class portfolio
  • Describe the features and components of Storage blades, Tape blades, Expansion blades
  • Describe the HP BladeSystem c-Class Ethernet interconnect modules for HP ProLiant server blades
  • Describe the BladeSystem c-Class Fibre Channel interconnect modules available for ProLiant server blades
  • Identify the Fibre Channel mezzanine card options available for c-Class BladeSystem
  • Describe the configuration process of an HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch
  • Describe the configuration process of a Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 or 3120
  • Describe the configuration process of an HP 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch
  • Describe the configuration process of an HP ProCurve 6120XG or 6120G/XG switch
  • Describe configuration process of a Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class
  • Describe configuration process of a Cisco MDS 9124e Fabric Switch for HP c Class BladeSystem
  • Describe configuration process of an HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class
  • Describe Virtual Connect technology
  • Describe Virtual Connect Flex-10 and FlexFabric technology
  • Plan and implement a Virtual Connect environment
  • Describe Virtual Connect Multi-enclosure Domains
  • Describe virtualization with VMware
  • Explain virtualization with Citrix XenServer
  • Describe virtualization with Microsoft products
  • Describe features and components of Insight Control server deployment
  • Describe scripted and imaged installation
  • Describe special functionality of Insight Control server deployment for HP BladeSystem
  • Describe Insight Control 6.x components and hardware/software requirements
  • Describe basic features of HP Systems Insight Manager
  • Explain how to increase availability through power protection
  • Identify key features of HP Data Protector Express
  • Identify the diagnostic tools available for the BladeSystem c-Class
  • Maintain the BladeSystem c-Class drivers and firmware
  • Troubleshoot the components of a BladeSystem c-Class

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